Sealing a letter (Allegory of Fire)Eberhart Keilhau

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February 19, 2018 VanitySamuel Baruch Halle

Joseph Mallord William Turner Eruption of Vesuvius, 1817, oil on canvas, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT. J. M. W. Turner was an English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivalling history painting. He is commonly known as “the painter of light” and his work regarded as a Romantic preface to Impressionism.

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Gustav Klimt Portrait of Helene Klimt (niece), 1898, oil on cardboard, 60 x 40 cm, private collection.

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Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin Soap Bubbles, ca. 1733 – 1734, oil on canvas, 93 x 74.6 cm , National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Chardin was an 18th-century French painter. He is considered a master of still life, and is also noted for his genre paintings which depict kitchen maids, children, and domestic activities. Carefully balanced composition, soft diffusion of light, and granular impasto characterize his work.This is one of several versions of Soap Bubbles, Chardin’s earliest work...

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Robert Reid (1862-1929)Blue and YellowOil on canvas191081.28 x 91.44 cm(32" x 36")Public collection

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Donato Giancola The Taming of Smeagol 36" x 48" Oil on panel 2010 ___ The relationship of Frodo and Gollum, the most psychological and symbolic in “The Lord of the Rings”, reveals a dark labyrinth of choices and split personalities. On the surface Gollum shows what Frodo could become should he succumb to the ring’s powerful temptations, but by sparing Gollum and mastering his own temptations, Frodo chooses his own salvation, both body and soul. This painting echoes Ju...

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Thomas KenningtonGreat Britain 1856-1916Homeless 1890oil on canvas170.0 x 152.0 cm ___ Homeless, 1890, is one of a series of works in which Kennington depicts the plight of women and children who were impoverished or destitute. Subjects such as these gained popularity during the 1870s and 1880s, partly as a result of the increasing influence of illustrated journals, which regularly commisssioned artists to provide images of ‘real’ life. In Homeless, the square-brush technique used by...

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Edwin Lord Weeks (1849-1903)Before A MosqueOil on canvas188349.5 x 74.3 cm(19.49" x 29¼")Private collection

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Edgar Degas (1834-1917)The Bellelli Family1858-1867Oil on canvasH. 200; W. 250 cm© RMN ___ Masterpiece of Degas’s early years, this portrait evokes the family tensions isolating each member of the family. The imposing dimensions, the sober colours, the structured games of open perspectives (doors and mirrors), all converge in strengthening a climate of oppression. All the more so as suggestions of escape appear, such as this curious little dog split by the frame. The almost playful positio...

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Donato Giancola The Golden RoseOil on paper mounted on panel-200791.44 x 121.92 cm(36" x 3’ 12")Private collection

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Lucien Levi-DhurmerEve, 1896, pastel and gouache with gold on canvas, 46 x 49 cm, collection of M. Michel Perinet, Paris. Lucien Levy-Dhurmer was a French Symbolist/Art Nouveau artist whose works include paintings, drawings, ceramics, furniture and interior design.

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John Piper Covehithe Church 1983 _____ Piper painted this ruined church, near the coast in Suffolk, at the time of his eightieth birthday. It reflects the knowledge of architecture he had built up over his lifetime in two ways: he was aware of the existence of this quite remote church and he understood how to convey its particular character. This is an emotional as well as an architectural view. The racing clouds and fitful light suggest a personal sense of the ruin as an image of preservation...

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Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783-1853) Woman Standing in Front of a Mirror, 1841, oil on canvas, 33.5 cm x 26 cm, Hirschsprungske Samling, Copenhagen, Denmark. Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg is often referred to as the Father of Danish painting. He is credited with laying the foundation for the period of art known as the Golden Age of Danish Painting. He used to teach students by taking them out into the field and encouraging them to study from nature. He, thus, introduced direct study...

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Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572)Venus, Cupide and the Time (Detail)Oil on panel1540-1545117 x 147 cm(3’ 10.06" x 4’ 9.87")National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)

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Arkhip Kuindzhi A Birch Grove, 1901, oil on canvas, 163 x 115 cm, The Art Museum of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus. Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi was a Russian landscape painter. He was born in (Ukraine), but then his family moved to present-day Russia. He studied painting mainly independently and in St.Petersburg Academy of arts. Kuindzhi painted romantic landscapes and sought to render the highest expressiveness in illuminating states of nature. He used intensive colours and unusual perspectives to achie...

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Gustave Moreau (1826-1898)Oedipus and the SphinxOil on canvas1864105 x 206 cmMetropolitan Museum of Art (Manhattan, New York, United States) ___ Moreau, a virtually unknown artist at the age of thirty-eight, triumphed at the Salon of 1864 with his interpretation of the myth of Oedipus and the Sphinx. This painting represents the moment when Oedipus confronts the winged monster outside Thebes and must solve her riddle to save his life as well as those of the besieged Thebans. Metmuseum.org

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir  Nude Fixing her Hair, 1885, oil on canvas, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, USA. 

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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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Vincent Van Gogh Butterflies and Poppies, 1890, oil on canvas, 13-½ x 10 inches, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Butterflies and Poppies demonstrated that the lessons Vincent drew from his study of Japanese prints remained with him. The vivid red poppies and the pale yellow butterflies float on the surface of twisting dark stems and nodding buds, all against a yellow-gold background. Although composed of natural motifs, Van Gogh’s layering of pattern in Butterflies and Poppies sug...

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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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March 14, 2016 Santiago Rusiñol

darksilenceinsuburbia: Nicola Samorí. Voltany. Piaga Antiveduta, 2012. Oil and fire on copper, 100 x 100 cm.

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