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“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...

“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...

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...

The Female Nude as a Form of Expression in Modern Art

We're just like other people; we like to sing, we love to dance, we admire beautiful men or women. We're human and sometimes very...

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...

“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 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...

“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...

“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...

Piet Mondrian and the “De Stijl” group

A pioneer of abstract art, Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), started his career painting landscapes until he developed an interest in the mystical principles of theosophy...
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