Category classic-art

Gustav Klimt Detail of The Tree of Life, 1909, oil and gold on canvas. Klimt’s use of swirling branches and detailed patterns of circles make the Tree of Life two-dimensional. It is full of triangles, rectangles, circles, butterflies, seedlings, flowers on the ground and blackbirds perched on a few branches that most probably represent death.

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Leonid Afremov ___ Leonid Afremov tried different techniques during his career, but he especially fell in love with painting with oil and palette-knife. Every artwork is the result of long painting process; every canvas is born during the creative search; every painting is full of his inner world. Each of his paintings brings different moods, colors and emotions. Leonid Afremov just like those well-known artists, Da Vinci, Picasso, and Monet loves to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of thi...

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October 23, 2011 Eyvind Earle

Franz Xaver Winterhalter Detail of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, 1865, oil on canvas, Hofburg, Vienna. Franz Xaver Winterhalter was German academic classical painter & printmaker, known for his portraits of royalty in the mid-nineteenth century. He never received high praise for his work from serious critics, being constantly accused of superficiality in pursuit of popularity. However, he was highly appreciated by his aristocratic patrons. The royal families of England, France, Spain, Russia...

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Sandro Botticelli Detail of Three Temptations of Christ, 1481 - 1482, fresco, 345 x 555 cm, Cappella Sistina, Vatican City. The scene of the Temptations of Christ depicts three episodes from the gospels. The painting has a frieze with the inscription (similar to the other fresco’s) saying Temptatio Iesu Christi Latoris Evangelicae Legis (The Temptations of Christ, Bringer of the Evangelic Law). Christ is portrayed in the upper left corner while meeting the devil, disguised as a hermit, who...

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Alfred Sisley Small Meadows in Spring (Die kleinen Wiesen im Frühling), 1880, oil on canvas, 54 × 73 cm, The National Gallery, London. In 1880 financial hardship forced Sisley to leave Sèvres, in the suburbs of Paris, for the Seine-et-Marne region, south-east of the city. He lived in this area for the rest of his life. The move marked a turning point in the artist’s career, and he painted the river landscape with a new vitality and freshness of vision.  This painting depicts ‘le...

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The Fighting ‘Temeraire’ Tugged to Her Last Berth to be Broken UpJoseph Mallord William Turner, 1838

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Charles Spencelayh (1865-1958)A Winter TravelerOil On Panel-189523 x 15 cm(9.06" x 5.91")Private collection

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William Logsdail (1859-1944)The Ponte dei Pugni, VeniceOil on canvas42.2 x 61.6 cm(16.61" x 24¼")Public collection

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Edward John Poynter (1836-1919)The Cave of the Storm NymphsOil on canvas1903110.4 x 145.9 cmPrivate collection

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William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)Une âme au cielOil on canvas1878275 x 180 cm(9’ .27" x 5’ 10.87")Perigord Museum

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March 27, 2015 Sven Kroner
November 5, 2011 Krischeldorf Carl

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Woman Tying her Shoes, c. 1918, oil on canvas, 50.5 cm x 56.5 cm, The Courtauld Gallery, London.  

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William Merritt Chase Afternoon in the Park, 1890, pastel on canvas, 48.3 x 39.0 cm, private collection.

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September 12, 2012 Simon Goinard Phelipot
May 7, 2014 Jeffrey Jones

Gottfried Helnwein Mutter - Du hier? (Mother, Is It You?)  1971 40 cm x 30 cm Oil on paper and board ___ It’s impressive how a line can make a big difference. Imagine this portrait without the cut on the woman’s face nor the straw coming out of her nose. Would you have the same reaction to this painting?

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Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904)Pollice VersoOil on canvas1872149.2 x 96.5 cmPhoenix Art Museum ___ “Jean-Léon Gérôme was among the most officially honored and financially successful French artists of the second half of the 19th century. His brilliantly painted and often provocative pictures were at the center of heated debates over the present and future of the great French painting tradition. Gérôme’s images marked the popular imagination, directly influencing spectacular forms of mass...

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February 15, 2011 Albert Anker Auf dem Ofen

Arthur Herbert Buckland (1870-1927) Spring, 1896, private collection.  Arthur Buckland was a painter of romantic landscape subjects, genre and portraits, illustrator. Born at Taunton, he studied art at the Academie Julian in Paris.

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard A Young Girl Reading, c. 177o, oil on canvas, 81.1 x 64.8 cm, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Jean-Honoré Fragonard was a French painter and printmaker whose late Rococo manner was distinguished by remarkable facility, exuberance, and hedonism. He painted several young girls in moments of quiet solitude. According to his friends, he painted these very quickly - in an hour, using bold, energetic strokes. A Young Girl Reading shares this brilliant technique. The gi...

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