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The 118 Artworks ... and ...



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Francisco De Goya - Saturn Devouring His SonSaturn Devouring His SonFrancisco De Goya

Spain’s pioneering painter Francisco Goya y Lucientes was considered a great successor to the Spanish Baroque Painting masters, namely painters like El Greco, Velazquez, and Jusepe Ribera. His career spanned between 1785 and 1820. “Saturn Devouring his Son” was a part of the “Black Paintings” series...

Museo del Prado (Madrid, Spain)
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Caspar David Friedrich - The Sea of IceThe Sea of IceCaspar David Friedrich

The Sea of Ice (German: Das Eismeer), also called The Wreck of Hope (German: Die gescheiterte Hoffnung) is an oil painting of 1823–1824 by the German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich.
The landscape depicts a shipwreck in the middle of a broken ice-sheet, whose shards have piled up after t...

Kunsthalle (Hamburg, Germany)
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Umberto Boccioni - The City RisesThe City RisesUmberto Boccioni
199 x 301 cm, (1910)

The City Rises (La città che sale) (1910) is an important painting by the Italian painter Umberto Boccioni. In 1912 the picture was bought by the musician Ferruccio Busoni during the travelling futurist art exposition in Europe. It has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York as part o...

Museum of Modern Art (New York, United States)
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Jan Vermeer - The Girl with a Pearl EarringThe Girl with a Pearl EarringJan Vermeer

The artwork Girl with a Pearl Earring, or 'Het Meisje with de Parel' in Dutch, is one of Johannes Vermeer's (Dutch Painter) masterworks and has a pearl earring as a focal point, as the name suggests. The picture is now housed at The Hague's Mauritshuis museum. It's also known as or 'the Mona Lisa of...

Mauritshuis (The Hague, Netherlands)
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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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Agnolo Bronzino - Venus, Cupid and Time (Allegory of Lust)Venus, Cupid and Time (Allegory of Lust)Agnolo Bronzino

This work was probably created at the Tuscan court of Duke Cosimo de' Medici for presentation to the King of France. It was designed as a puzzle, and incorporates symbols and devices from the worlds of mythology and emblematic imagery. It would have made the perfect present for the French king, know...

National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
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Oskar Kokoschka - Dolomite LandscapeDolomite LandscapeOskar Kokoschka

On her journey with Oskar Kokoschka in August of 1913, Kokoschka’s then-lover Alma Mahler wrote in her diary: “In Tre Croci, our life revolved entirely around his work. ... The summer sun above the glaciers! This morning, I couldn’t shake off the feeling that I simply do not deserve this blessing. K...

Leopold Museum (Vienna, Austria)
 
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Jasper Johns - FlagFlagJasper Johns

The Cold War was still in motion when the Flag was painted. It was a time of the inquisition, witch hunts, blacklists, loyalty oaths, censorship, and espionage in the US, many artists had their careers destroyed due to suspected communist sentiment in their art. Jasper Johns says that the idea for t...

 
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Georges Braque - Woman ReadingWoman ReadingGeorges Braque

French painter, collagist and sculptor Georges Braque is, along with Pablo Picasso, renowned as the co-founder of Cubism, which revolutionized 20th-century painting. In his work, objects are fragmented and reconstructed into geometric forms, fracturing the picture plane in order to explore a variety...

 
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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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George Grosz - The Pillars of SocietyThe Pillars of SocietyGeorge Grosz

“The Pillars of Society” is a portrait that satirizes the elite supporters of Fascism that dominated post-war Germany in 1926. Similar to a lot of paintings in his oeuvre that belong to this era, it passed a scathing critique of everything he considered to be corrupt in Germany’s bourgeois communit...

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
 
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John Singer Sargent - El JaleoEl JaleoJohn Singer Sargent

El Jaleo is a large painting by John Singer Sargent, depicting a Spanish Gypsy dancer performing to the accompaniment of musicians. Painted in 1882, it currently hangs in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Almost 12 feet wide, El Jaleo is broadly painted in a nearly monochromatic palette...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, United States)
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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) - St. George and the DragonSt. George and the DragonRaphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

St. George and the Dragon is a small cabinet painting by the Italian High Renaissance artist Raphael, painted between 1504 and 1506, and now in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The saint wears the blue garter of the English Order of the Garter, reflecting the award of this decoration ...

National Gallery of Art (Washington, United States)