16th Century


Titian, 1565-1570

The Garden of Gethsemane

Giorgio Vasari, 1570

The Burial of Christ

Titian, 1572


Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1573

Spain Succouring Religion

Titian, 1575

The Origin of the Milky Way

Tintoretto, 1575

The Holy Trinity

El Greco, 1577-1579

The Last Judgement

Giorgio Vasari, 1572-1579

Church of the Gesù

Giovanni Battista Gaulli, 1568-1580

Saint Francis in Ecstasy

El Greco, 1577-1580

The Holy Family with Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Lavinia Fontana, 1581

Sigillum Dei, Wax Disk

John Dee, 1582

Sigillum Dei, Wax Disks

John Dee, 1582

The Nobleman with his Hand on his Chest

El Greco, 1580-1582


Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1589

Portrait of Gerolamo Mercuriale

Lavinia Fontana, 1588-1589

Four Seasons in One Head

Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1590

Rudolf II of Habsburg as Vertumnus

Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1590

Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

El Greco, 1585-1590

Divide your elixirs and make the Projection

The Compound of Alchemy

George Ripley, 1591

Boy Peeling Fruit

Caravaggio, 1592

Villa Capra, 'La Rotonda'

Andrea Palladio, 1592

Fortune Teller

Caravaggio, 1594

Akbar's Triumphal Entry into Surat Akbarnama

Farrukh Beg, 1590-1595

The Alchemist’s Laboratory


Sultan Ibrahim Adil Shah II Khan Hunting with a Hawk

Farrukh Beg, 1590-1595

The Agony in the Garden

El Greco, 1590-1595

The Cosmic Rose


The Four, the Three, the Two, and the One


The Hermaphrodite


The Musicians

Caravaggio, 1595


Caravaggio, 1596

Judith with the Head of Holophernes

Fede Galizia, 1596


Caravaggio, 1594-1596

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Caravaggio, 1595-1596

Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto

Caravaggio, 1597

Rest on the Flight to Egypt

Caravaggio, 1597

The Virgin Mary

El Greco, 1597

The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew

Caravaggio, 1599

Calling of Saint Matthew

Caravaggio, 1600


El Greco, 1600

Portrait of a Lady with a Dog

Lavinia Fontana, 1600

Portrait of an Old Man

El Greco, 1595-1600

Sultan Ibrahim Adil Shah II Riding His Prized Elephant Atash Khan

Farrukh Beg, 1600

The Annunciation

El Greco, 1596-1600

The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon

Lavinia Fontana, 1600

View of Toledo

El Greco, 1596-1600

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