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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,...

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 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...

“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 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...

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...

“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...
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