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Henri Matisse - Google Arts & Culture

Henri Matisse

Dec 31, 1869 - Nov 3, 1954

Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter.

Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso, as one of the artists who best helped to define the revolutionary developments...

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Benaki Museum of Islamic Art — Google Arts & Culture

The Benaki Museum is the largest and oldest museum

in Greece operating as a foundation under private law.

Through its extensive collections that cover several different

cultural fields and its more general range of activities the

Benaki Museum is perhaps the sole instance of a complex

structure within the broader network of museum foundations

in Greece. It was founded in 1931 by Antoni Benaki, a...

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Fog on Guernsey (Brouillard à Guernsey) - Pierre Auguste ...

"Fog on Guernsey" shows us the artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in unfamiliar territory in terms of both technique and subject matter.

In the late summer months of 1883, Renoir enjoyed a brief sojourn on the British island of Guernsey , where he painted approximately fifteen pictures of the area surrounding Moulin Huet Bay. During this period, Renoir devoted considerable time to "Fog on Guernsey."

Here, active, richly layered brushstrokes in the foreground give way to...

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Hayward Gallery - Google Arts & Culture

Since it opened in 1968 with an exhibition of Henri Matisse, the Hayward Gallery has presented artworks and exhibitions by many of the world's most innovative artists. Its rich history includes exhibitions by pioneering 20th century artists such as Paul Klee, Frances Bacon, Anthony Caro, Bridget Riley, Jasper Johns and Agnes Martin, while its current exhibition programme focuses on presenting a wide of range of leading contemporary artists from across the world.

Designed by a...

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Zapata - Diego Rivera — Google Arts & Culture

Inter-American Development Bank

Zapata, by the acclaimed Mexican artist Diego Rivera , showcases the influence that the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) had on the artist. Emiliano Zapata , a leader of the Campesino revolt against Mexico's land-owning elites, was transformed into a symbol for social change and equality in Rivera's murals. This lithograph adopts a composition in which Rivera had painted twice before. The scene was first included as a detail of a larger mural project he executed from 1929-1930 in...

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Windmills on Montmartre - Vincent van GOGH - Google Arts ...

Vincent van Gogh arrived in Paris from Antwerp early in the spring of 1886. His younger brother Theo had been living at the bottom of the hill of Montmartre , but, upon Vincent's arrival, rented a flat halfway up the hill to share with his...

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Still Life with a Carafe, Flowers and Fruit - Henri Fantin ...

Still Life with a Carafe, Flowers and Fruit

Henri Fantin-Latour1865

The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

Fantin-Latour 's oeuvre can be largely divided into three genres, namely, portraits, still-lifes and allegorical compositions. Still-lifes are a genre that Fantin-Latour was particularly enthusiastic about throughout his life. The motifs in this painting are early summer fruit and flowers , making it a typical example of Fantin-Latour's still-lifes. The painting was created relatively early in his career and is noteworthy for the extremely high quality. The almost square canvas is one of the larger still-lifes created by the artist. The...

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