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Autoritratto (c.1546-1548)

Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594) Autoritratto (Self-Portrait) c.1546–1548 Oil on canvas, 45.1 × 38.1 cm Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia This dramatically intimate self-portrait announced the arrival of a new talent on the Venetian art scene; Tintoretto painted it when he was just beginning…

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

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…

La Poésie dramatique (c.1896)

Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre (1824-1898) La Poésie dramatique (Dramatic Poetry, Aeschylus) c.1896 Oil on canvas, 124.1 x 63.2 cm Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia This painting is a scaled-down version of an enormous canvas—over 14 × 7 feet—that Puvis de Chavannes painted as…

Pink and Gold: The Neapolitan (1897)

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (1834-1903) Pink and Gold: The Neapolitan 1897 Oil on canvas, 50 x 31 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Carmen Rossi, the sitter of this small portrait, was an Italian girl who posed for Whistler as a child and…

New York Street with Moon (1925)

O’Keeffe, Georgia (1887-1986) New York Street with Moon 1925 Oil on canvas, 122 x 77 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid ©Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, VEGAP, Madrid Carmen Thyssen Collection ‘One can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt.’…

Signal of Distress (1890-1896)

Homer, Winslow (1836-1910) Signal of Distress 1890–1896 Oil on canvas, 62 x 98 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Following a period spent on the English North Coast, Winslow Homer returned to the United States and settled on the equally cold and inhospitable…