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Jackson Pollock - Number 1, 1949Number 1, 1949Jackson Pollock

No. 5, 1948 is a painting by Jackson Pollock, an American painter known for his contributions to the abstract expressionist movement. The painting was done on an 8' × 4' sheet of fiberboard, with thick amounts of brown and yellow paint drizzled on top of it, forming a nest-like appearance. It was or...

Private collection (New York, 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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Arshile Gorky - WaterfallWaterfallArshile Gorky

The Waterfall is mid 20th century painting by Armenian American artist Arshile Gorky. The dimension of painting is 96.8 cm by 24 cm and is housed in Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC. It is an oil painting based on surrealism style and abstract genre.
Waterfall was develope...

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, United States)
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Rene Magritte - The seductiveThe seductiveRene Magritte

The Seducer is a 1953 painting of Rene Magritte. It was created in Brussels, Belgium on surrealism style to depict Mature Period. The dimension of painting is 38 cm by 46 cm and is based on storyline of marina. The night effect has been prominently featured in this painting by use of dark blue and l...

 
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Rene Magritte - Time transfixedTime transfixedRene Magritte

Time Transfixed (La Durée poignardée, 1938) is an oil on canvas painting by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte. It is part of the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago and is usually on display in the museum's new Modern Wing.
The painting was one of many done for surrealist p...

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, United States)
 
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Edward Hopper - Office at NightOffice at NightEdward Hopper

The painting depicts an office, occupied by an attractive young woman in a short-sleeved blue dress, who is standing at an open file cabinet, and a slightly older man who is perhaps in early middle age. He is dressed in a three-piece suit and is seated behind a desk. The nature of the office is uncl...

Walker Art Center (United States)
 
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Salvador Dali - The Endless Enigma, 1938The Endless Enigma, 1938Salvador Dali

Inside this painting are six separate images, interwoven and laid atop one another.This composition is probably the best example of paranoiac-critical activity in operation in the paintings done by Dal. He is not satisfied with pursuing a double image but succeeds in accumulating and making rise si...

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain)
 
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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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Paul Delvaux - The Sleeping VenusThe Sleeping VenusPaul Delvaux

Delvaux’s work combined classical perfection with an erotic and troubling atmosphere. The sensuousness of Sleeping Venus is set against its oppressive night-time setting. Delvaux later explained that it was painted in Brussels during the German wartime occupation and while the city was being bombed....

Tate Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
 
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Rene Magritte - The companions of fearThe companions of fearRene Magritte

The Companions of Fear original oil painting by René Magritte is among this surrealist painter’s most intriguing art works. Many of Magritte’s later oil paintings take the humorous edge: In this way The Companions of Fear is somewhat different - Humor ebbs toward the darker side of irony. The Compan...