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Pablo Picasso - Les Demoiselles d-AvignonLes Demoiselles d'AvignonPablo Picasso

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon, and originally titled The Brothel of Avignon) is a large oil painting created in 1907 by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881–1973). The work portrays five nude female prostitutesfrom a brothel on Carrer d'Avinyó (Avinyó Street) in Barcelona....

Museum of Modern Art (New York, United States)
 
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Edvard Munch - MelancholyMelancholyEdvard Munch

The practice of free love by the bohemians of Christiania, advocated by Jaeger as suited to an anarchist society, led to a good deal of jealousy. Among those who aroused it was Oda Krohg (wife of the painter Christian Krohg), who became, to borrow Tom Lehrer's phraseology, the hypotenuse of a triang...

National Gallery (Oslo, Norway)
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William Holman Hunt - The Hireling ShepherdThe Hireling ShepherdWilliam Holman Hunt

The Hireling Shepherd (1851) is a painting by the Pre-Raphaelite artist William Holman Hunt. It represents a shepherd neglecting his flock in favour of an attractive country girl to whom he shows a death's-head hawkmoth. The meaning of the image has been much debated. Hunt painted the picture when h...

Manchester Art Gallery (Manchester, United Kingdom)
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Girls at the PianoGirls at the PianoPierre-Auguste Renoir

n late 1891 or early 1892 Renoir was invited by the French government to execute a painting for a new museum in Paris, the Musée du Luxembourg, which was to be devoted to the work of living artists. He chose as his subject two girls at the piano. Aware of the intense scrutiny to which his submission...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Peter Paul Rubens - The Lion HuntThe Lion HuntPeter Paul Rubens

Among many differences from the Schleissheim series, in accordance with Rubens changing attitudes to both life and composition, the combat is equal, or even in the lions' favor in Lion Hunt. The action is spread out and not bounded by the frame, but the front plane is maintained as if by a sheet of ...

Alte Pinakothek (Munich, Germany)
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John Singleton Copley - Watson and the SharkWatson and the SharkJohn Singleton Copley

Copley and Brook Watson became friends after the American artist arrived in London in 1774. Watson commissioned him to create a painting of the 1749 event, and Copley produced three versions. It was the first of a series of large-scale historical paintings that Copley would concentrate on after sett...

National Gallery of Art (Washington, United States)
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Children by the Sea in GuernseyChildren by the Sea in GuernseyPierre-Auguste Renoir

On a bay ringed by cliffs, fashionable young Parisians enjoy the sun and sea. The picture is loosely defined, and unfinished at its right and upper edges. But the artist didn’t paint it en plain air.Renoir spent the summer of 1883 sketching the beaches of Guernsey, an island in the English Channel. ...

The Barnes Foundation (United States)
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Gustave Courbet - The origin of the worldThe origin of the worldGustave Courbet

L'Origine du monde (The Origin of the World) is an oil-on-canvas painted by French artist Gustave Courbet in 1866. It is a close-up view of the genitals and abdomen of a naked woman, lying on a bed with legs spread. The framing of the nude body, with head, arms and lower legs outside of view, emphas...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Paul Gauguin - The Loss of Virginity (also known as The Awakening of Spring)The Loss of Virginity (also known as The Awakening of Spring)Paul Gauguin

This painting was produced in Paris in the brief period when Gauguin was interested in Symbolism. It depicts a Breton landscape with a naked young woman lying in the foreground. Behind her, a fox, the symbol of lust in Hindu mythology, can be seen. In the background, a wedding procession in Breton c...

Chrysler Museum of Art (United States)