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The 86 Artworks tagged with Forfather

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Pablo Picasso - GuernicaGuernicaPablo Picasso

Guernica is a painting by Pablo Picasso. It was created in response to the bombing of Guernica, a Basque Country village in northern Spain by German and Italian warplanes at the behest of the Spanish Nationalist forces, on 26 April 1937, during the Spanish Civil War. The Spanish Republican governmen...

Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid, Spain)
 
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Salvador Dali - Premonition of Civil WarPremonition of Civil WarSalvador Dali

Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) (1936) is a painting by Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí. Dali made this painting to represent the horrors of the Spanish Civil War. Dali painted this work six months before the Spanish Civil War had even begun and then claimed that he h...

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, United States)
 
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Rene Magritte - The Menaced AssassinThe Menaced AssassinRene Magritte

The Menaced Assassin (French: L'Assassin menacé) is a 1927 oil on canvas painting by Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte. The main subject of the painting, a blood-smeared nude woman, is seen lying on a couch. The assassin of the painting's title, a well-dressed man, stands ready to leave, his c...

Museum of Modern Art (New York, United States)
 
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Rene Magritte - The seductiveThe seductiveRene Magritte

The Seducer is a 1953 painting of Rene Magritte. It was created in Brussels, Belgium on surrealism style to depict Mature Period. The dimension of painting is 38 cm by 46 cm and is based on storyline of marina. The night effect has been prominently featured in this painting by use of dark blue and l...

 
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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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Vincent Van Gogh - Portrait of Dr. GachetPortrait of Dr. GachetVincent Van Gogh

Painted in June 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris. One of the most revered paintings by Van Gogh of Dr. Paul Gachet, who took care of him in his last months. There are two authentic versions of the portrait. It was sold at auction (1990) for record price of $82.5 million. But since 1996, the locat...

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Rembrandt Van Rijn - Night WatchNight WatchRembrandt Van Rijn

The Night Watch or The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq (Dutch: De Nachtwacht) is the common name of one of the most famous works by Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn. The painting may be more properly titled The Company of captain Frans Banning Cocq and lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburch prepar...

Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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Pieter Bruegel The Younger - The Battle between Lent and CarnivalThe Battle between Lent and CarnivalPieter Bruegel The Younger

Pieter Bruegel The Younger specialized in copying his father's works. The Battle of Carnival and Lent, the original of which is conserved in Vienna, is a very fine example of this. The subject matter can be found in medieval literature and plays. In the foreground, two opposing processions, the one ...

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Giorgio De Chirico - The Child-s BrainThe Child's BrainGiorgio De Chirico

The surrealists were greatly influenced by Sigmund Freud’s theories of sexuality. In his writings on the ‘Oedipus complex’, Freud argued that rivalries between sons and fathers for the attention of the mother could lead to feelings of confusion, shame and guilt about sex in adult life. The Freudian ...

Moderna Museum (Stockholm, Sweden)
 
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Bernardo Bellotto - The Ruins of the Old Kreuzkirche in DresdenThe Ruins of the Old Kreuzkirche in DresdenBernardo Bellotto

In 1760 the Kreuzkirche, the oldest church in Dresden, was shelled by Prussian artillery; a blaze ensued during which the building collapsed. The church tower, though damaged, remained standing. When the work of reconstructing the church commenced it was decided to preserve the original tower. In Ju...

Gemäldegalerie (Dresden, Germany)
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Vincent Van Gogh - Self Portrait with a Grey Felt HatSelf Portrait with a Grey Felt HatVincent Van Gogh

Due to the fact that Vincent van Gogh didn't have any money to hire models to pose for him he often painted himself. He painted this self-portrait in the winter of 1887-1888 when he was living with his brother Theo in Paris during almost 2 years. He made use of the painting technique pointillism, h...

Stedelijk Museum (Netherlands)
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Diego Velazquez - The Surrender of Breda (Las Lanzas)The Surrender of Breda (Las Lanzas)Diego Velazquez

La rendición de Breda (English: The Surrender of Breda, also known as El cuadro de las lanzas or Las lanzas) is a painting by Velázquez, painted during the years 1634–35, and inspired while Velázquez was visiting Italy with Ambrogio Spinola, the Genoese general who conquered Breda on June 5, 1625. I...

Museo del Prado (Madrid, Spain)
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William Holman Hunt - The Hireling ShepherdThe Hireling ShepherdWilliam Holman Hunt

The Hireling Shepherd (1851) is a painting by the Pre-Raphaelite artist William Holman Hunt. It represents a shepherd neglecting his flock in favour of an attractive country girl to whom he shows a death's-head hawkmoth. The meaning of the image has been much debated. Hunt painted the picture when h...

Manchester Art Gallery (Manchester, United Kingdom)
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Lucian Freud - Reflection with Two Children (Self-Portrait)Reflection with Two Children (Self-Portrait)Lucian Freud

Freud’s Reflection with Two Children, composed in 1965, is a distorted self-portrait, created from the reflection Freud saw when looking down in a mirror he placed at his feet. The result is a strange, foreshortened perspective that has the quality of a spare interrogation room, with the single eye ...

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid, Spain)
 
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Edward Hopper - SundaySundayEdward Hopper

Sunday is characteristic of Hopper's vision of twentieth-century America. At first commonplace, his art has unexpected resonance, showing the significant rather than the beautiful. The interplay between particular and generalized components, an ongoing aspect of Hopper's work, contributes to the wor...

The Phillips Collection (Washington, United States)
 
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Vincent Van Gogh - Still Life with BibleStill Life with BibleVincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh painted this work in October, 1885. The Bible belonged to his father who was a a pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church in the Netherlands. Van Gogh and his father had a turbulent relationship up until his father's death at the end of March, 1885. For Van Gogh the Bible represented everything ...

Van Gogh Museum (Netherlands)
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Claude Monet - Bathers at La GrenouillereBathers at La GrenouillereClaude Monet

The painting here and one in the London National Gallery (Bathers at La Grenouillere , oil on canvas, 73 x 92 cm) are probably the sketches mentioned by Monet in his letter. A bigger size painting, now lost but formerly in the Arnhold collection in Berlin, may well have been the 'tableau' that he dr...

New York Metropolitan Museum of Art (United States)
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Peter Paul Rubens - The Lion HuntThe Lion HuntPeter Paul Rubens

Among many differences from the Schleissheim series, in accordance with Rubens changing attitudes to both life and composition, the combat is equal, or even in the lions' favor in Lion Hunt. The action is spread out and not bounded by the frame, but the front plane is maintained as if by a sheet of ...

Alte Pinakothek (Munich, Germany)
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Joan Miro - Self-PortraitSelf-PortraitJoan Miro

This is a self-portrait of the Catalan artist Joan Miro. Miro worked on this piece from 1937-1960. This self portrait was painted in oil/pencil. This imaginative piece demonstrates that Miro thought of himself as an ever changing and evolving person that had a very humble opinion of himself.

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Pieter Bruegel The Elder - The Hunters in the Snow (Winter)The Hunters in the Snow (Winter)Pieter Bruegel The Elder

The painting is part of the permanent collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The Picture Gallery was developed from the art collection created by the House of Habsburg. It is one of the more important collections of European paintings in the world and focuses on paintings between th...

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna, Austria)
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Arnold Bocklin - La GuerreLa GuerreArnold Bocklin

This painting shows the obsessions of the painter: war, plague and death. In this scene, the Black Death is represented by Death holding a scythe and devastates everything in its path. In the background, a huge cloud of smoke towards which indicates that Death mankind is driven to the Apocalypse. It...

Kunsthaus Zürich (Zürich, Switzerland)
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Henri Emilien Rousseau - A Carnival EveningA Carnival EveningHenri Emilien Rousseau

The painting shows two dark figures dressed in carnival outfits, the man looking almost like a clown; the woman in a dress with a cone shaped hat, standing in a dark forest. Their faces are difficult to make out completely, however they seem quiet and sad, unlike the joy one would expect to feel if ...

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, United States)
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Rene Magritte - The MagicianThe MagicianRene Magritte

Like Magritte said: “Anyone crazy about movement or its opposite will not enjoy this picture.” I agree with Magritte because this painting is simultaneously static and generates a lot of movement. It looks static because Magritte seems to be frozen: the way he’s chewing, cutting the meat and poring ...

 
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Benjamin West - The Death of General WolfeThe Death of General WolfeBenjamin West

The Death of General Wolfe is a well-known 1770 painting by Anglo-American artist Benjamin West depicting the death of British General James Wolfe during the 1759 Battle of Quebec of the Seven Years' War. It is an oil on canvas of the Enlightenment period. West made an additional and nearly identica...

National Gallery of Canada (Canada)
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Salvador Dali - Tuna Fishing, 1967Tuna Fishing, 1967Salvador Dali

Tuna Fishing (Homage to Meissonier) was painted by Salvador Dalí in 1966-1967 and is seen by many as one of Dalí's last masterpieces. Filled chaotically with the violent struggle of the men in the picture and the big fish. A golden knife stabs into the fish and the azure- blue sea becomes red with b...

 
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Winslow Homer - The Life LineThe Life LineWinslow Homer

The Life Line draws on the traditional shipwreck scenario--mountainous waves, wind and spray, a helpless vessel, and a desperate human struggle--with an original, modern perspective. The exhibition includes earlier work, such as images of suspense and rescue Homer (1836–1910) painted on the north co...

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, United States)
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John Atkinson Grimshaw - Canny GlasgowCanny GlasgowJohn Atkinson Grimshaw

This painting is one of the later works of John Atkinson Grimshaw, who devoted his life to painting, who believed: 'Music (except composing) is ephemeral-Art (painting and so on) is eternal-relatively speaking.' In the early 1880s, J. A. Grimshaw became increasingly prolific, and he began to examine...

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Madrid, Spain)