Moonlight in Virginia

George Inness reveals his spiritual connection with nature in this painting by his rendering of the luminous moon and starkly illuminated trees. While this work emphasizes unity between land and […]

From Studio Window, Isola di Capri, October Evening

The painter Charles Caryl Coleman has become closely associated with Aestheticism, a movement in late 19th- and early 20th-century fine and decorative arts, which emphasized beauty over all other principles. […]

Tobias and the Angel Curing Tobit of Blindness

The subject of this painting comes from the apocryphal Book of Tobit, which tells the story of Tobit, an Israelite living in Assyrian Ninevah. Tobit suffered from blindness and poverty. […]

A Wooded Landscape with a Bacchic Scene

This painting was made at an important time in the history of landscape painting. The artist, Valenciennes, was a leading proponent in the movement to elevate the significance and appreciation […]

Saint Sebastian

Sebastian was a Christian saint persecuted by being shot with arrows. This panel was originally the left wing of a triptych; a painting of St. Lawrence, now lost, can be […]

Star of the Kings

This scene depicts one of the customs associated with the celebration of Epiphany, or Twelfth Night, which was the culmination of the Christmas season. On January 5th, the eve of […]