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Rene Magritte - The meaning of nightThe meaning of nightRene Magritte

The Meaning of Night is a painting by Rene Magritte to represent the fear of night in human being. Rene Magritte painted this artwork in 1927 by use of Surrealism Style. It is painted by use Technique oil on canvas with Dimensions 139 cm by 105 cm and is housed at Menil Collection, Houston.
The...

The Menil Collection (Houston, United States)
 
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Salvador Dali - Premonition of Civil WarPremonition of Civil WarSalvador Dali

Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) (1936) is a painting by Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí. Dali made this painting to represent the horrors of the Spanish Civil War. Dali painted this work six months before the Spanish Civil War had even begun and then claimed that he h...

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, United States)
 
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Joan Miro - Ciphers and Constellations, in Love with a WomanCiphers and Constellations, in Love with a WomanJoan Miro

Ciphers and Constellations in Love with a Woman (Catalian: Xifrats i constel · lacions, en l'amor amb una dona) is a 1941 Abstract Expressionism style painting created by Joan Miro. The painting is 46 cm x 38 cm, based on gouache and oil media displays Love with a Woman and is available at Art Insti...

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, United States)
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Pablo Picasso - Portrait of Daniel-Henry KahnweilerPortrait of Daniel-Henry KahnweilerPablo Picasso

'Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler' (Spanish: Retrato de Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler) is a 1910 oil on canvas painting by Pablo Picasso in the Analytical Cubism style. It was completed in 1910, and is in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. The artwork displays brown as its prominent color,...

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, United States)
 
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Suzanne Valadon - The Blue RoomThe Blue RoomSuzanne Valadon

The Blue Room is a self-portrait of Valadon. She is displayed inclined on a bed surrounded by blue sheets with floral patterns, with two closed books to the side. Valadon herself appears slightly overweight, lounging in what appear to be pajamas with a cigarette in her mouth. Her eyes face away from...

Musée National d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France)
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Frida Kahlo - Self-Portrait with MonkeysSelf-Portrait with MonkeysFrida Kahlo

This is the self-portrait in which Frida includes her pet monkeys. This painting was produced during her most prolific period, the early 1940s, in which she created several self-portraits. The background is one of tropical plants which is a common background theme used in many of her paintings. In t...

Collection of Jacques - Natasha Gelman (Mexico City, Mexico)
 
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Vincent Van Gogh - Skull with Burning CigaretteSkull with Burning CigaretteVincent Van Gogh

No doubt one of Van Gogh's most macabre works, Skull with Burning Cigarette is probably the most distinguished of his paintings from the Antwerp period. It's likely that the work was painted from a skeleton in an anatomy class while Vincent was studying art. A sketch, Hanging Skeleton and Cat, from ...

Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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Pablo Picasso - Guitar playerGuitar playerPablo Picasso

The first stage of Picasso's cubism is known as analytical cubism. It began in 1908 and ended in 1912, which for Picasso is quite a long time for a style to last. Picasso's work lost all concept of dimensions, and no great detail had gone into any section of the art, he had taken simplicity to the ...

 
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Giorgio De Chirico - The Prodigal SonThe Prodigal SonGiorgio De Chirico

The Prodigal Son (Italian: Il figliol prodigo) is a painting by the Greek-born Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico. It is painted in tempera on canvas and was completed in 1922 as de Chirico was in transition from the Metaphysical style of his earlier works to the neoclassicism he essayed in the 1920s...

Galleria d'Arte Moderna (Milan, Italy)
 
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Gustav Klimt - The Tree of LifeThe Tree of LifeGustav Klimt
195 x 102 cm, (1909)

The Tree of Life, Stoclet Frieze (French: L'Arbre de Vie, Stoclet Frieze) is a painting by an Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. It was completed in 1909 and is based on the Art Nouveau (Modern) style in a symbolic painting genre. The dimensions of the painting are 195 by 102 centimetres (77 b...

Museum of Applied Arts (Vienna, Austria)
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Robert Delaunay - The City of ParisThe City of ParisRobert Delaunay

The City of Paris (French:La ville de Paris) is a painting of 1912 by the French Artist Robert Delaunay (1885–1941). The oil on canvas painting is drawn on orphism style and based on cityscape genre. Delaunay was diverted to abstraction and it is one of painting from the City of Paris series. In 19...

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Oskar Kokoschka - Self-portrait of a -Degenerate Artist-Self-portrait of a 'Degenerate Artist'Oskar Kokoschka

This is an original 1948 color print of a self portrait of a Degenerate Artist by Oskar Kokoschka. 'Degenerate Artist' was a term the Nazis used during World War II to justify taking non Nazi Propaganda out of the museums. This piece was illustrated by Kokoschka, Oskar. Artist initials in print - bo...

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (United Kingdom)
 
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Arshile Gorky - The Liver is the Cock-s CombThe Liver is the Cock's CombArshile Gorky

This painting contains many veiled references to Gorky's life and history, while it simultaneously creates visual puns and double meanings that function on many levels. The liver is often referred to in ancient texts as the center for passion, instead of the heart. The 'cock's comb' is both the head...

Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, United States)
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Giorgio De Chirico - Hector and AndromacheHector and AndromacheGiorgio De Chirico

Giorgio De Chirico painted a surrealist and partially cubist oil painting entitled 'Hector and Andromache' between 1917. The artist was inspired by those two art movements while he lived in Italy and Europe at the time. This painting was product of both cubist and surrealist schools of thought over...

Central Square (New York, United States)
 
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Georges Braque - Harbor in NormandyHarbor in NormandyGeorges Braque

Braque painted this scene from memory in the spring of 1909, and it is a great example of the way in which Braque, as well as other cubist painters, created a textured mat of forms in the sky. Instead of an open space, filled with color, the sky in the Harbor in Normandy is just as full of forms as ...

The Art Institute of Chicago (United States)
 
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Wassily Kandinsky - Composition IXComposition IXWassily Kandinsky

It was another ten years before Kandinsky completed another canvas that he would call a Composition. Composition IX reflects Kandinsky's exposure in Paris to Surrealist imagery. Although he denied any Surrealist influence in his work, the biomorphic shapes distinctly recall the pictorial language of...

Musée National d'Art Moderne (Paris, France)
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Max Ernst - Europe after the Rain IIEurope after the Rain IIMax Ernst

Medium of war, Max Ernst. Europe After the Rain remains his pullulating masterpiece, in which emotional desolation, physical exhaustion, and fears of the destructive power of total warfare combine - after the rain of fire, the biblical deluge, and the reign of terror. The title dates back to an earl...

Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, United States)
 
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Juan Gris - Portrait of Madame Josette GrisPortrait of Madame Josette GrisJuan Gris

It seems that this is based on the physical appearance of Josette, Juan Gris’ partner, who posed to a greater or lesser extent for each work. In Portrait de Madame Josette Gris, Josette is sitting in a chair, in front a section of wall, the lower part of which is wood-panelled. The shadow she casts ...

Museo del Prado (Spain)
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Georges Braque - MandolaMandolaGeorges Braque

Mandola (Irish: tenor mandola) is a 1910 oil painting by German artist Georges Braque. Painted in 1910 in France, it is acknowledged as a masterpiece of Georges Braque. The oil on canvas painting is drawn on Analytical Cubism style with still life genre and it measures 72 by 58 centimeters. It is no...

Tate Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
 
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Frida Kahlo - Frida y Diego RiveraFrida y Diego RiveraFrida Kahlo

Painted in San Francisco during the artist's first trip outside of Mexico. She accompanied her husband Diego Rivera who was painting in the United States and would, at the end of the year, be the subject of a retrospecive at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. The banderole carried by the bird abo...

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (United States)
 
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Wassily Kandinsky - Composition VIIComposition VIIWassily Kandinsky

Composition VII is a painting of 1913 by the Russian Impressionist Wassily Kandinsky (1866– 1944). The oil on canvas painting is drawn on Abstract Art style with abstract painting and it measures 200 by 300 centimeters. It was created in Munich, Germany and now housed at The State Tretyakov Gallery,...

Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
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Max Beckmann - The NightThe NightMax Beckmann

The Night is a 20th-century painting by German artist Max Beckmann, created between the years of 1918 and 1919. It is an icon of the post-World War I movement, Neue Sachlichkeit, or New Objectivity. It is an oil painting on canvas.
Three men appear to invade a small, cramped room, where they te...

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Düsseldorf, Germany)
 
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Rene Magritte - Personal valuesPersonal valuesRene Magritte

Here, the artist presents a room filled with familiar things, but he gives human proportions to these formerly unassuming props of everyday life, creating a sense of disorientation and incongruity. Inside and out are inverted by his rendering of a skyscape on the interior walls of the room. The fami...

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, United States)
 
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Max Beckmann - The Iron Bridge (View of Frankfurt)The Iron Bridge (View of Frankfurt)Max Beckmann

The 'Iron Footbridge' connected the center of Frankfurt to the Sachsenhausen district, where Beckmann lived between 1915 and 1933. Large Bridge reproduces, incompletely and in reverse, a painting of the same subject also created in 1922. This impression is from the single edition of about 50.

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Düsseldorf, Germany)
 
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Women in the streetWomen in the streetErnst Ludwig Kirchner

“Women in the Street” (1915) has startling chartreuse background with dark forest green dress and deep blue dress worn by the familiar prostitutes, framed centrally again. A rather effeminate man stands to the right, almost blending with the women, but his trousers peeking from beneath his coat and...