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Marcel Proust (1871-1922): Art in Swann's Way, Part 3: Place-Names: The Name

Last Updated: Apr 22, 2022 2:15 PM

Swann's Way, Part 3: Place-Names: The Name

Crucifixion by Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico (1395-1455), Crucifixion (ca. 1420).

Image source: Wikiart.org[1]. Public domain in the USA (pre-1923).

UB ONLY Grove Art Online has a historical and biographical article on Fra AngelicoArtSTOR has two images of Fra Angelico's Crucifixion:  1  |  2

" ... gave Florence a dazzling golden background, like those in Fra Angelico’s pictures."

Baptism of Christ by Giotto

Giotto (1266-1337), Baptism of Christ from Scenes from the Life of Christ (ca. 1305).

Image source: Wikiart.org[2]. Public domain in the USA (pre-1923).


" ... like some of Giotto’s paintings themselves which shew us at two separate moments the same person engaged in different actions, here lying on his bed, there just about to mount his horse ... "

Washing the Feet by Giotto

Giotto (1266-1337), Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples from Scenes from the Life of Christ (ca. 1305).

Image source: Wikiart.org[3]. Public domain in the USA (pre-1923).


" ... like some of Giotto’s paintings themselves which shew us at two separate moments the same person engaged in different actions, here lying on his bed, there just about to mount his horse ... "

Lamentation by Giotto

Giotto (1266-1337), Lamentation over the Body of Christ from Scenes from the Life of Christ (ca. 1305).

Image source: Wikiart.org[4]. Public domain in the USA (pre-1923).


" ... like some of Giotto’s paintings themselves which shew us at two separate moments the same person engaged in different actions, here lying on his bed, there just about to mount his horse ... "

Expulsion by Giotto

Giotto (1266-1337), Expulsion of the Money Changers from Scenes from the Life of Christ (ca. 1305).

Image source: Wikiart.org[5]. Public domain in the USA (pre-1923).


" ... like some of Giotto’s paintings themselves which shew us at two separate moments the same person engaged in different actions, here lying on his bed, there just about to mount his horse ... "

Young Man with an Arrow

Giorgione (1478-1510), Young Man with an Arrow (ca. 1505).

Image source: Wikimedia Commons[1]. Public domain in the USA (pre-1923).

UB ONLY Grove Art Online has a historical and biographical article on GiorgioneArtSTOR has numerous images of Giorgione's work.

"When I repeated to myself, giving thus a special value to what I was going to see, that Venice was the “School of Giorgione, the home of Titian, the most complete museum of the domestic architecture of the Middle Ages,” I felt happy indeed."

Bacchus and Ariadne

Titian (ca. 1488/1490-1576), Bacchus and Ariadne (1520-1523).

Image source: Wikimedia Commons[2]. Public domain in the USA (pre-1923).

UB ONLY Grove Art Online has a historical and biographical article on TitianArtSTOR has numerous images of Titian's work.

"When I repeated to myself, giving thus a special value to what I was going to see, that Venice was the “School of Giorgione, the home of Titian, the most complete museum of the domestic architecture of the Middle Ages,” I felt happy indeed."

Hagar by Poussin

Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), Hagar and the Angel (ca. 1660).

Image source: Wikimedia Commons[3]. Public domain in the USA (pre-1923).

UB ONLY Grove Art Online has a historical and biographical article on Nicolas Poussin. See also this image from ArtSTOR.

" ... like the cloud that, curling over one of Poussin’s gardens, reflects minutely, like a cloud in the opera, teeming with chariots and horses, some apparition of the life of the gods ... "

Dandies by Guys

Constantin Guys (1802-1892). Dandies in the Park (date unknown).

Image source: Wikiart.org[6]. Public domain in the USA (pre-1923).

UB ONLY Grove Art Online has a historical and biographical article on Constantin GuysArtSTOR has numerous images of Guys' work.

" ... borne along by the flight of a pair of fiery horses, slender and shapely as one sees them in the drawings of Constantin Guys ... "

Creation by Michelangelo

Michelangelo (1475-1564), The Sistine Chapel Ceiling (1508-1512): Creation of the Sun and the Moon.

Image source: Wikiart.org[7]. Public domain in the USA (pre-1923).


" ... in the white enamel of the globes of mistletoe that were scattered all the way up to the topmost branches of the poplars, rounded as are the sun and moon in Michelangelo’s ‘Creation.’"