Art

Starry Night

* Artist: Vincent van Gogh
* Medium: oil on canvas
* Year: 1889
 
 

A late Van Gogh rendition the night sky over a village in Auvers-sur-Oise (Paris), France.

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Cafe Terrace at Night

* Artist: Vincent van Gogh
* Medium: oil on canvas
* Year: 1888
 
 

A late Van Gogh of some repute. Depicts the Terrasse du café le soir, Place du forum. I had the great pleasure of viewing this at the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller in May 2007, The Netherlands.

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Mysteries of the Horizon

* Artist: René Magritte
* Medium: oil on canvass
* Year: 1955
 
 

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On the Threshold of Liberty

* Artist: René Magritte
* Medium: oil on canvas
* Year: 1937
 
 

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The Prodigal Son

* Artist: Max Beckmann
* Medium: oil on canvas
* Year: 1949
 
 

This portrayal of the biblical story stands in marked contrast to those of Bruegel and Rembrandt. The characters wear modern dress, and the palette is rich and foreboding.

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Temptation

* Artist: Max Beckmann
* Medium: oil on canvas triptych
* Year: 1936–7
 
 

Versuchung was painted in Berlin prior to Beckmann’s exile. It forms the second of Beckmann’s nine triptych works. As one art commentator has described the work, ‘Full of foreboding about the bellicose Nazi politics, Beckmann retreated into a world of personal ideology. He explored the hidden forces deep in the human soul that cause the upheavals erupting at the surface of our everyday existence. His triptychs are certainly splendid storytelling, but they have the ambivalence of dreams.’  Read more »

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Carnival

* Artist: Max Beckmann
* Medium: oil on canvas, triptych
* Year: 1943
 
 

Max Beckmann (1884–1950) was a German modernist painter who worked in the twentieth century. Much of his oeuvre was produced during Word War II, when he lived in Amsterdam. Prior to the war, Beckmann’s works were featured in an exhibition convened by Hitler to denounce modern art.

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Art Collection

Since I can’t afford a real art collection, I thought I would seek out virtual copies of my favourite paintings and scultures in the highest resolution and most accurate colour available, and collate them here. Below you’ll find art listed by genre and sorted by artist. Click on a painting name to view the medium-resolution version and a description. Add your own comments and intepretations — unlike a real art gallery, where patrons must suffer the inane and uninformed comments of their peers, this art forum affords greater time (and resources) and quietude for analysis.

Copyright information: I have only included works that are no longer subject to copyright, and whose photographs have been taken by me in a gallery or are otherwise licensed for public or non-commercial use.

Renaissance

Leonardo da Vinci

Lady with an Ermine
Leonardo_da_Vinci_Lady_Ermine.jpg

Albrecht Dürer

Self-Portrait at 26
Durer_Self-Portrait.jpg

Hieronymus Bosch

The Garden of Earthly Delights
Bosch_Delight_Centre.jpg
Bosch_Delight_Left.jpg
Bosch_Delight_Right.jpg

Albrecht Dürer

Christ Among the Doctors
Durer_Doctors.jpg

Titian

Madonna with Saints and Members of the Pesaro Family
Titian_Madonna_Pesaro.jpg

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

The Cardsharps
Caravaggio_The_Cardsharps.jpg

El Greco

The Opening of the Fifth Seal of the Apocalypse
El_Greco_Fifth_Seal.jpg

Diego Velázquez

The Waterseller of Seville
Velazquez_Waterseller_Seville.jpg

Diego Velázquez

Los Borrachos
Velazquez_Feast_Bacchus.jpg

Diego Velázquez

The Count-Duke of Olivares on Horseback
Velazquez_Olivares.jpg

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Judith Beheading Holofernes
Caravaggio_Judith_Beheading.jpg

Orazio Gentileschi

Lutenist
Orazio_Gentileschi_Lute_Player.jpg

Diego Velázquez

The Surrender of Breda
Velazquez_Surrender_Breda.jpg

Baroque

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Netherlandish Proverbs
Bruegel_Proverbs.jpg

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Tower of Babel
Bruegel_Babel.jpg

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Hunters in the Snow
Bruegel_Hunters.jpg

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Winter Landscape with a Bird Trap
Bruegel_Winter_Bird_Trap.jpg

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Peasant Dance
Bruegel_Peasant_Dance.jpg

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Peasant Wedding
Bruegel_Wedding.jpg

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

The Cardsharps
Caravaggio_The_Cardsharps.jpg

Artemisia Gentileschi

Judith Beheading Holofernes
Artemisia_Gentileschi_Judith_Beheading.jpg

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Self-Portrait
Rembrandt_Self-Portrait_1629.jpg

Peter Paul Rubens

Allegory on the Blessings of Peace
Rubens_Peace.jpg

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

The Anatomy Lecture of Dr Nicolaes Tulp
Rembrandt_Nicolaes_Tulp.jpg

Diego Velázquez

Las Meninas
Velazquez-Meninas.jpg

Rembrandt van Rijn

De Staalmeesters
Rembrandt_Staalmeesters.jpg

Jacques-Louis David

Napoleon at St Bernard
David_St_Bernard.jpg

Romantic

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Realist

Edward Hopper

Chop Suey
Hopper_Chop_Suey.jpg

Edward Hopper

New York Movie
Hopper_New_York_Movie.jpg

Edward Hopper

Nighthawks
Hopper_Nighthawks.jpg

Impressionist

Claude Monet

Terrace at St Adresse
Claude_Monet_Terrace_at_Sainte_Adresse.jpg

Edouard Manet

Portrait d'Emile Zola
Manet Zola.jpg

Edouard Manet

The Balcony
Manet_The_Balcony.jpg

Claude Monet

The Thames Below Westminster
Claude_Monet_The_Thames_at_Westminster.jpg

Edouard Manet

Portrait of Berthe Morisot with Bouquet of Violets
Manet_Berthe_Morisot_Violets.jpg

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

La Loge (The Theater Box)
Renoir_La_Loge.jpg

Claude Monet

Woman with a Parasol
Claude_Monet_Woman_Parasol_1875.jpg

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The Swing
Renoir_Swing.jpg

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Le Moulin de la Galette
Renoir_Moulin_Galette.jpg

Edgar Degas

L'absinthe
Degas_Absinthe.jpg

Camille Pissarro

The Red Roofs
Camille_Pissarro_Red_Roofs.jpg

Claude Monet

Rue Saint Denis, 30 June 1878
Claude_Monet_Rue_Montargueil_with_Flags.jpg

Edouard Manet

Chez Le Pere Lathuile
Manet_Chez_Le_Pere_Lathuile.jpg

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Oarsmen at Chatou
Renoir_Oarsmen.jpg

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The Canoeists' Luncheon
Renoir_Canoeist.jpg

Post-Impressionist

Artist Title

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Le Déjeuner des Canotiers
Renoir_Dejeuner_Canotiers.jpg

Vincent van Gogh

Cafe Terrace at Night
Vincent_Willem_van_Gogh_Cafe_at_Night.jpg

Vincent van Gogh

The Harvest
Vincent_Van_Gogh_Fields.jpg

Vincent van Gogh

Peasant Man
Vincent_van_Gogh_Peasant_Man.jpg

Vincent van Gogh

Starry Night
Vincent_van_Gogh_Starry_Night.jpg

Vincent van Gogh

Irises
Vincent_van_Gogh_Irises.jpg

Vincent van Gogh

Wheat Field under Threatening Skies
Vincent_van_Gogh_Threatening_Skies.jpg

Vincent van Gogh

Road with Cypress and Star
Vincent_van_Gogh_Cypress_Star.jpg

Paul Cézanne

Turning Road at Montgeroult
Cezanne_Montgeroult.jpg

Odilon Redon

Flowers
Redon_Flowers.jpg

Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse

Green Stripe (Madame Matisse)
Matisse_Green_Stripe.jpg

Gustav Klimt

Adele Bloch-Bauer I
Klimt_Adele_Bloch_Bauer.jpg

Gustav Klimt

Der Kuss
Klimt_Der_Kuss.jpg

Juan Gris

Landscape with Houses at Ceret
Gris_Houses_Ceret.jpg

Juan Gris

Still Life before an Open Window: Place Ravignan
Gris_Still_Life_Ravignan.jpg

Expressionist

Katsushika Hokusai

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa
Hokusai_Great_Wave.jpg

Edvard Munch

The Scream
Edvard_Munch_Scream.jpg

Wassily Kandinsky

Composition VI
Kandinsky_Composition_6.jpg

Paul Klee

Remembrance of a Garden
Paul_Klee_Garden.jpg

Paul Klee

Dream City
Paul_Klee_Dream_City.jpg

Piet Mondriaan

Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue
Mondrian_CompRYB.jpg

Wassily Kandinsky

Composition VIII
Kandinsky_Composition_8.jpg

Paul Klee

Ancient Sound, Abstract on Black
Paul_Klee_Ancient_Sound.jpg

Paul Klee

Ad Parnassum
Paul Klee_Parnassum.jpg

Max Beckmann

Temptation
Max_Beckmann_Temptation.jpg

Paul Klee

Insula Dulcamara
Paul_Klee_Insula_Dulcamara.jpg

Jackson Pollock

Blue (Moby Dick)
Jackson_Pollock_Moby_Dick.jpg

Jackson Pollock

Full Fathom Five
Jackson_Pollock_Fathom_Five.jpg

Max Beckmann

The Prodigal Son
Max_Beckmann_Prodigal.jpg

Max Beckmann

Self-Portrait in Blue Jacket
Max_Beckmann_Self-Portrait.jpg

Conceptual

Howard Arkley

Shadow Factories
Arkley_Shadow_Factories.jpg

Howard Arkley

Deluxe Setting
Howard_Arkley_Deluxe_Setting.jpg
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