I am going to start slowly here, and build a present favorite ten. By the time I get to number ten, the thread may be into several pages, and then I'll repost the lot...if I can decide. I expect to have lots of trouble deciding.
Ownership is not a problem. Well, first of all, the way I approach a museum space, or gallery space, or art in situ...is that it is my space.
Occasionally this is difficult, if a museum guide is monitoring groups on through, but mostly I can do this.
Right now, I am thinking of two works, that relate as one. I won't try to move them, I'll just leave them where they are, where they should never leave.
(1) (2) Allegories of Good and Bad Government, Ambrogio Lorenzetti
None of the links I have looked at have gotten near what I care about in these paintings. Siena in these years had a blossoming of interest in
government, with the group of governors thinking of the good of the
people, or so it seems to me, for a time...and then came the black plague. Lorenzetti depicts views of government, depicts people in urban space, in a wider frame. There is spatial depth, and political depth. He is probably one of the first to have evocative landscape background, and may have done painting with only landscape.. Outstanding, I cry when I see these.