Anders Zorn

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Diego Rivera Portrait of Ruth Rivera (detail), 1949, oil on canvas, 199 x 100.5 cm, private collection. Today we celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of legendary Mexican painter Diego Rivera. Have a look at some other Rivera’s paintings here. 

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The Taking of Christ (The Kiss of Judas) Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio 1602Oil on canvas, 133.5 x 169.5 cmDublin, National Gallery of Ireland ___ The Taking of Christ was painted by Caravaggio for the Roman Marquis Ciriaco Mattei at the end of 1602, when he was at the height of his fame. Breaking with the past, the artist offered a new visual rendering of the narrative of the Gospels, reducing the space around the three-quarter-length figures and avoiding any description of the setting. A...

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Paul Cézanne The Bay from L'Estaque, 1886, oil on canvas, 80.2 x 100.6 cm, The Art Institute of Chicago. A favored high view, the landscape gave Cézanne a command of vast space with elements of grandiose span and force; buildings, water, mountains, and sky. Without paths or human figures, the world is spread out before our eyes, a theme for pure looking, it invites no action, only discernment. It is sunny, but not gay or cheerful - a balance of warmth and coolness, the momentary and the timeless...

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Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky View of Constantinople by moonlightOil on canvasThe Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

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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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Claude Monet The Custom House, Morning Effect, 1882, oil on canvas. “I know that to paint the sea really well, you need to look at it every hour of every day in the same place so that you can understand its way in that particular spot; and that is why I am working on the same motifs over and over again, even four or six times.” - Claude Monet

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KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI Kanagawa Oki Nami Ura (The Great Wave off Kanagawa) 1830 -1833 Color woodblock print 25.4 × 37.6 cm ___ This is Hokusai’s most famous work, and one of the best recognized works of Japanese art in the world. The breathtaking composition of this print ensures its reputation as a masterpiece; the great wave in the foreground is knowingly juxtaposed with the tiny Fuji in the hollow of the wave’s angry crest. The clawlike wave heads that threaten to crash down upon the...

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Hans Makart (1840-1884)Karoline GomperzOil on woodc187094.5 x 134 cmCarolino Augusteum, Salzburger Museum fur Kunst und Kulturge (Salzburg, Austria)

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September 28, 2017 TemptationTalbot Hughes

Albert Henry Collings (1868-1947) The Fortune Teller, pastel on paper, 53.50 x 43 cm, private collection.

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poboh: Garden, Giovanni Giacometti. Swiss (1868 - 1933) Father of Alberto and Diego Giacometti and architect Bruno Giacometti.

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Dutch Attack on the Medway: the ‘Royal Charles’ Carried into Dutch Waters, 12 June 1667Ludolf Backhuysen, 1667

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Édouard Manet Effect of Snow at Petit-Montrouge, 1870, oil on canvas, 61.6 x 50.4 cm, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

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Christmas Morning, by Andrew Wyeth “My first link with death. A woman I knew had died. I painted this purely from memory. It’s a strange picture. I was striving for an overall schematic of dawn colors - silvery hues.” - Andrew Wyeth

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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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November 6, 2011 Oleg Danilyants