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Giorgio De Chirico - The Prodigal SonThe Prodigal SonGiorgio De Chirico

The Prodigal Son (Italian: Il figliol prodigo) is a painting by the Greek-born Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico. It is painted in tempera on canvas and was completed in 1922 as de Chirico was in transition from the Metaphysical style of his earlier works to the neoclassicism he essayed in the 1920s...

Galleria d'Arte Moderna (Milan, Italy)
 
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Paul Signac - Breakfast (The Dining Room)Breakfast (The Dining Room)Paul Signac

In Signac's Dining Room, the scene is backlit from a window, giving a dramatic light creating silhouettes and strong contrasts of light and shade. This type of lighting was used occasionally by Degas, but not by the Impressionists, who avoided such extremes of contrast. When sunsets were painted by ...

Kröller-Müller Museum (Otterlo, Netherlands)
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Sandro Botticelli - The Birth of VenusThe Birth of VenusSandro Botticelli

The Birth of Venus shows the Goddess of Love and Beauty as she arrives on the shore of Cyprus after she was born, rising from the sea fully formed. Venus reaches the shore on top of a large scallop shell, blown by the wind god, Zephyr and Aura, a minor breeze deity whom he carries in his arms. The w...

Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy)
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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)
 
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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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Pablo Picasso - Saltimbanques (The Family of Saltimbanques)Saltimbanques (The Family of Saltimbanques)Pablo Picasso

Family of Saltimbanques (La famille de saltimbanques) is a 1905 painting by Pablo Picasso. It is considered the masterpiece of Picasso's Rose Period sometimes called Picasso's circus period. Its dimensions are 212.8 x 229.6 cm or (83 3/4 in × 90 3/8 in); and (framed 240.4 x 256.3 cm). The painting d...

National Gallery of Art (Washington, United States)