Laocoön and his sons, also known as the Laocoön Group. Marble, copy after an Hellenistic original from ca. 200 BC.
Both lectures were very interesting and I especially enjoyed the Russians because Sean had these obscure academic drawings and paintings that are nearly impossible to find unless you go to Russia yourself. I have emailed him to see if I can get some of those images for this blog.
Portrait of the painter Ivan Shishkin, by Ivan Kramskoy
Last week, Leonard Porter gave a lecture and slide show about French painter Nicholas Poussin.
Self-Portrait by Nicolas Poussin, 1650, oil on canvas, 98 x 74 cm, Louvre