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The 199 Artworks tagged with Modern

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Rene Magritte - The meaning of nightThe meaning of nightRene Magritte

The Meaning of Night is a painting by Rene Magritte to represent the fear of night in human being. Rene Magritte painted this artwork in 1927 by use of Surrealism Style. It is painted by use Technique oil on canvas with Dimensions 139 cm by 105 cm and is housed at Menil Collection, Houston.
The...

The Menil Collection (Houston, United States)
 
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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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Pablo Picasso - Women of Algiers (Version O)Women of Algiers (Version O)Pablo Picasso

A nude courtesan stands brazenly before us, her breasts and soft stomach are bare, her hair wrapped in an elaborate headdress. A tangle of limbs, breasts and buttocks fill the rest of the canvas, which measures 57 by 45 inches. Here are women selling their bodies, many of them faceless, reduced to t...

 
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Max Beckmann - The NightThe NightMax Beckmann

The Night is a 20th-century painting by German artist Max Beckmann, created between the years of 1918 and 1919. It is an icon of the post-World War I movement, Neue Sachlichkeit, or New Objectivity. It is an oil painting on canvas.
Three men appear to invade a small, cramped room, where they te...

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Düsseldorf, Germany)
 
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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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Robert Delaunay - The City of ParisThe City of ParisRobert Delaunay

The City of Paris (French:La ville de Paris) is a painting of 1912 by the French Artist Robert Delaunay (1885–1941). The oil on canvas painting is drawn on orphism style and based on cityscape genre. Delaunay was diverted to abstraction and it is one of painting from the City of Paris series. In 19...

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Max Ernst - Europe after the Rain IIEurope after the Rain IIMax Ernst

Medium of war, Max Ernst. Europe After the Rain remains his pullulating masterpiece, in which emotional desolation, physical exhaustion, and fears of the destructive power of total warfare combine - after the rain of fire, the biblical deluge, and the reign of terror. The title dates back to an earl...

Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, United States)
 
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Wassily Kandinsky - Composition IXComposition IXWassily Kandinsky

It was another ten years before Kandinsky completed another canvas that he would call a Composition. Composition IX reflects Kandinsky's exposure in Paris to Surrealist imagery. Although he denied any Surrealist influence in his work, the biomorphic shapes distinctly recall the pictorial language of...

Musée National d'Art Moderne (Paris, France)
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Giorgio De Chirico - Hector and AndromacheHector and AndromacheGiorgio De Chirico

Giorgio De Chirico painted a surrealist and partially cubist oil painting entitled 'Hector and Andromache' between 1917. The artist was inspired by those two art movements while he lived in Italy and Europe at the time. This painting was product of both cubist and surrealist schools of thought over...

Central Square (New York, United States)
 
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Giorgio De Chirico - The Prodigal SonThe Prodigal SonGiorgio De Chirico

The Prodigal Son (Italian: Il figliol prodigo) is a painting by the Greek-born Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico. It is painted in tempera on canvas and was completed in 1922 as de Chirico was in transition from the Metaphysical style of his earlier works to the neoclassicism he essayed in the 1920s...

Galleria d'Arte Moderna (Milan, Italy)
 
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Pablo Picasso - Guitar playerGuitar playerPablo Picasso

The first stage of Picasso's cubism is known as analytical cubism. It began in 1908 and ended in 1912, which for Picasso is quite a long time for a style to last. Picasso's work lost all concept of dimensions, and no great detail had gone into any section of the art, he had taken simplicity to the ...

 
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Georges Braque - MandolaMandolaGeorges Braque

Mandola (Irish: tenor mandola) is a 1910 oil painting by German artist Georges Braque. Painted in 1910 in France, it is acknowledged as a masterpiece of Georges Braque. The oil on canvas painting is drawn on Analytical Cubism style with still life genre and it measures 72 by 58 centimeters. It is no...

Tate Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
 
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Pablo Picasso - Portrait of Daniel-Henry KahnweilerPortrait of Daniel-Henry KahnweilerPablo Picasso

'Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler' (Spanish: Retrato de Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler) is a 1910 oil on canvas painting by Pablo Picasso in the Analytical Cubism style. It was completed in 1910, and is in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. The artwork displays brown as its prominent color,...

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, United States)
 
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Frida Kahlo - Self-Portrait with MonkeysSelf-Portrait with MonkeysFrida Kahlo

This is the self-portrait in which Frida includes her pet monkeys. This painting was produced during her most prolific period, the early 1940s, in which she created several self-portraits. The background is one of tropical plants which is a common background theme used in many of her paintings. In t...

Collection of Jacques - Natasha Gelman (Mexico City, Mexico)
 
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Joan Miro - PaintingPaintingJoan Miro
130 x 163 cm, (1933)

Painting, 1933 ,one of the famous abstract oil paintings of Joan Miro.Surrealist Spanish artist Joan Miropaints with childlike exuberance in joyful rebellion against conventional painting methods. Influenced by the 1920's Paris counterculture, his art is filled with wonderful absurdity. He often use...

Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona, Spain)
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Arshile Gorky - The Liver is the Cock-s CombThe Liver is the Cock's CombArshile Gorky

This painting contains many veiled references to Gorky's life and history, while it simultaneously creates visual puns and double meanings that function on many levels. The liver is often referred to in ancient texts as the center for passion, instead of the heart. The 'cock's comb' is both the head...

Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, 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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Juan Gris - Portrait of Madame Josette GrisPortrait of Madame Josette GrisJuan Gris

It seems that this is based on the physical appearance of Josette, Juan Gris’ partner, who posed to a greater or lesser extent for each work. In Portrait de Madame Josette Gris, Josette is sitting in a chair, in front a section of wall, the lower part of which is wood-panelled. The shadow she casts ...

Museo del Prado (Spain)
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Joan Miro - Ciphers and Constellations, in Love with a WomanCiphers and Constellations, in Love with a WomanJoan Miro

Ciphers and Constellations in Love with a Woman (Catalian: Xifrats i constel · lacions, en l'amor amb una dona) is a 1941 Abstract Expressionism style painting created by Joan Miro. The painting is 46 cm x 38 cm, based on gouache and oil media displays Love with a Woman and is available at Art Insti...

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, United States)
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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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Georges Braque - Harbor in NormandyHarbor in NormandyGeorges Braque

Braque painted this scene from memory in the spring of 1909, and it is a great example of the way in which Braque, as well as other cubist painters, created a textured mat of forms in the sky. Instead of an open space, filled with color, the sky in the Harbor in Normandy is just as full of forms as ...

The Art Institute of Chicago (United States)
 
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Joan Miro - Still Life with Old ShoeStill Life with Old ShoeJoan Miro

Still Life with Old Shoe, is an oil painting done by Joan Miró in 1937 and now part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The work entered the museum as a gift by James Thrall Soby in 1970. When started the Spanish Civil War Miró was going to his house of Mont-roig del...

Museum of Modern Art (New York, United States)
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Franz Marc - TyrolTyrolFranz Marc

The full implication of this motif for the art of Franz Marc can best be seen in one of his last oil paintings, Tirol, painted in 1913 and retouched in 1914. The overall image of this painting is, as in Fate of the Animals, one of cataclysmic destruction. The heavens have broken asunder and mountain...

Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst (Munich, Germany)
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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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Joan Miro - Seated Woman IISeated Woman IIJoan Miro
162 x 130 cm, (1938)

The expressionistic Seated Woman II can be seen as a final manifestation of Joan Miró’s peintures sauvages, works characterized by violence of execution and imagery. It was painted at a time when Miró, like Pablo Picasso and Julio González, was responding acutely to the events of the Spanish Civil W...

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (Venice, Italy)
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Vincent Van Gogh - Starry NightStarry NightVincent Van Gogh

The Starry Night (Dutch: De sterrennacht) is a painting by the Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh. The painting depicts the view outside his sanitarium room window at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (located in southern France) at night, although it was painted from memory during the day. It...

Museum of Modern Art (New York, United States)
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George Grosz - The CityThe CityGeorge Grosz

The City (1916–17) was the first of his many paintings of the modern urban scene

 
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Yves Tanguy - Multiplicatiion of the ArcsMultiplicatiion of the ArcsYves Tanguy
102 x 152 cm, (1954)

During 1952 and 1953 Tanguy produced a marvelous series of drawings, but few paintings, in part because of ill health, in part because he and his wife traveled abroad to attend the openings of their solo exhibitions in Paris and Rome. (Tanguy also showed his pictures in Milan.) But back in Woo...

Museum of Modern Art (New York, United States)
 
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Wassily Kandinsky - Arabs I (Cemetery)Arabs I (Cemetery)Wassily Kandinsky

The original Arabs I Cemetery was created by Wassily Kandinsky in 1909 and represents the artist’s experimentation with Expressionist concepts. The original is oil on cardboard and is part of the modern art collection at the Hamburger Kunsthalle art museum in Germany. Our hand painted reproduction o...

Kunsthalle (Hamburg, Germany)
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Max Beckmann - The Iron Bridge (View of Frankfurt)The Iron Bridge (View of Frankfurt)Max Beckmann

The 'Iron Footbridge' connected the center of Frankfurt to the Sachsenhausen district, where Beckmann lived between 1915 and 1933. Large Bridge reproduces, incompletely and in reverse, a painting of the same subject also created in 1922. This impression is from the single edition of about 50.

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Düsseldorf, Germany)
 
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Fernand Leger - The Great ParadeThe Great ParadeFernand Leger

Fernand Léger’s use of streamlined forms derived from mechanical imagery dates from World War I, when he served in the French army. His predilection for military hardware and its gleaming surfaces coincided with his feelings of solidarity with the foot soldiers surrounding him in the trenches. The m...

Musee National Fernand Leger (France)
 
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Women in the streetWomen in the streetErnst Ludwig Kirchner

“Women in the Street” (1915) has startling chartreuse background with dark forest green dress and deep blue dress worn by the familiar prostitutes, framed centrally again. A rather effeminate man stands to the right, almost blending with the women, but his trousers peeking from beneath his coat and...

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George Grosz - The Pillars of SocietyThe Pillars of SocietyGeorge Grosz

It is a deeply sarcastic portrait of the German elite classes who supported Fascism. Like many of his paintings of this era it satirized what he believed was the corrupt and bourgeois society of Germany. In this painting Grosz uses his skills as a caricaturist to produce vivid, grotesque, nightma...

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
 
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Edward Hopper - Cape Cod MorningCape Cod MorningEdward Hopper

In Cape Cod Morning Edward Hopper captures the post-war mood of anxiety in this stark, ambiguous painting. John Sloan and Andrew Wyeth are among other realist painters in the collection. Some American modernists found new ways of depicting the spirit of their age. The dynamic rhythms of modern life ...

Smithsonian American Art Museum Directions (United States)
 
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Max Ernst - Of This Men Shall Know NothingOf This Men Shall Know NothingMax Ernst

Ernst studied philosophy and psychology in Bonn and was interested in the alternative realities experienced by the insane. This painting may have been inspired by the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud’s study of the delusions of a paranoiac, Daniel Paul Schreber. Freud identified Schreber’s fantasy of bec...

Tate Gallery (London, United Kingdom)