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The 1000++ Artworks created around 1875



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Claude Monet - Gare Saint Lazare, PariGare Saint Lazare, PariClaude Monet

When he painted The Saint-Lazare Station, Monet had just left Argenteuil to settle in Paris. After several years of painting in the countryside, he turned to urban landscapes. At a time when the critics Duranty and Zola exhorted artists to paint their own times, Monet tried to diversify his sources ...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Edouard Manet - A Bar at the Folies-BergereA Bar at the Folies-BergereEdouard Manet

Edouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergere had a controversial placement at the Salon. This piece has scholars and critics debating even 100 years after it was painted, with its ambiguities in every detail. In the painting, a barmaid in the foreground stands behind a bar in the Folies-Berger, and w...

Courtauld Institute of Art (London, United Kingdom)
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Claude Monet - The Walk. Lady with a ParasolThe Walk. Lady with a ParasolClaude Monet

This famous painting is also known as Madame Monet and her Son, or 'La Promenade, la femme à l'ombrelle' in France. The lady with an umbrella painted against the light is Camille, Monet's wife, and the little boy their son Jean. 'I'm working like never and at new attempts, figures in the open air as...

National Gallery of Art (Washington, United States)
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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)
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Edouard Manet - NanaNanaEdouard Manet

Nana is a 1877 painting by Édouard Manet. The painting shows a young and beautiful woman who stands before a mirror with two extinguished candles, her face turned to the spectator. Her dress is incomplete; she wears a short sleeveless bodice, silk stockings and high heeled shoes. The interior sugges...

Hamburger Kunsthalle (Hamburg, Germany)
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Gustave Caillebotte - Paris street, Rainy DayParis street, Rainy DayGustave Caillebotte

In his masterpiece, Paris Street; Rainy Day, Gustave Caillebotte brought an unusual monumentality and compositional control to a typical Impressionist subject, the new boulevards that were changing the Paris cityscape. The result is at once real and contrived, casual and choreographed. With its curi...

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, United States)
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir - La GrenouillereLa GrenouillerePierre-Auguste Renoir

The School of Athens is a fresco painted by Italian Renaissance artist Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino, commonly known as Raphael. It is one of four frescoes in Stanza Della Segnatura that depict distinct branches of knowledge. The School of Athens is meant to represent philosophy. No contemporary docume...

Oskar Reinhart Collection (Switzerland)
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Vincent Van Gogh - Le Moulin de la GaletteLe Moulin de la GaletteVincent Van Gogh

Le Moulin de la Galette is the subject and title of several paintings made by Vincent van Gogh in 1886 of a windmill. The Moulin de la Galette was near Van Gogh's apartment with his brother, Theo in Montmartre. The owners of the windmill maximized the view on a butte overlooking Paris, creating a te...

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, United States)
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Vincent Van Gogh - Still Life with BibleStill Life with BibleVincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh painted this work in October, 1885. The Bible belonged to his father who was a a pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church in the Netherlands. Van Gogh and his father had a turbulent relationship up until his father's death at the end of March, 1885. For Van Gogh the Bible represented everything ...

Van Gogh Museum (Netherlands)
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Vincent Van Gogh - Trees and Undergrowth 2Trees and Undergrowth 2Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh portrays the play of light falling through the trees to the low-lying plants in highlights of white, yellow and red. The effect of the light and shade produces many shades of green which Van Gogh paints in short brushstrokes across the canvas. A horizon line is suggested by a line of yellow...

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Camille Pissarro - Vegetable Garden and Trees in Blossom, Spring, PontoiseVegetable Garden and Trees in Blossom, Spring, PontoiseCamille Pissarro

The colour from the sky plays not only on therooftops, but into the plum blossoms as well. Pissarros’s delicate brushwork is evident in all aspects of the piece,with short strokes on the greenery of the vegetables and the tree blossoms, aswell as the mix of clouds and clear sky above the hilltop. Th...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Edgar Degas - The Absinthe DrinkerThe Absinthe DrinkerEdgar Degas

L'Absinthe (The Absinthe Drinker or Glass of Absinthe) is a 1876 painting. It depicts two figures, a woman and man, who sit in the center and right of this painting, respectively. The man, wearing a hat, looks right, off the canvas, while the woman, dressed formally and also wearing a hat, stares va...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Henri Emilien Rousseau - A Carnival EveningA Carnival EveningHenri Emilien Rousseau

The painting shows two dark figures dressed in carnival outfits, the man looking almost like a clown; the woman in a dress with a cone shaped hat, standing in a dark forest. Their faces are difficult to make out completely, however they seem quiet and sad, unlike the joy one would expect to feel if ...

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, United States)
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Vincent Van Gogh - Bowl with Peonies and RosesBowl with Peonies and RosesVincent Van Gogh

This still-life belongs to van Gogh's early efforts in Paris to brighten the palette of his paintings. The canvases he had finished in the Netherlands were too dark to be accepted as modern works of art. He chose to pursue the flower still-life as a means to work on his colour. The present still-lif...

Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller (Otterlo, Netherlands)
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Edouard Manet - OlympiaOlympiaEdouard Manet

Though Manet's Le déjeuner sur l'herbe sparked controversy in 1863, his Olympia (1863) stirred an even bigger uproar when it was first exhibited at the 1865 Paris Salon. What shocked contemporary audiences was not Olympia's nudity, nor even the presence of her fully clothed maid, but her confrontati...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)