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The Three Philosophers is an oil painting on canvas attributed to the Italian High Renaissance artist Giorgione. It shows three philosophers - one young, one middle-aged, and one old. The work was commissioned by the Venetian noble Taddeo Contarini, a Venetian merchant with an interest in the occult and alchemy. The Three Philosophers was finished one year before the painter died.
Strength is a virtue. Behold this ancient Greek warrior.
Roman relief (marble), from Herculaneum, c. 1st century BC / 1st century AD
John Pine (1690–1756) was an English designer, engraver, and cartographer notable for his artistic contribution to the Augustan style and Newtonian scientific paradigm that flourished during the British Enlightenment. Pine began his career as an apprentice goldsmith. He also apprenticed with the French engraver Bernard Picart (1673–1733), who was associated with a movement described as the “Radical Enlightenment.”
De Gheyn /1565 – March 29, 1629/ was a wealthy amateur who is best known as a brilliant draftsman, but he also painted and engraved. This panel is generally considered to be the earliest known independent still life painting of avanitas subject. The skull, large bubble, cut flowers, and smoking urn refer to the brevity of
Statues of Apollo from British Museum, London; Musée du Louvre, Paris; Cleveland Museum of Art; Museo Pio Clementino, Musei Vaticani, Vatican City; Naples, Archaeological Museum; Patras, New Archaeological Museum.
"The Master Mason" is a painting, creating in 2005 at AHD Studio.