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Rene Magritte - The Human ConditionThe Human ConditionRene Magritte

The Human Condition (La condition humaine) generally refers to two similar oil on canvas paintings by the Belgiansurrealist René Magritte. One was completed in 1933 and is in the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. The other was completed in 1935 and is part of the Simon Spi...

National Gallery of Art (Washington, United States)
 
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Salvador Dali - The Enigma of Desire, My Mother, 1929The Enigma of Desire, My Mother, 1929Salvador Dali

'The Enigma of Desire' was the first work sold by the Goemans Gallery during Dali's first one-man exhibition there in 1929. Just as he was painting this canvas, Dali found a religious chromolighograph on which he wrote: 'Sometimes I spit with pleasure on my mother's portrait, had a quite psychoanaly...

 
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Lucian Freud - Reflection with Two Children (Self-Portrait)Reflection with Two Children (Self-Portrait)Lucian Freud

Freud’s Reflection with Two Children, composed in 1965, is a distorted self-portrait, created from the reflection Freud saw when looking down in a mirror he placed at his feet. The result is a strange, foreshortened perspective that has the quality of a spare interrogation room, with the single eye ...

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid, Spain)
 
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Rene Magritte - PleasurePleasureRene Magritte

According to other sources the explanation behind this painting is rather simple: One day Magritte saw his wife eating a chocolate bird, so he decided he would do a painting of a young woman eating a live bird. Evidently he decided not to use an accurate portrait of Georgette because of the graphic ...

Paris (France)
 
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Edward Hopper - SundaySundayEdward Hopper

Sunday is characteristic of Hopper's vision of twentieth-century America. At first commonplace, his art has unexpected resonance, showing the significant rather than the beautiful. The interplay between particular and generalized components, an ongoing aspect of Hopper's work, contributes to the wor...

The Phillips Collection (Washington, United States)
 
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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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Henri Matisse - Luxe, Calme, et Volupté (compositional study)Luxe, Calme, et Volupté (compositional study)Henri Matisse

Luxe, Calme et Volupté is an oil painting by Henri Matisse. It was painted in 1904, after a summer spent working in St. Tropez on the French Riviera alongside the neo-Impressionist painters Paul Signac and Henri Edmond Cross. The painting is Matisse's most important work in which he used the Divisio...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
 
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Rene Magritte - The Big FamilyThe Big FamilyRene Magritte

The Large Family ('La Grande Famille') was created by Rene Magritte in 1963. At first glance, one immediately questions the appropriateness of the title for there is no image of a family, human or otherwise. However, that should not come as a surprise as Magritte was well-known to derive great pleas...

 
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Edward Hopper - People in the SunPeople in the SunEdward Hopper

In Edward Hopper's People in the Sun, five men and women sit on a terrace beneath a vast blue sky. Stark contrasts and cool light emphasize the eerie expressions, frozen poses, and formal attire of the visitors. Hopper distilled his memories of tourist destinations in the American West to create a s...

Smithsonian American Art Museum (United States)