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Background imageArt History Collection: Roman seafood mosaic

Roman seafood mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageArt History Collection: Plague doctor, 17th century artwork

Plague doctor, 17th century artwork
Plague doctor. 17th century artwork titled Doktor Schnabel von Rom (Beak Doctor from Rome). The text is in Latin. The costumes bronze mask contained aromatic herbs and reduced exposure to bad air

Background imageArt History Collection: Roman memento mori mosaic

Roman memento mori mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageArt History Collection: Count of St Germain, French alchemist

Count of St Germain, French alchemist
Count of St Germain (c.1712-1784), French alchemist. St Germain was a French courtier and adventurer who rose to prominence in Europe in the mid-18th century

Background imageArt History Collection: Roman statue of Asclepius

Roman statue of Asclepius. The cult of the deity of Greek medicine, known as Asclepius, dates from the 6th century BC. Asclepius is represented in statues holding a staff around which a serpent

Background imageArt History Collection: Red mullets and ducks, Roman mosaic

Red mullets and ducks, Roman mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageArt History Collection: Doves on a drinking vessel, Roman mosaic

Doves on a drinking vessel, Roman mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageArt History Collection: Roman memento mori mosaic

Roman memento mori mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageArt History Collection: Dantes Inferno, suicides and the Harpies

Dantes Inferno, suicides and the Harpies
Dantes Inferno. Canto XIII, line 11: Here [suicide tree] the brute Harpies make their nest (at right: Dante and Virgil). Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

Background imageArt History Collection: Barber-surgeons, satirical artwork

Barber-surgeons, satirical artwork
Barber-surgeons. Satirical artwork depicting barber-surgeons and their patients as monkeys. At bottom, the barber role is being performed, while at top the surgical and medical roles are shown

Background imageArt History Collection: Medical prescription, satirical artwork

Medical prescription, satirical artwork
Medical prescription. Satirical artwork titled Of Prescribing Foolishly, showing a patient in bed with a doctor in a fools hat (right) holding aloft a proposed treatment

Background imageArt History Collection: Treating foot corns, satirical artwork

Treating foot corns, satirical artwork

Background imageArt History Collection: Animal magnetism, satirical artwork

Animal magnetism, satirical artwork
Animal magnetism. Satirical artwork depicting a patient and animal magnetism practitioner with animal heads. Animal magnetism was developed by the German physician Franz Mesmer (1734-1815)

Background imageArt History Collection: Dentistry, satirical artwork

Dentistry, satirical artwork
Dentistry. Satirical artwork titled Without Effort, showing a dentist and his assistant removing a patients tooth in a public display area

Background imageArt History Collection: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, and her child. Georgiana Cavendish (1757-1806), born Georgiana Spencer, was the first wife of the 5th Duke of Devonshire and a celebrated socialite of her day

Background imageArt History Collection: Johann Joachim Winckelmann

Johann Joachim Winckelmann
3078234 Johann Joachim Winckelmann; (add.info.: Portrait of Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768) a German art historian and archaeologist. Dated 18th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageArt History Collection: 'We have found the Mona Lisa in Florence', front page of Excelsior, 13th December 1913 (litho)

"We have found the Mona Lisa in Florence", front page of Excelsior, 13th December 1913 (litho)
LSE3714166 "We have found the Mona Lisa in Florence", front page of Excelsior, 13th December 1913 (litho); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageArt History Collection: Roman statue of Hercules

Roman statue of Hercules. This marble statue of Hercules, 3.17 metres high, is a copy made by Glycon in 200-210 AD of a smaller original Greek bronze sculpture of the 4th century BC by Lysippus

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of the painter Lambert van Straaten, 1736. Creator: Tako Hajo Jelgersma

Portrait of the painter Lambert van Straaten, 1736. Creator: Tako Hajo Jelgersma
Portrait of the painter Lambert van Straaten, 1736

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Pieter Fransz de Greber, 1736. Creator: Tako Hajo Jelgersma

Portrait of Pieter Fransz de Greber, 1736. Creator: Tako Hajo Jelgersma
Portrait of Pieter Fransz de Greber, 1736

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Cornelis Jacobsz. Delff, 1712-1795. Creator: Tako Hajo Jelgersma

Portrait of Cornelis Jacobsz. Delff, 1712-1795. Creator: Tako Hajo Jelgersma
Portrait of Cornelis Jacobsz. Delff, 1712-1795

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Wilhelm Hermann Werner, 1735. Creator: Tako Hajo Jelgersma

Portrait of Wilhelm Hermann Werner, 1735. Creator: Tako Hajo Jelgersma
Portrait of Wilhelm Hermann Werner, 1735. Portrait of the painter Wilhelm Hermann Warnar

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Allaert van Everdingen, 1704-1758. Creator: Sybrand Feitama

Portrait of Allaert van Everdingen, 1704-1758. Creator: Sybrand Feitama
Portrait of Allaert van Everdingen, 1704-1758

Background imageArt History Collection: Portraits of Hendrik Soukens, Frans van Eynden and Roukens, 1757-1819. Creator: Roeland van Eynden

Portraits of Hendrik Soukens, Frans van Eynden and Roukens, 1757-1819. Creator: Roeland van Eynden
Portraits of Hendrik Soukens, Frans van Eynden and Roukens, 1757-1819

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Joost Corneliszn. Droochsloot in his studio sitting behind an easel with... 1780-1848

Portrait of Joost Corneliszn. Droochsloot in his studio sitting behind an easel with... 1780-1848
Portrait of Joost Corneliszn. Droochsloot in his studio sitting behind an easel with a landscape, 1780-1848

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Johann Goll van Franckenstein, with hat, facing left, 1783

Portrait of Johann Goll van Franckenstein, with hat, facing left, 1783. Creator: Louis Bernard Coclers
Portrait of Johann Goll van Franckenstein, with hat, facing left, 1783

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Johannes Franciscus Hoppenbrouwers in front of his easel and A. van den Berg... 1865

Portrait of Johannes Franciscus Hoppenbrouwers in front of his easel and A. van den Berg... 1865. Creator: Louis Apol
Portrait of Johannes Franciscus Hoppenbrouwers in front of his easel and A. van den Berg looking on, 1865

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Carel Lodewijk Hansen, c.1839-c.1840. Creator: Lambertus Johannes Hansen

Portrait of Carel Lodewijk Hansen, c.1839-c.1840. Creator: Lambertus Johannes Hansen
Portrait of Carel Lodewijk Hansen, c.1839-c.1840

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Pieter Bzn Barbiers, 1795-1813. Creator: Joannes Pieter Visser Bender

Portrait of Pieter Bzn Barbiers, 1795-1813. Creator: Joannes Pieter Visser Bender
Portrait of Pieter Bzn Barbiers, 1795-1813

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Wouter Johannes van Troostwijk, 1782-1833. Creator: Jean Bernard

Portrait of Wouter Johannes van Troostwijk, 1782-1833. Creator: Jean Bernard
Portrait of Wouter Johannes van Troostwijk, 1782-1833. Portrait of the painter and etcher Wouter Johannes van Troostwijk

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Gerrit van Schoorl, 1837. Creator: J de Kruyff

Portrait of Gerrit van Schoorl, 1837. Creator: J de Kruyff
Portrait of Gerrit van Schoorl, 1837. According to the inscription on verso: Rural Print Merchant in Alkmaar'. A peddler who sold prints from place to place as he travelled

Background imageArt History Collection: Self portrait, 1786-1810. Creator: Hermanus Fock

Self portrait, 1786-1810. Creator: Hermanus Fock
Self portrait, 1786-1810. Self-Portrait of the painter Hermanus Fock. Half-length, facing front, with top hat. In the background a painting on an easel

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Pieter Martinus Gregoor, c.1790-c.1829. Creator: Hendrik Willem Caspari

Portrait of Pieter Martinus Gregoor, c.1790-c.1829. Creator: Hendrik Willem Caspari
Portrait of Pieter Martinus Gregoor, c.1790-c.1829

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of E.W.G. Bagelaar, 1781-1815. Creator: Gerrit Jacobus Geusendam

Portrait of E.W.G. Bagelaar, 1781-1815. Creator: Gerrit Jacobus Geusendam
Portrait of E.W.G. Bagelaar, 1781-1815

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Cornelis de Grient, 1775. Creator: Gerard van Nijmegen

Portrait of Cornelis de Grient, 1775. Creator: Gerard van Nijmegen
Portrait of Cornelis de Grient, 1775

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Antonie van den Bosch, 1802. Creator: Gabriël van Rooijen

Portrait of Antonie van den Bosch, 1802. Creator: Gabriël van Rooijen
Portrait of Antonie van den Bosch, 1802

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Daniel Adolphe Robert Jones, 1841. Creator: Eugene Francois de Block

Portrait of Daniel Adolphe Robert Jones, 1841. Creator: Eugene Francois de Block
Portrait of Daniel Adolphe Robert Jones, 1841

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Christian Henning, 1751-1822. Creator: Christian Henning

Portrait of Christian Henning, 1751-1822. Creator: Christian Henning
Portrait of Christian Henning, 1751-1822

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Christiaan Couwenberg, 1630-1647. Creator: Christiaan Couwenberg

Portrait of Christiaan Couwenberg, 1630-1647. Creator: Christiaan Couwenberg
Portrait of Christiaan Couwenberg, 1630-1647. Self-portrait (?)

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Zacharias Blijhooft, 1823. Creator: Christiaen Kramm

Portrait of Zacharias Blijhooft, 1823. Creator: Christiaen Kramm
Portrait of Zacharias Blijhooft, 1823

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Johannes Warnardus Bilders, 1841. Creator: Christiaen Kramm

Portrait of Johannes Warnardus Bilders, 1841. Creator: Christiaen Kramm
Portrait of Johannes Warnardus Bilders, 1841. Design for a print

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Jan Evert Grave, 1773-1838. Creator: Anthonie van den Bos

Portrait of Jan Evert Grave, 1773-1838. Creator: Anthonie van den Bos
Portrait of Jan Evert Grave, 1773-1838

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Michiel van Mierevelt, holding Jacob Willemsz. Delff painting, 1792

Portrait of Michiel van Mierevelt, holding Jacob Willemsz. Delff painting, 1792. Creator: Aert Schouman
Portrait of Michiel van Mierevelt, holding Jacob Willemsz. Delff painting, 1792

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Jan van Gool, 1720-1749. Creator: Aert Schouman

Portrait of Jan van Gool, 1720-1749. Creator: Aert Schouman
Portrait of Jan van Gool, 1720-1749. Design for a print

Background imageArt History Collection: Portrait of Adriaan de Lelie, with hat on, 1765-1820. Creator: Adriaan De Lelie

Portrait of Adriaan de Lelie, with hat on, 1765-1820. Creator: Adriaan De Lelie
Portrait of Adriaan de Lelie, with hat on, 1765-1820. Portrait of the painter Adriaan de Lelie, with glass in hand and wearing fur-trimmed hat

Background imageArt History Collection: Self -portrait of Willem George Frederik Heijmans, 1825-1868

Self -portrait of Willem George Frederik Heijmans, 1825-1868. Creator: Willem George Frederik Heijmans
Self -portrait of Willem George Frederik Heijmans, 1825-1868

Background imageArt History Collection: Self -portrait Tako Hajo Jelgersma, 1712-1795. Creator: Tako Hajo Jelgersma

Self -portrait Tako Hajo Jelgersma, 1712-1795. Creator: Tako Hajo Jelgersma
Self -portrait Tako Hajo Jelgersma, 1712-1795

Background imageArt History Collection: Self -portrait of Pieter Alardus Haaxman, 1834-1887. Creator: Pieter Haaxman

Self -portrait of Pieter Alardus Haaxman, 1834-1887. Creator: Pieter Haaxman
Self -portrait of Pieter Alardus Haaxman, 1834-1887



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"Journey through Art History: From Roman Mosaics to Satirical Artworks and Beyond" Step into the captivating world of art history, where each brushstroke and mosaic piece tells a story that transcends time. Let's embark on an enlightening adventure, starting with the mesmerizing Roman seafood mosaic. Delicate red mullets and ducks come to life in vibrant colors, showcasing the Romans' appreciation for culinary delights. As we delve deeper into history, we encounter intriguing characters like the enigmatic Count of St Germain, a French alchemist whose mysterious existence continues to bewilder us even today. Moving forward, a magnificent statue of Asclepius stands tall before us – a symbol of healing and medicine in ancient Rome. But it is not all beauty and serenity; art also reflects darker aspects of human existence. A haunting Roman memento mori mosaic reminds us of our mortality while urging us to seize every precious moment. Similarly, Dante's Inferno takes us on a harrowing journey through suicides and their torment by the Harpies – an artistic portrayal that provokes contemplation. Shifting gears towards satire, we encounter satirical artworks depicting plague doctors from the 17th century. These whimsical yet thought-provoking pieces shed light on society's response during times of crisis. Barber-surgeons also find themselves at the center stage in satirical artwork as they navigate between haircuts and medical procedures with comical flair. Art has always been intertwined with social commentary throughout history. A satirical depiction of a medical prescription serves as a reminder that even centuries ago, people had their fair share of skepticism towards healthcare practices. Finally, let's turn our attention to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire – an influential figure who left her mark not only through fashion but also political activism during the Georgian era. Her portrait captures both elegance and strength - embodying how art can immortalize powerful individuals who shape the course of history.