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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, 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, 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 90BCE

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 200CE

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin, Joseph Ducreux

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Joseph Ducreux, 1777

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, 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

More Themes in Art
Death in Art, Themes in Art

Death in Art

Life's only guarantee

Art Theory, Themes in Art

Art Theory

Artists unpack the nature of art

Still Life, Themes in Art

Still Life

Quiet moments with simple objects

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