Category classic-art

Story of Minerva - The Muses Showing Minerva Hippocrene Waters of the River that Brings Out PegasusRené Antoine Houasse, 1696

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Edward Hopper Morning Sun, 1952, oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 40 1/8 inches, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio.  Hopper was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. In both his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life. He once said: “The man’s the work. Something doesn’t come...

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec The Laundress, 1884 - 1886, oil on canvas, 93 x 75 cm, Paris, private collection. Upon seeing a mysterious, untamed young woman with glowing red hair while exiting a restaurant somewhere on the streets of Paris about the year 1884, Toulouse-Lautrec exclaimed to his friend: “She’s a stunner! What an air of spoiled meat she has! It would be so marvelous to get her as a model!” Later he finally caught up to her, the woman known as Carmen Gaudin, a laundres...

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Henri Matisse The Italian Woman (L'Italienne) 1916 Oil on canvas 116.7 x 89.5 cm Guggenheim Museum, New York ___ Henri Matisse often painted the same subject in versions that range from relatively realistic to more abstract or schematic. At times the transition from realism to abstraction could be enacted in a single canvas, as is the case with The Italian Woman. From the earlier state of the portrait, which depicts a heavier figure, Matisse pared down the model’s image, in the process mak...

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Rowland Wheelwright (1870-1955)Enid and GeraintOil on canvas1907123.8 x 184.7 cm(4’ .74" x 6’ .72")

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Vincent Van Gogh Belvedere Overlooking Montmartre, 1886, oil on wood, 44 x 33.5 cm, The Art Institute of Chicago, USA.

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Georges Jules Victor Clairin (1843-1919)Buste De Femme De ProfilWatercolor and gouache on paper189931 x 42 cm(12.2" x 16.54")Private collection

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Remedios Varo Creación de las aves 1957 Oil on masonite ___ Remedios Varo portrays the three ingredients necessary for the origin of life: matter, made up of complex molecules that scientists have determined were formed by stellar fusion, deep in the interiors of stars, thus her stardust becomes paint pigment; energy, the gift of suns, beaming from the star through the magnifying glass and onto the page; and organization, the anti-entropy principle, represented by the Owl Woman’s cardio-vi...

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Fernando Amorsolo Fruit Gatherer, 1950, oil on board, private collection. Amorsolo is one of the most important artists in the history of painting in the Philippines. He was a portraitist and painter of rural Philippine landscapes. He is popularly known for his craftsmanship and mastery in the use of light. 

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Pablo Picasso Le Moulin de la Galette, 1900, oil on canvas, 88.2 x 115.5 cm, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Thannhauser Collection. Picasso was still living in Barcelona when the 1900 World’s Fair drew him to Paris for the first time. During the course of his two-month stay he immersed himself in art galleries as well as the bohemian cafés, night-clubs, and dance halls of Montmartre. Le Moulin de la Galette, his first Parisian painting, reflects his fascination with the lusty decadence...

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Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski de Rola) Girl with a Cat, 1937, oil on canvas, 88.0 x 78.0 cm, private collection. The Polish-French artist Balthasar Klossowski de Rola is best known as Balthus. He was an esteemed but controversial modern painter. Throughout his career Balthus rejected the usual conventions of the art world. He insisted that his paintings should be seen and not read about, and he resisted any attempts made to build his biographical profile. His paintings often depicted young girls...

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December 30, 2017 BathersOdilon Redon, 1904

Abbott Handerson Thayer My Children (Mary, Gerald, and Gladys Thayer) 1897 Oil on canvas 86 ¼ x 61 1/8 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum ___ Abbott Handerson Thayer, known for his paintings of angels, often used his children as models. Referring to My Children, Thayer wrote of his aim to show “three blissfully exalted children” in a way that “puts beauty to the eye first, and the idea last.” Americanart.si.edu

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