art history meme. 1/3 countries & cultures
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Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581
This painting depicts the historical 16th century story of Ivan the Terrible mortally wounding his son in Ivan in a fit of rage. By far the most psychologically intense of Repin’s paintings, the Emperor’s face is fraught with terror, as his son lay quietly dying in his arms, blood dripping down the side of his face.
Ivans expression, yes.
But that tear, that single tear below his son’s eye: that does it for me.
Sint-Pauluskerk Antwerpen Belgium.
Cappella di San Giuseppe, built under the patronage of Carlo Emanuele III, at the Chiesa di Santa Teresa, Torino, Italy
art history meme. 3/7 sculptures & other media
Evald Kallstenius (Swedish, 1898-1957), Spruce in Moonlight, c.1930. Oil on canvas.