A unique combination of grandeur and detail, of an almost cosmic vision and the precision of a miniaturist.
Ginevra de Benci
Calls the legend that Leonardo was exclusively a painter of hermaphrodites a lie. My favourite female portrait.
Nymph and Shepherd
Refined sensuality by an octogenarian genius.
Spanschachtel und Nautilus - Still Life with a Nautilus, Panther Shell, and Chip-Wood Box
The essential still life.
David with the head of Goliath
Turbulent and controlled at once. The picture’s centre is not Goliath’s head but the circle of a musical instrument.
A lady in a satin dress in front of a bed with red draperies
My idea of perfection.
"A Montrouge" - Rosa la Rouge
Here, the character of the young woman is unconcealed. The viewer is hit by anarchic defiance.
The peak of an amazing half-century of painting that broke away from the rules of tradition.