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Truth, accuracy, and the absence of personal bias

John Singer SargentPortrait of John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent

Portrait Painter Extraordinaire

View of Delft

View of Delft

Johannes Vermeer1660-1661
Yard with Lunatics

Yard with Lunatics

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1794
Narcisa Baranana de Goicoechea

Narcisa Baranana de Goicoechea

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1815
Fontainebleau, Storm Over The Plains

Fontainebleau, Storm Over The Plains

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot1822
Self Portrait with Black Dog

Self Portrait with Black Dog

Gustave Courbet1842
The Man Made Mad with Fear

The Man Made Mad with Fear

Gustave Courbet1843
Portrait of Juliette Courbet

Portrait of Juliette Courbet

Gustave Courbet1844
Self Portrait with Black Dog

Self Portrait with Black Dog

Gustave Courbet1842-1844
The Desperate Man

The Desperate Man

Gustave Courbet1844-1845
Self-portrait (Man with Leather Belt)

Self-portrait (Man with Leather Belt)

Gustave Courbet1845-1846
Self Portrait with Pipe

Self Portrait with Pipe

Gustave Courbet1848-1849
Ploughing in Nevers

Ploughing in Nevers

Rosa Bonheur1849
The Burial at Ornans

The Burial at Ornans

Gustave Courbet1849-1850
Our English Coasts

Our English Coasts

William Holman Hunt1852
The Wrestlers

The Wrestlers

Gustave Courbet1853
Bonjour Monsieur Courbet

Bonjour Monsieur Courbet

Gustave Courbet1854
The Wounded Man

The Wounded Man

Gustave Courbet1854
Seine Landscape Near Chatou

Seine Landscape Near Chatou

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot1855
Study of the head of a young woman in profile

Study of the head of a young woman in profile

Matthijs Maris1855
The Painter's Studio

The Painter's Studio

Gustave Courbet1855
The Horse Fair

The Horse Fair

Rosa Bonheur1852-1855
Two Women Chatting by the Sea, St Thomas

Two Women Chatting by the Sea, St Thomas

Camille Pissarro1856
A Creek in St. Thomas (Virgin Islands)

A Creek in St. Thomas (Virgin Islands)

Camille Pissarro1856
Portrait of Jacob Maris

Portrait of Jacob Maris

Matthijs Maris1857
The Gleaners

The Gleaners

Jean-François Millet1857
Self Portrait with Fedora

Self Portrait with Fedora

Edgar Degas1857-1858
The Highland Shepherd

The Highland Shepherd

Rosa Bonheur1859
Landscape in Montmorency — Sketch

Landscape in Montmorency — Sketch

Camille Pissarro1859
After the Hunt

After the Hunt

Gustave Courbet1859
Study of Trees

Study of Trees

Édouard Manet1859
Man with a Pipe

Man with a Pipe

Gustave Courbet1860
Landscape

Landscape

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot1860
The Spanish Singer

The Spanish Singer

Édouard Manet1860
Portrait of Monsieur and Madame Auguste Manet

Portrait of Monsieur and Madame Auguste Manet

Édouard Manet1860
A Boy with a Dog

A Boy with a Dog

Édouard Manet1861

Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things

Realist Manifesto — An Open Letter

Gustave Courbet1861
Musica en las Tullerias

Musica en las Tullerias

Édouard Manet1862
Symphony in White no 1: The White Girl

Symphony in White no 1: The White Girl

James McNeill Whistler1862
Luncheon on the Grass

Luncheon on the Grass

Édouard Manet1863
Home, Sweet Home

Home, Sweet Home

Winslow Homer1863
Olympia

Olympia

Édouard Manet1863
Study for: Dead Christ with Angels

Study for: Dead Christ with Angels

Édouard Manet1864
The Dead Christ with Angels

The Dead Christ with Angels

Édouard Manet1864
The Clairvoyant

The Clairvoyant

Gustave Courbet1865
Jo - The Beautiful Irish Girl

Jo - The Beautiful Irish Girl

Gustave Courbet1865-1866
Prisoners from the Front

Prisoners from the Front

Winslow Homer1866
The Wave

The Wave

Gustave Courbet1869-1867
The Bridle Path, White Mountains

The Bridle Path, White Mountains

Winslow Homer1868
Job And His Friends

Job And His Friends

Ilya Repin1869
Rocky Coast and Gulls

Rocky Coast and Gulls

Winslow Homer1869
Portrait of the Artist's Mother and Sister

Portrait of the Artist's Mother and Sister

Berthe Morisot1869-1870
Eagle Head, Manchester, Massachusetts

Eagle Head, Manchester, Massachusetts

Winslow Homer1870
Bay of Uri, Brunnen

Bay of Uri, Brunnen

John Singer Sargent1870
The Trout

The Trout

Gustave Courbet1871
Girl at the pump

Girl at the pump

Matthijs Maris1872
The Biglin Brothers Racing

The Biglin Brothers Racing

Thomas Eakins1872
Barge Haulers On The Volga

Barge Haulers On The Volga

Ilya Repin1870-1873
The Railway

The Railway

Édouard Manet1873
Bird's-Nesters

Bird's-Nesters

Jean-François Millet1874
The Gross Clinic

The Gross Clinic

Thomas Eakins1875
Jean-François MilletPortrait of Jean-François Millet

Jean-François Millet

A peasant I was born, and a peasant I will die

1814-1875
Beach in Normandy

Beach in Normandy

Gustave Courbet1875
Jean-Baptiste Camille CorotPortrait of Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Nudes teach you everything you need to know (to paint landscapes)

1796-1875
Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)

Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)

Winslow Homer1873-1876
Profile of Moroccan Man

Profile of Moroccan Man

José Tapiro y Baro1876
The Chess Players

The Chess Players

Thomas Eakins1876
Gustave CourbetPortrait of Gustave Courbet

Gustave Courbet

Status quo — what's that?

1819-1877
Pierre Bracquemond as a Child

Pierre Bracquemond as a Child

Marie Bracquemond1878
Weaning the Calves

Weaning the Calves

Rosa Bonheur1879
Boy on Water Buffalo

Boy on Water Buffalo

John Singer Sargent1879
Antonin Proust

Antonin Proust

Édouard Manet1880
Portrait of Modest Musorgsky

Portrait of Modest Musorgsky

Ilya Repin1881
Madame X

Madame X

John Singer Sargent1883
Édouard ManetPortrait of Édouard Manet

Édouard Manet

A rebellious painter shocks the French Salon and courts his brothers wife

1832-1883
The Berber Bride

The Berber Bride

José Tapiro y Baro1883
The Herring Net

The Herring Net

Winslow Homer1885
The Swimming Hole

The Swimming Hole

Thomas Eakins1885
Orfandad

Orfandad

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo1885
The Fog Warning

The Fog Warning

Winslow Homer1885
The Misery

The Misery

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo1886
Undertow

Undertow

Winslow Homer1886
The Sick Violinist

The Sick Violinist

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo1886
The King Watches

The King Watches

Rosa Bonheur1887
The First and Last Communion

The First and Last Communion

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo1888
Unexpected Visitors

Unexpected Visitors

Ilya Repin1884-1888
Col. William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody

Col. William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody

Rosa Bonheur1889
The Little Shepherdess

The Little Shepherdess

William-Adolphe Bouguereau1889
The Agnew Clinic

The Agnew Clinic

Thomas Eakins1889
Torso Study No. 2

Torso Study No. 2

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo1890
Fisherman's wife sewing

Fisherman's wife sewing

Anna Ancher1890
Tangerian Girl

Tangerian Girl

José Tapiro y Baro1891
Unemployed

Unemployed

Ferdinand Hodler1891
Portrait of Amelia Van Buren

Portrait of Amelia Van Buren

Thomas Eakins1891
Cecil Kent Drinker

Cecil Kent Drinker

Cecilia Beaux1891
A Funeral

A Funeral

Anna Ancher1891
Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks

Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks

Ilya Repin1880-1891
The Concert Singer

The Concert Singer

Thomas Eakins1890-1892
Autumn Evening

Autumn Evening

Ferdinand Hodler1892
At The Foot of the Petit Saleve

At The Foot of the Petit Saleve

Ferdinand Hodler1893
The Scream - 1893

The Scream - 1893

Edvard Munch1893
The Fisher Girl

The Fisher Girl

Winslow Homer1894
Young Girl Seated

Young Girl Seated

Gustav Klimt1894
Portrait of Maud Cook

Portrait of Maud Cook

Thomas Eakins1895-1895
The Darcawi Holy Man of Marrakech

The Darcawi Holy Man of Marrakech

José Tapiro y Baro1895
Portrait of Sonja Knips

Portrait of Sonja Knips

Gustav Klimt1898
The Wyndham Sisters

The Wyndham Sisters

John Singer Sargent1899
Between Rounds

Between Rounds

Thomas Eakins1898-1899
Willem Matthijs Maris with Violin

Willem Matthijs Maris with Violin

Matthijs Maris1872-1899
Rosa BonheurPortrait of Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur

Love animals, wear pants, live without compromise

1822-1899
The Gulf Stream

The Gulf Stream

Winslow Homer1899
Girl Plucking a Swan

Girl Plucking a Swan

Anna Ancher1900
Parache, the Dancer

Parache, the Dancer

José Tapiro y Baro1895-1900
Man Wearing a Burnous

Man Wearing a Burnous

José Tapiro y Baro1900
The Bride

The Bride

José Tapiro y Baro1900
What freedom!

What freedom!

Ilya Repin1903
Forest Brook at Leissingen

Forest Brook at Leissingen

Ferdinand Hodler1904
Schynige Plate

Schynige Plate

Ferdinand Hodler1909
Winslow HomerPortrait of Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer

Transcend criticism by embracing solitude

1836-1910
Demonstration on October 17, 1905

Demonstration on October 17, 1905

Ilya Repin1907-1911
Studies of Self Portrait

Studies of Self Portrait

Ferdinand Hodler1911
Jungfrau Massif and Schwarzmonch

Jungfrau Massif and Schwarzmonch

Ferdinand Hodler1911
Treetops Against Sky

Treetops Against Sky

John Singer Sargent1913
Moroccan Man

Moroccan Man

José Tapiro y Baro1913
José Tapiro y BaroPortrait of José Tapiro y Baro

José Tapiro y Baro

Painting in the shadow of your best friend

1836-1913
Thomas EakinsPortrait of Thomas Eakins

Thomas Eakins

America's uncompromising realist

1844-1916
The Grammont in the Morning Sun

The Grammont in the Morning Sun

Ferdinand Hodler1917
Matthijs MarisPortrait of Matthijs Maris

Matthijs Maris

Don't get lost in the fog

1839-1917
Admiral Sir David Beatty, Lord Beatty

Admiral Sir David Beatty, Lord Beatty

Cecilia Beaux1920
PH-45 (Field Rocks)

PH-45 (Field Rocks)

Clyfford Still1925
Ilya Repin

Ilya Repin

Realism is not always nice

1844-1930
Anna AncherPortrait of Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher

Quiet portraits of daily life

1859-1935

Next movement: ImpressionismLight and movement as the crux of human perception

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