The egg in the painting (1)

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symbol in the Christian faith, associated with Easter, of the resurrection of Jesus Christ symbol of sacrifice and loss in the Jewish Passover holiday symbol of awakening of nature ... symbol of life, of fertility and rebirth

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symbol of the creation of the universe in ancient traditions symbol in the Christian faith, associated with Easter, of the resurrection of Jesus Christ symbol of sacrifice and loss in the Jewish Passover holiday symbol of awakening of nature ... symbol of life, of fertility and rebirth

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The egg in the painting (1)

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The egg, a religious theme …

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an egg hanging by a thread from the apse shell: emblem alike of Mary's fecundity promise of regeneration and immortality Piero della Francesca The Brera Madonna La Conversation sacrée 1472 Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

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miraculous appearance after the Resurrection (Luke 24:30–31) still life of bread, wine and eggs, a traditional symbol of resurrection and immortality Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo dal Ponte) The Supper at Emmaus La Cène à Emmaüs 1538 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth

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a basket of eggs: symbol of protection, growth, new beginning and rebirth Francisco de Zurbarán The Adoration of the Shepherds L'Adoration des Bergers 1638 Musée des Beaux-Arts, Grenoble

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The egg and the woman …

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Leda, Zeus (the swan) and Tyndare (the husband) one or two eggs ... and the problem is who’s the son of whom Francesco Melzi, after Leonardo da Vinci Leda and the Swan Léda et le Cygne 1508-1515 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

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flowers, birds and a mysterious white egg in the grass (the future birth of Helen and Clytemnestra?) Leonardo da Vinci, after, II Sodoma, attributed to Léonard de Vinci, après, Le Sodoma, attribué à Leda and the Swan Léda et le Cygne 1510-1515 Galleria Borghese, Rome

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a world of fantasy, of mystical and divine female powers Leonor Fini The Guardian of the Black Egg La Gardienne de l'Œuf Noir 1955 Private collection

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and a spotted egg ... alchemic symbolism, and similarity with Bosch's eggs in The Garden of Earthly Delights Leonora Carrington The Giantess, The Guardian of the Egg La Géante, Le gardien de l'œuf 1940 Private collection of Miguel S. Escobedo, Mexico

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The egg, a still life ...

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white eggs symbolizing the hope of a revival (Christ) Henri-Horace Roland Delaporte Le Panier d’œufs Basket of Eggs 1788 Musée du Louvre, Paris

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a white cloth a copper cauldron a glazed earthenware pot three mackerel hanged on a hook two leeks slightly dry and two eggs a dazzling whiteness … an composition is perfectly balanced Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin Le Menu de maigre The Fast-Day Menu 1731 Musée du Louvre, Paris

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A loaf of bread described with the lyricism of a mountain landscape a pewter pitcher crafted which we will never know the contents two eggs with white contrast with red skin and delicate two onions … one of the most amazing and most unknown compositions Cézanne Paul Cézanne Nature morte avec pain et oeufs Still Life with Bread and Eggs 1865 Cincinnati Museum of Art

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The egg, a genre scene …

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plates, cutlery pans, pestles jugs and mortars a small clay vessel and two eggs frying or cooking, or scaling (there is not yet a brainy and definitive theory about it …) Diego Vélasquez Old Woman Cooking Eggs Vieille faisant frire des œufs 1618 National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

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a family discussing "broken eggs" ... a metaphor for the loss of the young girl's virginity Jean-Baptiste Greuze Broken Eggs Les oeufs cassés 1756 Métropolitan Muséum of Art, New York

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The egg, a game like no other ...

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the egg dance ... in pagan celebrations a way to celebrate fertility and the coming of spring Pieter Aertsen The Egg Dance La Danse des œufs 1552 Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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egg, adopted by early Christians as a symbol of the rebirth of man at Easter Pieter Brueghel the Younger Pieter Brueghel le Jeune The Egg Dance La danse de l'oeuf 1620 Private collection

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The egg, a satire of society …

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the group of singers form the "yolk" of the egg: a nun with the owl on her head, a foolish philosopher wearing glasses and a funnel on his head ... a hymn to the stupidity of the human habits Hieronymus Bosch, follower of Jérôme Bosch, d'après Concert in the Egg Le concert dans l’œuf 1561 Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille

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Dalinian egg …

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a large egg-shaped globe of the world out of which a "new man" is struggling to "hatch“ (the effects of World War II on the world, as told by Dali) Salvador Dali Enfant géopolitique observant la naissance de l'homme nouveau Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man 1943 Salvador Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, Florida

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Dalí's fascination with hallucination and delusion … the transformation of Narcissus: a hand holding the egg and narcissus flower Salvador Dali La métamorphose de Narcisse Metamorphosis of Narcissus 1937 Tate Modern, London

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“intra-uterine memory" a paranoiac-critical explanation of the Dali’s experience … egg suspended on a string represents an embryo attached by the umbilical cord and the two eggs on the plate representing the piercing gaze of Gala Salvador Dali Œufs sur le plat (sans le plat) Eggs on the plate (without the plate) 1932 The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

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a nude figure a grasshopper and an egg, symbol of fertility ... Dalí’s fantasies reaching a zenith Salvador Dali Visage du Grand Masturbateur The Great Masturbator 1929 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

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Leda a swan a book a set square water drops and a broken eggshell … symbol of pure love, of hope Salvador Dalí Léda atomique Atomic Leda 1949 Teatre -Museu Dalí, Figueres

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