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Portrait of Alexandre Cabanel
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Alexandre Cabanel

Creativity vs the Académie

From its subject matter and color scheme to the visibility of each brushstroke, Alexandre Cabanel's artwork was defined by the total authority of the Académie — but even under extreme constraint, creativity finds ways to express itself. Read More

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The Garden of Earthly Delights

Hieronymus Bosch, 1504

A window into Hell.The alterpiece triptych was an old idea by the time that Heironymus Bosch got ahold of it. Three painted panels in an elaborate frame, often telling a story from right to left. Giotto's Stefaneschi Triptych for St. Peter's cathedral is a good example of what a tryptich should look like — Christ, serene, surrounded by adoring disciples. Read More

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Bicycle Wheel

Marcel Duchamp, 1913

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