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The 1000++ Artworks ... and ...



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Jan Vermeer - Girl Reading a Letter at an Open WindowGirl Reading a Letter at an Open WindowJan Vermeer

Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window is an oil painting by Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer. Completed in approximately 1657–1659, the well-preserved painting is on display at the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden. For many years, the attribution of the painting—which features a young Dutch woman r...

Gemäldegalerie (Dresden, Germany)
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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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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...

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Paul Gauguin - Yellow ChristYellow ChristPaul Gauguin

The Yellow Christ (in French: Le Christ jaune) is a painting executed by Paul Gauguin in autumn 1889 in Pont-Aven. Together with The Green Christ, it is considered to be one of the key-works of Symbolism in painting. Gauguin first visited Pont-Aven in 1886. He returned to the village in early 1888 t...

Albright-Knox Art Gallery (United States)
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Vincent Van Gogh - A Group of CottagesA Group of CottagesVincent Van Gogh

A group of Cottages is thought to be the study he mentions in his letter of 21 May 1890 to his brother Theo and wife Jo immediately after arriving in Auvers:'... when I wrote to you I hadn’t yet done anything. Now I have a study of old thatched roofs with a field of peas in flower and some wheat in ...

The State Hermitage Museum (Russia)
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Gustav Klimt - Allegory of -Sculpture-Allegory of 'Sculpture'Gustav Klimt

Here we observe in miniature two elements that set the course for the rest of Klimt’s career. The judicious use of gold leaf in his paintings led to the increasingly flattened, abstracted and decorative “Golden Style.” Secondly, the depiction of the femme fatale, a stock character in Symbolist art a...

Österreichische Galerie Belvedere (Vienna, Austria)
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Andrea Mantegna - The Lamentation over the Dead ChristThe Lamentation over the Dead ChristAndrea Mantegna

The Lamentation of Christ (also known as the Lamentation over the Dead Christ, or the Dead Christ and other variants) is a painting of about 1480 by the Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna. While the dating of the piece is debated, it was completed between 1475 and 1501, probably in the early...

Pinacoteca di Brera (Milan, Italy)
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Vincent Van Gogh - Young Man with CornflowerYoung Man with CornflowerVincent Van Gogh

Young Man with Cornflower is 1890 painting of Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. The painting was completed in June, 1890 in Auvers. The oil on canvas painting is drawn on Post-Impressionism style and based on portrait genre and it measures 39 by 30.5 centimeters. It is now in a priv...

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Emile Nolde - Flower Garden (Girl and Washing)Flower Garden (Girl and Washing)Emile Nolde

Emil Nolde (7 August 1867 – 13 April 1956) was a German Danish painter and printmaker. He was one of the first Expressionists, a member of Die Brücke, and is considered to be one of the great oil painting and watercolor painters of the 20th century. He is known for his vigorous brushwork and express...

Museum Kunstpalast (Düsseldorf, Germany)
 
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Claude Monet - Clifftop Walk at PourvilleClifftop Walk at PourvilleClaude Monet
67 x 82 cm, (1882)

The Cliff Walk at Pourville is an 1882 painting by the French Impressionist painter Claude Monet. It currently resides at the Art Institute of Chicago. This piece is a landscape portrait and is one of the rare paintings in which Monet includes human beings. The Cliff Walk at Pourville is about the s...

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, United States)
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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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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...