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The 76 Artworks tagged with Forfriends

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo - Vortumnus (Vertumno)Vortumnus (Vertumno)Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Vertumnus (Emperor Rudolph II) is a painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo in the collection of the Skoklosters Slott, Bålsta. The inspiration of painting comes from god of seasons, Vertumnus, who was supposed to have power to change his form at his will. The painting displays Emporer Rudolph II with fru...

Skoklosters Slott (Bålsta, Sweden)
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Wassily Kandinsky - Composition VIIComposition VIIWassily Kandinsky

Composition VII is a painting of 1913 by the Russian Impressionist Wassily Kandinsky (1866– 1944). The oil on canvas painting is drawn on Abstract Art style with abstract painting and it measures 200 by 300 centimeters. It was created in Munich, Germany and now housed at The State Tretyakov Gallery,...

Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
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Emile Nolde - The Mocking of ChristThe Mocking of ChristEmile Nolde

Mocking of Christ is Emil Nolde painting created in 1909 to display punishments and tortures suffered by Jesus Christ. It is a colorful painting made on expressionism style to display suffering of Christ. The painting's dimensions are 88 cm by 106 cm and is housed at Brücke-Museum, Berlin.
The ...

Brücke-Museum (Berlin, Germany)
 
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Pablo Picasso - Three MusiciansThree MusiciansPablo Picasso

Three Musicians is the title of two similar collage and oil paintings by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. They were both completed in 1921 in Fontainebleau near Paris, France, and exemplify the Synthetic Cubist style. One version is currently owned by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City; t...

Museum of Modern Art (New York, United States)
 
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Edward Hopper - People in the SunPeople in the SunEdward Hopper

In Edward Hopper's People in the Sun, five men and women sit on a terrace beneath a vast blue sky. Stark contrasts and cool light emphasize the eerie expressions, frozen poses, and formal attire of the visitors. Hopper distilled his memories of tourist destinations in the American West to create a s...

Smithsonian American Art Museum (United States)
 
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir - The Luncheon of the Boating PartyThe Luncheon of the Boating PartyPierre-Auguste Renoir

Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881, French: Le déjeuner des canotiers) is a painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. It was purchased from the artist by the dealer-patron Paul Durand-Ruel and bought in 1923 (for $125,000) from his son by Duncan Phillips. It is currently housed in Th...

The Phillips Collection (Washington, United States)
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Gustave Caillebotte - Paris street, Rainy DayParis street, Rainy DayGustave Caillebotte

In his masterpiece, Paris Street; Rainy Day, Gustave Caillebotte brought an unusual monumentality and compositional control to a typical Impressionist subject, the new boulevards that were changing the Paris cityscape. The result is at once real and contrived, casual and choreographed. With its curi...

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, United States)
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John Singleton Copley - Watson and the SharkWatson and the SharkJohn Singleton Copley

Copley and Brook Watson became friends after the American artist arrived in London in 1774. Watson commissioned him to create a painting of the 1749 event, and Copley produced three versions. It was the first of a series of large-scale historical paintings that Copley would concentrate on after sett...

National Gallery of Art (Washington, United States)
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Jacopo Carucci (Pontormo) - VisitationVisitationJacopo Carucci (Pontormo)
(1528)

his early Visitation makes an interesting comparison with his painting of the same subject (at right), which was done about a decade later for the parish church of St. Michael in Carmignano, about 20 km west of Florence. Placing these two pictures together—one from his early style, and another from ...

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George Grosz - The Eclipse of the SunThe Eclipse of the SunGeorge Grosz

Eclipse of the Sun presents a scathing critique of the military industrial complex that controlled Weimar Germany where power and greed reigned supreme. Bureaucrats, who are literally 'mindless,' attend to the corrupt dealings of the corpulent industrialist and the President of the Reich, Paul von H...

Heckscher Museum (Huntington, United States)
 
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Edouard Manet - Music in the Tuileries GardenMusic in the Tuileries GardenEdouard Manet

One of Manet’s earlier paintings, Music in the Tuileries shows the influence of Frans Hals and Diego Velázquez on Manet’s artistic style. The quick visible brush strokes seemed to some to indicate that the painting was not finished, but it is a true representation of what the Tuilerie gardens were l...

The Hugh Lane (Dublin, United Kingdom)
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Gustave Caillebotte - The Floor Scrapers (also known as The Floor Strippers)The Floor Scrapers (also known as The Floor Strippers)Gustave Caillebotte

This painting is one of the first representations of urban proletariat. Whereas peasants (Gleaners by Millet) or country workers (Stone Breakers by Courbet) had often been shown, city workers had seldom been painted. Unlike Courbet or Millet, Caillebotte does not incorporate any social, moralising o...

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Franz Xaver Winterhalter - FlorindaFlorindaFranz Xaver Winterhalter
178 x 246 cm, (1853)

This painting depicts an episode from the legend of Roderick, the last king of the Spanish Visigoths. After spying on his maids of honor to determine the fairest among them, the king chose Florinda (at center left), who became the object of his love. In revenge, Florinda's father called the Arabs in...

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, United States)
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William Merritt Chase - A Friendly CallA Friendly CallWilliam Merritt Chase
77 x 123 cm, (1895)

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work the...

Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art (Washington, United States)
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Salvador Dali - One Second Before Awakening from a Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate, 1944One Second Before Awakening from a Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate, 1944Salvador Dali

The painting depicts a woman (Dalí's wife, Gala) sleeping while sunbathing naked during a calm day on rocks floating over the sea, possibly at Port Lligat. An elephant with incredibly long, extremely thin legs walks across the sea's horizon, carrying an obelisk. Near the woman float two drops of wat...

 
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John Sloan - The LafayetteThe LafayetteJohn Sloan

Sloan's canvas portrays the entrance to the Hotel Lafayette, located at 9th Street and University Place in Greenwich Village, which was a popular haunt for the neighborhood's writers and artists, including Sloan. Descending on the the hotel's double awning-covered stairways is a group of genial peop...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, United States)
 
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Yves Klein - Air Architecture (‘Architecture de l-air’)Air Architecture (‘Architecture de l'air’)Yves Klein

Defying the common understanding and definitions of art – from his experiments with architecture made of air to his leap into the void – Klein aimed to rethink the world in spiritual and aesthetic terms. His philosophy was revolutionary and demonstrated his acute grasp of the contemporary moment, fr...