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Le Colin-Maillard (c.1750-1752)

Fragonard, Jean-Honoré (1732-1806) Le Colin-Maillard (Blind Man’s Buff) c.1750–1752 Oil on canvas, 116.8 x 91.4 cm Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo In the 18th century the game of blind man’s buff (or bluff) became the symbolic arena for courtship, chance, and the…

La Brioche (1870)

Manet, Édouard (1832-1883) La Brioche (The Brioche) 1870 Oil on canvas, 65.1 x 81 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Le Dormeur téméraire (1928)

Magritte, René (1898-1967) Le Dormeur téméraire (The Reckless Sleeper) 1928 Oil on canvas, 116 × 81 x 2 cm Tate Britain, London A figure sleeps in a wooden alcove above a dark cloudy sky. The way into this space is barred…

L’éventail (c.1919)

Laurencin, Marie (1883-1956) L’éventail (The Fan) c.1919 Oil on canvas, 30.5 × 30 cm Tate Britain, London The Fan is painted in Marie Laurencin’s typically restrained palette of blue, rose and grey. It depicts two women staring at the viewer from…

Portrait of Margaret Gainsborough holding a Theorbo (c.1777)

Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788) Portrait of Margaret Gainsborough holding a Theorbo c.1777 Oil on canvas, 90.2 × 69.9 cm National Gallery, London This unfinished portrait of Thomas Gainsborough’s youngest daughter, Margaret (1751–1820), playing a theorbo (a kind of lute) unites two particularly personal…

The Artist’s Daughter Margaret (c.1772)

Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788) The Artist’s Daughter Margaret c.1772 Oil on canvas, 75.6 × 62.9 cm Tate Britain, London Gainsborough’s younger daughter, Margaret, was in her mid-twenties when her father painted this portrait. At the time she was still living with her elder…

San Bartolomeo (c.1497)

Pinturicchio (c.1454-1513) San Bartolomeo (Saint Bartholomew) c.1497 Tempera on wood panel, 59.6 x 51 cm Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton Flayed and crucified for spreading Christ’s word through Armenia and India, the apostle Bartholomew was represented horrifically, holding his own skin,…

Dans le jardin de Maurecourt (1884)

Morisot, Berthe (1841-1895) Dans le jardin de Maurecourt (In the Garden at Maurecourt) 1884 Oil on canvas, 54 x 65.1 cm Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo As one critic wrote in 1880, “Berthe Morisot handles the palette and brush with a…

Blowing the Horn at Seaside (1870)

Homer, Winslow (1836-1910) Blowing the Horn at Seaside 1870 Oil on canvas, 48.9 x 34.9 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington Compare: Homer, Winslow (1836-1910) The Dinner Horn c.1870 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston     Homer, Winslow (1836-1910) The Dinner Horn 1870 Art Institute…