Category classic-art

VAN GOGH, VincentSelf-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin1888Oil on canvas23 ¾ x 19 ½ in. (60.5 x 49.4 cm)

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Carla Maria Maggi The Look of Judith, 1940, oil on canvas, 75 x 45 cm, private collection. The artistic career of Carla Maria Maggi (Italian, 1913 - 2004) lasted only a few years. A pupil of Giuseppe Palanti, her talent for drawing was discovered when she was an adolescent. She began to exhibit in her twenties and was appreciated as a portrait painter. However in 1940, three years after her wedding, Carla decided (or maybe was forced?) to abandon painting, dedicating herself to the family. She w...

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January 27, 2018 Sierra RunoffElmer Wachtel
January 24, 2012 Jon Foster

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Dance at Bougival, 1883, oil on canvas, 98 x 182 cm, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA. While living and working in Montmartre, Renoir employed as a model Suzanne Valadon, who posed for a number of his paintings, including Dance at Bougival. She posed also for many of Renoir’s fellow painters while studying their techniques; eventually she became one of the leading painters of the day. 

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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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Gilbert Stuart Portrait of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, 1804, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. Gilbert Stuart is widely considered to be one of America’s foremost portraitists. His best known work is the unfinished portrait of George Washington which has appeared on the US one-dollar bill for over a century. Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, also known as Betsy, was the first wife of Jérôme Bonaparte and sister-in-law of Emperor Napoleon I of France.

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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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January 17, 2012 Meteoric, by Flowformed

El Greco Boy Lighting a Candle 1570 50.5 x 60.5 cm Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples ___ The action of blowing on an ember, while it lasts, can be perfectly steady and show no change. The passage of the air is invisible. The pursed lips, the glow of the ember, the hold of the hands: all these things can stay as they are. It is movement without any movement to be seen, while it lasts. But of course this process can’t continue for ever. The boy’s lungs will soon run out of air. W...

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Gabriele Münter Breakfast of the Birds, 1934, oil on board, 18 x 24 ¾ inches, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. Gabriele Münter was a German expressionist painter who was at the forefront of the Munich avant-garde in the early 20th century. In Breakfast of the Birds, she takes a surprising viewpoint: depicting from behind a woman seated at her dining room table. The woman - sometimes identified as the artist herself - looks out the window onto a wintry landsca...

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Sidney Starr The City Atlas, c. 1888 - 1889, oil on canvas, 60.9 x 50.6 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, gift of the Massey Collection of English painting.

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ZICHY, Mihály Hungarian painter and graphic artist (b. 1827, Zala, d. 1906, St. Petersburg)The Triumph of the Genius of Destruction 1878 Oil on canvas, 447 x 550 cm Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

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December 17, 2016 ClioPierre Mignard, 1689
January 13, 2014 Colin Campbell Cooper