We have published all the paintings presented in the exhibition “The Kiss” in the Flickr group of the Monastery and we have linked every painting to the corresponding picture. This allows us to know the most viewed paintings of the exhibition. Here is the top 3:
Francesco Hayez (1791 – 1882) was an Italian painter (Romanticism), renowned for his grand historical paintings, political allegories and exceptionally fine portraits. His other painting named “The Kiss” is also very well-kown.
Agnolo di Cosimo (1503 – 1572), usually known as Il Bronzino, or Agnolo Bronzino was an Italian Mannerist painter from Florence. Around 1546, Bronzino was commissioned to create a painting which has come to be known as “Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time” or “An Allegory of Venus and Cupid”.
This painting is an allegory. It doesn’t represent a scenery from the mythology, but different characters and their relations.
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825 – 1905) was a French academic painter. He was very famous in his time but today his subject matter and technique receive relatively little attention compared to the popularity of the Impressionists.