Pinacotheca Philosophica

Philosophy and Philosophers in Art


Machiavelli Niccolò (1469-1527)

·         Cristofano dell’Altissimo. Niccolò Machiavelli (Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi)

·         Hare. Machiavelli (2001)

·         Santi di Tito. Niccolò Machiavelli (Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, Cancelleria)

·         Italian Sculptor (16th century). Niccolò Machiavelli: Wooden Bust (Florence, Palazzo Vecchio)

·         Unidentified Artist (17th century). Niccolò Machiavelli (Bibliotheca chalcographica, 1669)

Maimonides Moses (original name Moses ben Maimon; also called Rambam; Arabic name Abu ‘Imran Musa ibn Maymun ibn ‘Ubayd Allah, 1135-1204)

·         Oleos. Statue of Maimonides (1964, Cordoba, La Juderia, Plaza Tiberiades)

o        Statue of Maimonides (detail, enlarged)

o        Statue of Maimonides (a side view)

Marcus Aureliussee: Aurelius Marcus

Maurice (John) Frederick Denison (1805-1872)

·         Brown Ford Madox. Work (1852-1865, Manchester, Manchester City Art Galleries)

o        Frederick Denison Maurice (1805-1872)

Melanchthon Philipp (Philipp Schwartzerd, 1497-1560)

·         Cranach (the Elder). Portraits of Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon (1543, Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi)

o        Philipp Melanchton (Philipp Schwartzerd, 1497-1560)

·         Dürer. Philipp Melanchthon (1526, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts)

·         Unidentified Artist (17th century). Philipp Melanchthon (Bibliotheca chalcographica, 1669)

Menippus (3rd century B.C.)

·         Velázquez. Menippus (1636-1640, Madrid, Museo del Prado)

Merezhkovsky Dmitry Sergeyevich (1866-1941)

·         Persons related to Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky:

o        Bakst. Portrait of Zinaida Gippius (wife to Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky, 1866-1941) (1906, Paris)

Metrodorus (330-277 B.C.)

·         Greek (Greco-Roman?) Sculptor. Epicurean Philosophers’ Double Herm: Epicurus and Metrodorus (Paris, Musée du Louvre)

o        Metrodorus (330-277 B.C.)

Michelet Jules (1798-1874)

·         Couture. Jules Michelet (c. 1843, Paris, Musée Carnavalet)

·         Mercié Marius-Jean-Antonin. Tomb of Jules Michelet (1874, Paris, Père-Lachaise Cemetery)

o        Tomb of Jules Michelet (detail)

Mo Shensee: Wei Yuan

Monimus (4th century B. C.)

·         German Artist (19th century). Monimus: Illustration from Galerie der alten Griechen und Römer (1801, Augsburg)

Montaigne Michel Eyquem, de (1533-1592)

·         Richard Fleury-François. Montaigne and Tasso (1821, Lyon, Musée des Beaux-Arts)

o        Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592)

·         Stouf. Michel de Montaigne (between 1798-1800, Paris, Musée du Louvre)

Montesquieu Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de (1689-1755)

·         Clodion. Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu (c. 1783, Paris, Musée du Louvre)

o        Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu (detail)

·         Houdon. Bust of Montesquieu (Bordeaux, Musée des Beaux-Arts)

o        Bust of Montesquieu (a side view)

·         Lemoyne Jean-Baptiste II. Bust of Montesquieu (1760, Bordeaux, Musée des Beaux-Arts)

·         Rosset. Bust of Montesquieu (c. 1770, Paris, Musée du Louvre)

More Thomas (1477-1535)

·         Cowper Frank Cadogan. Erasmus and Thomas More Visit the Children of Henry VII at Greenwich, 1499 (1910, London, The Houses of Parliament)

o        Thomas More (1477-1535)

·         Holbein Hans (the Younger). Portrait of Man (thought to be Thomas More) (1530s, Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi)

·         Holbein Hans (the Younger). Sir Thomas More (1527, New York, The Frick Collection)

·         Holbein Hans (the Younger). Sir Thomas More (1527-1528, London, Royal Collection)

·         Holbein Hans (the Younger). Study for the Family Portrait of Sir Thomas More (c. 1527, Basle, Kupferstichkabinett, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung)

·         Lockey (after Hans Holbein the Younger). Sir Thomas More with His Family (1593, London, National Portrait Gallery)

·         Schmalz. A Man for All Seasons: St. Thomas More (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, the artist’s property)

o        The Four Seasons: Four tondi with life scenes in the tree crown

§         Spring: The First Meeting with Erasmus in the London House (lower left)

More first met Erasmus during the latter’s visit to England in 1499.

§         Summer: Alice and Thomas More Playing the Lute in the Evening (upper left)

In the background More’s daughters by his first marriage: Margaret Roper (left) and Cecily Heron (right).

§         Autumn: King Henry VIII at More’s House in Chelsea (upper right)

The king unsuccessfully attempts to persuade More on the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon.

§         Winter: More’s Execution on Tower Hill (lower right)

More kisses the executioner as a symbol of forgiveness and consolation.

·         Ward Edward Matthew. Sir Thomas More’s Farewell to His Daughter ()

·         Yeames. The Meeting of Sir Thomas More with His Daughter after His Sentence of Death (1863, Private Collection)

·         Unidentified Artist (17th century). Thomas More (Bibliotheca chalcographica, 1669)

Murdoch Iris (1919-1999)

·         Hare. Iris Murduch (2000)