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Marcel Duchamp - Nude Descending a Staircase, No.2Nude Descending a Staircase, No.2Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp made a scandalous scene when Nude Descending a Staircase was presented as a cubist painting. The image depicts an abstract dynamic motion of a figure marked by lines, cylindrical and conical shapes. The arcs of the dotted lines may suggest a thrusting pelvic motion. The dark outlines ...

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, United States)
Vincent Van Gogh - Skull with Burning CigaretteSkull with Burning CigaretteVincent Van Gogh

No doubt one of Van Gogh's most macabre works, Skull with Burning Cigarette is probably the most distinguished of his paintings from the Antwerp period. It's likely that the work was painted from a skeleton in an anatomy class while Vincent was studying art. A sketch, Hanging Skeleton and Cat, from ...

Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Gustave Caillebotte - The Floor Scrapers (also known as The Floor Strippers)The Floor Scrapers (also known as The Floor Strippers)Gustave Caillebotte

This painting is one of the first representations of urban proletariat. Whereas peasants (Gleaners by Millet) or country workers (Stone Breakers by Courbet) had often been shown, city workers had seldom been painted. Unlike Courbet or Millet, Caillebotte does not incorporate any social, moralising o...

Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - Orpheus and EurydiceOrpheus and EurydiceTiziano Vecellio (Titian)

'Titian painted this picture for the Scuola Grande of Santa Maria della Carità, now the Accademia Gallery of Venice. The painting is remarkable for its glowing colours and for the careful depiction of naturalistic detail. The architectural vistas, inspired by stage-sets for the theatre, play a funda...

Accademia Carrara (Bergamo, Italy)
Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin - Morning in a Pine ForestMorning in a Pine ForestIvan Ivanovich Shishkin

Morning in a Pine Forest depicts a scene in the middle of a forest, evergreen trees spread across and a mother bear accompanies her playful cubs. the morning light touches the tops of the trees, but the ground seems cooling. Two cubs have climbed on a broken tree and the mother is beside them, super...