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"Money, lovely Money, don't ever leave me you are worth more than all the women in the world."

A Russian Orphan's Revenge — a play by Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau, 1899

"...don't lose your temper and spoil our fun. After all, it isn't every day we come to Paris and good heavens, since we've seen all these lovely things at the Fair!"

A Visit to the 1889 Fair — a play by Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau, 1889

Wonders are many, and none is more wonderful than man

Antigone, by Sophocles

442 BCE
Childhood, Triptych Part I, Biruta Baumane

Childhood, Triptych Part I

Biruta Baumane, 1983
Children At Play, Mai Trung Thứ

Children At Play

Mai Trung Thứ, 1955

Show me the man whose happiness was anything more than illusion, followed by disillusion.

Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles

429 BCE

A stormy sea of wrong and ruining.

Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus

430 BCE
Soap Bubbles, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Soap Bubbles

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, c. 1733-1734
More Themes in Art
Autobiographies, Themes in Art

Autobiographies

Hear it from the source

Grimoires, Themes in Art

Grimoires

Forbidden knowledge

Still Lifes, Themes in Art

Still Lifes

Quiet moments with simple objects

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