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Themes in Art


Anthill, Marianne von Werefkin


Marianne von Werefkin, 1916
Barge Haulers On The Volga, Ilya Repin

Barge Haulers On The Volga

Ilya Repin, 1870-1873
Bedouins Weaving, Faeq Hassan

Bedouins Weaving

Faeq Hassan, 1961
Cleaning Fish, George Bellows

Cleaning Fish

George Bellows, 1913
Embroidery; The Artist's Mother, Georges Seurat

Embroidery; The Artist's Mother

Georges Seurat, 1882-1883
Fisherman's wife sewing, Anna Ancher

Fisherman's wife sewing

Anna Ancher, 1890
Fruit Vendors, Anita Magsaysay-Ho

Fruit Vendors

Anita Magsaysay-Ho, 1960
Girl Plucking a Swan, Anna Ancher

Girl Plucking a Swan

Anna Ancher, 1900
Hands Washing, Tina Modotti

Hands Washing

Tina Modotti, c. 1927
Harvest Talk, Charles White

Harvest Talk

Charles White, 1953
Harvest Threshing, Albert Gleizes

Harvest Threshing

Albert Gleizes, 1912
Harvesters, Anna Ancher


Anna Ancher, 1905
Harvesting, Natalia Goncharova


Natalia Goncharova, 1907
Haymakers, George Stubbs


George Stubbs, 1785
Indian Woman, ‘Bagyi’ Aung Soe

Indian Woman

‘Bagyi’ Aung Soe, c. 1980-1990
Iron Forge Viewed from Without, Joseph Wright of Derby

Iron Forge Viewed from Without

Joseph Wright of Derby, 1773
Kinuta: Beauty Fulling Cloth in the Moonlight, Katsushika Ōi

Kinuta: Beauty Fulling Cloth in the Moonlight

Katsushika Ōi, 1850
Ladle B, Otis Steel Mill, Cleveland, Margaret Bourke-White

Ladle B, Otis Steel Mill, Cleveland

Margaret Bourke-White, 1930
Lastångare Stadsgården, Sigrid Hjertén

Lastångare Stadsgården

Sigrid Hjertén, 1934
Metal Worker, Mária Medvecká

Metal Worker

Mária Medvecká, 1960
Mine outside Dimitrovo (now Pernik), Zlatyu Boyadzhiev

Mine outside Dimitrovo (now Pernik)

Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, 1945
Mining in the Basin, Théo Kerg

Mining in the Basin

Théo Kerg, 1942
Negro Woman at a Fountain, Anne Goldthwaite

Negro Woman at a Fountain

Anne Goldthwaite, c. 1910
Our Land, Charles White

Our Land

Charles White, 1951
Peasant War print 1: The Tiller, Käthe Kollwitz

Peasant War print 1: The Tiller

Käthe Kollwitz, 1907
Peasants Gathering Grapes, Natalia Goncharova

Peasants Gathering Grapes

Natalia Goncharova, 1913
Pescadoras 2 (Fishermen), Armando Morales

Pescadoras 2 (Fishermen)

Armando Morales, 1979
Ploughing in Nevers, Rosa Bonheur

Ploughing in Nevers

Rosa Bonheur, 1849
Potato Planters, Jean-François Millet

Potato Planters

Jean-François Millet, 1861
Pounding Strong, Dorothea Tanning

Pounding Strong

Dorothea Tanning, 1981
Reapers, George Stubbs


George Stubbs, 1785
Seated Man in Yellow Overalls, Loïs Mailou Jones

Seated Man in Yellow Overalls

Loïs Mailou Jones, 1939
Sharecropper, Elizabeth Catlett


Elizabeth Catlett, 1952
Spinning By Firelight, Henry Ossawa Tanner

Spinning By Firelight

Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1894
Tehuantepec Type, Tina Modotti

Tehuantepec Type

Tina Modotti, c. 1929
The Cherry Picker, Berthe Morisot

The Cherry Picker

Berthe Morisot, 1891
The Gleaners, Jean-François Millet

The Gleaners

Jean-François Millet, 1857
The Sower, Jean-François Millet

The Sower

Jean-François Millet, 1850
The Stone Breakers, Gustave Courbet

The Stone Breakers

Gustave Courbet, 1849
Tomato Pickers, Anita Magsaysay-Ho

Tomato Pickers

Anita Magsaysay-Ho, 1975
Two Women from Tehuantepec with jicalpextle, Tina Modotti

Two Women from Tehuantepec with jicalpextle

Tina Modotti, c. 1925
Woman with a Rake, Jean-François Millet

Woman with a Rake

Jean-François Millet, 1856-1857
Women Feeding Chickens, Anita Magsaysay-Ho

Women Feeding Chickens

Anita Magsaysay-Ho, 1979
Women Ironing, Ivana Kobilca

Women Ironing

Ivana Kobilca, 1891

Workers Parade

Tina Modotti, 1926
More Themes in Art
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Ancient Classics

A good story never gets old

Artist Letters, Themes in Art

Artist Letters

From the heart to the pen

Allegory, Themes in Art


Art to illustrate and teach

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