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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - The MusiciansThe MusiciansCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Trained in Lombardy, Caravaggio moved in 1592 or 1593 to Rome, where he initially made his reputation with a number of realistic paintings of half-length figures. This picture dates from about 1595 and was painted for his first great patron, Cardinal Francesco del Monte. Although it was described by...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (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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Henri Matisse - GoldfishGoldfishHenri Matisse

Like his contemporaries, Matisse was aware of the liberating aesthetic and picture making influence of Japanese art on his predecessors from the impressionists to the postimpressionists. The following painting, The goldfish 1912, is possibly inspired by the many oriental images of goldfish that he w...

Pushkin State Museum (Moscow, Russia)
 
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Vincent Van Gogh - Bowl with Peonies and RosesBowl with Peonies and RosesVincent Van Gogh

This still-life belongs to van Gogh's early efforts in Paris to brighten the palette of his paintings. The canvases he had finished in the Netherlands were too dark to be accepted as modern works of art. He chose to pursue the flower still-life as a means to work on his colour. The present still-lif...

Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller (Otterlo, Netherlands)
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Edouard Manet - Luncheon on the GrassLuncheon on the GrassEdouard Manet

The painting depicts the juxtaposition of a female nude and a scantily dressed female bather on a picnic with two fully dressed men in a rural setting. Rejected by the Salon jury of 1863, Manet seized the opportunity to exhibit this and two other paintings, in the 1863 Salon des Refusés, where the ...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Salvador Dali - The Metamorphosis of NarcissusThe Metamorphosis of NarcissusSalvador Dali

Metamorphosis of Narcissus (1937) is an oil-on-canvas painting by the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí. This painting is from Dalí's Paranoiac-critical period. According to Greek mythology, Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection in a pool. Unable to embrace the watery image, he pined away, a...

Tate Gallery (London, United Kingdom)