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The 1000++ Artworks ... and ...

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Edouard Manet - Olympia, Musee d-Orsay, ParisOlympia, Musee d'Orsay, ParisEdouard Manet

This painting is an example or realism — a style that shows exactly what the eye sees. It created an uproar, not because the subject was nude, but because of the way he painted her gaze and other subtleties indicating that she was a mistress.

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Edouard Manet - OlympiaOlympiaEdouard Manet

Though Manet's Le déjeuner sur l'herbe sparked controversy in 1863, his Olympia (1863) stirred an even bigger uproar when it was first exhibited at the 1865 Paris Salon. What shocked contemporary audiences was not Olympia's nudity, nor even the presence of her fully clothed maid, but her confrontati...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Charles François Daubigny - HarvestHarvestCharles François Daubigny

The Harvest (French: la récolte) is an oil on canvas painting by one of the painters of the Barbizon school, Charles-François Daubigny. It was completed in 1851 and is based on Realism style by use of landscape painting genre. The dimensions of the painting is 196 by 135 centimeters and is housed at...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Gustave Courbet - The origin of the worldThe origin of the worldGustave Courbet

L'Origine du monde (The Origin of the World) is an oil-on-canvas painted by French artist Gustave Courbet in 1866. It is a close-up view of the genitals and abdomen of a naked woman, lying on a bed with legs spread. The framing of the nude body, with head, arms and lower legs outside of view, emphas...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Edouard Manet - A Bar at the Folies-BergereA Bar at the Folies-BergereEdouard Manet

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (French: Un bar aux Folies Bergère), painted and exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1882, was the last major work by French painter Édouard Manet. It depicts a scene in the Folies Bergère nightclub in Paris. It originally belonged to the composer Emmanuel Chabrier, who was M...

Courtauld Institute of Art (London, United Kingdom)
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Alexandre Cabanel - Fallen AngelFallen AngelAlexandre Cabanel

A reproduction of the masterpiece by Alexandre Cabanel, “Fallen Angel”, 1868. This artist won the Prix de Rome in 1845 and won several commissions from the emperor Napoleon III. This magnificent work is a depiction of the fierce resentment of one of the fallen angels. The artist died in 1889 at the ...

Musée Fabre (Montpellier, France)
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Suzanne Valadon - The Blue RoomThe Blue RoomSuzanne Valadon

The Blue Room is a self-portrait of Valadon. She is displayed inclined on a bed surrounded by blue sheets with floral patterns, with two closed books to the side. Valadon herself appears slightly overweight, lounging in what appear to be pajamas with a cigarette in her mouth. Her eyes face away from...

Musée National d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France)
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Edouard Manet - Luncheon on the GrassLuncheon on the GrassEdouard Manet

The painting depicts the juxtaposition of a female nude and a scantily dressed female bather on a picnic with two fully dressed men in a rural setting. Rejected by the Salon jury of 1863, Manet seized the opportunity to exhibit this and two other paintings, in the 1863 Salon des Refusés, where the ...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Edouard Manet - NanaNanaEdouard Manet

Nana is a 1877 painting by Édouard Manet. The painting shows a young and beautiful woman who stands before a mirror with two extinguished candles, her face turned to the spectator. Her dress is incomplete; she wears a short sleeveless bodice, silk stockings and high heeled shoes. The interior sugges...

Hamburger Kunsthalle (Hamburg, Germany)
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Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski) - Girl with CatGirl with CatBalthus (Balthasar Klossowski)
88 x 78 cm, (1937)

Series of paintings “Balthus: Cats and Girls' the origins and permutations of the French artist’s focus on felines and the dark side of childhood. Balthus’s lifelong fascination with adolescence resulted in his most iconic works: girls on the threshold of puberty, hovering between innocence and know...

 
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