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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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