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Giuseppe Arcimboldo - Summer 1Summer 1Giuseppe Arcimboldo

In 1562 Arcimboldo left his country and joined the Emperor's court, where he was liked and treated well and received with great kindness, and the Emperor gave him a good salary worthy of his merits and also showed his affection in many other ways. And so our Arcimboldo lived a very fulfilling and ho...

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna, Austria)
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Albert Bierstadt - Rocky MountainsRocky MountainsAlbert Bierstadt

This painting is the major work that resulted from the artist's first trip to the West. In spring 1859, he accompanied a government survey expedition, headed by Colonel Frederick W. Lander, to the Nebraska Territory. By summer, the party had reached the Wind River Range of the Rocky Mountains in wha...

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Vincent Van Gogh - Green Wheat Field with CypressGreen Wheat Field with CypressVincent Van Gogh

Writing to his brother Theo from the asylum in Saint-Rémy in early July 1889, Van Gogh described his latest work in the series he had begun in June: 'I have a canvas of cypresses with some ears of wheat, some poppies, a blue sky like a piece of Scotch plaid; the former painted with a thick impasto ....

National Gallery (Prague, Czech Republic)
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Jean Frederic Bazille - Bathers (Summer Scene)Bathers (Summer Scene)Jean Frederic Bazille

Scène d'été, or Summer Scene, is an oil painting by Frédéric Bazille, completed in 1869, a year before his death in 1870. The impressionist painting depicts young men dressed in swimsuits having a leisurely day along the banks of a river near Méric. Bazille achieved the look he wanted for the painti...

Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, United States)
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Claude Monet - Wild Poppies, near ArgenteuilWild Poppies, near ArgenteuilClaude Monet

Claude Monet showed 'Poppy Field' to the public at the first Impressionist exhibition held in the photographer Nadar's disused studio in 1874. Now one of the world's most famous paintings, it conjures up the vibrant atmosphere of a stroll through the fields on a summer's day. Monet diluted the con...

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Claude Monet - The RiverThe RiverClaude Monet
82 x 81 cm, (1881)

The elegant poplar trees on the banks of the River Epte, seen against a patchy blue summer sky, fuse with their reflected image in a network of brightly coloured brushstrokes. This is a work from Monet's celebrated series of poplar paintings made between the spring and autumn of 1891, the year after...

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, United States)
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir - A Road in LouveciennesA Road in LouveciennesPierre-Auguste Renoir

This picture, which is in effect drawn directly with paint, was almost certainly executed out-of-doors about 1870. The site is in the village of Louveciennes, west of Paris, where Renoir's parents had a summer home. Camille Pissarro, who lived and worked in the village in 1869–70, painted a view of ...

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, United States)
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Vincent Van Gogh - Memory of the Garden at EttenMemory of the Garden at EttenVincent Van Gogh

The 'Garden at Etten' refers to the parsonage garden at Etten (now Etten-Leur) where Vincent's father Theodorus van Gogh, a pastor, had been called in 1875. The painting is plainly influenced by Gauguin's Arlésiennes (Mistral) painted at the same time. In his letters about the painting Vincent makes...

Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia)