Antoine or Louis Le Nain, Peasant Family in an Interior, 2nd quarter of the 17th century, oil on canvas, 1.13 x 1.59 m (Musée du Louvre, Paris). Speakers: Drs. Beth Harris and Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Bust of Medusa, marble, c. 1644-48 (Capitoline Museum)
Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker
Medusa, one of the three Gorgons, daughter of Phorcys and Ceto. She was the only one of the Gorgons who was subject to mortality. She is celebrated for her personal charms and...
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, 1647-52 (Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome). Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker
This is Saint Teresa's description of the event that Bernini depicts: "Beside me, on the left, appeared an angel in bodily form.... He was not tall but...
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Sant'Andrea al Quirinale, 1658-70, Rome; commissioned by Cardinal Camillo Francesco Maria Pamphili for the nearby Jesuit seminary. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.
Caravaggio, Calling of St. Matthew, c. 1599-1600, oil on canvas (Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome). A Smarthistory video by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.
Caravaggio, Death of the Virgin, 1605-06, Oil on canvas, 12 feet, 10 inches x 8 feet (369 x 245 cm) (Musée du Louvre, Paris) Painted for the altar of a family chapel in the church of Santa Maria della Scala del Trastevere, Rome. Speakers: Drs. Beth Harris and Steven...