Arcimboldo: The Spring Arcimboldo : The Earth  Arcimboldo : Vertumus Arcimboldo : The Bookseller
Murillo : The Young Beggar Monet : Sun impression raising Monet : The Magpie Monet : The Field off Poppies
Renoir : On the Terrace Le Lorrain : one Seaport setting sun

Renoir :At the edge of the Sea  

Renoir : In the Hills 
Véronèse : The Wedding at Cana  Seurat : Poseuse de Profil Gainsborough : Conversation in a Park

De Hooch : The Drinker

Véronèse : The Martyrdom Veronese : Barnabé. Véronèse : Vénus And Adonis Tintoret : Pietà
Tintoret : Last Cène  Tintoret : Tarquin and Lucrèce  Tintoret : The Origin of the Milky Way 

Fernande Garay : The Tree of Life

Fernande Garay : Forest

Gustav Klimt : The Kiss

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Paolo Caliari says Véronèse. The Martyrdom. About 1580.

The episode of the Crucifixion reports the last sigh of Christ between the 2 small drainage canals, cried by the group of the holy women to the foot of the cross, under the glance of the 2 leaning torturers for better observing the scene. Véronèse modifies the traditional iconography by rejecting on the left side the principal subject. On right-hand side, it grants a broad place to the landscape. At the bottom, small silhouettes move towards Jerusalem. The composition with tightened framing, stresses the distress of the group at the foreground, where each face expresses a different feeling. On right-hand side, the draped woman of yellow is held upright, the bust inclined towards Christ. Its pain is so sharp that it dissimulates its face. This coloured mass which cuts out on the stormy sky balances all the composition. This figure reveals a feeling of meditation.

The tone deaf persons, the immense and obscure sky, contrasts violent one of shades and light create a dramatic atmosphere which points out the influence of Tintoret on last religious works of Véronèse.