La Grande Odalisque by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres c.1814, Bia de' Medici by Agnolo Bronzino c.1542, Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer c. 1665, Beatrice Cenci by Guido Reni c. 1599, Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Venci c. 1489, Portrait of Madame Récamier by Jacques Louis David c. 1800
i don't know if it's my own special kind of insomnia but lately i find myself unable to sleep; and not purposefully but always managing to spend hours researching endless paintings and their painters. i've become so engrossed i've started taking notes and am thinking of taking up an art history class. here are some of my favourites. two of which i've been lucky enough to stand in awe of.