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A Prelude by Bach

Simeon Solomon, 1868


Georges Seurat, 1889-1890

Cycladic seated harp player

2800 BCE-2700 BCE

Enharmonic Notation for Intonarumori

Luigi Russolo, 1914

Girl Interrupted at Her Music

Johannes Vermeer, 1658-1661

Le Bal élégant, La Danse à la campagne.

Marie Laurencin, 1910

Luigi Russolo, Ugo Piatti and the Intonarumori

Luigi Russolo, 1913


Mai Trung Thứ, 1956

Music for J.S. Bach

Robert Motherwell, 1989

Pastoral Concert

Giorgione, Titian, 1509

Paul Robeson

Gordon Parks, 1942

Pioneer with a Bugle

Aleksandr Rodchenko, 1930

Renata Borgatti, Au Piano

Romaine Brooks, 1920

Self-Portrait as a Lute Player

Artemisia Gentileschi, 1615-1617

Serpent of Wisdom

Nicholas Roerich, 1924

Song of the Towers

Aaron Douglas, 1966

The Concert

Johannes Vermeer, 1665

The Frightful Musicians

James Ensor, 1891

The Love Letter

Johannes Vermeer, 1669-1670

The Musician

Baya Mahieddine, 1978

The Musicians

Caravaggio, 1595

The Old Guitarist

Pablo Picasso, 1903-1904

The Three Soldiers

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1568

The Two Musicians

Baya Mahieddine, 1966

Three Women Playing Musical Instruments

Katsushika Ōi, 1850

Two Sisters with a Cello

Marie Laurencin, 1913-1914

Two Young Girls at the Piano

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1892

Willem Matthijs Maris with Violin

Matthijs Maris, 1872-1899

Young Flute Player

Judith Leyster, 1630
More Themes in Art

The Nude in Art

Getting out the skin


Reimagining natural beauty


The canvas mirror

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