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A Bigger Interior With Blue Terrace and Garden, David Hockney

A Bigger Interior With Blue Terrace and Garden

David Hockney, 2017
A Huguenot on St Bartholomew's Day, John Everett Millais

A Huguenot on St Bartholomew's Day

John Everett Millais, 1852
Adoration of the Magi, Fra Angelico

Adoration of the Magi

Fra Angelico, 1440-1460
Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Back, Giotto di Bondone

Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Back

Giotto di Bondone, 1310
Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Front, Giotto di Bondone

Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Front

Giotto di Bondone, 1310
Amman by Midnite, Ali Al Jabri

Amman by Midnite

Ali Al Jabri, 1991
An Allegory of Fame, Elisabetta Sirani

An Allegory of Fame

Elisabetta Sirani, 1657
An Allegory of Virtue, Elisabetta Sirani

An Allegory of Virtue

Elisabetta Sirani, 1657
Apotheosis of Cosimo I, Giorgio Vasari

Apotheosis of Cosimo I

Giorgio Vasari, 1563-1565
Bande de Sureté / Twin City / Nipples, Robert Rauschenberg

Bande de Sureté / Twin City / Nipples

Robert Rauschenberg, 1971
Bogatyr, Mikhail Vrubel

Bogatyr

Mikhail Vrubel, 1898
Brown House with Multiple Figures and Birds, Bill Traylor

Brown House with Multiple Figures and Birds

Bill Traylor, c. 1939-1942
Charles Beale the Elder, Mary Beale

Charles Beale the Elder

Mary Beale, 1663
Composition in Black and Gray, Piet Mondrian

Composition in Black and Gray

Piet Mondrian, 1919
Composition in Black and White (Painting 1), Piet Mondrian

Composition in Black and White (Painting 1)

Piet Mondrian, 1926
Composition with Blue and Yellow (Composition 1), Piet Mondrian

Composition with Blue and Yellow (Composition 1)

Piet Mondrian, 1925
Crucifix of the Malatesta Temple, Giotto di Bondone

Crucifix of the Malatesta Temple

Giotto di Bondone, 1310-1317
Dancer = Propeller = Sea, Gino Severini

Dancer = Propeller = Sea

Gino Severini, 1915
Dark Blue Curve, Ellsworth Kelly

Dark Blue Curve

Ellsworth Kelly, 1995
Death and the Maiden, Marianne Stokes

Death and the Maiden

Marianne Stokes, c. 1908
Decoration, Mainie Jellett

Decoration

Mainie Jellett, 1923
Deposition of Christ, Agnolo Bronzino

Deposition of Christ

Agnolo Bronzino, 1540-1545
Descent of Christ Into Limbo, Agnolo Bronzino

Descent of Christ Into Limbo

Agnolo Bronzino, 1552
Head of the Archangel Gabriel, Elisabetta Sirani

Head of the Archangel Gabriel

Elisabetta Sirani, 1638-1665
Head of the Virgin, Elisabetta Sirani

Head of the Virgin

Elisabetta Sirani, 1638-1665
Lamentation, Plautilla Nelli

Lamentation

Plautilla Nelli, 1550
Lawdy Mama, Barkley L. Hendricks

Lawdy Mama

Barkley L. Hendricks, 1969
Le Discret, Joseph Ducreux

Le Discret

Joseph Ducreux, 1791
Louise Renée de Penancoet de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth, Susan Penelope Rosse

Louise Renée de Penancoet de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth

Susan Penelope Rosse, 1682-1685
Lozenge, Piet Mondrian

Lozenge

Piet Mondrian, 1921
Luncheon on the Grass, Claude Monet

Luncheon on the Grass

Claude Monet, 1865-1866
Madonna and Child Enthroned, Carlo Crivelli

Madonna and Child Enthroned

Carlo Crivelli, 1472
Madonna Enthroned, Giotto di Bondone

Madonna Enthroned

Giotto di Bondone, 1310
Maesta of Santa Trinita, Cimabue

Maesta of Santa Trinita

Cimabue, 1280-1290
Mental Asylum Band-Copse, Adolf Wölfli

Mental Asylum Band-Copse

Adolf Wölfli, 1910
Mond Crucifixion, Raphael Sanzio

Mond Crucifixion

Raphael Sanzio, 1502
Mrs. Priestman, Susan Penelope Rosse

Mrs. Priestman

Susan Penelope Rosse, 1690
My Father Rosse, Susan Penelope Rosse

My Father Rosse

Susan Penelope Rosse, 1677
Ophelia, John Everett Millais

Ophelia

John Everett Millais, 1851-1852
Perseus and Andromeda, Ancient Rome

Perseus and Andromeda

90 BCE
Polyptych of Bologna, Giotto di Bondone

Polyptych of Bologna

Giotto di Bondone, 1330-1335
Polyptych of Perugia, Piero della Francesca

Polyptych of Perugia

Piero della Francesca, 1470
Polyptych of the Misericordia — Detail of the Madonna, Piero della Francesca

Polyptych of the Misericordia — Detail of the Madonna

Piero della Francesca, 1460-1462
Portrait of a Young Woman, Coptic Art

Portrait of a Young Woman

200 CE
Portrait of the artist's mother, Ms. Anne Ducreux b. Béliard, Joseph Ducreux

Portrait of the artist's mother, Ms. Anne Ducreux b. Béliard

Joseph Ducreux, c. 1790
Princess Reverie, Mikhail Vrubel

Princess Reverie

Mikhail Vrubel, 1896
Rotorelief 1 (Optical Disks), Marcel Duchamp

Rotorelief 1 (Optical Disks)

Marcel Duchamp, 1935
Rotorelief 2 (Optical Disks), Marcel Duchamp

Rotorelief 2 (Optical Disks)

Marcel Duchamp, 1935
Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, Giotto di Bondone

Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

Giotto di Bondone, 1295-1300
Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, Lorenzo Monaco

Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

Lorenzo Monaco, 1420
More Themes in Art
Abstract Figures, Themes in Art

Abstract Figures

Hinting at the human form

Autobiographies, Themes in Art

Autobiographies

Hear it from the source

Boats, Themes in Art

Boats

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