Obelisk Art History
Art Forms in Nature, Plate 71: Stephoidea, Ernst Haeckel

Art Forms in Nature, Plate 71: Stephoidea Ernst Haeckel, 1904

Art Forms in Nature, Plate 72: Muscinae, Ernst Haeckel

Art Forms in Nature, Plate 72: Muscinae Ernst Haeckel, 1904

Art Forms in Nature, Plate 74: Orchidae, Ernst Haeckel

Art Forms in Nature, Plate 74: Orchidae Ernst Haeckel, 1904

Art Forms in Nature, Plate 78: Cubomedusae, Ernst Haeckel

Art Forms in Nature, Plate 78: Cubomedusae Ernst Haeckel, 1904

Art Forms in Nature, Plate 79: Lacertilia, Ernst Haeckel

Art Forms in Nature, Plate 79: Lacertilia Ernst Haeckel, 1904

Art Forms in Nature, Plate 83: Lichenes, Ernst Haeckel

Art Forms in Nature, Plate 83: Lichenes Ernst Haeckel, 1904

Art Forms in Nature, Plate 85: Ascidiacea, Ernst Haeckel

Art Forms in Nature, Plate 85: Ascidiacea Ernst Haeckel, 1904

Art Forms in Nature, Plate 96: Chaetopoda, Ernst Haeckel

Art Forms in Nature, Plate 96: Chaetopoda Ernst Haeckel, 1904

Art Forms in Nature, 99: Trochilidae, Ernst Haeckel

Art Forms in Nature, 99: Trochilidae Ernst Haeckel, 1904

Azaleas, Helene Schjerfbeck

Azaleas Helene Schjerfbeck, 1904

Bougival, André Derain

Bougival André Derain, 1904

Forest Brook at Leissingen, Ferdinand Hodler

Forest Brook at Leissingen Ferdinand Hodler, 1904

Head with cut off nose, Alfred Kubin

Head with cut off nose Alfred Kubin, 1904

La Marée Basse, Jean Metzinger

La Marée Basse Jean Metzinger, 1904

The Stone with Three Sketches, Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The Stone with Three Sketches Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1904

Nature has more depth than surface, hence the need to introduce in our vibrations of light, represented by reds and yellows, enough blue tints to give a feeling of air.

Letters from Paul Cézanne to Emile Bernard Paul Cézanne, 1904

Naval Battle at the Entrance of Inchon, Kobayashi Kiyochika 清親

Naval Battle at the Entrance of Inchon Kobayashi Kiyochika 清親, 1904

What makes a piece of artwork significant, is the fullness of the artist’s efforts, the powerfulness of his or her will.

On Raphael and the Power of Will Maurice Denis, 1904

What a pitfall the practice of Antiquity can be—It is an art that is too rich, too perfect, too general, of bygone idealism, and for which the conventions have become nearly incomprehensible

On Rome and the Wonders of Antiquity Maurice Denis, 1904

Paysage, Jean Metzinger

Paysage Jean Metzinger, 1904

Pearl Oyster, Mikhail Vrubel

Pearl Oyster Mikhail Vrubel, 1904

Six-Winged Seraphim, Mikhail Vrubel

Six-Winged Seraphim Mikhail Vrubel, 1904

Sphinx, Franz Stuck

Sphinx Franz Stuck, 1904

The Chess Players, Ludwig Deutsch

The Chess Players Ludwig Deutsch, 1904

The Old Guitarist, Pablo Picasso

The Old Guitarist Pablo Picasso, 1903 – 1904

The Russo-Japanese War, Niko Pirosmani

The Russo-Japanese War Niko Pirosmani, 1904

The Scribe, Ludwig Deutsch

The Scribe Ludwig Deutsch, 1904

Woman Ironing, Pablo Picasso

Woman Ironing Pablo Picasso, 1904

Abraham's Oak, Henry Ossawa Tanner

Abraham's Oak Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1905

After the Concert, at the Fireplace, Mikhail Vrubel

After the Concert, at the Fireplace Mikhail Vrubel, 1905

Bacchanal, Franz Stuck

Bacchanal Franz Stuck, 1905

Bathers Two Nudes in an Exotic Landscape, Jean Metzinger

Bathers Two Nudes in an Exotic Landscape Jean Metzinger, 1905

Collioure, André Derain

Collioure André Derain, 1905

Femme assise au bouquet de feuillage, Jean Metzinger

Femme assise au bouquet de feuillage Jean Metzinger, 1905

Harvesters, Anna Ancher

Harvesters Anna Ancher, 1905

Lacquered Wood Chair, Koloman Moser

Lacquered Wood Chair Koloman Moser, 1905

Madame Matisse in a Kimono, André Derain

Madame Matisse in a Kimono André Derain, 1905

Paysage aux Deux Cypres, Jean Metzinger

Paysage aux Deux Cypres Jean Metzinger, 1904 – 1905

Port, André Derain

Port André Derain, 1905

Portrait of a Man, Henri Rousseau

Portrait of a Man Henri Rousseau, 1905

Rosebushes under the Trees, Gustav Klimt

Rosebushes under the Trees Gustav Klimt, 1905

Serenity, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Serenity Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, 1904 – 1905

Still Life with Flower Holder, Paul Cézanne

Still Life with Flower Holder Paul Cézanne, 1905

The Hungry Lion throws itself on the Antelope, Henri Rousseau

The Hungry Lion throws itself on the Antelope Henri Rousseau, 1905

The Thought, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

The Thought Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, 1904 – 1905

The Three Ages of Woman, Gustav Klimt

The Three Ages of Woman Gustav Klimt, 1905

The Woman with a Hat, Henri Matisse

The Woman with a Hat Henri Matisse, 1905

Trees along the creek, Paul Sérusier

Trees along the creek Paul Sérusier, 1905

Water Lilies, Claude Monet

Water Lilies Claude Monet, 1905

Peasant War print 3: Whetting the Scythe, Käthe Kollwitz

Peasant War print 3: Whetting the Scythe Käthe Kollwitz, 1905

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