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The 513 Artworks ... and ...



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Pieter Bruegel The Elder - The Triumph of DeathThe Triumph of DeathPieter Bruegel The Elder

The painting is a panoramic landscape of death: the sky in the distance is blackened by smoke from burning cities and the sea is littered with shipwrecks. Armies of skeletons advance on the hapless living, who either flee in terror or try vainly to fight back. Skeletons kill people in a variety of w...

Museo del Prado (Madrid, Spain)
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Frida Kahlo - My Dress Hangs ThereMy Dress Hangs ThereFrida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo painted what she knew. Most of her works were reflections about her own life and what she was going on in her personal life. When Frida Kahlo went to New York with her husband in 1933, for there second visit, she began painting My Dress Hangs There. This painting portrays Frida's feeling...

Hoover Gallery (San Francisco, United States)
 
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Albrecht Durer - The Altarpiece of the Rose GarlandsThe Altarpiece of the Rose GarlandsAlbrecht Durer

The work dates to Dürer's sojourn in Venice, and had been commissioned by Jacob Fugger, intermediary between emperor Maximilian I and Pope Julius II, during the painter's stay as the banker's guest in Augsburg. The contract was renewed in the Italian city by the brotherhoods of the traders from Nure...

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Albrecht Altdorfer - The Battle of Alexander at IssusThe Battle of Alexander at IssusAlbrecht Altdorfer

This painting was commissioned by Duke William IV of Bavaria as part of a set of historical pieces that was to hang in his Munich residence. This has since been regarded as Albrecht Altdorfer’s masterpiece, painted with immaculate detail. It shows the victory of Alexander the Great in 333 B.C. over ...

Alte Pinakothek (Munchen, Germany)
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El Greco (Doménikos Theotokopoulos) - View of ToledoView of ToledoEl Greco (Doménikos Theotokopoulos)

El Greco was born in Greece but had a special connection to Toledo, where he lived and worked for most of his life, it is one of only two landscape paintings that survived and its depiction of the sky has been well known and appreciated in Western Art. In Spain, it was rare to find landscape painti...

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, United States)