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door Jan Willem van Welzenis

Jongen van Kritios
Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy

Hilary White, WE BEGAN

Aquamanile in the Form of Aristotle and Phyllis [unknown artist], late 14th/early 15th century, Netherlands, bronze, 32.5 x 17.9 x 39.3 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
An aquamanile is a type of vessel used for pouring water onto the hands before a meal - or before Mass in a religious context. I’m not totally sure where exactly the water flows from, but I’m guessing it has something to do with Aristotle’s head or neck. Phyllis, the daughter of a Thracian king in Greek mythology, is perched on the back of the philosopher. The story goes that Aristotle wanted to prove to young men that a seductive woman will even work her magic on the elderly. Here, he is shown in a humiliating pose that would have been highly amusing to guests observing the object at a dinner table.

Study after Velazquez Portrait of Pope Innocent X, 1953
Francis Bacon, Oil on canvas

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Willem de Kooning - The Privileged (Untitled XX), 1985 oil on canvas 70 x 80 inches

Willem de Kooning (April 24, 1904 – March 19, 1997) was a Dutch American abstract expressionist artist who was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Woman in a White Shirt, 1957
Lucian Freud, Oil on canvas

Cy Twombly (Americain, 1928-2011)
Silex scintillans, N/D
Courtesy Galerie Karsten Greve Köln, Paris, France