In "Last of England" by Ford Madox Brown (1860 we see a grim-faced couple setting out to emigrate. Note the woman’s hand clasping that of a small child. This painting is part of the art movement called Pre-Raphelites, who strove for simplicity and purity instead of the slick beauty of the Italian Renaissance (1450-1500) It can be viewed in the The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England. Another version is in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (UK). There the woman is wearing a simple beige cloak. Want to learn more? Contact me for a (digital) tour! Book an in-person tour, or a private lecture on Zoom. Kees Kaldenbach - firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
Rembrandt, painted his version of Samson and Delilah as a grisaille* painting. Delilah has just found out that Samson's strength is located in his long flowing hair. She lets him sleep off his drunken stupor in her lap, and a soldier stealthily approaches from the back with scissors. The man will steal his powers. This stunning work is in the RIJKS, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Formerly attributed to Lievens, it is now accepted as a Rembrandt.
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*Grisaille a method of painting in grey monochrome, typically to imitate sculpture ... See MoreSee Less