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A Harlot's Progress Plate 1, William Hogarth

A Harlot's Progress Plate 1

William Hogarth, 1732
A Tree in Late Autumn, Egon Schiele

A Tree in Late Autumn

Egon Schiele, 1911
Agnus Dei, Francisco de Zurbarán

Agnus Dei

Francisco de Zurbarán, 1635-1640
Ahasuerus at the End of the World, Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl

Ahasuerus at the End of the World

Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl, 1888
Alcoholic Calavera, José Guadalupe Posada

Alcoholic Calavera

José Guadalupe Posada, c. 1888
Allegorical Composition, Pavel Tchelitchew

Allegorical Composition

Pavel Tchelitchew, c. 1936-1937
Allegories of Four Continents, Africa, Rosalba Carriera

Allegories of Four Continents, Africa

Rosalba Carriera, 1712
Allegory of Art, Luis Ricardo Falero

Allegory of Art

Luis Ricardo Falero, 1892
Allegory of the Catholic Faith, Johannes Vermeer

Allegory of the Catholic Faith

Johannes Vermeer, 1670-1672
Allegory of the Planets and Continents, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Allegory of the Planets and Continents

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1752
Allegory of Time Governed by Prudence, Titian

Allegory of Time Governed by Prudence

Titian, 1550-1565
An Allegory of Fame, Elisabetta Sirani

An Allegory of Fame

Elisabetta Sirani, 1657
An Allegory of Virtue, Elisabetta Sirani

An Allegory of Virtue

Elisabetta Sirani, 1657
An Allegory with Venus and Cupid, Agnolo Bronzino

An Allegory with Venus and Cupid

Agnolo Bronzino, 1545
Angel of the Revelation, William Blake

Angel of the Revelation

William Blake, 1803-1805
Animated Fantastic Landscape, Bodo

Animated Fantastic Landscape

Bodo, 2001
April, Marianne Stokes

April

Marianne Stokes, c. 1900
Aspiration, Aaron Douglas

Aspiration

Aaron Douglas, 1936
Beatrice Addressing Dante from the Car, William Blake

Beatrice Addressing Dante from the Car

William Blake, 1824-1827
Biblical scenes, Bodo

Biblical scenes

Bodo, 1953
Chronomonde, Bodo

Chronomonde

Bodo, c. 2000
Circle, Benny Andrews

Circle

Benny Andrews, 1970
Cup of Cognition (The Children's Cup), Odilon Redon

Cup of Cognition (The Children's Cup)

Odilon Redon, 1894
Death and Life, Gustav Klimt

Death and Life

Gustav Klimt, 1910-1915
Descent of Christ Into Limbo, Agnolo Bronzino

Descent of Christ Into Limbo

Agnolo Bronzino, 1552
Destiny, Henry Tayali

Destiny

Henry Tayali, 1962-1966
Don't Matter How Raggly the Flag, It Still Got to Tie Us Together, Thornton Dial

Don't Matter How Raggly the Flag, It Still Got to Tie Us Together

Thornton Dial, 2003
Eternity, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Eternity

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, 1906
Female Allegory, Angelica Kauffmann

Female Allegory

Angelica Kauffmann, 1780
Ghosts of the Forest, Marsden Hartley

Ghosts of the Forest

Marsden Hartley, 1938
Glory, Titian

Glory

Titian, 1551-1554
Golden Brush of Africa, Bodo

Golden Brush of Africa

Bodo, 2010
Hortus Deliciarum — Philosophy and the Seven Liberal Arts, Herrad of Landsberg

Hortus Deliciarum — Philosophy and the Seven Liberal Arts

Herrad of Landsberg, 1180
I and the Village, Marc Chagall

I and the Village

Marc Chagall, 1911
I'm not enlightened, I'm not clear, Chéri Samba

I'm not enlightened, I'm not clear

Chéri Samba, 2013
In the Land of Peace, Durdy Bayramov

In the Land of Peace

Durdy Bayramov, c. 1980
Isle of the Dead, 1st Version, Arnold Böcklin

Isle of the Dead, 1st Version

Arnold Böcklin, 1880
Isle of the Dead, 2nd Version, Arnold Böcklin

Isle of the Dead, 2nd Version

Arnold Böcklin, 1880
Isle of the Dead, 3rd Version, Arnold Böcklin

Isle of the Dead, 3rd Version

Arnold Böcklin, 1883
Jacob's Dream, Giorgio Vasari

Jacob's Dream

Giorgio Vasari, 1557-1558
La Sape 1, Bodo

La Sape 1

Bodo, 2012
La Sape 2, Bodo

La Sape 2

Bodo, 2012
Liberty Leading the People, Eugène Delacroix

Liberty Leading the People

Eugène Delacroix, 1830
Mr. Prejudice, Horace Pippin

Mr. Prejudice

Horace Pippin, 1943
Music 1, Gustav Klimt

Music 1

Gustav Klimt, 1895
Night and Sleep, Evelyn De Morgan

Night and Sleep

Evelyn De Morgan, 1878
No More Games, Benny Andrews

No More Games

Benny Andrews, 1970
Our Lady of Peace, Evelyn De Morgan

Our Lady of Peace

Evelyn De Morgan, 1902
Our Land, Charles White

Our Land

Charles White, 1951
Peace Halting the Ruthlessness of War, Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller

Peace Halting the Ruthlessness of War

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, 1917
More Themes in Art
Death in Art, Themes in Art

Death in Art

Life's only guarantee

Cities, Themes in Art

Cities

Hustle and grind

Artist Letters, Themes in Art

Artist Letters

From the heart to the pen

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