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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - NarcissusNarcissusCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Currently kept in Rome’s Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, “Narcissus” is a key painting in the career of the great Italian painter Caravaggio, who was regarded as a master of the Baroque Style. Caravaggio made only two paintings based on Classical Mythology, and this was one of them. As stated in M...

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica (Rome, Italy)
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Vincent Van Gogh - Rosebush i BlossomRosebush i BlossomVincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh lived in Arles for half a year after his first breakdown, which resulted from an argument with Gauguin in December 1888, and then entered the psychiatric hospital in Saint-Rémy on May 9, 1889. This painting of roses was thought to be a work from the final days of his stay in Arles prior to ...

National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo, Japan)
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Caspar David Friedrich - Chalk Cliffs on RügenChalk Cliffs on RügenCaspar David Friedrich

The painting depicts the view from the chalk cliffs of the Stubbenkammer, at that time one of the most famous lookout points on the island. It is frequently but incorrectly believed that the Wissower Klinken outcrops in particular were a model for the painting; however, these did not exist at the ti...

Oskar Reinhart Collection (Winterthur, Switzerland)
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Gustav Klimt - Poppy FieldPoppy FieldGustav Klimt

The painting 'Blooming poppies' has a very strong impressionistic and pontillistic touch. Compared with Klimt’s known color palette in his studio paintings, he here decides to underline the naturalistic appearance of the luminosity of sunlight. He uses best possible plain colors in little dots and b...

The Österreichische Galerie Belvedere (Vienna, Austria)
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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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John Everett Millais - Autumn LeavesAutumn LeavesJohn Everett Millais

Malcom Warner's excellent entry for this painting in the 1984 Tate catalogue points out that 'with 'Autumn Leaves' Millais set out to paint 'a picture full of beauty and without subject', a work in which the very specific story-telling that plays such a part in his paintings of the early-1850s is re...

City Art Gallery (Manchester, United Kingdom)
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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)