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“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...

Famous Authors Who Were Equally Good at Writing and Painting

If you`re equally good at incredibly complicated creative activities, you may consider yourself a genius. We have a list of authors to inspire you...

“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...

“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...

Nicholas Nixon: “The Brown Sisters”

Nicholas Nixon met Beverly 'Bebe' Brown in 1970 and they married the following year. Bebe is the eldest of four sisters, including Heather, Laurie...

“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 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...

“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...

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...

“The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt (1907-08, Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria)

Widely recognized as the greatest painter of the Art Nouveau period and one of the founders of the Vienna Secession, Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was...
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