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Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife

Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife is a woodblock print created by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. It was a ukiyo-e made around 1814. Ukiyo-e is a Japanese art genre that was popular from the 17th to the 19th century and commonly depicts female beauties, sumo wrestlers, kabuki actors, flora, fauna, travel, landscape vistas, scenes from folk […]

Oath of the Horatii

Oath of the Horatii is a painting by the French painter Jacques-Louis David. It is a large oil on canvas that was commissioned by Charles-Claude Flahaut de la Billaderie, comte d’Angiviller, the minister of fine arts under King Louis XVI. Done in the Neoclassical style, it was supposed to evoke feelings of loyalty to the […]

Portrait of a Man in Red Chalk

The “Portrait of a Man in Red Chalk” is believed to have been drawn by the legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci around 1510 or when he was about 60 years old. The piece is a Renaissance artwork. Although this drawing has been widely accepted as a self-portrait by the ultimate Renaissance Man, several historians and […]

Self-Portrait in the Green Bugatti

Self-Portrait in the Green Bugatti is also known as Autoportrait or Tamara in a Green Bugatti. It’s an oil on panel painting, and as the name suggests, this is a self-portrait created by Polish painter Tamara de Lempicka. The painting was finished in 1929 and was done in Paris, commissioned by the Die Dame, a […]

Goldfish Pool at Chartwell

The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell was the last painting created by British politician, writer, army officer, and painter Winston Churchill. It was believed to have been created somewhere around 1962 after he retired from his position. However, there was a first painting depicting the same Goldfish Pool that Churchill painted at around 1930s and became […]

Venus of Urbino by Titian

The Venus of Urbino (1534) shows a young woman, completely nude, reclining on a bed or a couch. The room in which the subject poses and the furnishings in it suggests that the setting is a luxurious Renaissance palace. The painting is also known as the Reclining Venus and the subject is traditionally identified with […]

Wanderer Above The Sea Of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich

Wanderer above the Sea of Fog is an oil painting by Caspar David Friedrich, who is considered one of the most important German artists of the 19th century. It was painted circa 1818 and is also known as the Mountaineer in a Misty Landscape or Wanderer above the Mist. The painting is widely known as […]