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Jan Sanders van Hemessen, Vanité, 1535
Jan Sanders van Hemessen (c. 1500 – c. 1566) was a Flemish Northern Renaissance painter. He was born in Hemiksem, then called Hemessen or Heymissen. Following studies in Italy, in 1524 he settled in Antwerp. A mannerist, his images focused on human failings such as greed and vanity. Like his daughter, Catarina van Hemessen, he specialised in painted portraits.
Griet was a disapproving name given to any bad-tempered, shrewish woman, about which there are many Flemish proverbs: ‘She could plunder in front of hell and return unscathed’.” -source here.
The above painting of the maniac woman battling the denizens of Hell is titled “The Witch” by David Rychaert the 3rd from the 17th century.
Peter Paul Rubens. Detail from Diana and her Nymphs Surprised by Satyrs, 1640.
"You Wash My Back…". Dixie Ray for Woodbury Soap. 1935.
Photographer: Edward Steichen
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Samson, 18th century
Detail : The Divine Tragedy. 1865-69. Paul Marc Joseph Chenavard. French. 1808-1895. oil on canvas. Musee d’Orsay. Paris.
À la terre
by Alfred Boucher, 1891.
by Randolph Rogers, 1855-56,
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.
(Photo by peterjr1961)
The Lost Pleiad
by Randolph Rogers, 1874-75.