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Oath of the Horatii, by Jacques-Louis David (1784, Louvre, Paris)

The leading neoclassical artist, Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) rejected the light-heartedness of Rococo in favour of smooth contours and classical themes. Neoclassicism became established after the...

Marriage à-la-mode: 1. The Marriage Settlement

An innovative painter and engraver, William Hogarth (1697—1764) was also a social critic and cartoonist. His art ranged from realistic portraiture to satirical images. Hogarth...

“Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket” by James...

A truly international artist, James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was of Scottish-Irish ancestry, bom in the United States. He spent much of his childhood...

“Oriental Poppies” by Georgia O’keeffe (1927, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum)

Single-minded and original, Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) was a significant contributor to American Modernism and is regarded as a pioneer of feminist art. A prolific artist,...

“House by the Railroad” by Edward Hopper (1925, MOMA, New York,...

With his contemplative paintings of the Urban United States during the early to mid 20th century, Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is renowned for his strange,...

“Suprematist Composition: Airplane Flying” by Kazimir Malevich (1915, MOMA, New York,...

Immediately after the Russian Revolution, the non-objective paintings of Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935) were admired by the Bolshevik regime. His pioneering Suprematist paintings were embraced...

“Vision after the Sermon” by Paul Gauguin (1888, Scottish National...

One or the most remarkable artists of the late 19th century, Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) had a profound influence on the development of...

“Chair with Pipe” by Vincent van Gogh (1888, National Gallery, London)

One of the best-known artists in the world, Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853-90) only painted for ten years of his life but during that...

“The Scream” by Edvard Munch (1893, National Museum of Art, Olio,...

A prolific troubled artist, Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was preoccupied with human mortality, and he expressed these obsessions through intense colour, flowing, distorted forms and...

“Man with a Guitar” by Georges Braque (1911-12, MoMA, New York,...

Through his collaboration with Picasso, Georges Braque (1882-1963) was at the forefront of the development of Cubism. He was also one of the first...
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