|Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669. The Night Watch, 1642.|
1650 and commissioned by Shah Jahan in memory of his deceased wife Mumtaz Mahal. The snowy-white marble is inlaid with semiprecious stones in the form of flowers, vines, and beautiful cursive inscriptions. Set at one end of an elaborate quadripartite formal garden with four axial pools in the Persian style, the Taj Mahal is far more than a royal tomb or a dynastic monument.
Michelangelo, Pieta, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. 1498–1499
One of the best known Renaissance sculptures of all time – Pieta by Michelangelo. This is the only work that he signed. Located in Vatican, Rome. The sculpture was made of Carrara marble and was made as a funeral object. Michelangelo placed the body of Jesus on Madonna’s laps after his crucifixion. The structure is pyramidal and bodies are not proportional.
Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry
Musee Conde, Chantilly
|John Singer Sargent. The Daughters of Edward Darley BoitBoston Museum of Art. 1882.|