Watches and painters

A different perspective to look at watches, through the lines of Painters. Watches and clocks can be drawn as status symbols, as room decors, or as a metaphor for time itself.
An iconography very different from the photography, today so common for watches.

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Eduard Manet: "Madame Manet al Piano", 1868. Musée d'Orsai, Parigi.

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Salvator Dalì: "La Persistenza della Memoria", 1931. Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Edgar Degas: "La Famiglia Bellelli". Museo del Louvre, Parigi.

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Georges Dessoulavy: "Workers at Their Benches". Bozzetto preparatorio per l'affresco della stazione di La Chaux-De-Fonds, in Svizzera.

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Giorgio De Chirico: "L'Enigma dell'Ora", 1911. Collezione privata.

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Philippe de Champaigne: "Ritratto di Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu", 1636. Musée Condé, Chantilly

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