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

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

Girl Asleep by Johannes Vermeer

Girl Asleep (1657) by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) depicts the sleep of a maid, certainly after having served a drink (there are two glasses and two pitchers on the table). A thorough analysis of the work through x-ray detected … Ler Mais

Giorgione’s Sleeping Venus

The Sleeping Venus, by Italian Renaissance painter Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco Barbarelli, 1477-1510), is considered by critics one of the starting points for modern art, for depicting a naked woman. The erotic innuendo of the painting, the raised arm of … Ler Mais

The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child

This picture, by Italian painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510), belonging to Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh, is one of the few works in which the Child Jesus is shown asleep. Painted in 1485, it is considered a deeply melancholic work in which … Ler Mais

A Sleeping Odalisque by Ingres

A Sleeping Odalisque is a work by French painter Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), best known for his works La Grande Odalisque and Odalisque with Slave and therefore also called the artist of odalisques. This painting, now in Victoria and Albert … Ler Mais

The reckless sleeper, by René Magritte

In Le dormeur Téméraire (1928), by Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte, a man sleeps in a wooden cubicle, above a dark cloudy sky. This heavenly space is, however, barred by a structure where a number of objects lie: a bowler … Ler Mais

Sleep, by Edgar Degas

French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas performed this work during the years between 1883 and 1885, in monotype – an artistic process that produces a single print. Degas (1834-1917) enjoyed this printing process because it gave him greater freedom of improvisation … Ler Mais