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A Prelude by Bach, Simeon Solomon

A Prelude by Bach

Simeon Solomon, 1868

Old poor poverty, fried rice with pickled sesame seeds

Fish Head

Lê Thị Lựu, 1967
Heat, Florine Stettheimer


Florine Stettheimer, 1919
Hotel Room, Edward Hopper

Hotel Room

Edward Hopper, 1931
Ida Rubinstein, Romaine Brooks

Ida Rubinstein

Romaine Brooks, 1917
L'absinthe, Edgar Degas


Edgar Degas, 1875-1876
Melancholy, Lucrina Fetti


Lucrina Fetti, c. 1620-1630
Nancy, Alice Neel


Alice Neel, 1966
Nighthawks, Edward Hopper


Edward Hopper, 1942

I am like a child at school. The new page is always going to be neatly written, and then pouf! . . . a blot. I'm still making blots . . . and I am 40 years old.

On Failure and the Renaissance: A letter to Durand and Ruel

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1881
Portrait of Amelia Van Buren, Thomas Eakins

Portrait of Amelia Van Buren

Thomas Eakins, 1891
Portrait of Dr. Gachet, Vincent Van Gogh

Portrait of Dr. Gachet

Vincent Van Gogh, 1890
Room in New York, Edward Hopper

Room in New York

Edward Hopper, 1932
The Letter (Sick), Gabriele Münter

The Letter (Sick)

Gabriele Münter, 1917

. . . this feeling of being at someone else's mercy weighs on me tremendously, and when such circumstances are prolonged I cannot find delight in art. . .

The Military is Antithetical to Art

Egon Schiele, 1918
The Path, Romaine Brooks

The Path

Romaine Brooks, 1911

More than annoyed, sad. More than sad, unhappy. More than unhappy, suffering.

The Sedative

Marie Laurencin, 1917
The Umbrella, Marie Bashkirtseff

The Umbrella

Marie Bashkirtseff, 1883
View of the Corniche Road in Luxembourg City, Théo Kerg

View of the Corniche Road in Luxembourg City

Théo Kerg, 1943
Woman Ironing, Pablo Picasso

Woman Ironing

Pablo Picasso, 1904
More Themes in Art
Love, Feelings


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