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The 99 Artworks tagged with Minimalist

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Rene Magritte - The Son of ManThe Son of ManRene Magritte

The Son of Man (French: Le fils de l'homme) is a 1964 painting by the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte. Magritte painted it as a self-portrait. The painting consists of a man in an overcoat and a bowler hat standing in front of a short wall, beyond which is the sea and a cloudy sky. The man'...

 
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Rene Magritte - Time transfixedTime transfixedRene Magritte

Time Transfixed (La Durée poignardée, 1938) is an oil on canvas painting by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte. It is part of the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago and is usually on display in the museum's new Modern Wing.
The painting was one of many done for surrealist p...

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, United States)
 
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Henri Matisse - Blue Nude IIIBlue Nude IIIHenri Matisse

The series of paintings, which are known as the blue nudes, were painted between 1952 and 53 using the gouache découpage method. They illustrate how provocative a simple design can be. Matisse used simple cut shapes to construct the images and uses the colour blue because of its obvious ties with nu...

Musée National d'Art Moderne (Paris, France)
 
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Wassily Kandinsky - Composition VIIIComposition VIIIWassily Kandinsky

The viewer receives quite a shock in moving from the apocalyptic emotion of Composition VII to the geometrical rhythm of Composition VIII. Painted ten years later in 1923, Composition VIII reflects the influence of Suprematism and Constructivism absorbed by Kandinsky while in Russia prior to his ret...

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, United States)
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Rene Magritte - Personal valuesPersonal valuesRene Magritte

Here, the artist presents a room filled with familiar things, but he gives human proportions to these formerly unassuming props of everyday life, creating a sense of disorientation and incongruity. Inside and out are inverted by his rendering of a skyscape on the interior walls of the room. The fami...

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, United States)
 
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Salvador Dali - The Enigma of HitlerThe Enigma of HitlerSalvador Dali

The wilted tree of life with branches cut off represents the material plane not being rooted in the life. This is emphasized by one end of the tree being cut off in the painting. Hitler is represented as a torn photo. There are several peculiarities to note. Only this object has a recognizable face ...

 
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Paul Gauguin - Yellow ChristYellow ChristPaul Gauguin

The Yellow Christ (in French: Le Christ jaune) is a painting executed by Paul Gauguin in autumn 1889 in Pont-Aven. Together with The Green Christ, it is considered to be one of the key-works of Symbolism in painting. Gauguin first visited Pont-Aven in 1886. He returned to the village in early 1888 t...

Albright-Knox Art Gallery (United States)
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Rene Magritte - The false mirrorThe false mirrorRene Magritte

The image jolts the viewer by removing the eye from its usual context, presenting it without the face to which it belongs. It further disrupts expectation by placing a circular sky inside the otherwise ordinary oculus. Sometimes called “magical realism,” such juxtaposition of normally unrelated obje...

The Museum of Modern Art (New York, United States)
 
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Rene Magritte - The Human ConditionThe Human ConditionRene Magritte

The Human Condition (La condition humaine) generally refers to two similar oil on canvas paintings by the Belgiansurrealist René Magritte. One was completed in 1933 and is in the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. The other was completed in 1935 and is part of the Simon Spi...

National Gallery of Art (Washington, United States)
 
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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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Joan Miro - SiestaSiestaJoan Miro

Joan Miró i Ferra (Barcelona, ​​April 20, 1893 - Palma de Mallorca, 25 December 1983), painter, sculptor and ceramist Spanish, was an exponent of surrealism. His works are characterized by vibrant color and reinterpretation of reality, a reality which changes constantly in search of a balance betwee...

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Salvador Dali - The Enigma of Desire, My Mother, 1929The Enigma of Desire, My Mother, 1929Salvador Dali

'The Enigma of Desire' was the first work sold by the Goemans Gallery during Dali's first one-man exhibition there in 1929. Just as he was painting this canvas, Dali found a religious chromolighograph on which he wrote: 'Sometimes I spit with pleasure on my mother's portrait, had a quite psychoanaly...

 
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Giorgio De Chirico - The Uncertainty of the PoetThe Uncertainty of the PoetGiorgio De Chirico

Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund (Eugene Cremetti Fund), the Carroll Donner Bequest, the Friends of the Tate Gallery and members of the public 1985. De Chirico’s quiet square evokes the classical arcades and statuary of antiquity (the sculpture is a torso of Aphrodite). In contrast, the p...

Tate Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
 
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Joan Miro - The Birth of the WorldThe Birth of the WorldJoan Miro

Joan Miró said that The Birth of the World depicts “a sort of genesis”—the amorphous beginnings of life. To make this work, Miró poured, brushed, and flung paint on an unevenly primed canvas so that the paint soaked in some areas and rested on top in others. Atop this relatively uncontrolled applica...

Museum of Modern Art (New York, United States)
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Street Scene in BerlinStreet Scene in BerlinErnst Ludwig Kirchner
121 x 91 cm, (1914)

This exhibition brings together German Expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's renowned Street Scenes series, created between 1913 and 1915. Considered by many to be the highpoint of Kirchner's career as a whole, this series of seven paintings is showcased with sixty related prints and drawings. This ...

Museum for German and Austrian Art and Private Collection (New York, United States)
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Mark Rothko (Marcus Rothkowitz) - White CenterWhite CenterMark Rothko (Marcus Rothkowitz)

White Center is part of Rothko's signature multiform style: several blocks of layered, complementary colors on a large canvas. A luminosity results from the repeated layering of thin washes of paint, which allows some underpainting to show through the upper coats. In each work of this period, Rothko...

 
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Salvador Dali - Sleep, 1937Sleep, 1937Salvador Dali

Dali’s “Sleep” of 1937 deals with a Freudian theme of the world of dreams that has fascinated the Surrealists who believed that the freedom of the subconscious within sleep could be tapped into and then realized creatively in their art. This painting is an attempt to duplicate the dream world into c...

 
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Salvador Dali - Crucifixion (Hypercubic Body)Crucifixion (Hypercubic Body)Salvador Dali

Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) was painted in 1954 by Salvador Dalí, and depicts the crucified Jesus upon the net of a hypercube. Gala (Dalí's wife), is the figure in the bottom left, who stands looking up to the crucified Jesus. The scene is depicted in front of the bay of Port Lligat. The paintin...

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, United States)
 
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Katsushika Hokusai - Fuji, Mountains in clear Weather (Red Fuji)Fuji, Mountains in clear Weather (Red Fuji)Katsushika Hokusai

'This was one of the prints published in Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji that helped secure Hokusai’s fame and popularity within Japan and overseas. It depicts Mount Fuji in a deep, saturated red; thin white lines of snow tracing lines down from the tip of the peak. Small clusters of clouds fill the ...

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Wassily Kandinsky - Several Circles, Solomon R. GSeveral Circles, Solomon R. GWassily Kandinsky

When Kandinsky returned to his native Moscow after the outbreak of World War I, his expressive abstract style underwent changes that reflected the utopian artistic experiments of the Russian avant-garde. The emphasis on geometric forms, promoted by artists such as Kazimir Malevich, Aleksandr Rodchen...

Guggenheim (New York, United States)
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Salvador Dali - -Morphological Echo-, circa 1936'Morphological Echo', circa 1936Salvador Dali

Morphological Echo is a title shared by two oil on panel paintings created by the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí. The first of these works was painted between 1934 and 1936 and measures 64 x 54 cm. It depicts a seemingly minimal architectural setting with several surrealist images in its finer det...

Reynolds Morse Foundation (Cleveland, United States)
 
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Paul Klee - Ad ParnassumAd ParnassumPaul Klee

This painting, considered Klee’s masterpiece, is an example of Klee’s masterful skill with color. Small blocks of shifting colors float through the background, set in place with a thick black outline, evincing the idea of a building or a house. It is also the finest example of Klee’s ability in poin...

Kunstmuseum (Bern, Switzerland)
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Georgia Totto O-keeffe - Blue wave maineBlue wave maineGeorgia Totto O'keeffe

Excerpts from the essays written for O'Keeffe's 1927 exhibition which featured Blue Wave Maine (1926), reveal the extent to which this ideology permeated O'Keeffe's work. Oscar Bluemner wrote lyrically of O'Keeffe: 'All nature seen as organic living flesh – form transposed into line and color – sur...

 
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Paul Klee - Flora on sandFlora on sandPaul Klee

This marvelous natural expression is reminiscent of an aesthetic experiment discussed by Paul Klee. In a lecture at Bauhaus, Klee suggested that if you take a thin sheet of metal, cover it with sand, and stroke the edge with a violin bow, the oscillating vibrations will express themselves in a corre...