500 Years of Female Portrait Paintings in 3 minutes! [VIDEO]

August 27, 2014 in Art, artist, Painting, People, Video

500 women

This is amazing: a mesmerizing 3-minute journey through 500 years of female portraits by Philip Johnson. Even if you’re no art expert, you will still appreciate the beauty of these masterpieces and get blown away by the evolution of art over the years.

How many of the 90 paintings do you recognize? Watch the video first and then see how many artists you got correct in the answers below.




Sound track performed by Yo-Yo Ma
Bach’s Suite No. 1, BWV 1007 In G Major- Sarabande
Clip Picture #
Time
Title Artist Date
Archangel 1
0:00
Archangel
(Angel of the Golden Locks)
Novgorod School, Russia 2nd half of the 12th c.
La Scapigliata 2
0:01
La Scapigliata
(The Lady of the Dishevelled Hair)
Leonardo da Vinci
(1452-1519)
1508
The Madonna of the Carnation 3
0:03
The Madonna of the Carnation Leonardo da Vinci
(1452-1519)
1478-80
Mona Lisa 4
0:05
Mona Lisa
(La Gioconda)
Leonardo da Vinci
(1452-1519)
1503-05
Lady with a Unicorn 5
0:07
Lady with a Unicorn Raphael
(1483-1520)
c.1505
The Birth of Venus 6
0:09
The Birth of Venus Sandro Botticelli
(1444-1510)
1485
Portrait of a Young Woman 7
0:11
Portrait of a Young Woman Titian (Tiziano Vecellio)
(c.1490-1576)
1536
Portrait of a Lady as St Lucy 8
0:13
Portrait of a Lady as St Lucy Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio
(1467-1516)
1500
Sacred Conversation 9
0:14
Sacred Conversation Giovanni Bellini
(1430-1516)
1490
Profane Love 10
0:16
Profane Love
(Vanity)
Titian (Tiziano Vecellio)
(c.1490-1576)
1514-1515
Judith with the Head of Holofernes 11
0:18
Judith with the Head of Holofernes Titian (Tiziano Vecellio)
(c.1490-1576)
c.1515
Mary Magdalene 12
0:20
Mary Magdalene Pietro Perugino
(1448-1523)
1500
Portrait of Ginevra de’ Benci 13
0:22
Portrait of Ginevra de’ Benci Leonardo da Vinci
(1452-1519)
1476
Lady with an Ermine 14
0:24
Lady with an Ermine
Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani
Leonardo da Vinci
(1452-1519)
1483 – 1490
Virgin Annunciate 15
0:26
Virgin Annunciate
Maria der Verkündigung
Antonello da Messina
(c.1430-1479)
1476
La Donna Velata 16
0:28
La Donna Velata
(Woman with a Veil)
Raphael
(1483-1520)
c.1514
Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman or Red-haired Woman from Venice 17
0:30
Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman or Red-haired Woman from Venice Albrecht Dürer
(1471-1528)
1505
Portrait of a Woman 18
0:32
Portrait of a Woman Lucas Cranach the Elder
(1472-1553)
1526
Porträt der Maria Maddalena Portinari 19
0:34
Porträt der Maria Maddalena Portinari Hans Memling
(1430/40-1494)
1470
Lais of Corinth 20
0:35
Lais of Corinth Hans Holbein the Younger
(1497-1543)
1526
Portrait of Elsbeth Tucher 21
0:37
Portrait of Elsbeth Tucher Albrecht Dürer
(1471-1528)
1499
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire 22
0:39
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire Sir Joshua Reynolds
(1723-1792)
1775-76
Jane, Countess of Harrington 23
0:41
Jane, Countess of Harrington Sir Joshua Reynolds
(1723-1792)
1778
Mrs. John Hale 24
0:43
Mrs. John Hale Sir Joshua Reynolds
(1723-1792)
1762-64
Mrs. Abington 25
0:44
Mrs. Abington Sir Joshua Reynolds
(1723-1792)
1764-1773
Charlotte-Aglaé d'Orléans 26
0:46
Charlotte-Aglaé d’Orléans
Duchesse de Modène
Pierre Gobert
(1622-1744)
1744
Portrait of Suzanna Huygens 27
0:48
Portrait of Suzanna Huygens Caspar Netscher
(1639-1684)
1667-69
The Marquise de Seignelay and Two of her Children 28
0:50
The Marquise de Seignelay and Two of her Children Pierre Mignard
(1612-1695)
1691
Madame Victoire de France 29
0:52
Madame Victoire de France Jean-Marc Nattier
(1685-1766)
1748
Portrait of an Unknown Woman in a Blue Dress with Yellow Trimmings 30
0:54
Portrait of an Unknown Woman in a Blue Dress with Yellow Trimmings Fyodor Rokotov
(1735-1808)
1760s
Le Chapeau de Paille 31
0:56
Le Chapeau de Paille
(The Straw Hat)
Peter Paul Rubens
(1577-1640)
c. 1626
Self-Portrait in a Straw Hat 32
0:58
Self-Portrait in a Straw Hat Élisabeth Louise Vigée-Le Brun
(1755-1842)
1782
Portrait of Lady-in-Waiting to the Infanta Isabella 33
1:00
Portrait of Lady-in-Waiting to the Infanta Isabella Peter Paul Rubens
(1577-1640)
Mid-1620s
Lady with a Flower in her Hair 34
1:01
Lady with a Flower in her Hair El Greco
(1541-1614)
c1590-1600
Madame Barbe de Rimsky-Korsakov 35
1:03
Madame Barbe de Rimsky-Korsakov Franz Xaver Winterhalter
(1805-1873)
1864
Young Housewife 36
1:05
Young Housewife Alexei Vasilievich Tyranov
(1808-1859)
1840s
Portrait of M. I. Lopukhina 37
1:07
Portrait of M. I. Lopukhina Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky
(1757-1825)
1797
Portrait of V. S. Putyatina 38
1:09
Portrait of V. S. Putyatina Alexey Gavrilovich Venetsianov
(1780-1847)
1815-1816
Madame Pastuer 39
1:11
Madame Pasteur Antoine-Jean Gros
(1771-1835)
1795-96
Amalie von Schintling 40
1:13
Amalie von Schintling Joseph Karl Stieler
(1781-1858)
1831
Portrait of M. A. Kikina 41
1:15
Portrait of M. A. Kikina Orest Adamovich Kiprensky
(1782-1836)
1816
Woman with a Pearl 42
1:17
Woman with a Pearl Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
(1796-1875)
c1869
The Reading 43
1:18
The Reading Edouard Manet
(1832-1883)
1869
Berthe Morisot 44
1:20
Berthe Morisot Edouard Manet
(1832-1883)
1872
Charlotte Dubourg 45
1:22
Charlotte Dubourg Henri Fantin-Latour
(1836-1904)
1882
Portrait of an Italian Woman 46
1:24
Portrait of an Italian Woman Alexei Vasilievich Tyranov
(1808-1859)
1851
Princess Albert de Broglie 47
1:26
Princess Albert de Broglie Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
(1780-1867)
1851-53
An Elegant Beauty 48
1:28
An Elegant Beauty William Clark Wontner
(1857-1930)
Souvenir 49
1:30
Souvenir William-Adolphe Bouguereau
(1825-1905)
1895
La Belle Liseuse 50
1:31
La Belle Liseuse
(The Beautiful Reader)
Lêon François Comerre
(1850-1916)
Modesti 51
1:33
Modesti William-Adolphe Bouguereau
(1825-1905)
1902
Pavonia 52
1:35
Pavonia Lord Frederick Leighton
(1830-1896)
1858-59
A Portrait of a Young Lady 53
1:37
A Portrait of a Young Lady Eugene de Blaas
(1843-1931)
Musette 54
1:39
Musette Eugene de Blaas
(1843-1931)
1900
An Arab Beauty 55
1:41
An Arab Beauty Lêon François Comerre
(1850-1916)
Girl Braiding Her Hair 56
1:43
Girl Braiding Her Hair
(Suzanne Valadon)
Pierre Auguste Renoir
(1841-1919)
1885
Portrait of Madame Henriot 57
1:45
Portrait of Madame Henriot Pierre Auguste Renoir
(1841-1919)
1877
Two Sisters on the Terrace 58
1:47
Two Sisters on the Terrace Pierre Auguste Renoir
(1841-1919)
1881
Portrait of the Actress Jeanne Samary 59
1:48
Portrait of the Actress Jeanne Samary Pierre Auguste Renoir
(1841-1919)
1878
La Chevelure 60
1:50
La Chevelure
Young Woman Braiding her Hair
Pierre Auguste Renoir
(1841-1919)
1876
Blonde Nude 61
1:52
Blonde Nude Pierre Auguste Renoir
(1841-1919)
1882
La Promenade 62
1:54
La Promenade Édouard Manet
(1832-1883)
c. 1880
Portrait of Maggie Wilson 63
1:56
Portrait of Maggie Wilson Frank Duveneck
(1848-1919)
1898
Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge 64
1:58
Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge Mary Cassatt
(1844-1926)
1879
Ideal Head 65
2:00
Ideal Head Julian Alden Weir
(1852-1919)
Portrait of a Woman 66
2:01
Portrait of a Woman Paul Cesar Helleu
(1859-1927)
1909
Ols Maria 67
2:03
Ols Maria Anders Zorn
(1860-1920)
1918
The Artist 68
2:05
The Artist Alphonse Maria Mucha
(1860-1939)
1920
The Matyr of the Solway 69
2:07
The Matyr of the Solway John Everett Millais
(1829-1896)
1871
Madeleine Bernard 70
2:09
Madeleine Bernard Paul Gauguin
(1848-1903)
1888
Woman with a Hat 71
2:11
Woman with a Hat Henri Matisse
(1869-1954)
1905
Madras Rouge 72
2:13
Madras Rouge Henri Matisse
(1869-1954)
1907
Cocolo 73
2:15
Cocolo Francis Picabia
(1879-1953)
1936-38
Ritratto di Signora di Klimt 74
2:16
Ritratto di Signora di Klimt Gustav Klimt
(1862-1918)
1916-17
La fleur 75
2:18
La fleur
(serigraph)
Henri Matisse
(1869-1954)
1937
Portrait of Lydia Delectorskaya, the Artist's Secretary 76
2:20
Portrait of Lydia Delectorskaya, the Artist’s Secretary Henri Matisse
(1869-1954)
1947
The Mask 77
2:22
The Mask Louis Welden Hawkins
(1849-1910)
1905
Les Fleurs du Mal 78
2:24
Les Fleurs du Mal
(Flowers of Evil)
Rene Magritte
(1898-1967)
1946
F. Champenois 79
2:26
F. Champenois Alphonse Maria Mucha
(1860-1939)
1897
Cycles Perfecta 80
2:28
Cycles Perfecta Alphonse Maria Mucha
(1860-1939)
1902
Raphaelesque Head Exploding 81
2:30
Raphaelesque Head Exploding Salvador Dali
(1904-1989)
1951
Head Bombarded with Grains of Wheat 82
2:31
Head Bombarded with Grains of Wheat Salvador Dali
(1904-1989)
1954
Apparition of a Face with a Fruit Dish on a Beach 83
2:33
Apparition of a Face with a Fruit Dish on a Beach Salvador Dali
(1904-1989)
1938
Woman Torso 84
2:35
Woman Torso Kazimir Malevich
(1878-1935)
1928-1932
American Beauty 85
2:37
American Beauty
(The Movie Star)
Knud Merrild
(1894-1954)
1928
Portrait of Lunia Czechowska 86
2:39
Portrait of Lunia Czechowska Amedeo Modigliani
(1884-1920)
1919
Tumblers (Mother and Son) 87
2:41
Tumblers (Mother and Son) Pablo Picasso
(1881-1973)
1905
Maternity 88
2:43
Maternity Pablo Picasso
(1881-1973)
1905
Nude Woman In A Red Armchair 89
2:45
Nude Woman In A Red Armchair Pablo Picasso
(1881-1973)
1932
Portrait of Françoise 90
2:47
Portrait of Françoise Pablo Picasso
(1881-1973)
1946

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