The Obverse of the 10 Euro Silver Coin depicting a painting by Peter Paul Rubens, titled "Venus and Cupid", against the backdrop of the painting. On the upper periphery of the coin is the name of the painter "RUBENS" and the country of issue "ESPANA" (for "Spain"). The year of issue is "2017"
The painting by Murillo which is depicted on this coin
The Obverse of the 10 Euro Silver coin depicts a painting by Edouard Manet, titled "Horsewoman"
This full-face painting belongs to an unfinished series on the four seasons that Manet painted in the last two years of his life. The fact that the work is unfinished clearly shows how confidently it was executed, without hesitation, and the skill with which Manet succeeded in capturing and conveying the essential.
Thomas Lawrence was the greatest English portraitist of the 19th Century and an artist whose work forms a connecting link between 18th Century trends (which he absorbed and applied) and the new aesthetic of the 19th Century.
The "Portrait of David Lyon" is a mature work from Lawrebce, who has placed his subject/sitter in a spacious, tranquil, landscape setting, imbuing the image with a characteristic air of distinction and elegance as conveyed through the young man's clothing, pose and demeanour.
The Obverse of the 10 Euro Silver coin depicts a painting by Juan Gris, titled "Bottle and Fruit Dish".
Spanish painter and sculptor Juan Gris is remembered as a major exponent of Cubism. His importance lay both in his works, chiefly portraits and still-life scenes and in his theoretical contribution. His painting "Bottle and Fruit Dish" (1919) exhibits an inter-play of warm brown tones combined with colder greens and greys, taken directly from the landscape. The arrangement of the napkin that hangs over the edge of the table has an interesting significance in the context of the so-called post-war "return to order" of the avante-garde.
Edgar Degas despite his connections with the group of Impressionists, with whom he exhibited in seven of their eight shows, was to a large extent anti-expressionist. Nevertheless, he shared the Impressionists' special interest in the reality of city-life. As such, the opera, theatre, café-concert and horse-races were constant themes in his work.
In "Swaying Dancer", the group of dancers is depicted in mid-performance, as viewed from an upper side box. The fleeting nature of the movements is captured with rapid pastel strokes, applied with immense skill.
2) Comprehensive history of the Dollar illustrated on a Kilo coin minted by Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT) in association with the Real Casa de la Moneda on 29.05.2017