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“The Third of May 1808” (1814, Francisco Goya, Museo del Prado,...

Born in humble circumstances in Fuendetodos in Aragon, Spain, the son of a master gilder, the art of Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes...

“Rebellious Silence” by Shirin Neshat

In the image the woman gazes with dignity past the barrel of the gun that she is holding, proud to be wearing her veil...

The Art of Fashion in Painting

A painting according to the dictionary is a set of colors arranged on a surface in a certain order with a representative, expressive or...

“The Human Condition” by René Magritte (1933, National Gallery of Art,...

The naturalistic yet idiosyncratic style of the Belgian artist Rene Magritte (1898-1967) attracted great acclaim during his life and has been heavily plagiarized since. A...

“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...

“Mountains and Sea” by Helen Frankenthaler (1952, National Gallery of Art,...

One of the most influential artists of the mid 20th century, Helen Frankenthaler (1928—2011) was an Abstract Expressionist painter with a free, distinctive style...

“The Painter’s Studio” – Gustave Courbet (1854-55, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France)

Often categorized as the father of the Realist movement, Gustave Courbet (1819—77) was committed to painting only what he could see. A committed Republican...

“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,...

“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...

“The Reading Establishment” c. 1845 by William Henry Fox Talbot

William Henry Fox Talbot’s longtime valet, the Dutch-born Nicolaas Henneman, had worked beside his master in photographic experiments from the start. With many photographic successes...
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