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Francisco De Goya - Saturn Devouring His SonSaturn Devouring His SonFrancisco De Goya

Saturn Devouring His Son is the name given to a painting by Spanish artist Francisco Goya. According to the traditional interpretation, it depicts the Greek myth of the Titan Cronus (in the title Romanised to Saturn), who, fearing that he would be overthrown by one of his children, ate each one upon...

Museo del Prado (Madrid, Spain)
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Francisco De Goya - Saturn Devouring His SonSaturn Devouring His SonFrancisco De Goya

Saturn Devouring His Son is the name given to a painting by Spanish artist Francisco Goya. It depicts the Greek myth of the Titan Cronus (in the title Romanised to Saturn), who, fearing that his children would overthrow him, ate each one upon their birth. It is one of the series of Black Paintings t...

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Francisco De Goya - The Third of May 1808 (Execution of the Defenders of Madrid)The Third of May 1808 (Execution of the Defenders of Madrid)Francisco De Goya

This painting shows Napoleon’s attack on Spain in 1808. Prior to this, most paintings showed war as being a glorious thing. This painting shows it as being cruel and subhuman (see how the soldiers look mechanical whereas the ones being shot look full of life).

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Caspar David Friedrich - Winter LandscapeWinter LandscapeCaspar David Friedrich

Friedrich combined landscape motifs with religious symbolism, and this picture represents the hope for salvation through the Christian faith. In the foreground a crippled man has abandoned his crutches and sits against a rock with his hands raised in prayer before a crucifix. The rocks and evergreen...

National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
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Caspar David Friedrich - Chalk Cliffs on RügenChalk Cliffs on RügenCaspar David Friedrich

The painting depicts the view from the chalk cliffs of the Stubbenkammer, at that time one of the most famous lookout points on the island. It is frequently but incorrectly believed that the Wissower Klinken outcrops in particular were a model for the painting; however, these did not exist at the ti...

Oskar Reinhart Collection (Winterthur, Switzerland)
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Vincent Van Gogh - Skull with Burning CigaretteSkull with Burning CigaretteVincent Van Gogh

No doubt one of Van Gogh's most macabre works, Skull with Burning Cigarette is probably the most distinguished of his paintings from the Antwerp period. It's likely that the work was painted from a skeleton in an anatomy class while Vincent was studying art. A sketch, Hanging Skeleton and Cat, from ...

Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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John William Waterhouse - AriadneAriadneJohn William Waterhouse

Ariadne (1898) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. 'Whan Adryane his wif aslepe was For that hire syster fayrer was than she, He taketh hire in his hond and forth goth he To shipe, and as a traytour stal his wey, Whil that this Adryane aslepe lay.' Geof...

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Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - DanaëDanaëTiziano Vecellio (Titian)

One of Titian's earliest religious paintings, the Madonna and Child with Sts Anthony of Padua and Roch was until fairly recently attributed to Giorgione, and the Virgin with her delicate, oval face and crisp folds of red drapery denned by shadow descends from the more remote and queenly Virgin of Gi...

Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia)
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John William Waterhouse - Flora and the ZephyrsFlora and the ZephyrsJohn William Waterhouse

Flora and the Zephyrs (1897) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. Flora was the Roman goddess of flowering plants. The Zephyr was the wind from the West. Zephyrus was the god of the West Wind, and dwelt with his brother wind, Boreas, in a palace in Thrace...

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