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The 1000++ Artworks created around 1950

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Arshile Gorky - WaterfallWaterfallArshile Gorky

The Waterfall is mid 20th century painting by Armenian American artist Arshile Gorky. The dimension of painting is 96.8 cm by 24 cm and is housed in Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC. It is an oil painting based on surrealism style and abstract genre.
Waterfall was develope...

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, United States)
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Arshile Gorky - The Liver is the Cock-s CombThe Liver is the Cock's CombArshile Gorky

This painting contains many veiled references to Gorky's life and history, while it simultaneously creates visual puns and double meanings that function on many levels. The liver is often referred to in ancient texts as the center for passion, instead of the heart. The 'cock's comb' is both the head...

Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, United States)
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Andrew Wyeth - Christina-s WorldChristina's WorldAndrew Wyeth

Depending on whom you ask, Andrew Wyeth is either one of America’s greatest artists or a master of kitsch, and Christina’s World—a portrait of Christina Olsen, Wyeth’s disabled neighbor in Maine—is a tour de force of realist painting or an exercise in glib sentimentality. Either way, Wyeth stubbornl...

 
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Cy Twombly - Leda and the SwanLeda and the SwanCy Twombly

Leda and the Swan, one of Twombly's most accomplished works, illustrates his career-long attraction to the stories, literature and events of classical antiquity, an interest that expanded further after moving to Rome in 1957. The title, which Twombly scrawled in the lower right corner, refers to the...

 
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Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet - Grand Maitre of the OutsiderGrand Maitre of the OutsiderJean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet

This pictures is typical of the Hautes Pates series that Dubuffet exhibited to huge controversy in 1946. A thick, monochromatic surface serves as the ground for the crudely depicted figure, which is a parody of portraiture. Although Dubuffet undoubtedly intended the series to offend, and his graphic...