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“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,...

“Study Torso Sunlight Effect”, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1876, Musée d’Orsay)

One of the founding members of the Impressionist movement and one of the most prolific, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) is best known for his exuberant...

“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...

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...

“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,...

Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych (1962)

Originally a successful commercial artist, Andy Warhol (1928—87) became the internationally recognized, flamboyant Pop artist Andy Warhol. He challenged basic assumptions of what art...

“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...

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 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...

“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...
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