The dream, Moe Moea

It is one of the lesser known paintings of the French impressionist painter Paul Gauguin (1848-1903). The original title, Le Revê, Moe Moea, is made up of two languages, French and Maori. Painted in 1892 during the painter’s stay in … Ler Mais

Woman Sleeping

Work by Hungarian painter Sándor Liezen-Mayer (1836-1898). It was painted in 1867 when, despite being only 28 years old, the artist was already a household name in his country, as well as in Germany and Russia. The white skin of … Ler Mais

Dream of the Deacon Justinian

Wood panel by Italian Renaissance painter Fra Angelico (1395-1455), which is part of a larger altarpiece dedicated to Saints Cosmas and Damian, two twin brothers who have practiced medicine in the third century. The work, created between 1439 and 1442, … Ler Mais

Sleep, by Rodin

It is considered one of the most unique pieces by French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1814-1917). The artist used a female terracotta bust as a starting point and recreated it with plaster, clay, paper pulp, wax and nails. The hair is … Ler Mais

Armida Encounters the Sleeping Rinaldo

Work by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1742-1745) on the ill-fated love of Armida and Rinaldo, immortalized by Torquato Tasso’s epic poem Jerusalem Delivered. It is the first narrative scene, when the beautiful Armida sees the young knight Rinaldo asleep and, falling in … Ler Mais

Jesus Sleeping During the Tempest

This work by French painter James Tissot (1836-1902) portrays the Bible episode in which Jesus Christ is awakened by the apostles to calm a storm on the Sea of Galilee, known for its strong and sudden storms: “Then he got … Ler Mais

The Sonnambula

The Sonnambula is a marble sculpture by American neoclassical sculptor Randolph Rogers (1825-1892). The work’s source of inspiration, modeled in the years 1863 and 1864, is not sure. Some critics claim it represents Somnus, the Roman god of sleep, but … Ler Mais

The Saint’s Dream, by Carpaccio

The Saint’s Dream is a work by Venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio (1465-1525 / 1526). It is part of a series of nine paintings called Legend of Santa Ursula on the life of Saint Ursula, born in Brittany and martyred in Germany … Ler Mais

Sleeping Ariadne

Sleeping Ariadne, the famous Hellenistic muse, is one of the most famous sculptures of Antiquity, dating from the Roman Emperor Hadrian period (2nd century AD). It is, however, a copy of another sculpture of the Pergamene school of the 2nd … Ler Mais