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Themes in Art


Baptist Heaven (Human Spirit Series), Benny Andrews

Baptist Heaven (Human Spirit Series)

Benny Andrews, 2000
Blues, Archibald Motley


Archibald Motley, 1929
Chahut, Georges Seurat


Georges Seurat, 1889-1890
Cycladic seated harp player, Aegean Civilizations

Cycladic seated harp player

2800 BCE-2700 BCE
Dutch Interior (I), Joan Miró

Dutch Interior (I)

Joan Miró, 1928
Enharmonic Notation for Intonarumori, Luigi Russolo

Enharmonic Notation for Intonarumori

Luigi Russolo, 1914
Gettin’ Religion, Archibald Motley

Gettin’ Religion

Archibald Motley, 1948
Girl Interrupted at Her Music, Johannes Vermeer

Girl Interrupted at Her Music

Johannes Vermeer, 1658-1661
Luigi Russolo, Ugo Piatti and the Intonarumori, Luigi Russolo

Luigi Russolo, Ugo Piatti and the Intonarumori

Luigi Russolo, 1913
Melody, Mai Trung Thứ


Mai Trung Thứ, 1956
Music for J.S. Bach, Robert Motherwell

Music for J.S. Bach

Robert Motherwell, 1989
Pastoral Concert, Giorgione

Pastoral Concert

Giorgione, Titian, 1509
Pioneer with a Bugle, Aleksandr Rodchenko

Pioneer with a Bugle

Aleksandr Rodchenko, 1930
Sappho and Alcaeus, Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sappho and Alcaeus

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1881
Self-Portrait as a Lute Player, Artemisia Gentileschi

Self-Portrait as a Lute Player

Artemisia Gentileschi, 1615-1617
Serpent of Wisdom, Nicholas Roerich

Serpent of Wisdom

Nicholas Roerich, 1924
Song of the Towers, Aaron Douglas

Song of the Towers

Aaron Douglas, 1966
The Concert, Johannes Vermeer

The Concert

Johannes Vermeer, 1665
The Concert, Pavel Tchelitchew

The Concert

Pavel Tchelitchew, 1933
The Elegant Ball, the Country Dance, Marie Laurencin

The Elegant Ball, the Country Dance

Marie Laurencin, 1910
The Frightful Musicians, James Ensor

The Frightful Musicians

James Ensor, 1891
The Love Letter, Johannes Vermeer

The Love Letter

Johannes Vermeer, 1669-1670
The Musician, Baya Mahieddine

The Musician

Baya Mahieddine, 1978
The Musicians, Caravaggio

The Musicians

Caravaggio, 1595
The Old Guitarist, Pablo Picasso

The Old Guitarist

Pablo Picasso, 1903-1904
The Street, Romare Bearden

The Street

Romare Bearden, 1964
The Three Soldiers, Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Three Soldiers

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1568
The Two Musicians, Baya Mahieddine

The Two Musicians

Baya Mahieddine, 1966
Three Women Playing Musical Instruments, Katsushika Ōi

Three Women Playing Musical Instruments

Katsushika Ōi, 1850
Two Sisters with a Cello, Marie Laurencin

Two Sisters with a Cello

Marie Laurencin, 1913-1914
Two Young Girls at the Piano, Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Two Young Girls at the Piano

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1892
Willem Matthijs Maris with Violin, Matthijs Maris

Willem Matthijs Maris with Violin

Matthijs Maris, 1872-1899
Young Flute Player, Judith Leyster

Young Flute Player

Judith Leyster, 1630
More Themes in Art
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Allegory, Themes in Art


Art to illustrate and teach

Still Lifes, Themes in Art

Still Lifes

Quiet moments with simple objects

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