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Ilya Repin, The Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mahmoud IV, 1878-1891

Zaporozhtsy by Ilya Repin

"A portrait must be at once a painting and a careful evaluation of the face" Legend has it that around ...

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Albrecht Durer, Young Hare

Young Hare by Albrecht Dürer

 “Nature holds the beautiful, for the artist who has the insight to extract it. Thus, beauty lies even ...

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Liotard, La Chocolatiere_cropped

La Chocolatière by Jean-Etienne Liotard

This portrait is done with pastels! A portrait of a neatly dressed young girl gracefully holding a tray ...

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The Garden of Earthly Delights

Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch

There has always been something enigmatic about Hieronymus Bosch and his shockingly abundant allegorical ...

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Jan van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait

The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck

“I do as I can." There are some works of art that have always been surrounded by mystery. This is ...

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Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

“Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.” When it comes to celebrity status ...

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Jean-Francois Millet, Gleaners

The Gleaners by Jean-Francois Millet

“It is the treating of the commonplace with the feelings of the sublime that gives to art its true power.” One ...

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Peter Paul Rubens, Massacre of the Innocents, 1611 - 1612

The Massacre of the Innocents by Peter Paul Rubens

Massacre of the Innocents c. 1611 – 12, has always been a popular theme in the visual arts, particularly ...

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Gustave Courbet, The Desperate Man

The Desperate Man by Gustave Courbet

“Proudest and most arrogant man in France” * The pioneering artist of the 19th century, Realist painter ...

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Rembrandt van Rijn, The Polish Rider, 1655

The Polish Rider by Rembrandt van Rijn

One of the most beloved paintings by the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, The Polish Rider is also a ...

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Fragonard - The Swing

The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard

a.k.a. The Happy Accidents of the Swing, 1767 Jean- Honoré Fragonard's The Swing was essentially a commission ...

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Allegory of Sight

Allegory of Sight by Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens

This is one of 5 paintings titled The Five Senses painted in 1617 - 1618 by two Flemish masters Jan Brueghel ...

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Jean-Francois Millet, Haystacks, Autumn

Haystacks: Autumn by Jean-Francois Millet

"The most joyful thing I know is the peace, the silence that one enjoys in the woods or on the tilled ...

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Ingres - the Grand Odalisque

Grande Odalisque by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

"The beautiful is always bizarre." Next to the portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte - Napoleon I on his ...

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Islamic Calligraphy

Islamic Calligraphy by Ahmed Karahisari

Imagine training for 20-25 years before you were ever allowed to take up a real brush and paint? Filling ...

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Konstantin Flavitsky - Princess Tarakanova

Princess Tarakanova by Konstantin Flavitsky

Anyone who has ever come across this painting is unlikely to forget the emotional imagery and a feeling ...

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Gerome Black Bashi Bazouk

Black Bashi-Bazouk by Jean-Léon Gérôme.

With pedantic care Jean-Léon Gérome painted his models and every detail of the setting - (click on the ...

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Echo & Narcissus

Echo and Narcissus by John William Waterhouse

Here the artist captured a moment from Ovid's Echo and Narcissus a well known fable of a beautiful ...

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Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer

Girl with a Pearl Earring is perhaps one of Jan Vermeer's best known works the world over. The magnificent ...

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Rubens

Rubens, His Wife Helena Fourment, and Their Son Peter Paul

A master painter of the Northern Baroque Peter Paul Rubens, born in 1577, is famous for imbuing his portraits ...

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Hokusai, The Great Wave off Kanagawa

The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai

3 boats, Mt. Fuji and the ferocious curve of the great wave that threatens to consume anything that comes ...

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Michelangelo da Caravaggio - Narcissus - galleryIntell

Narcissus at the Source by Caravaggio

And the blind seer said to his mother, "If he but fail to recognize himself, a long life he may have, ...

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