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Borgias Credits

While watching The Borgias on TV I was entranced by the quality of the paintings in the opening sequence.  So I looked into it and here is a list below:-

Full paintings list:

01 Philippe de Croy, Seigneur of Sempy by Rogier van der Weyden, 1399 — 1464
02 Exposure of Luxury by Agnolo Bronzino, 1545
03 Lucretia by Lucas Cranach the Elder, c. 1472-1553
04 Judith with the head of Holofernes by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1530
05 Zachariah in the Temple detail by Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1486-1490
06 Farinata degli Uberti alla Battaglia del Serchio by Giuseppe Sabatelli, 1842
07 Death of the Virgin by Caravaggio, 1604-1606
08 Death and a Woman by Hans Baldung Grien, 1517
09 Triumph of Neptune by Bon Boullogne, 1649-1717
10 The Artist’s Sister Elena Anguissola as a Nun by Sofonisba Anguissola, 1532-1625
11 Execution Without Trial under the Moorish Kings in Granada by Henri Alexandre Georges Regnault, 1870

In The Borgias lush opening sequence, pious palms grip rosaries as beads of ichor seep through canvas bedaubed, inking avarice and lusty limbs groaning. Bon Boullogne’s Triumph of Neptune, Caravaggio’s  Death of the Virgin, Agnolo Bronzino’s Exposure of Luxury: these moldering Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces murmur heavy the echo of desire. And when stillness overcomes the wild flow of exquisite stains, there gapes a single eye, staring back.  Follow the link below to find out more!

The Borgias (2011) — Art of the Title.


A surreal painter by nature, my creative artwork has evolved from my feelings and dreams. Benefitting from a mixed media approach it has incorporated surrealism, sculpture, animation, humour, illustration, the exploration of alternative realities and automatic painting. As a neurodiverse artist, my creativity has been an integrel part of my achieving good mental health.

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