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Themes in Art


A Foolish Virgin in Half-Figure, Martin Schongauer

A Foolish Virgin in Half-Figure

Martin Schongauer, 1491
Emma, André Breton


André Breton, 1900
Girl Arranging Her Hair, Mary Cassatt

Girl Arranging Her Hair

Mary Cassatt, 1886
Head of a Girl, Vincent Van Gogh

Head of a Girl

Vincent Van Gogh, 1888
Head of Etruscan Woman, The Etruscans

Head of Etruscan Woman

200 BCE
Jo - The Beautiful Irish Girl, Gustave Courbet

Jo - The Beautiful Irish Girl

Gustave Courbet, 1865-1866
La Parisienne, Aegean Civilizations

La Parisienne

La Plume Jaune, Jean Metzinger

La Plume Jaune

Jean Metzinger, 1912
La Toilette, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

La Toilette

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, 1883
Mary Magdalene, Carlo Crivelli

Mary Magdalene

Carlo Crivelli, 1480
Nadezhda Zabela-Vrubel as Princess Volkhova, Mikhail Vrubel

Nadezhda Zabela-Vrubel as Princess Volkhova

Mikhail Vrubel, 1898
Sancta Lilias, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Sancta Lilias

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1874
Self-portrait at the Dressing Table, Zinaida Serebriakova

Self-portrait at the Dressing Table

Zinaida Serebriakova, 1909
Two Spanish Girls, Marie Laurencin

Two Spanish Girls

Marie Laurencin, 1915
With goodly greenish locks, all loose untied, Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale

With goodly greenish locks, all loose untied

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, 1913
Woman with Yellow Hair, Pablo Picasso

Woman with Yellow Hair

Pablo Picasso, 1931
Young Woman Combing Her Hair, María Blanchard

Young Woman Combing Her Hair

María Blanchard, 1925
More Themes in Art
Abstract Figures, Themes in Art

Abstract Figures

Hinting at the human form

Abstract Art, Themes in Art

Abstract Art

Unshackled from the figure

Autobiographies, Themes in Art


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