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“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...

“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 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...

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...

“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 Modern Age of Photography

The early 20th century brought exciting advances in technology, transport and exploration. It was the period of the pioneer aviators, the start of I...

“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,...
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