Caravaggio--I love the story behind this painting: Caravaggio painted his own head, dismembered
IDEA # 32: TROMPE-L'OEIL Renaissance artists put the newly perfected technique of linear perspective to light-hearted as well as serious uses. The trompe-l’oeil ceiling opening Andrea Mantegna painted for his patron Ludovico Gonzaga is a virtuoso demonstration of perspective.
Andrea Mantegna, Saint Sébastien Vers 1478-1480 ? Paris, Musée du Louvre
Image detail for -Piero della Francesca - Federico de Montefeltro
Madonna and Child with Saints (Montefeltro Altarpiece) : PIERO della FRANCESCA : Art Images : Imagiva
Van Gogh, Vincent (1853-1890) - 1889 Wheat Field with Cypresses (National Gallery, London, England)