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Jug with Scenes of Scythians - Greek - ca 350-325 BC
This gold vessel, buried with a woman and possibly used by a priestess for ritual purposes, is embellished with a relief frieze featuring three pairs of Scythians and one stringing a bow. The jug's base is decorated with an eight-lobed rosette design. Sophisticated Greek craftsmanship is evident in the metal container's depictions of Scythian clothing, hairstyles, ornamentation and weaponry. Page 4.

The Dying Lion - Neo-Assyrian - ca 645-640 BC
Among the artistic wonders from the North Palace of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal (r. 668-631 B.C.) is a relief sculpture called The Dying Lion (ca. 645-640 B.C.). It portrays the intentional slaughter of a massive feline wounded by an arrow during a royal hunt. Lunging forward, the maimed beast violently spews forth streams of blood from its gaping mouth. Page 5.

François Boucher - Marquise de Pompadour - ca 1750
François Boucher, a shrewd marketer of his works, found favor with Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, the divorced Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764). His captivating full-length portrait of the beguiling mistress of King Louis XV (r. 1715-1774) depicts an ambitious woman in all of her elegant finery. Page 6.

Painted Pottery Tomb Guardian - Han Dynasty - 206 BC-220 AD
Chinese tomb guardian statues were used during the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) to protect the soul of the deceased and the objects included in one's burial from evil. With large and angry eyes wide open and a horn protruding between them, this powerful winged sculpture displays its fierce demeanor by means of its bared teeth and flared nostrils. Page 7.

Snow Leopard Plaque - Scytho-Sakian - 5th-4th Century BC
The Snow Leopard Plaque (5th-4th Century B.C.) is a perfect example of the high level of craftsmanship that the nomadic Eurasian cultures were known for. Originally sewn directly onto a part of the Golden Warrior's outfit, this stylized ferocious feline's torso is twisted, giving the predatory beast's body a gentle curvilinear shape. Page 8.

Justus of Ghent - Double Portrait of Federico da Montefeltro and His Son Guidobaldo - ca 1475
Federico da Montefeltro (1422-1482), the Duke of Urbino, was one of Renaissance Italy's most sought-after condottieri (hired mercenaries) as well as a prominent patron of the arts and Humanism. He owned one of the greatest libraries in fifteenth-century Europe. Page 9.

Bust of a King - Sasanian - 5th Century AD
Glass, Gilding and Grand Design: Art of Sasanian Iran (224-642) attests to the diversity of Sasanian culture. Its craftsmen combined native Persian artistic traditions with those of ancient Greece. Themes covered in this show include royal and courtly art as well as the Sasanians' rich religious traditions. Page 2.

Judy Chicago - The Dinner Party - 1974-79
The Dinner Party (1974-79) by American Installation artist Judy Chicago (b. 1939) is composed of three tables arranged in a triangle. As a whole, the work's 39 place settings pay tribute to the achievements of famous women in history (chosen by the artist) while seeking to memorialize their individual contributions to Western civilization. Page 3.

Édouard Manet - Bar at the Folies-Bergère - 1882
Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1882) by French Realist and Impressionist painter Édouard Manet (1832-1883) will reside exclusively at the Getty Museum during late Spring and Summer 2007 in a focus exhibition that will seek to unravel the masterpiece's optical mysteries in light of current art-historical research. Page 4.

Albrecht Dürer - Melancholia I - 1514
In Dürer's work on paper, instruments of geometry, an exacting branch of mathematics in which the artist excelled, surround a downtrodden winged personification of the bodily humor melancholy, perhaps a visual reference by the master to his own inability to realize perfection in design. Page 5.

View of the Leon Levy and Shelby White Court with Roman Sculpture - 1st Century BC-Second Century AD
The opening of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's new galleries for Hellenistic, Etruscan and Roman art, with the Leon Levy and Shelby White Court at its center, completes the prestigious institution's major reinstallation of its world-renowned collection of art from classical antiquity. Page 6.

Pyramid Texts - Egyptian - Dynasty 6 - 2321-2287 BC
The inner walls of the pyramid of Old Kingdom Pharaoh Pepy I (r. 2321-2287) were ravaged in antiquity, along with his funerary equipment. This surviving limestone fragment with finely incised and painted hieroglyphs represents a section of the Pyramid Texts, religious incantations designed to guarantee the ruler eternal life after death. Page 7.

Hans Baldung Grien - Death and a Woman - 16th Century AD
Drawing inspiration from the Old Testament story of Eve's involvement in the Fall of Man, some Renaissance intellectuals north of the Alps associated the female sex with evil, witchcraft and the malevolent role of syphilis in the dissolution of medieval society's idyllic idea of love. Page 8.

Camille Pissarro - Côte des Jalais Pontoise - 1867
The years from 1864 to 1874 witnessed the evolution of Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) from a student of the Barbizon school to innovative Impressionist, particularly in terms of his landscapes. Page 9.

Julian Alden Weir - Willimantic Thread Factory - 1893
Here we see the Willimantic Linen (later American Thread) Company's massive Mill Number 4 as it looked in 1893. American Thread ceased production in the mid-1980s, but the mill complex lives on as renovated commercial, retail and residential space. Page 5.

David Schnell - Bretter - Planks - 2005
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Portrait Bust of a Woman with a Scroll - Late 4th-Early 5th Century
The clothing and scroll of the unknown subject of this portrait bust from Late Antiquity indicate that she was a religious woman of high social standing who valued classical education. Page 5.

Aryballos - Late Horizon - Inca - 1476-1534 AD - Machu Picchu
This aryballos or handled jar with a conical base, shaped by hand and mold because the Inca were unaware of the potter's wheel, is distinguished by its painted black neck, small lug or decorative projection in the shape of a feline head and polished finish of its oxidized orange surface. Although awkward in shape, vessels such as this one were used by the Inca during rituals requiring chicha (corn beer). Page 3.

Shawl Pin - Late Horizon - Inca - 1476-1534 AD - Machu Picchu - Cave 85
As the use of metallurgy increased in Machu Picchu and its surrounding regions, the production of ornaments and tools in bone diminished without completely having disappeared. A finely carved pair of nearly identical birds with beaks touching each other sits perched on the head of this polished tupu or shawl pin. Page 9.

Crescent-Shaped Knife-Pendant with Curvilinear Adornment - Late Horizon - Provincial Inca - 1476-1534 AD - Machu Picchu
The unusual crescent shape and swirling projections from the knife's top edge suggest that it was produced in an eastern Andean region of Ecuador rather than in Machu Picchu. A central loop in the object's upper decorative area allowed it to be worn as a pendant around the owner's neck. Page 8.

Face-Necked Jar - Late Horizon - Inca - 1476-1534 AD - Machu Picchu - Cave 26
This anthropomorphic vessel with a red stylized face on its neck has a white band, outlined in black, that runs horizontally around its body. The archaeologist Hiram Bingham III (1875-1956) proposed that the circles hanging within the white region of the jar's surface were simplified pictorial representations of Inca jewelry. Page 4.

Paccha Showing a Hand Grasping a Qero - Late Horizon - Provincial Inca - 1476-1534 AD - Machu Picchu
This paccha or religious vessel was probably crafted for ritual use. An exquisite example of naturalistic modeling produced by an Inca craftsman, the ceramic piece depicts a right hand holding a qero (beaker). Single-color representations of disembodied extremities were commonly created in Peru's north coast, making it likely that this work originated outside of Machu Picchu. Page 6.

Plate with Bird Handle - Late Horizon - Inca - 1476-1534 AD - Machu Picchu
Inca plates often had handles that were anthropomorphic or zoomorphic in design. This one features the head of a bird (possibly a duck) on one end and its tail feathers on the opposite one. Its decoration in black, white and red paint is geometric and rhythmic in nature. Page 5.

Shawl Pin with Triangular Decoration - Late Horizon - Inca - 1476-1534 AD - Machu Picchu
Tupus or long shawl pins were a staple of female attire in the Inca Empire. The head of this one features three triangular openings that could have been made during the object's casting process. Unusual in shape when compared to other tupus discovered at Machu Picchu, this decorative work's shape strongly suggests that it was probably manufactured in an area beyond the region's precincts. Page 7.

Zoomorphic Effigy Bottle - Colonial - Late 16th Century AD - Ollantaytambo Cuzco
Created in the Central Andes after the Spanish Conquest of Peru (1532) led by Francisco Pizarro (ca. 1475-1541), this brown vessel is in the shape of a four-legged supernatural entity, perhaps a dragon. Incisions on the surface of the seated creature's broad chest give the object texture. Hind legs terminating in what may be cloven hooves appear in low-relief along the left and right sides of the animal's slender and elongated body. Page 10.

Charles-Louis-Fleury Panckoucke - Monuments of Egypt - detail - ca 1821-24
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Charles-Louis-Fleury Panckoucke - Monuments of Egypt -detail II - ca 1821-24
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Charles-Louis-Fleury Panckoucke - Monuments of Egypt - ca 1821-24
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Mummy Wrappings - Thebes - Déscription de l'Égypte - 1809-1822 - Antiquités Vol II pl 58
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Mummy Wrappings - Thebes - Déscription de l'Égypte - 1809-1822 - Antiquités Vol II pl 59
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Georgia O'Keeffe - Red Hills - Lake George - 1927
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Hiram Bingham III at the Main Camp of Machu Picchu - September 1912
Hiram Bingham III (1875-1956) was the American professor and explorer who rediscovered the remote Inca site of Machu Picchu with the Yale Peruvian Expedition of 1911. Page 2.

Melvin Samuels Jr - Not An Anthem - Appraise - 1984
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Melvin Samuels Jr - The Green Thangs Sparkle - Noc styles - Noc 167 - 1984
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Lattanzio Gambara - Apollo - ca 1557
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Antonio Rasio - Autumn - ca 1685-1695
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Moretto da Brescia - Alessandro Bonvicino - Portrait of a Gentleman with a Letter - ca 1538
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Giovanni Battista Moroni - Portrait of a Doctor - The Magistrate - 1560
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Giacomo Ceruti - Two Beggars - ca 1730-34
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Karl Wilhelm Gentz - A Snake Charmer - Medinet Habu Thebes - 1872
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Small Box Depicting Napoleon at the Pyramids - Nineteenth Century
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François-Charles Cécile - Edfu - Apollinopolis Magna - Temple Interior - Déscription de l'Égypte - 1809-1822
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André Duterte - Memphis and its Surroundings - View of the Ruins from the Southeast - Déscription de l'Égypte - 1809-1822
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Jean-Léon Gérôme - Napoleon in Egypt - ca 1867-68
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Jean-Baptiste Lépere - Portico Column - Dendera- Déscription de l'Égypte - 1809-1822
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André Duterte - Panels from the Room of Harps in the Fifth Eastern Tomb of the Kings - Thebes - Déscription de l'Égypte - 1809-1822
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Joseph Farquharson - The Ruins of the Temple at Luxor - ca 1890
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André Duterte - Six Costumes and Portraits - 1809-1822 - État Moderne Vol II pl F
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André Duterte - Memnonium - Thebes - View of the Tomb Peristyle and Debris of the Colossal Statue of Ozymandias from the West
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Ernst Karl Eugen Koerner - The Temple of Karnak - The Great Hypostyle Hall - 1890
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Eugène Delacroix - Royal Tiger
Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798-1863). Royal Tiger. Pen and brown ink and watercolor, over graphite. 7 x 10 9/16 in. (178 x 268 cm). Thaw Collection. The Pierpont Morgan Library. Page 5.

Gold Vessel in the Form of an Ostrich Egg - Mesopotamian - ca 2550-2400 BC
Gold Vessel in the Form of an Ostrich Egg (Mesopotamian, ca. 2550-2400 B.C.). Gold, lapis lazuli, red limestone, shell and bitumen. H. 14.6 cm, Diam. 13 cm. © University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Page 8.

Dagger - Mesopotamian - ca 2550-2400 BC
Dagger (Mesopotamian, ca. 2550-2400 B.C.). Gold with wood restoration. L. (restored) 33 cm. © University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Page 9.

Tumbler - detail - bottom - Mesopotamian - ca 2650-2550 BC
Tumbler (detail: bottom) (Mesopotamian, ca. 2650-2550 B.C.). Found in Puabi's death pit at Ur. Electrum. H. 15.2 cm. © University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Page 11.

Wreath - Mesopotamian - ca 2650-2550 BC
Wreath (Mesopotamian, ca. 2650-2550 B.C.). Found in the

Wreath - Mesopotamian - ca 2650-2550 BC
Wreath (Mesopotamian, ca. 2650-2550 B.C.). Found in Puabi's death pit at Ur. Gold, lapis lazuli and carnelian. L. 40 cm. © University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Page 5.

Wreath - Mesopotamian - ca 2650-2550 BC
Wreath (Mesopotamian, ca. 2650-2550 B.C.). Found in the

Lieven van Lathem - Charles the Bold Presented by an Angel - 1469-1471
Images like this one and others from 24 medieval and Renaissance manuscripts are part of The Cult of Saints, a special exhibition at the Getty Center. The show describes Christians' devotion to saints, their religious beliefs and practices, the lore of holy figures and the role of artistic patronage in the production of devotional texts during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Page 6.

Raphael - Colonna Altarpiece - main panel - Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints - ca 1504
The Colonna Altarpiece was painted by the Italian High Renaissance master Raphael early in his career. It hung originally in the part of a church used exclusively by nuns from the Francsican convent of Sant'Antonio in Perugia. Page 9.

Kaminaljuyu Stela 11 - Maya - 200-50 BC
One of the first Maya rulers is depicted in this relief sculpture as divine. He stands between a bird on the top of the monument and the open mouth of an earthly creature beneath his feet. This particular portrayal of the ruler, who wears an avian mask, indicates his role as the spiritual bridge between the heavens and the underworld. Page 8.

Jean-Étienne Liotard - Liotard Laughing - Liotard riant - ca 1770
Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702-1789): Swiss Master includes the artist's poignant self-portrait (seen here) as well as more than 50 paintings, drawings, miniatures and engravings from Geneva's Musées d'art et d'histoire. Numerous pastels and other works from Swiss private collections round out this exhibition. Page 5.

Jean Clouet - Portrait of a Young Woman
Jean Clouet was the court portraitist of King François I (1494-1547). This unfinished drawing of his female sitter illustrates Clouet's sense of naturalism, combined with his Northern Renaissance flair for line and precision. Portrait of a Young Woman joins nearly 100 French works on paper from the British Museum's permanent collection in French Drawings: Clouet to Seurat (Part One). Together they span some 400 years from before the French Renaissance though Postimpressionism. Page 2.

Saddle - Tibetan - 18th-19th Century AD
This saddle is one of more than 130 masterpieces of armor, weaponry and equestrian equipment, often reserved for religious and ceremonial purposes, in Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet. Exhibited exclusively at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, these works were influenced stylistically by the Nepalese, other neighboring Himalayan peoples, the Mongols and the Chinese throughout the ages. Page 7.

Tutankhamun as the King of Upper Egypt - Egyptian -18th Dynasty - ca 1336-1327 BC
One of two statues of Tutankhamun found in his tomb's Treasury, the pharaoh stands on top of a black rectangular base with his left leg forward, a male pose typical in ancient Egyptian sculpture. Found wrapped in linen, the ritual figure grasps a flail (symbol of royal authority) and a curved staff (representing the ruler's role as shepherd of his subjects). This masterpiece and nearly 120 others are on display in Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs. Page 4.

Monumental Vase with Panther-Shaped Handles - Roman - ca First Century AD
Unique in the history of ancient art, this fine marble vase with two panther-shaped handles was probably carved in Rome and exported to Petra, an ancient city in modern-day Jordan. It's one of more than 170 exquisite antiquities in Petra: Lost City of Stone, a special exhibition that describes the art, architecture and culture of the site's inhabitants, the Nabataeans, from the First Century B.C. to the Sixth Century A.D. Page 3.

Albrecht Dürer - Adam and Eve - 1504
Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528). Adam and Eve, 1504. Pen and brown ink, brown wash, corrections in white gouache. 9 5/8 x 7 15/16 in. (242 x 201 mm). Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1910; I, 257d.The Pierpont Morgan Library. Page 4.

Tumbler - Mesopotamian - ca 2650-2550 BC
Tumbler (Mesopotamian, ca. 2650-2550 B.C.). Found in Puabi's death pit at Ur. Electrum.H. 15.2 cm. © University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Page 10.

Ram in the Thicket - Ram Caught in a Thicket - Mesopotamian - ca 2650-2550 BC
Ram in the Thicket (or Ram Caught in a Thicket) (Mesopotamian, ca. 2650-2550 B.C.). Found in the

Harry Burton - Wood Half-length Bust of Tutankhamun
One remarkable object to emerge from among the ritual couches, chariot pieces and numerous boxes piled together in the Antechamber of the tomb was this Wood Half-length Bust of Tutankhamun. Howard Carter thought that the painted and gilded torso, wearing a flat crown adorned with a sacred uraeus but missing its arms and legs, was a mannequin upon which Tutankhamun's tailors fitted his clothing. Page 2.

Harry Burton - Howard Carter Wrapping a Guardian Statue for Removal from the Tomb
The statue being wrapped in cloth portrays Tutankhamun wearing the nemes or official royal head cloth. The work to the left of the Burial Chamber's entrance, wearing an afnet (kerchief headdress) or bag wig, represents the king's ka (soul or spiritual double after death). Page 3.

Harry Burton - Face of the Outermost Coffin of Tutankhamun - Spring 1926
Harry Burton made sure to capture photographically the pharaoh's serene visage, a wooden likeness of the king's face covered with gesso (a plasterlike preparation for gilding or painting) and glistening gold foil. The vulture and uraeus (serpent emblem) on the boy-king's brow, together representing the king's dominion over Upper and Lower Egypt respectively, are surrounded by an intact miniature wreath of olive leaves and flowers. Page 5.

Harry Burton - Carter Examining the Innermost Gold Coffin - October 1925
Harry Burton captured the hardworking eminent archaeologist Howard Carter in a remarkable photograph. This horizontal print shows along a diagonal the seated Carter accompanied by an attentive kneeling assistant. Carter uses a surgical instrument to reveal a small section of the pharaoh's third coffin, its gold exterior covered in a dark and hardened aromatic resin. Page 6.

Harry Burton - Unbroken Sealing on the Doors of the Second Shrine - January 1924
Harry Burton photographed the ornately decorated doors of the second shrine while closed, their simple copper handles secured together tightly by a rope tied through them. The knotted cord was accompanied by a delicate clay seal featuring Anubis, the ancient Egyptians' jackal god entrusted with the protection of the cemetery. Page 4.

Harry Burton - Wood Box in the Form of Tutankhamuns Cartouche or Royal Name
This wood box in the shape of Pharaoh Tutankhamun's cartouche (an oval form surrounding the hieroglyphic symbols for one's name) was discovered in the Treasury of the young ruler's tomb. Its surface decoration of ebony and ivory, when translated, identifies the boy-king as the ruler of Thebes. The container held jewelry, royal regalia and an ankh-shaped mirror symbolizing life. Page 7.

Gustav Klimt - Adele Bloch-Bauer I - 1907
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Gustav Klimt - Adele Bloch-Bauer II - 1912
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Gustav Klimt - Apfelbaum - Apple Tree - ca 1912
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Gustav Klimt - Häuser in Unterach am Attersee - Houses in Unterach on Attersee Lake - ca 1916
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Gustav Klimt - Schloss Kammer am Attersee III - 1910
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Gustav Klimt - Portrait of Amalie Zuckerkandl -unfinished - 1917-18
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Outline of Art History - Renaissance to Early Modern Art - Visual Arts Movements from 1400-1880
Outline of Art History - Renaissance to Early Modern Art - Visual Arts Movements from 1400-1880

Sir Anthony van Dyck - Maddalena Cattaneo - 1623
Art History.

Robert Rauschenberg - Charlene - 1954
Art History.

John White Alexander - In the Café - 1898
Art History.

Annie Leibovitz - The White Stripes - New York City - 2003
Art History.

Special Exhibition Gallery - The Changing Face of Childhood: British Children's Portraits and their Influence in Europe
On view at the Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main and the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London in 2007, this special exhibition surveys children in landscapes unaccompanied by adults, and illustrates the influence of British painters' awareness of

Special Exhibition Gallery - The Changing Face of Childhood: British Children's Portraits and their Influence in Europe
On view at the Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main and the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London in 2007, this special exhibition surveys children in landscapes unaccompanied by adults, and illustrates the influence of British painters' awareness of

Special Exhibition Gallery - Americans in Paris, 1860-1900
Comprised of approximately 100 paintings, many of which are world famous and have never before been hung together, Americans in Paris, 1860-1900 explores those heady decades when United States artists flocked to France to study, absorb and expand upon their painting techniques. Please enjoy this selected visual feast of 47 portraits, interiors and scapes from land, sea and city.

Special Exhibition Gallery - Americans in Paris, 1860-1900
Comprised of approximately 100 paintings, many of which are world famous and have never before been hung together, Americans in Paris, 1860-1900 explores those heady decades when United States artists flocked to France to study, absorb and expand upon their painting techniques. Please enjoy this selected visual feast of 47 portraits, interiors and scapes from land, sea and city.

Special Exhibition Gallery - Americans in Paris, 1860-1900
Comprised of approximately 100 paintings, many of which are world famous and have never before been hung together, Americans in Paris, 1860-1900 explores those heady decades when United States artists flocked to France to study, absorb and expand upon their painting techniques. Please enjoy this selected visual feast of 47 portraits, interiors and scapes from land, sea and city.

Special Exhibition Gallery - Americans in Paris, 1860-1900
Comprised of approximately 100 paintings, many of which are world famous and have never before been hung together, Americans in Paris, 1860-1900 explores those heady decades when United States artists flocked to France to study, absorb and expand upon their painting techniques. Please enjoy this selected visual feast of 47 portraits, interiors and scapes from land, sea and city.

Special Exhibition Gallery: Annie Leibovitz: American Music
Her latest traveling exhibition,

Robert Rauschenberg - Combines - Special Exhibition Gallery
Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008) is rightly famous for his freestanding and wall-hung

Robert Rauschenberg - Combines - Special Exhibition Gallery
Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008) is rightly famous for his freestanding and wall-hung

Statue of a Woman - Egyptian, New Kingdom, ca 1550 BC-1070 BC - Michael Jackson Look-Alike at The Field Museum of Natural History
While far from the most significant or best-preserved example of New Kingdom limestone sculpture, Field Museum visitors have noticed that Statue of a Woman bears more than a passing resemblance to American musician and entertainer Michael Jackson.

Art History Glossary - N - Netherlandish
Of or pertaining to the Netherlands. In art history, Netherlandish refers to art created in present day Belgium and The Netherlands (also known as

Definition of papier mache
Papier mâché is a French term that means

Art History Glossary - P - perspective
In the context of drawing or painting, perspective is the technique an artist uses to create the illusion of three dimensions on a flat surface. Simply put, perspective is a means of fooling the viewer's eye.

Art History Glossary - P - putti
Putti are those plump little naked boys with wings that one often sees in Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque and Rococo art.

Art History Glossary - R - remarque
A remarque is a small, personalized drawing or symbol that an artist adds (near his or her signature) on a print. The presence of a remarque increases the print's value.

Art History Glossary - S - shade
A shade is what one ends up with when black (or some other dark color) is added to a pure hue.

Art History Glossary - S - spectrum
Technically speaking,

Art History Glossary - S - stippling
The act of stippling involves covering an area with dots.

Definition of Cri de Coeur - Art History Glossary
A French phrase that means

Definition of Fin de Siècle - Art History Glossary
Fin de siècle is a French phrase that translates to

Art History Glossary - M - Maestà
The word Maestà is used in art to describe a particular type of Madonna painting found in Proto-Renaissance and International Gothic works.

Art History Glossary - M - mandorla
Mandorla is the Italian word for

Art History Glossary - O - Orientalism
Orientalism is a style of art associated with a group of 19th-century artists who were fond of depicting harem girls, sheikhs and middle-Eastern scenery.

Jack Butler Yeats Bio - Irish Modernist Painter Jack Butler Yeats
A biographical profile of Jack Butler Yeats (1871-1957), Irish Modernist painter.

Adolph Ziegler Bio - German Painter and Hitler Sycophant Adolph Ziegler
A biographical profile of Adolph Ziegler (1892-1959), German painter and President of the National Chamber of Fine Arts under the National Socialist regime.

Jem Targal Bio - American Draftsman, Sculptor, Photographer, Painter and Musician Jem Targal
A biographical profile of Jem Targal, American draftsman, sculptor, photographer, painter and musician.

Grace Hartigan Bio - American Abstract Expressionist Painter Grace Hartigan
A biographical profile of Grace Hartigan (1922-2008), American Abstract Expressionist painter.

Adolf Hitler Bio - Austrian Aspiring Painter and Draftsman Adolf Hitler
A biographical profile of Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), Austrian painter and draftsman.

Helene Schjerfbeck Bio - Finnish Painter Helene Schjerfbeck
A biographical profile of Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946), Finnish painter.

George Caleb Bingham Bio - American Realist Painter George Caleb Bingham
A biographical profile of George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879), American Realist painter.

Definition of Venus Pudica - Art History Glossary


Francis Bacon Bio - British Expressionistic Painter Francis Bacon
A biographical profile of Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Irish-born British Expressionistic painter.

Giovanni Bernini Bio - Italian Baroque Sculptor, Painter and Architect Gianlorenzo Bernini
A biographical profile of Giovanni Lorenzo (Gianlorenzo) Bernini (1598-1680), Italian Baroque sculptor, painter and architect.

William Blake Bio - British Romatic Painter, Poet, Engraver and Illustrator William Blake
A biographical profile of William Blake (1757-1827), British Romatic painter, poet, engraver and illustrator.

Pierre Bonnard Bio - French Nabi Painter Pierre Bonnard
A biographical profile of Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), French Nabi painter.

Alexander Calder Bio - American Kinetic Sculptor Alexander Calder
A biographical profile of Alexander Calder (1898-1976), American sculptor.

Antonio Canova Bio - Italian Neo-Classical Sculptor Antonio Canova
A biographical profile of Antonio Canova (1757-1822), Italian Neo-Classical sculptor.

Benvenuto Cellini Bio - Italian Mannerist Sculptor and Engraver Benvenuto Cellini
A biographical profile of Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571), Italian Mannerist sculptor and engraver.

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin Bio - French Rococo Painter Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin
A biographical profile of Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779), French Rococo era still life and genre painter.

Giorgio de Chirico Bio - Greek-born Italian Painter Giorgio de Chirico
A biographical profile of Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978), Greek-born Italian painter, sculptor and theater designer.

Christo Bio - Bulgarian-American Environmental Artist Christo
A biographical profile of Christo, Bulgarian-American sculptor and Environmental artist.

John Constable Bio - British Romantic Painter John Constable
A biographical profile of John Constable (1776-1837), British Romantic painter.

Paul Delaroche Bio - French Academic Painter Hippolyte 'Paul' Delaroche
A biographical profile of Hippolyte (

Leon Dolice Bio - Austrian-born American Engraver and Painter Leon Dolice
A biographical profile of Leon Dolice (1892-1960), Austrian-born American engraver and painter.

Marcel Duchamp Bio - French-born American Painter, Sculptor and Conceptual Artist Marcel Duchamp
A biographical profile of Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), French-born American painter, sculptor and conceptual artist.

Helen Frankenthaler Bio - American Abstract Expressionist Painter and Printmaker Helen Frankenthaler
A biographical profile of Helen Frankenthaler (born 1928), American Abstract Expressionist painter and printmaker.

El Greco Bio - Greek-born Spanish Mannerist Painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos
A biographical profile of El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos), 1541-1614, Greek-born Spanish Mannerist painter.

Paul Gauguin Bio - French Post-Impressionist Painter Paul Gauguin
A biographical profile of Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), French Post-Impressionist painter.

William Hogarth Bio - British Painter and Engraver William Hogarth
A biographical profile of William Hogarth (1697-1764), British painter and engraver.

Paul Klee Bio - Swiss Painter and Teacher Paul Klee
A biographical profile of Paul Klee (1879-1940), Swiss painter.

Gustav Klimt Bio - Austrian Secessionist Painter Gustav Klimt
A biographical profile of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), Austrian painter.

Caspar David Friedrich Bio -- German Romantic Painter Caspar David Friedrich
A biographical profile of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), German Romantic painter.

Deirdre Le Blanc Bio - American Painter and Pysanky Artist Deirdre Le Blanc
A biographical profile of Deirdre Le Blanc, eclectic American artist.

Masaccio Bio - Italian Early Renaissance Painter Thommaso Guidi
A biographical profile of Masaccio (Thommaso Guidi) (1401-1428), Italian Renaissance painter.

Henri Matisse Bio - French Fauvist Painter Henri Matisse
A biographical profile of Henri Matisse (1865-1954), French Fauvist painter.

José Clemente Orozco Bio - Mexican Social Realism Painter José Clemente Orozco
A biographical profile of José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949), Mexican painter and draftsman.

Georges Seurat Bio - French Pointillist Painter Georges Seurat
A biographical profile of Georges Seurat (1859-1891), French painter and creator of Pointillism.

Ben Shahn Bio - Lithuanian-born American Social Realist Painter, Photographer, Graphic Artist and Writer Ben Shahn
A biographical profile of Ben Shahn (1898-1969), Lithuanian-born American painter, photographer, graphic artist and writer.

David Smith Bio - American Abstract Expressionist Sculptor David Smith
A biographical profile of David Smith (1906-1965), American Abstract Expressionist sculptor.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler Bio - American Painter James Abbott McNeill Whistler
A biographical profile of James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), American painter and engraver.

Frederic Remington Bio - American Painter, Sculptor, Illustrator and Author Frederic Remington
A biographical profile of Frederic Remington (1861-1909), American painter, sculptor, illustrator and author.

Tristan Tzara Bio - Romanian-born French Poet and Dada Founder Tristan Tzara
A biographical profile of Tristan Tzara (1896-1963), Romanian-born French poet and founder of Dadaism.

Paolo Uccello Bio - Italian Early Renaissance Painter and Mosaicist Paolo di Dono
A biographical profile of Paolo Uccello (ca. 1397-1475), Florentine Early Renaissance painter, mosaicist and stained glass designer.

Yaacov Agam Bio - Israeli Op Art and Kinetic Painter and Sculptor
A biographical profile of Yaacov Agam (b. 1928), Israeli painter and sculptor of the Op and Kinetic movements.

Where Is the Holy Grail in Leonardo's Last Supper?
The short answer is it's not present in the painting. Why? Best guess: Mention of the Holy Grail is not found in the canonized Gospels. There would not have been a practical reason to represent it in the composition.

What Is Artistic License?
If you wish to be polite, artistic license means taking liberties with reality. Conversely, you may be the blunt sort and thus able to call it cheating. Either way, artistic license is usually harmless and entertaining.

Help! I Have to Write a Paper on The Da Vinci Code!
You have to write your own papers, but here are a few words about the accuracy of The Da Vinci Code to help you get underway. Fair enough?

How many Vatican commissions did Leonardo receive?
It would only even remotely be correct to say that Leonardo received

What Was Leonardo's Name?
Let's get this straight. Leonardo's full name at birth was simply

Nineteenth-Century African American Artists List
A list of African American artists born in the nineteenth century, including Joshua Johnson or Johnston, John James Audubon, Robert Scott Duncanson, Edward Mitchell Bannister, Edmonia Lewis, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

10 Ways to Make Anyone Hate Art History
Be sure to follow any and all of these suggestions if your goal is to put children - or anyone else, for that matter - *off* the study of art and art history. Properly done, the once curious will come to loathe the very thought of art history.

Books on Women's Art History
Here are ten selections that cover most aspects of feminist Art History, both practical and esoteric. You will note that all ten were written by women. The authors, many of whom have sterling credentials, all share a passion for examining the large exclusion of women from Western Art History, introducing us to female artists and attempting to explain reasons for the traditional gender bias. Not every book is for everyone, but these are good starts for those who care to give the topic thought.

Andy Warhol - Muhammad Ali, 1977-79
Art History.

Stolen - Eleven Warhol Canvases from the Richard L. Weisman Collection - September 3 2009
Sometime between September 2 and 3, 2009, the Los Angeles residence of collector Richard L. Weisman was stripped of 11 original Andy Warhol canvases. Ten comprised the Athlete Series that Weisman commissioned in the late 1970s, and the eleventh was a portrait of Weisman himself.

Louise Bourgeois in 1990 with her marble sculpture Eye to Eye (1970)
Louise Bourgeois in 1990 with her marble sculpture Eye to Eye (1970).Photo: Raimon Ramis© The Estate of Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois - Images from the Artist's 2008-09 Traveling Retrospective
This retrospective exhibition of the venerated French-American sculptor's work traveled from March 5, 2008 through May 17, 2009 to five venues.

Louise Bourgeois - Images from the Artist's 2008-09 Traveling Retrospective
This retrospective exhibition of the venerated French-American sculptor's work traveled from March 5, 2008 through May 17, 2009 to five venues.

Rembrandt van Rijn - Self-Portrait, Frowning - Bust, 1630
Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669). Self-Portrait, Frowning: Bust, 1630. Etching (state II of III [IV]). Image: 2 13/16 x 2 7/16 in. (7.2 x 6.1 cm). Sheet: 2 15/16 x 2 1/2 in. (7.4 x 6.3 cm). Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris.

Picasso - Guitars 1912-1914
Thoroughly chronicles Picasso's Guitar series (1912-14), which most art historians mark as the turning point between Analytic Cubism and Synthetic Cubism.

Picasso - Guitars 1912-1914
Thoroughly chronicles Picasso's Guitar series (1912-14), which most art historians mark as the turning point between Analytic Cubism and Synthetic Cubism.

Pablo Picasso - Violin Hanging on the Wall, 1912-13
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973). Violin Hanging on the Wall. Possibly begun Sorgues, summer 1912, completed Paris, early 1913. Oil, spackle with sand, enamel, and charcoal on canvas. 25 9/16 x 18 1/8 in. (65 x 46 cm). Hermann and Margrit Rupf Foundation. Kunstmuseum Bern. © 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Rembrandt and His School - Masterworks from the Frick and Lugt Collections - Special Rembrandt Exhibition Gallery from The Frick Collection
Consists of paintings, prints and drawings by the Dutch Master himself and a select group of his pupils. The show is a rare opportunity to view fragile works on paper that are rarely seen, let alone loaned. It also represents a tale of two collectors -- an American industrialist and a Dutch scholar -- and their common fascination with Rembrandt van Rijn.

Rembrandt and His School - Masterworks from the Frick and Lugt Collections - Special Rembrandt Exhibition Gallery from The Frick Collection
Consists of paintings, prints and drawings by the Dutch Master himself and a select group of his pupils. The show is a rare opportunity to view fragile works on paper that are rarely seen, let alone loaned. It also represents a tale of two collectors -- an American industrialist and a Dutch scholar -- and their common fascination with Rembrandt van Rijn.

Rembrandt and His School - Masterworks from the Frick and Lugt Collections - Special Rembrandt Exhibition Gallery from The Frick Collection
Consists of paintings, prints and drawings by the Dutch Master himself and a select group of his pupils. The show is a rare opportunity to view fragile works on paper that are rarely seen, let alone loaned. It also represents a tale of two collectors -- an American industrialist and a Dutch scholar -- and their common fascination with Rembrandt van Rijn.

Frida Kahlo - Self-Portrait - 1930
Art History.

Picasso Themes and Variations - Special Exhibition Image Gallery from the Museum of Modern Art, New York - Summer 2010
Covers the artist's development as a printmaker from the dawn of the 20th-century until virtually the day he died in 1973. During these eight decades, Pablo Picasso produced many thousands of prints, exploring every technique from copper-plate etching, to lithography, to linoleum cuts--and all points in between. Far from being a

Picasso Themes and Variations - Special Exhibition Image Gallery from the Museum of Modern Art, New York - Summer 2010
Covers the artist's development as a printmaker from the dawn of the 20th-century until virtually the day he died in 1973. During these eight decades, Pablo Picasso produced many thousands of prints, exploring every technique from copper-plate etching, to lithography, to linoleum cuts--and all points in between. Far from being a

Pablo Picasso - Frugal Repast, 1904 - Etching
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973). Frugal Repast, 1904. Etching. Plate: 18 3/16 x 14 7/8 in. (46.2 x 37.8 cm). Gift of Thomas T. Solley with Mary Ellen Meehan, and purchase through the Vincent d'Aquila and Harry Soviak Bequest, and with contributions from Lily Auchincloss, The Associates Fund, The Philip and Lynn Straus Foundation Fund, and John S. Newberry (by exchange). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Marcellus Laroon the Younger - A Dinner Party, 1725
Art History.

The Conversation Piece - Scenes of Fashionable Life - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Spotlights the original meaning of the phrase

Fra Angelico to Leonardo - Italian Renaissance Drawings - Special Exhibition Image Gallery from the British Museum and the Galleria degli Uffizi
Demonstrates the development of Italian drawing from the beginning of the 15th-century, which coincides with the start of the Early Renaissance, to roughly 1510, close to the end of the High Renaissance. Along the way, these 101 fragile, 500+ year old drawings allow us to see the introduction of perspective and naturalism.

Anonymous Lombard, Workshop of Giovannino de'Grassi - Two Studies of a Cheetah, 1410
Anonymous Lombard, Workshop of Giovannino de'Grassi (fl from 1380s; d 1398). Two Studies of a Cheetah, 1410. Watercolor and bodycolor on vellum. 16.4 x 12.3 cm (6 7/16 x 4 13/16 in.). © Trustees of the British Museum.

Paul Gauguin - Paris, 1889 - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Focuses on the single year of Gauguin's career in which he went into full-blown Modernism (and remained there). How do we know 1889 was *the* year? It then that Gauguin staged an avant-garde exhibition at Monsieur Volpini's Cafe des Arts for his own and a few friends' works. This exhibition contains the original show's paintings, carvings, ceramics, works on paper and zincograph prints.

Paul Gauguin - Breton Girls Dancing, Pont-Aven, 1888
Art History.

Sandro Botticelli - Madonna del Guidi di Faenza, ca 1465-70
Art History.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - The Storm, ca 1840-45
Art History.

Valentines Day at the National Gallery, London - A Themed Art History Feature Exhibition
As a salute to lovers everywhere, the National Gallery, London put together a fun feature spotlighting amorous pairings housed in its permanent collection. None of the canvasses were moved to hang together, it's more like a self-guided tour from one room to the next for Gallery-goers.

Pablo Picasso - Portrait of Sebastià Junyer i Vidal, 1903
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973). Portrait of Sebastià Junyer i Vidal, 1903. Oil on canvas. 126.4 x 94 cm. David E. Bright Bequest. (M.67.25.18). Los Angeles County Museum of Art. © Museum Associates / LACMA / Art Resource, NY. © 2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Picasso Looks at Degas - Special Exhibition Image Gallery from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
A thorough examination of how Pablo Picasso, arguably the best-known artist of the 20th-century, was influenced by Edgar Degas, a towering figure in late 19th-century art. The exhibition is the result of five years of intensive research by curators Elizabeth Cowling and Richard Kendall. Some 120 paintings, works on paper and sculptures by the two artists, arranged in side-by-sde groupings, are on display.

The Guggenheim - The Making of a Museum - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
While the spectacular new Frank Gehry-designed, 450,000 square foot Guggenheim Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island will not be completed until 2013, Gallery One of the Emirates Palace is hosting this

Paul Cézanne - Bend in the Road Through the Forest - La route tournante en sous-bois - 1873-75
Art History.

Sengai Gibon - The Circle, Triangle, and Square, Edo period, early 19th century
Art History.

The Third Mind - American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera. On view January 30-April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

The Third Mind - American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera. On view January 30-April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

The Third Mind - American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera. On view January 30-April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Vincent van Gogh - Peasant Woman, Kneeling, 1885
Art History.

Van Gogh - Heartfelt Lines - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Contains 50 of Vincent's oil paintings, though its focus is on the ways in which he directly transcribed his draftsmanship skills into brushwork. An additional 100 graphic works and watercolors round out the show; on view from September 5 through December 8, 2008 at the Albertina, Vienna.

Van Gogh - Heartfelt Lines - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Contains 50 of Vincent's oil paintings, though its focus is on the ways in which he directly transcribed his draftsmanship skills into brushwork. An additional 100 graphic works and watercolors round out the show; on view from September 5 through December 8, 2008 at the Albertina, Vienna.

Vincent van Gogh - Lane of Poplars at Sunset, 1884
Art History.

Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Focuses on the artist's passion for depicting nocturnal light because, as Vincent wrote to his brother, Theo, in April 1885,

Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Focuses on the artist's passion for depicting nocturnal light because, as Vincent wrote to his brother, Theo, in April 1885,

The Art of Italy in the Royal Collection - The Baroque - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Part two of The Art of Italy in the Royal Collection centers on the Baroque. The 74 paintings and drawings selected for the exhibition amply illustrate the great stylistic diversity of this long artistic era. Highlights include works by Caravaggio, Bernini, Domenico Fetti, and the painters Gentileschi.

Annibale Carracci - An Allegory of Truth and Time, ca 1584-85
Art History.

Michelangelo, The Man and the Myth - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Explores the career, personality and appearance of Renaissance Master Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), around whom a fabulous mythology began to be constructed even during his lifetime. This exhibition--comprised of over a dozen of his original drawings and writings, along with contemporary artists' portraits of Michelangelo--attempts to give us a glimpse into the true nature of the man.

Michelangelo, The Man and the Myth - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Explores the career, personality and appearance of Renaissance Master Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), around whom a fabulous mythology began to be constructed even during his lifetime. This exhibition--comprised of over a dozen of his original drawings and writings, along with contemporary artists' portraits of Michelangelo--attempts to give us a glimpse into the true nature of the man.

Michelangelo Buonarroti - Pietà, original design 1499 - Cast replica, 1982
Art History.

Vlaminck, a Fauvist Instinct - A Special Exhibition Image Gallery
This exhibition concentrated on the years 1900 to 1915 in the much longer career of French painter, printmaker and writer Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958). From the turn of the century to the beginning of World War I, Vlaminck's work progressed from Post-Impressionist influences, through Fauvism and into a form of colorful Expressionism that would aid the Cubists and foretell Abstract art.

Maurice de Vlaminck - Barges in Chatou, 1905
Art History.

Dalí - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Commissioned by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, Figueres, Spain, in celebration of the centennial of the artist's birth,

Dalí - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Commissioned by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, Figueres, Spain, in celebration of the centennial of the artist's birth,

Philip Guston - Works on Paper - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Better known as an Abstract Expressionist painter, Philip Guston (1913-1980) once said,

Modigliani and His Times - A Special Exhibition at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid - February 5 to May 18, 2008
Modigliani and His Times brought together 126 works with the aim of analyzing the career of Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), from the time he arrived in Paris in 1906 to his early death. For the first time Modigliani's work was presented in a direct dialogue with that of artists who influenced him--Cézanne, Picasso and Brancusi--and with that of his friends in Montparnasse, including Marc Chagall, Jacques Lipchitz, Chaïm Soutine, Moïse Kisling, Ossip Zadkine, Tsugouharu Foujita and Jules Pascin.

John Baldessari - Tips for Artists Who Want to Sell, 1966-68
Art History.

The Broad Contemporary Art Museum - 2008 Inaugural Installation Highlights
The BCAM's inaugural installation was comprised of key pieces from the Broad's private collection, the Santa Monica-based Broad Art Foundation and LACMA's post-war and contemporary holdings. Here are a few highlights of the initial 160 works on display, representing a stellar roster of perennial favorite names including (but not limited to) John Baldessari, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol.

The Broad Contemporary Art Museum - 2008 Inaugural Installation Highlights
The BCAM's inaugural installation was comprised of key pieces from the Broad's private collection, the Santa Monica-based Broad Art Foundation and LACMA's post-war and contemporary holdings. Here are a few highlights of the initial 160 works on display, representing a stellar roster of perennial favorite names including (but not limited to) John Baldessari, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol.

The Broad Contemporary Art Museum - 2008 Inaugural Installation Highlights
The BCAM's inaugural installation was comprised of key pieces from the Broad's private collection, the Santa Monica-based Broad Art Foundation and LACMA's post-war and contemporary holdings. Here are a few highlights of the initial 160 works on display, representing a stellar roster of perennial favorite names including (but not limited to) John Baldessari, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol.

David Levine - Self-Caricature, 1968
David Levine (American, 1926-2009). Self-Caricature, 1968. Ink on paper. © David Levine. Courtesy of Forum Gallery, New York.

Bauhaus 1919-1933 - Workshops for Modernity - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Brings together an astounding 400+ works from the tri-citied German school that existed a mere 14 years but forever changed the face of Modernity across the spectrum of visual arts fine, decorative and architectural.

Vermeer's Masterpiece The Milkmaid - Special Exhibition Image Gallery from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage up the river that would come to bear his name, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has lent out Johannes Vermeer's

Lyonel Feininger and Walter Gropius - Program of the State Bauhaus in Weimar, also known as the Bauhaus Manifesto, April 1919
Art History.

Bauhaus 1919-1933 - Workshops for Modernity - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Brings together an astounding 400+ works from the tri-citied German school that existed a mere 14 years but forever changed the face of Modernity across the spectrum of visual arts fine, decorative and architectural.

Bauhaus 1919-1933 - Workshops for Modernity - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Brings together an astounding 400+ works from the tri-citied German school that existed a mere 14 years but forever changed the face of Modernity across the spectrum of visual arts fine, decorative and architectural.

Bauhaus 1919-1933 - Workshops for Modernity - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Brings together an astounding 400+ works from the tri-citied German school that existed a mere 14 years but forever changed the face of Modernity across the spectrum of visual arts fine, decorative and architectural.

American Stories - Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915 - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Illustrates the constantly changing ways in which inhabitants of what would become the United States of America viewed themselves from the decade before the Revolutionary War to just before World War I. Scheduled venues are The Metropolitan Museum of Art (October 12, 2009-January 24, 2010) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (February 28-May 23, 2010).

American Stories - Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915 - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Illustrates the constantly changing ways in which inhabitants of what would become the United States of America viewed themselves from the decade before the Revolutionary War to just before World War I. Scheduled venues are The Metropolitan Museum of Art (October 12, 2009-January 24, 2010) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (February 28-May 23, 2010).

American Stories - Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915 - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Illustrates the constantly changing ways in which inhabitants of what would become the United States of America viewed themselves from the decade before the Revolutionary War to just before World War I. Scheduled venues are The Metropolitan Museum of Art (October 12, 2009-January 24, 2010) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (February 28-May 23, 2010).

John Singleton Copley - Paul Revere, 1768
John Singleton Copley painted this portrait of his friend, Paul Revere (1734/35-1818), a full seven years before the Bostonian silversmith embarked upon his legendary

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio - The Cardsharps, ca 1594
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian, 1571-1610). The Cardsharps, ca. 1594. Oil on canvas. 94.2 x 130.9 cm (37 1/8 x 51 5/8 in.). AP 1987.06. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. Image © 2010 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth.

Caravaggio - A 400th Anniversary Exhibition
This major International exhibition aims--and succeeds--in displaying only paintings authenticated to be of Caravaggio's hand. The 24 select pieces illustrate the full scope of his short, brilliant career, and represent a phenomenal amount of goodwill amongst lending museums around the globe.

Caravaggio - A 400th Anniversary Exhibition
This major International exhibition aims--and succeeds--in displaying only paintings authenticated to be of Caravaggio's hand. The 24 select pieces illustrate the full scope of his short, brilliant career, and represent a phenomenal amount of goodwill amongst lending museums around the globe.

Becoming an Artist - The Academy in 19th-Century France - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Third in a series of collaborative exhibitions between the Dahesh Museum of Art and the Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery at Syracuse University's Lubin House in New York City. The show is comprised of 28 paintings, sculptures and graphic works from French Academic artists including William Adolphe Bouguereau, Théodule-Augustin Ribot, Henri Fantin-Latour and Jean-Léon Gérôme amongst others.

Making Nature - Masters of European Landscape Art - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Focuses on landscapes done by European artists from the Renaissance to the present day, all of which are from the Art Gallery of South Australia's permanent collection. The exhibition's 170 objects include paintings, works on paper, prints, etchings, sculpture and photographs by artists ranging from German Master Albrecht Dürer to contemporary environmentalist sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.

The Modern Myth - Drawing Mythologies in Modern Times - Special Exhibition Image Gallery from the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Each of the 50+ works on paper, created between 1797 and 2008, in this exhibition directly or indirectly hearkens to Classical mythology for its inspiration. Some, as with Pablo Picasso's

Francisco de Goya - The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters from the illustrated book Los Caprichos, 1797-99
Francisco de Goya (Spanish, 1746-1828). The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, from the illustrated book Los Caprichos, 1797-99. Aquatint and etching. Plate 8 7/16 x 5 15/16 in. (21.4 x 15.1 cm). The Louis E. Stern Collection. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Image © The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Alberto Giacometti - Disagreeable Object, 1931
Art History.

The Erotic Object - Surrealist Sculpture from the MoMA Collection - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
The show contains exactly that which its title implies: Surrealistic sculptures dating from the early 1930s to the 1940s drawn from MoMA's collection. As for the eroticism, it is either subtle or blatant, dependent on each viewer's reaction. (After all, Surrealism was meant to be the visual and literary manifestation of the individual subconscious, was it not?)

Photograph of Alphonse Mucha in a mount with dried flowers, ca 1898
Art History.

Alphonse Mucha - 2009-2010 Retrospective - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Art Nouveau fans worldwide know, love and can't live without the works of Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939). However, there was much more to Mucha's output than his fabulous Parisian theater posters and advertisements. This exhibition offers a retrospective look at the artist's career through some 250 of his paintings, drawings, pastels, lithographs, book illustrations, tapestries and works of jewelry borrowed from both public and private collections.

Paul Cézanne - Madame Cézanne in a Red Armchair, 1877
Art History.

Cézanne and Beyond - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Cézanne held no aspirations to become the

Cézanne and Beyond - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Cézanne held no aspirations to become the

Cézanne and Beyond - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Cézanne held no aspirations to become the

Jan Lievens - Still Life with Books, ca 1627-28
Art History.

The Pre-Raphaelites - Nationalmuseum Stockholm, 2009 - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
The first major exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art to be shown in Scandinavia, this exhibition featured 200 paintings, photographs and other works by

The Pre-Raphaelites - Nationalmuseum Stockholm, 2009 - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
The first major exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art to be shown in Scandinavia, this exhibition featured 200 paintings, photographs and other works by

John Everett Millais - Isabella, 1848-49
Art History.

Workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio - Tobias and the Angel, 1470-80
Art History.

Mona Lisa Coloring Page - Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa to Print and Color
A line drawing of Leonardo's Mona Lisa for your coloring page fun. You are free to save and print this image for personal, educational and non-commercial purposes.

Free Art History Coloring Pages - Famous Works of Art to Print and Color
A series of art-historic line drawings for your coloring page fun. You are free to save and print these for personal, educational and non-commercial purposes.

Special Exhibition Catalogue Gallery - Tutankhamun's Tomb: The Thrill of Discovery (Photographs by Harry Burton)
A selection of historic images taken by British photographer Harry Burton (1879-1940) of the tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun (ruled ca. 1336-1327 B.C.) and its excavation from the exhibition cataloge Tutankhamun's Tomb: The Thrill of Discovery (The Photographs of Harry Burton). The volume was published in conjunction with a special exhibition on view at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Harry Burton - The Antechamber - December 1922
The first of four rooms in Tutankhamun's tomb is the Antechamber. It was there that Howard Carter uncovered three gilded ritual couches with animal heads, other pieces of furniture, boxes, six dismantled chariots, four alabaster (calcite) ointment jars with lily and papyrus plant handles (symbolizing Upper and Lower Egypt's unification) and a wood half-length bust of the pharaoh.

Andy Warhol - Green Car Crash - Green Burning Car I - 1963
Here we see Green Car Crash (Green Burning Car I), created by Andy Warhol in 1963 from a tabloid image taken by photographer John Whitehead. Whitehead's shot captured the aftermath of the fiery conclusion of a police chase in Seattle. The car that had been pursued overturned at 60 m.p.h., ejecting its driver at a speed sufficient to impale his body on a climbing spike in a utility pole.

Image Gallery - Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale - May 16, 2007
Christie's May 16, 2007 Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York City is notable for its selection of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Pop and Contemporary Art. The 78 lots at auction include important works by Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Donald Judd, Eva Hesse, Jasper Johns, Philip Guston, Damian Hirst and Lisa Yuskavage, as well as an a group of ten pieces by Andy Warhol.

John Chamberlain - Orlons, 1963
Art History.

Color Chart - Reinventing Color 1950 to Today - The Color Chart Special Exhibition at MoMA
Color Chart: Reinventing Color 1950 to Today was on view at The Museum of Modern Art, New York from March 2 through May 12, 2008 and did not travel. However, MoMA has thoughtfully provided both a website dedicated to the exhibition and a selection of images for our image gallery, as seen here.

Bruegel to Rubens - Masters of Flemish Painting - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
This first exhibition ever mounted of Flemish paintings in the Royal Collection brings together 51 works from the 15th to 17th centuries, including masterpieces by Hans Memling, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Jan Brueghel, Sir Anthony Van Dyck and Sir Peter Paul Rubens. On view from September 28, 2007 through April 6, 2008 at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh.

Jasper Johns - Tennyson - 1958
Art History.

Frida Kahlo - A Special Exhibition Image Gallery
This major exhibition contains more than 40 iconic Frida Kahlo paintings borrowed from over 30 private and museum collections around the globe, some of which have never before been publicly displayed.

Jasper Johns - Gray - A Special Exhibition Image Gallery
The first exhibition to examine the groundbreaking American artist's use of this color from his earliest works to the present day. More than 120 paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings take the viewer through a multitude of shades of gray employed across an ever-evolving body of work.

Jasper Johns - Gray - A Special Exhibition Image Gallery
The first exhibition to examine the groundbreaking American artist's use of this color from his earliest works to the present day. More than 120 paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings take the viewer through a multitude of shades of gray employed across an ever-evolving body of work.

The American Evolution - A History through Art - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Built around the five themes

The American Evolution - A History through Art - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Built around the five themes

Special Exhibition Image Gallery - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Nationalmuseum Stockholm
The first comprehensive presentation of the French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) in Sweden for forty years. The exhibition includes some 200 items including drawings, oil paintings and the posters of bohemian life in Montemarte with which Toulouse-Lautrec is so closely associated. On view at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm from February 21 to May 25, 2008.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec at his easel - 1889
Art History.

Exhibition Image Gallery - Cecilia Beaux - American Figure Painter
With nearly 100 oil paintings, works on paper and decorative objects drawn from a variety of public and private collections, Cecilia Beaux, American Figure Painter seeks to place noted Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts alumna, professor, and Philadelphia native Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) in a new position in American art history.

Cecilia Beaux - Les Derniers Jours d Enfance - The Last Days of Infancy - 1883-85
We are looking at a double portrait of Beaux's sister (and only sibling) Aimée Ernesta (

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - A Clearing in the Woods - 1865
Art History.

Exhibition Image Gallery - Renoir Landscapes - 1865-1883
We all know and love Pierre-Auguste Renoir as a preeminent painter of people, but often overlook his landscapes. This is a mistake for, as Renoir Landscapes: 1865-1883 illustrates, the artist originally developed his superbly innovative color palette and loose brushwork in the freedom of the outdoors.

Exhibition Image Gallery - Renoir Landscapes - 1865-1883
We all know and love Pierre-Auguste Renoir as a preeminent painter of people, but often overlook his landscapes. This is a mistake for, as Renoir Landscapes: 1865-1883 illustrates, the artist originally developed his superbly innovative color palette and loose brushwork in the freedom of the outdoors.

Special Exhibition Image Gallery - Georges Seurat - The Drawings
On view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 28, 2007-January 7, 2008.

Special Exhibition Image Gallery - Georges Seurat - The Drawings
On view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 28, 2007-January 7, 2008.

Georges Seurat - Harvester - 1881
Art History.

Lucas Cranach the Elder - The Odd Couple - Young Man and Old Woman with Girl - ca 1545-50
Art History.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo - Fire - 1566
Art History.

Special Exhibition Gallery - Cranach the Elder
Cranach the Elder surveys six decades of the artist's work, illustrating his versatile ability to jump from mythology, to parody, to altarpieces, to some of the most iconic portraits to came out of the Reformation.

Special Exhibition Gallery - Cranach the Elder
Cranach the Elder surveys six decades of the artist's work, illustrating his versatile ability to jump from mythology, to parody, to altarpieces, to some of the most iconic portraits to came out of the Reformation.

Special Exhibition Gallery - Cranach the Elder
Cranach the Elder surveys six decades of the artist's work, illustrating his versatile ability to jump from mythology, to parody, to altarpieces, to some of the most iconic portraits to came out of the Reformation.

Lucas Cranach the Elder - The Crucifixion - ca 1500
Art History.

Special Exhibition Gallery - Pissarro - Creating the Impressionist Landscape
This focus exhibition concentrates on one decade of Camille Pissarro's (French, 1830-1903) painting career, the years 1864 to 1874. The nearly-50 paintings in the exhibition are arranged chronologically, allowing us to travel with the artist from the Barbizon School to the first Impressionist exhibition -- quite literally from shadows to light.

Camille Pissarro - Strollers on a Country Road - La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire - 1864
Art History.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo - The Librarian - Wolfgang Lazius - ca 1562
Art History.

Special Exhibition Gallery: Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-1593)
The exhibition Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-1593) illustrates that his best-known works remain as fun, fresh and innovative as anything that's been done since, and were grounded in solid draftsmanship and compositional skills. The show includes 40 paintings, about 30 objets d'art (including weapons and armor), graphic works and one tapestry, all on loan from private and public collections worldwide.

Special Exhibition Gallery: Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-1593)
The exhibition Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-1593) illustrates that his best-known works remain as fun, fresh and innovative as anything that's been done since, and were grounded in solid draftsmanship and compositional skills. The show includes 40 paintings, about 30 objets d'art (including weapons and armor), graphic works and one tapestry, all on loan from private and public collections worldwide.

Eugène Boudin - The Beach at Trouville - The Empress Eugenie - 1863
Art History.

Special Exhibition Gallery - Impressionists by the Sea
Impressionists by the Sea takes a wondering look back, via 60 Impressionist paintings, at how the northern coast of France evolved from shore communities (that lived off of fishing and shipping for centuries) to vacation spots for Parisians at leisure during the second half of the 19th Century.

Image Gallery: From the Summer 2007 Special Exhibitions Listings
Lions, warriors, tomb guardians, precious golden objects, selected works from the collections of some extremely famous collectors and much, much more await you at special art exhibitions during Summer of 2007. For visual proof of this tantalizing prospect, here is a sampler gallery of nine pictures taken from as many shows.

Kneeling Archer with a Green Face - Chinese - Qin Dynasty - 221-206 BC
This Kneeling Archer with a Green Face (221-206 B.C.) was interred with Qin Shihuangdi (r. 221-210 B.C.), China's first emperor. A dozen or more of these statues from the ruler's famous retinue of warriors will be on view at The British Museum, along with terracotta bureaucrats, acrobats and musicians, lifelike bronze birds and other works.