abystle: Thracian Girl Carrying The Head of Orpheus (detail) by Gustave Moreau, 1865.

September 9, 2012 Hu Jundi

George Hendrik Breitner Ballerina, 1884-1885, watercolour and white gouache on paper, private collection. George Hendrik Breitner was a Dutch painter and photographer. He mainly became famous with his paintings of Amsterdam street life. He studied at various academies, including the Hague Academy, the Polytechnic in Delft, the State Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam and the Académie Cormon in Paris. In Paris, Breitner came into contact with impressionism. He called his work the opposite to t...

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Boris Kustodiev Russian Venus, 1925, oil on canvas, 200 x 175 cm, Nizhny Novgorod Museum of Fine Arts, Russia.

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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo Two Women Behind a Grille, 1645, oil on canvas, 41 х 58.6 cm, Hermitage Museum. Bartolomé Esteban Murillo was a Spanish Baroque painter. Although he is best known for his religious works, Murillo also produced a considerable number of paintings of contemporary women and children.

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workman: kutxx: Felix Vallotton Box Seats at the Theater, the Gentleman and the Lady 1909, oil on canvas, private collection

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Eric G. C. Weets (b. 1951 in Belgium) Painting Number 17: An Ongoing Tale, 2011, oil on canvas, 81 x 59 cm, created in India. Weets is a self taught, multidisciplinary, contemporary artist. He has no academic training. It was denied when he was young and later, when he was old enough and had a chance, he refused because by then he read a lot about art and came to believe that formal training destroys creativity. Weets paints his ’stream-of-consciousness’ or rather ’stream of su...

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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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Caravaggio (1571-1610)The Inspiration of Saint MatthewOil on canvas1602186 x 292 cm(6’ 1.23" x 9’ 6.96")Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi (Rome, Italy) ___ Caravaggio (1571 – 1610) was a brilliant, temperamental Italian artist whose technique of selectively illuminating subjects surrounded by deep shadows became a cornerstone of Baroque painting. Loathing idealistic portrayals of religious figures, Caravaggio substituted a dramatic, contemporary realism that sparked...

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William Logsdail (1859-1944)The Garden Of The Palazzo MalipieroOil on canvas188244 x 58 cm(17.32" x 22.83")Private collection

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September 4, 2012 Simon Goinard Phelipot

konradwyrebek: Konrad Wyrebek ‘We Are Slaves To A World That Doesn Exist’, oil painting 40 x 50 cm ” Our ambitionsare the same: what we aim for can quickly become somewhere else.Paintings such as ‘Young Slaves’ and the sculpture ‘Three Graces’explore the possibility that the ideals we’re aiming for can enslaveus. Our culture places high value on celebrity, fashion, youth andbeauty. Super-perfect images and messages – celebrating andadvertising these targets – are all around us, and our attempts...

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Gustave Klimt (1862-1918)Portrait of Sonja KnipsOil on canvas1898145 x 145 cmSterreichische Galerie (Vienna, Austria)

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September 13, 2012 Gabriel Pacheco
December 17, 2016 ClioPierre Mignard, 1689

Bosch, Hieronymus The Garden of Earthly Delight (Detail, right wing) c. 1504 Oil on panel Museo del Prado, Madrid ___ This painting was probably made for the private enjoyment of a noble family. It is named for the luscious garden in the central panel, which is filled with cavorting nudes and giant birds and fruits. The triptych depicts the history of the world and the progression of sin. Beginning on the outside shutters with the creation of the world, the story progresses from Adam and Eve and...

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Paul Signac The Boulevard de Clichy under Snow, 1886, oil on canvas, 46.5 x 65.5 cm, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN.

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Charles Amable Lenoir (1860-1926)A Nymph In The ForestOil on canvas90.8 x 138.4 cmPrivate collection

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Story of Rinaldo and Armida - Carlo and Ubaldo Discovering Rinaldo in the Arms of ArmidaJohann Heinrich Tischbein the Elder, 1783

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