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“The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde

Dear followers, a few days ago, while talking with Sara P. Lorenzo, a good friend and also an excellent psychologist, she recommended me this classic of literature. I have not yet read it, but she gave me the splendid suggestion to publish this post that links reading with painting and drawing. I’m hopeful you will like it.

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Thanks so much to her and to your visits too!

By Coypel, Charles-Antoine - Allegorical figure of The Painting

By Coypel, Charles-Antoine – Allegorical figure of The Painting

By Kitaj - A reader on a rock-chair

By Kitaj – A reader on a rock-chair

By Picasso - Painter and model

By Picasso – Painter and model

By Hopper, Edward - A seated woman reads

By Hopper, Edward – A seated woman reads

By Qiu Ying - Scene in a palace while an artist is making a portrait (15-16 th century. Ming-Era) detail

By Qiu Ying – Scene in a palace while an artist is making a portrait (15-16 th century. Ming-Era) detail

By Rørbye, Martinus - An artist painting by a shipyard

By Rørbye, Martinus – An artist painting by a shipyard

By Larsson, Carl - A woman in her library

By Larsson, Carl – A woman in her library

By Vincent, François-André - A draftsman and his pupil portrayed

By Vincent, François-André – A draftsman and his pupil portrayed

By Somm, Henry - The artists women in a atelier

By Somm, Henry – The artists women in a atelier

By Goltzius, Hendrick - A draftsman beside an sculpture

By Goltzius, Hendrick – A draftsman beside an sculpture

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Architecture, furniture and decoration

By Egneus, D. - The parlor of the green ceiling lamp

By Egneus, D. – The parlor of the green ceiling lamp

By Boullée, Étienne-L. - Inside of a library

By Boullée, Étienne-L. – Inside of a library

By Ruskin, John - The detail of a venetian arch

By Ruskin, John – The detail of a venetian arch

By Burnacini, Ludovico O. - The Opera Cortina. Vienna

By Burnacini, Ludovico O. – The Opera Cortina. Vienna

By Singer Sargent The inlaid stone pavement in Basilica San Marco

By Singer Sargent – The inlaid stone pavement in Basilica San Marco

By Wenceslaus Hollar - Prospect drawing of a choir in a chapel with the location for a great organ

By Wenceslaus Hollar – Prospect drawing of a choir in a chapel with the location for a great organ

By Dam, Jaap Van - A view of a vacated cabaret

By Dam, Jaap Van – A view of a vacated cabaret

By Challe, Charles, M. A. - Architectural fantasy with a pyramidal mausoleum

By Challe, Charles, M. A. – Architectural fantasy with a pyramidal mausoleum

By Vassé, François A. - Frontal view of a chapel in the inner of the Cathedral of of Notre-Dame

By Vassé, François A. – Frontal view of a chapel in the inner of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame

By Wagner, Otto - Study for a temple

By Wagner, Otto – Study for a temple

By Dickinson, P. - Industrial architecture

By Dickinson, P. – Industrial architecture

By Hartmann, Víktor Aleksándrovich - Design for the Naval department of Russia's pavilion at the Vienna World Fair. 1873

By Hartmann, Víktor Aleksándrovich – Design for the Naval department of Russia’s pavilion at the Vienna World Fair. 1873

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Architecture, furniture and decoration

By Cézanne - The curtains

By Cézanne – The curtains

By Roche, Kevin - Headquarters of a bank, outside in Madrid

By Roche, Kevin – Headquarters of a bank, outside in Madrid

By Piranesi - A vaulted construction

By Piranesi – A vaulted construction

By Du Cerceau, J. Androuet - The ancient Pallais Tarquin

By Du Cerceau, J. Androuet – The ancient Pallais Tarquin

By Demuth, Charles - Perron

By Demuth, Charles – Perron

By Von Menzel, Adolph - Monumental fountain in a residence of Wittelsbach. Munich

By Von Menzel, Adolph – Monumental fountain in a residence of Wittelsbach. Munich

By Holbein, Hans The Younger - Architectural composition

By Holbein, Hans The Younger – Architectural composition

By Morgan, Julia - Sketch to depict a theater palace

By Morgan, Julia – Sketch to depict a theater palace

By Benois, Alexandre - Scenic design for a Diaghilev's ballet

By Benois, Alexandre – Scenic design for a Diaghilev’s ballet

By Saenredam, P. J. - The choir in church of St Bavo at Haarlem

By Saenredam, P. J. – The choir in church of St Bavo at Haarlem

By Labrouste, Henri - Library of St Genevieve

By Labrouste, Henri – Library of St Genevieve

By Stephenson and Fairbairn - Britannia tubular bridge over the Menai Strait

By Stephenson and Fairbairn – Britannia tubular bridge over the Menai Strait

By Hockney - Corner of a room with lamp statuette

By Hockney – Corner of a room with lamp statuette

By Alison, Smithson & Sigmond - Sketch for the project 'Berlin-Haupstadt'

By Alison, Smithson & Sigmond – Sketch for the project ‘Berlin-Haupstadt’

By Lisch, Jean Juste - Inner gallery in the Grand Hotel Terminus, of St Lazare Street. Paris

By Lisch, Jean Juste – Inner gallery in the Grand Hotel Terminus, of St Lazare Street. Paris

By Malevich, Kazimir - 16 By Malevich, K. - A vanguard's project to build houses in Leningrad

By Malevich, Kazimir – 16 By Malevich, K. – A vanguard’s project to build houses in Leningrad

By Ricci, Marco - Atrium with starway and atlas

By Ricci, Marco – Atrium with starway and atlas

By Du Cerceau, J. Androuet - Chenonceau castle

By Du Cerceau, J. Androuet – Chenonceau castle

By Nigetti Matteo - Sketch of a spire

By Nigetti Matteo – Sketch of a spire

By Aalto, Alvar - Sketches to design a chair

By Aalto, Alvar – Sketches to design a chair

By Delacroix - Inside of a moroccan courtyard

By Delacroix – Inside of a moroccan courtyard

By Carracci - Figures for architectural ornamentation

By Carracci – Figures for architectural ornamentation

By Korovin, K. - Set design for an opera

By Korovin, K. – Set design for an opera

By Besozzo, M. - Buildings with different architectural styles

By Besozzo, M. – Buildings with different architectural styles

By Berlage - The Bourse building in Amsterdam

By Berlage – The Bourse building in Amsterdam

By Romano, Giulio - Design for a basin

By Romano, Giulio – Design for a basin

By Wright - Midway Gardens in Chicago

By Wright – Midway Gardens in Chicago

By Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig - Theater project combined elevation and section

By Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig – Theater project combined elevation and section

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Architecture, furniture and decoration

By Hockney - A lounge

By Hockney – A lounge

By Labrouste, H. - St Geneviève Library (Paris). Perspective view of the reading room

By Labrouste, H. – St Geneviève Library (Paris). Perspective view of the reading room

Unknown authorship - The City of the Future depicted under a vision of 1913

Unknown authorship – The City of the Future depicted under a vision of 1913

By Mackintosh, C. R. - The Hill House in Helensburgh

By Mackintosh, C. R. – The Hill House in Helensburgh

By Saenredam, P. J. - Inner of a temple in Netherlands

By Saenredam, P. J. – Inner of a temple in Netherlands

By Lichtenstein - Washroom

By Lichtenstein – Washroom

By Gaudí, A. - A draft to the Colonia Güell

By Gaudí, A. – A draft to the Colonia Güell

By du Cerceau, Androuet - The building called Madril

By du Cerceau, Androuet – The building called Madril

By Vuillard, E. - Vestibule of a countryside house

By Vuillard, E. – Vestibule of a countryside house

By Calatrava, S. - Sketch for the Turning Torso Building in Malmö. Sweden

By Calatrava, S. – Sketch for the Turning Torso Building in Malmö. Sweden

By Gómez de Mora, J. - Carducho, V. - Caxés, E. - Altarpiece for a monastery in Guadalupe. Spain

By Gómez de Mora, J. – Carducho, V. – Caxés, E. – Altarpiece for a monastery in Guadalupe. Spain

By Cigoli - Unknown title

By Cigoli – Unknown title

Unknown turkish authorship - The holy shrine of the Al-ka'ba in Mecca (Saudi Arabia). Design in a ceramic tile. 16th

Unknown turkish authorship – The holy shrine of the Al-ka’ba in Mecca (Saudi Arabia). Design in a ceramic tile. 16th

By Carracci - Architectural ornamentation

By Carracci – Architectural ornamentation

Unknown italian authorship 18th cent - A saloon with style rococo

Unknown italian authorship 18th cent – A saloon with style rococo

By Paxton - The glaziers while they are working the roof to the Crystal Palace of London

By Paxton – The glaziers while they are working the roof to the Crystal Palace of London

By Hittorff, J. I. - Facade of the Gare du Nord

By Hittorff, J. I. – Facade of the Gare du Nord

By Hadid, Zaha - Restaurant and bar. Sapporo, Japan

By Hadid, Zaha – Restaurant and bar. Sapporo, Japan

By Rosa, S. - Sketch of a colonnade

By Rosa, S. – Sketch of a colonnade

By du Cerceau, Androuet - Perspective lessons

By du Cerceau, Androuet – Perspective lessons

By Lisch, J. J. - Project for a lighthouse

By Lisch, J. J. – Project for a lighthouse

By Ernst, Max  - Two figures while they are coming into an antique hall

By Ernst, Max – Two figures while they are coming into an antique hall

By Guimard, H. - Tenement at number 8, Agar Street in Paris

By Guimard, H. – Tenement at number 8, Agar Street in Paris

By Schiele - A corner of an interior

By Schiele – A corner of an interior

By Díaz Olano - Four chapiters

By Díaz Olano – Four chapiters

By Tiepolo - Project for a dome with angels

By Tiepolo – Project for a dome with angels

By Piranesi - A Pantheon in a fancy architectural

By Piranesi – A Pantheon in a fancy architectural

By Hoffmann - Stoclet Palace in Brussels

By Hoffmann – Stoclet Palace in Brussels

By Inigo Jones - Fireplace and cherubs

By Inigo Jones – Fireplace and cherubs

By Zubov, Alexey - Palace of Ekanerinhof Island in St Petersburg. Russia

By Zubov, Alexey – Palace of Ekanerinhof Island in St Petersburg. Russia

By Palladio - Drawings of the Baths of Agrippa and the Villa Adriana in Tivoli

By Palladio – Drawings of the Baths of Agrippa and the Villa Adriana in Tivoli

By Zuccaro F.  - Palace of 'Capitano del Popolo' in Umbria (Italy)

By Zuccaro F. – Palace of ‘Capitano del Popolo’ in Umbria (Italy)

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By Le Corbusier – Gymnasium in Baghdad (Iraq)

By Hara, Hiroshi – Mid-Air City sketch, Umeda Sky Building, Kita-ku, Osaka

By Malevich – Suprematism space

By Guimard – Concert hall Humbert of Romans in Paris

By Mucha – Study for ornaments

By Michelangelo – Drawings for the staircase hall of the Laurentian Library, Florence

By Candela, Félix – Umbrella covering in St. Jerome

By Von Menzel, Adolph – Staircase in the Bishop’s Palace of Nysa

By Borromini – Drawings for the facade of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Rome

By Christo – The Gates

By Fischer Von Erlach – Facade of Garden Pavilion

By Lloyd Wright – Initial drawings for the Greek Orthodox Church in Wuawatosa, Wisconsin

By Mies van der Rohe – Concrete Country House

By Le Brun – Architectural design

By Chen, Shi Min – Section sketch, Nan Hai Hotel, SheKou, ShenZhen, China

By Thomas (18th Century) – Design for an edifice before a Park Wall

By Hejduk, John – Bernstein House

By Buïgas, Gaietà – Monument to Christopher Columbus in Barcelona (The first project)

By Dürer – Project drawing

By Gaudí – Three phases of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

By Jones, Inigo – Design for the Scene of Whitehall with the Banqueting House

By Gillot – Decorative design of a clavecin

By Eiffel, Gustave – The Eiffel Tower

By Watteau – Design of decorative panel. The Birth of Venus

By Terry Farrell – Sketch for unrealised Samsung headquarters building in London

By Ingres – Inner of ‘St Parxeda’ in Rome

By Brunelleschi – Inner of the church of ‘St Spirito’ in Florence

By Sant’Elia, Antonio – Civilian Museum

By Churriguera, José de – Altar of St. Francis Caracciolo

By Mies Van der Rohe – Preliminary study for the Lange House, Krefeld

By Beccafumi – Projection for painted facades

By Piranesi, G. B. – Architectural fantasy

By Rubens – Draft for an altar

By Le Corbusier – Sketch of Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp

By Christo – Wrapped trees

By Di Giorgio Martini – Picture from the treatise about architecture

By Fischer Von Erlach – Facade of Garden Pavilion

By Candela, Félix – Xochimilco Restaurant Design in Mexico City

By Guimard – Iron and glass entrance to the Paris Metro

By Michelangelo – Sheet of studies for St. Peter in Rome

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