“The mouth, with its opening joining the red of the lips to the flesh of the face, seemed to be real flesh rather than paint.
Anyone who looked very attentively at the hollow of her throat would see her pulse beating: to tell the truth, it can be said that portrait was painted in a way that would cause every brave artist to tremble and fear, whoever he might be.”
-Giogrio Vasari, Lives of the Artists (1550)
Vase of Peonies, 1890, Pierre-Auguste Renoir
“Woman in Blue,” 1937, by Henri Matisse © Succession H. Matisse, Paris
Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
“Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen,” executed in wax 1878–81 by Edgar Degas; cast in bronze around 1922 by Adrien Hébrard
Best known as oil painters, the artists in the tight-knit group of Impressionists actually moved fluidly from one medium to another, supporting and inspiring one another.
Country House by the Attersee, 1914, Gustav Klimt
La priere – Edgar Maxence
The Old Burgtheater, 1889
The Black Feather Hat, 1910
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907
Dancer Adjusting Her Tights, 1890, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Garden at Vaucresson, 1936
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