La plage de Trouville (1870)

Monet, Claude (1840-1926) La plage de Trouville (The Beach at Trouville) 1870 Oil on canvas, 38 × 46.5 cm National Gallery, London Monet’s earlier paintings of the Normandy coast had emphasised it as a working seascape, peopled with fishermen who had to…

La tempête (c.1931)

Magritte, René (1898-1967) La tempête (The Tempest) c.1931 Oil on canvas, 49.5 x 65.4 cm Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford Magritte sought to create what he called “poetic paintings.” Here he balanced solid and void, light and dark, and hard and soft to create…

Autoportrait (1861)

Fantin-Latour, Henri (1836-1904) Autoportrait (Self-Portrait) 1861 Oil on canvas, 25.1 x 21.4 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington

La Mort de Sardanapale, esquisse (1826-1827)

Delacroix, Eugène (1798-1863) La Mort de Sardanapale, esquisse (The Death of Sardanapalus, sketch) 1826–1827 Oil on canvas, 81 × 100 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris Compare: Delacroix, Eugène (1798-1863) La mort de Sardanapale 1844 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia     Delacroix, Eugène (1798-1863) Mort…

Roses (1890)

Van Gogh, Vincent (1853-1890) Roses 1890 Oil on canvas, 93 x 74 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York On the eve of his departure from the asylum in Saint-Rémy in May 1890, Van Gogh painted an exceptional group of four still…

Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge (1879)

Cassatt, Mary (1844-1926) Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge 1879 Oil on canvas, 81.3 × 59.7 cm Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Cassatt created a series of theater scenes in the late 1870s, displaying an interest in city nightlife…