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#1 | Posted: 02/22/2017 10:05 | Post subject: Greatest Paintings of All Time Reply with quote
Recommendations and suggestions welcome. For my criteria and recommendations page, go here: http://www.besteveralbums.com/phpBB2/vi...hp?t=15503

SCROLL DOWN BELOW THE RANKINGS FOR IMAGES AND LINKS TO EACH OF THE SELECTIONS

SCROLL DOWN TO THE POST BELOW THIS FOR MY "GREATEST PAINTINGS OF ALL TIME - EXTENDED LIST"

WARNING: SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING AND/OR UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN

THE FOLLOWING KEY IS FOR THE MAIN LIST ONLY, NOT APPLICABLE TO THE "IMAGES AND LINKS" SECTION:
BOLD = RECENTLY ADDED
BOLD + ITALICS = RATING WAS RECENTLY UPGRADED OR DOWNGRADED

GREATEST PAINTINGS OF ALL TIME

10/10
Sistine Chapel (Ceiling & The Last Judgement) - Michelangelo Buonarroti (1512; 1541)

9.5/10
Peasants' War Panorama - Werner Tubke (1987) [aka, "Early Bourgeois Revolution in Germany"]

9.2/10
The Garden of Earthly Delights - Hieronymus Bosch (circa 1500)

8.4/10
Europe After The Rain II - Max Ernst (1942)
The Beethoven Frieze - Gustav Klimt (1902)

8.3/10
Philosophy, Medicine & Jurisprudence - Gustav Klimt (1907) [University of Vienna Ceiling Paintings; Destroyed in 1945]
The Reminiscences of Judge Schulze (Parts II, III, & VII) - Werner Tubke (1967)

8.2/10
The Battle of Calverhine - Henry Darger (1929)

8.1/10
Metamorphose de Narcisse - Salvador Dali (1937)

7.9/10
The Last Judgement - Hieronymus Bosch (circa 1504-1508)

7.8/10
The Kiss - Gustav Klimt (1908)
The Last Supper - Leonardo Da Vinci (1497)

7.6/10
Metropolis - George Grosz (1917)
The Starry Night - Vincent Van Gogh (1889)

7.5/10
Crucifixion - Salvador Dali (1954)
Triumph of Death - Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1562)
The Eve - Luis Jose Estremadoyro (1996)
Psicostasia - Dino Valls (2005)
Guernica - Pablo Picasso (1937)

7.4/10
The Persistence of Memory - Salvador Dali (1931)
The Night Watch - Rembrandt van Rijn (1642)
Sandham Memorial Chapel (The Resurrection of the Soldiers & War Murals) - Stanley Spencer (1929)
The Fight Between Carnival and Lent - Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1559)
Mona Lisa - Leonardo Da Vinci (1505)
Transfiguration - Raphael Sanzio (1519)
View of Toledo - El Greco (1599)
Netherlandish Proverbs - Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1559)
Hide and Seek - Pavel Tchelitchew (1942)
Sabra and Shatila Massacre - Dia Al-Azzawi (1983)
Phenomena - Pavel Tchelitchew (1938)
Legend of the True Cross - Piero della Francesca (1466)

7.3/10
The Funeral (Dedicated to Oskar Panizza) - George Grosz (1918)
The Triumph of Andre Breton and Surrealism - Shahla Rosa (2006)
The Battle of Alexander at Issus - Albrecht Altdorfer (1529)
Witches Sabbath - Francisco Goya (1823)
Las Meninas - Diego Velazquez (1656)
Psalm 69 - Ernst Fuchs (1960)
Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 - Marcel Duchamp (1912)
The Descent from the Cross - Rogier van der Weyden (1435)
Il Grande Metafisico - Gregorio De Chirico (1917)
The Scream - Edvard Munch (1893)

RECENTLY RE-EVALUATED - UNDER STRONG CONSIDERATION FOR 7.3/10+
Sarajevo - Omar El Nagdi (1992) http://hauteliving.com/wp-content/uploa...Kadhim.jpg
Prison - Tatiana Glebova (1927) https://imagenes.museothyssen.org/sites...rision.jpg

MISCELLANEOUS WORKS UNDER REVIEW
Note: Explore Peter Heydeck
Various Works by Bita Vakili are under consideration such as this one and several others: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/569001734150937317/
Werner Tubke Painting To Review
Zur Geschichte der deutschen Arbeiterbewegung I: https://www.bildatlas-ddr-kunst.de/shar..._large.jpg
Zur Geschichte der deutschen Arbeiterbewegung II: https://www.bildatlas-ddr-kunst.de/shar..._large.jpg
Zur Geschichte der deutschen Arbeiterbewegung III: https://www.bildatlas-ddr-kunst.de/shar..._large.jpg
Zur Geschichte der deutschen Arbeiterbewegung IV: https://www.bildatlas-ddr-kunst.de/shar..._large.jpg
Tubke - Altarwand: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...toriskirch e_-_T%C3%BCbke-Altarwand_2015-08.jpg
Dreaming of Reptilian Glory - Chiho Aoshima (2005) [3-D Installation]:
http://static.neatorama.com/images/2006...oshima.jpg
http://www.blumandpoe.com/sites/default...iew4-2.jpg
https://clumsyartdirector.files.wordpre...557_1.jpeg
http://balticplus.uk/images/13896/7/820...0/?_=1Nuo1

IN-PROGRESS...

GREATEST PAINTINGS OF ALL TIME (IMAGES & LINKS)

Sistine Chapel (Ceiling & The Last Judgement) - Michelangelo Buonarroti (1541)

SISTINE CHAPEL - CEILING - RIGHT SIDE - NEAREST THE ENTRANCE

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SISTINE CHAPEL - CEILING - LEFT SIDE - NEAREST THE LAST JUDGMENT

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SISTINE CHAPEL - THE LAST JUDGEMENT:

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NOTE: None of the following images truly do the work justice, except for the Virtual Tour. The rest are helpful for a general acclimation to the work, for thematic study, and in the progression of imagery, but should not be used to evaluate the full quality and emotional sensation of Michelangelo's painting and artistry. I recommend very HQ, large scale Art books, specifically dedicated to this work, for any detailed, up close analysis and evaluation of the imagery. I recommend the Virtual Tour for when taking a step back to analyze and evaluate the work in larger sections.

VIRTUAL TOUR - PANORAMIC FULL VIEW (Ceiling & The Last Judgement): http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/...index.html
CEILING - PICTORIAL SCHEME: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...posite.png
CEILING - FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: https://kmjantz.files.wordpress.com/201...g07-24.jpg
THE LAST JUDGEMENT - FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: https://censorshipinamerica.files.wordp...gement.jpg
CEILING & THE LAST JUDGEMENT - DETAIL - ALL WORKS - INCLUDING HISTORY, THEMES AND ANALYSIS: http://www.wga.hu/tours/sistina/index_c.html

Peasants' War Panorama - Werner Tubke (1987) [aka, "Early Bourgeois Revolution in Germany"]


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VIRTUAL TOUR - PANORAMIC FULL VIEW - (Scroll down on the left of the page and click on the painting image): http://www.panorama-museum.de/de/tour.html

The Garden of Earthly Delights - Hieronymus Bosch (circa 1500)


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FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: http://uploads6.wikiart.org/images/hier...1515-7.jpg

Europe After The Rain II - Max Ernst (1942)


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FULL VIEW - ZOOM FUNCTION: https://www.artsy.net/artwork/max-ernst...-rain/zoom
DETAIL - LEFT SIDE: http://www.humano.com/assets/BlogPost/2...iginal.jpg
DETAIL - LEFT SIDE (Picture From a Book Cover): https://spectralpress.files.wordpress.c...part-4.jpg
DETAIL - LEFT SIDE/MIDDLE (Picture From a Book Cover): https://spectralpress.files.wordpress.c...part-2.jpg
DETAIL - LEFT/MIDDLE/RIGHT: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/r6nOh...ADFh1trGwb
DETAIL - MIDDLE: https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5014/5572...a72a_b.jpg
DETAIL - RIGHT SIDE: http://greynotgrey.com/blog/wp-content/...rnst6b.jpg
DETAIL - RIGHT SIDE (Picture From a Book Cover): https://spectralpress.files.wordpress.c...part-3.jpg
DETAIL - RIGHT SIDE (Picture From a Book Cover): https://spectralpress.files.wordpress.c...part-1.jpg

The Beethoven Frieze - Gustav Klimt (1902)


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THE LONGING FOR HAPPINESS - FULL VIEW:
THE LONGING FOR HAPPINESS - DETAIL (Floating Genii): https://www.secession.at/wp-content/upl...laeger.jpg
THE LONGING FOR HAPPINESS - DETAIL (Suffering Humanity): https://www.secession.at/wp-content/upl...chheit.jpg
THE LONGING FOR HAPPINESS - DETAIL (Knight in Shining Armor): https://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/gus...t-wall.jpg
THE LONGING FOR HAPPINESS - DETAIL (Knight in Shining Armor): https://www.secession.at/wp-content/upl...laeger.jpg
THE HOSTILE FORCES - FULL VIEW: https://www.secession.at/wp-content/upl...laeger.jpg
THE HOSTILE FORCES - DETAIL: https://www.secession.at/wp-content/upl...ession.jpg
THE HOSTILE FORCES - DETAIL (Gnawing Grief): https://www.secession.at/wp-content/upl...ession.jpg
THE HOSTILE FORCES - DETAIL:
THE LONGING FOR HAPPINESS FINDS REPOSE IN POETRY - DETAIL (Low Quality): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...wand1.jpeg
THE LONGING FOR HAPPINESS FINDS REPOSE IN POETRY - DETAIL (Poetry): https://www.secession.at/wp-content/upl...laeger.jpg
THE LONGING FOR HAPPINESS FINDS REPOSE IN POETRY (THIS KISS TO THE WHOLE WORLD) - FULL VIEW: https://www.secession.at/wp-content/upl...laeger.jpg
THE LONGING FOR HAPPINESS FINDS REPOSE IN POETRY (THIS KISS TO THE WHOLE WORLD) - DETAIL (Choir of Angels): https://www.secession.at/wp-content/upl...sengel.jpg
THE LONGING FOR HAPPINESS FINDS REPOSE IN POETRY" (THIS KISS TO THE WHOLE WORLD) - DETAIL: https://www.secession.at/wp-content/upl...ession.jpg

Philosophy, Medicine & Jurisprudence - Gustav Klimt (1907) [University of Vienna Ceiling Paintings; Destroyed in 1945]


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UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA CEILING: https://medienportal.univie.ac.at/uploa...der_02.jpg
PHILOSOPHY - FULL VIEW - LARGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...e-1907.jpg
PHILOSOPHY - FULL VIEW - LEOPOLD MUSEUM - VERY LARGE (Mediocre Quality): https://kendraorcutt.files.wordpress.co..._00101.jpg
MEDICINE - FULL VIEW - LARGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...e-1907.jpg
MEDICINE - FULL VIEW - LEOPOLD MUSEUM - VERY LARGE (Mediocre Quality): https://kendraorcutt.files.wordpress.co...c_0006.jpg
MEDICINE - FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: http://finearts.hku.hk/wuploads/sites/5...edizin.jpg
JURISPRUDENCE - FULL VIEW - LARGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...e-1907.jpg
JURISPRUDENCE - FULL VIEW - LEOPOLD MUSEUM - VERY LARGE (Mediocre Quality): https://kendraorcutt.files.wordpress.co..._00221.jpg

The Reminiscences of Judge Schulze (Parts II, III, & VII) - Werner Tubke (1967)

NOTE: The following 3 parts may or may not constitue the complete work. I have not found Parts I, IV, V & VI and do not know if they exist or if they have ever existed. Did Tubke ever complete them?

PART II

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PART III

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PART VII

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PART III - DETAIL: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-U7x8RA_hDVY/U...ze+III.JPG
PART VII - DETAIL: http://yourartshop-noldenh.com/wp-conte...ay.-17.jpg
PART VII - DETAIL: http://www.blindbild.com/wp-content/upl...uebke1.jpg
PART VII - DETAIL: http://www.blindbild.com/wp-content/upl...uebke2.jpg
PART III & PART VII - MUSEUM DE FUNDATIE, NETHERLANDS: https://duitslandinstituut.nl/assets/up...datie_.jpg
WERNER TUBKE - VIDEO - EXHIBITION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS9r6yv-lkA

The Battle of Calverhine - Henry Darger (1929)


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NOTE: HIGH QUALITY, LARGE IMAGE DOES NOT SEEM TO BE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET. The best I've found is if you go to Amazon to the book Henry Darger by Klaus Biesenbach, you can choose the "Look Inside" option by clicking on the picture of it. Go here: http://www.amazon.com/Henry-Darger-Klau...3791349198 ... From there, scroll through the book and you will find a pretty good quality image of the work that you can zoom into. Note that not all the pages in the book are view-able at once so their "Look Inside" function sometimes gives you random or different pages. Therefore, you may not see The Battle of Calverhine each and every time. Please note that the photograph of the page in this book, while the best that I've found on the internet, does not truly do the work justice. Even zooming into it, several details are difficult to see. What I really recommend is viewing the work in the actual book. The Battle of Calverhine is spread out across two pages. The left side of it is on page 42 and the right side is page 43.

Here is a great description of The Battle of Calverhine from the New York Times, 5 Jan 2007, "Art in Review": "...an enormous panoramic collage on cardboard, heavily varnished and nearly 10 feet across, known as ''The Battle of Calverhine.''

This work is a rarity for Darger because it can be dated: a newspaper from 1929 is varnished to its back. Dark and congested, it also doesn't quite look like Darger's work, thanks partly to the varnish, which he would dispense with later, just as he would replace cardboard with paper and evolve an elaborate process of copying and photographically enlarging images from coloring books. Two other large panoramas show him moving in this direction.

In ''The Battle of Calverhine,'' Darger simply knit hundreds of hand-cut magazine photographs and photogravures into an uninterrupted expanse of mayhem that he carefully hand-tinted in lurid colors. The battle is punctuated by explosions, dark clouds, fighting soldiers and distant regiments of marching soldiers that are mostly tinted magenta. The space of this horrific scene closes up and opens inward in disorienting waves. It is a staggering work, leathery and reliclike, with most of Pop Art embedded in its fragile surfaces."

DETAIL: https://osskoor.files.wordpress.com/201...rhine9.jpg
VIDEO - EXHIBITION, PARIS (Briefly shows "Battle of Calverhine" around 4:25 - CLICK HD): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2tiyvx

Metamorphose de Narcisse - Salvador Dali (1937)


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FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: https://loseweightandgainhealth.files.w...inting.jpg

The Last Judgement - Hieronymus Bosch (circa 1504-1508)


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FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE (Mediocre Quality): https://i.pinimg.com/originals/03/ae/d0...49e37a.jpg
DETAIL - LEFT WING PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucke.../lightbox/
DETAIL - LEFT WING PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucke.../lightbox/
DETAIL - LEFT WING PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucke.../lightbox/
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucke.../lightbox/
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucke.../lightbox/
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: https://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/hie...gement.jpg
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucke.../lightbox/
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucke.../lightbox/
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucke.../lightbox/
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucke.../lightbox/
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...388369437/
DETAIL - RIGHT WING PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucke.../lightbox/
DETAIL - RIGHT WING PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucke.../lightbox/
DETAIL - RIGHT WING PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucke.../lightbox/
DETAIL - RIGHT WING PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...388369437/
DETAIL - RIGHT WING PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...388369437/
DETAIL - RIGHT WING PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucke.../lightbox/

For a detailed view of this work (including a brief analysis by Khan Academy Art Historians) watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea6qS3nuvng

The following link is to a very large image of Lucas Cranach's reproduction of Bosch's The Last Judgment (circa 1524). Please note that his visual style is somewhat less apt than Bosch's. However, on the plus-side, this is a much higher quality photograph than those you will find on the internet of Bosch's original (go figure...) and it allows one to more clearly see details in the darker portions of the work, particularly the upper region of both the central panel and right wing panel. Go here: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...Cranach_d.Ä._-_Flügelaltar_mit_dem_Jüngsten_Gericht.jpg

The Kiss - Gustav Klimt (1908)


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FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: https://buxtonfestival.files.wordpress....-cover.jpg
FULL VIEW - BELVEDERE MUSEUM, VIENNA, AUSTRIA: https://nyogalleristny.files.wordpress....limt_1.jpg

The Last Supper - Leonardo Da Vinci (1497)


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FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Última_Cena_-_Da_Vinci_5.jpg
GIAMPIETRINO'S REPRODUCTION - FULL VIEW - LARGE (to help illustrate the details, difficult to see in Da Vinci's deteriorated original): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...a-1520.jpg
FULL VIEW - SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE, MILAN, ITALY: https://kbotkin.files.wordpress.com/201...g_9829.jpg

Metropolis - George Grosz (1917)


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FULL VIEW - LARGE: http://www.museothyssen.org//img/obras_...978.23.jpg

The Starry Night - Vincent Van Gogh (1889)


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FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: http://cdn-images.9cloud.us/200/starry_...717900.jpg
DETAIL - RIGHT UPPER CORNER: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...-right.jpg
DETAIL - LOWER LEFT SIDE: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...t-left.jpg
DETAIL - LOWER RIGHT CORNER: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...-right.jpg
FULL VIEW - MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK, USA: http://www.jessicasiemens.com/wp-conten...hsmall.jpg

Crucifixion - Salvador Dali (1954)


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FULL VIEW - LARGE: https://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.co...857777.jpg
DETAIL: https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1067/5146...ab9c_b.jpg

Triumph of Death - Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1562)


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FULL VIEW - LARGE: http://laliteraturadelaedadmedia.mejore...Muerte.jpg
FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...fdeath.jpg

The Eve - Luis Jose Estremadoyro (1996)


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DETAIL - UPPER LEFT: http://bestartpainting.com/Uploadpic/Lu...0left].jpg
DETAIL - CENTER: https://www.artrenewal.org/artwork/629/...]-huge.jpg
DETAIL - RIGHT: https://www.artrenewal.org/artwork/629/...]-huge.jpg

Psicostasia - Dino Valls (2005)


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DETAIL: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/detall...A-det1.jpg
DETAIL: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/detall...A-det2.jpg
DETAIL: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/detall...A-det3.png
DETAIL: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/detall...A-det4.jpg
IMAGE - PAINTING DISPLAY: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/expos/...006_01.jpg

Guernica - Pablo Picasso (1937)


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FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: http://artpaintingartist.org/wp-content...icasso.jpg
IMAGE - MUSEO REINA SOFIA, MADRID, SPAIN: https://insidemuseums.files.wordpress.c...icasso.jpg

The Persistence of Memory - Salvador Dali (1931)


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IMAGE - MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK, USA: https://farm9.static.flickr.com/8503/83...404d_z.jpg

The Night Watch - Rembrandt van Rijn (1642)


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FULL VIEW - LARGE: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/assetimage2.jsp?id=SK-C-5
FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...museum.jpg
PARTIAL VIEW - RIJKSMUSEUM, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: https://www.flickr.com/photos/menesje/8.../lightbox/

Sandham Memorial Chapel (The Resurrection of the Soldiers & War Murals) - Stanley Spencer (1929)

NORTH WALL MURALS:

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CAMP AT KARASULI (NORTH WALL MURAL):

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RIVERBED AT TODOROVO (SOUTH WALL MURAL):

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NORTH WALL MURALS - DETAIL - VERY LARGE: http://tfeanda.files.wordpress.com/2013...cer-16.jpg
CAMP AT KARASULI (NORTH WALL MURAL) - LARGER, DETAILED VIEWS: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org...ect/790184
SOUTH WALL MURALS - DETAIL - VERY LARGE: http://tfeanda.files.wordpress.com/2013...cer-18.jpg
RIVERBED AT TODOROVO (SOUTH WALL MURAL) - LARGER, DETAILED VIEWS: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org...ect/790194
WALL MURALS - DETAIL - VERY LARGE: https://writestitchup.files.wordpress.c...145239.jpg
WALL MURALS - DETAIL - VERY LARGE: https://writestitchup.files.wordpress.c...145245.jpg
WALL MURALS - DETAIL - VERY LARGE: https://writestitchup.files.wordpress.c...145313.jpg
WALL MURALS - DETAIL - VERY LARGE: https://writestitchup.files.wordpress.c...145344.jpg
WALL MURALS - DETAIL - VERY LARGE: https://writestitchup.files.wordpress.c...145402.jpg
WALL MURALS - DETAIL - VERY LARGE:
https://writestitchup.files.wordpress.c...145352.jpg
RESURRECTION OF THE SOLDIERS - DETAILS: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org...ect/790185
For insight into Spencer's masterpiece, including excellent, high quality views from footage inside the chapel, watch these:
VIDEO 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=letuHE4XO70
VIDEO 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agy1EFGfkiM

The Fight Between Carnival and Lent - Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1559)


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FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...ruegel_d._Ä._066.jpg
DETAIL - LOWER FAR LEFT CORNER: http://cdn.artboom.info/wp-content/uplo...guitar.jpg
DETAIL - FAR LEFT SIDE: http://cdn.artboom.info/wp-content/uplo...and-Lent-Détail-center-left.jpg
DETAIL - LOWER LEFT/MIDDLE: http://cdn3.artboom.info/wp-content/upl...nkards.jpg
DETAIL - LEFT/MIDDLE: http://cdn3.artboom.info/wp-content/upl...ilated.jpg
DETAIL - UPPER MIDDLE: http://cdn.artboom.info/wp-content/uplo...bottom.jpg
DETAIL - UPPER MIDDLE/RIGHT: http://cdn3.artboom.info/wp-content/upl...-right.jpg
DETAIL - LOWER MIDDLE/RIGHT: http://cdn3.artboom.info/wp-content/upl...ne-one.jpg
DETAIL - MIDDLE/FAR RIGHT: http://cdn.artboom.info/wp-content/uplo...eggars.jpg

Mona Lisa - Leonardo Da Vinci (1505)


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-The Mona Lisa has riddled and fascinated viewers across the centuries, becoming one of the most well-known works of art in history.
-The portrait is that of Lisa Gherardini, finally confirmed in 2005 with what appears to be solid evidence (after centuries of speculation).
-With this work, Da Vinci completely upended conventional portraiture, in technique and form, as well as the emotional, intellectual and psychological depths of his vision.
-Instead of painting the model in profile, as was the custom, Lisa Gherardini is depicted in the act (or at the end of the act), of turning towards the painter to face him. Da Vinci is essentially reproducing the moment of his visionary change to the genre. He depicts her as if she is caught slightly off guard, a knowing gesture from both the painter and the sitter of the change he has introduced (he, knowing of its change relative to art and the ensuing purpose he has for doing it; she, of the unexpectedness of his request to turn towards him instead of sitting in profile).
-Hans Memling, among some others, had indeed painted some earlier portraits from similar positions, turning the model away from profile, but they're only alike superficially. Though a great artist in his own right, Memling was not the genius Da Vinci was (was anyone?), and his novel portraits were not of nearly the same purpose and ambitious, visionary scope as Da Vinci has accomplished with the Mona Lisa (and it is probable that Da Vinci was unaware of Memling's work). Regardless, Da Vinci's masterpiece was certainly revolutionary, at the very least, to the traditional form of Italian portraits (but really, well beyond that). With the Mona Lisa, Da Vinci far transcended even his own revolutionary portrait of just over a decade earlier, Lady with an Ermine, which was perhaps the first to make a concerted effort at unveiling the psychological depths of its model.
-Da Vinci's deeper purpose in turning and facing Lisa Gherardini is not just a novel positional change-up, but a visionary unveiling and unification of both her state of mind and his, the breadth of which could not have been achieved in profile. As she has turned towards Da Vinci, each of them are suddenly revealed in a dense, mystical fusion of emotions, visions and subliminal messages intellectual and psychological.
-Mona Lisa exhibits Da Vinci’s sfumato technique fully developed, inimitable and without peer. The technique applied captures and reveals the model’s spiritual essence bringing her physique into a breathtaking vision of unusual presence and three-dimensional life the likes of which had never been accomplished before. Her form seems to exist in a separate “dimension” from the environment she is painted in, while also remaining “in” it. In her face, body and clothing, she is depicted in a smooth, effortless, miraculous beauty of tone and grace as if pictorially elevating from the canvas. The technique evokes characteristics and values that seem infinite and indefinable. It is as if she has appeared from an eternal existence, an eternal memory, an eternal nostalgia. It evokes the metaphysical, the heavenly, an eternal melancholy, an eternal mystery, an eternal inner beauty. The rock formations and mountainous ranges, river and landscapes behind her seem to travel off into the ends of the Earth, into the distant, smoky recesses of thought, lost or enraptured in dimensions wholly metaphysical. Da Vinci transforms the art of the portrait into the depiction of an entire lifetime, and suggests even more than that.
-Da Vinci had been given permission to dissect human corpses at the Hospital of Santa Nuova in Florence and, later, at hospitals in Milan and Rome. With over 240 detailed drawings and about 13,000 written words, he compiled a massive treatise on the human anatomy over the course of several years. His analyses and drawings were far ahead of their time and, if published, would have undoubtedly made major contributions to medical science. One of his many studies that profoundly fascinated him was the study of the female conception of the fetus and the ensuing cycle from inside the womb to birth. He made one of the very first scientific drawings of a fetus while in utero (drawn from an actual model corpse). In painting the Mona Lisa, the peculiar placement of her hands was another novelty (portraits in profile did not include the hands at all). Slightly rounded and plump and covering her stomach, they are very possibly a “hidden” sign that she was pregnant during the painting. It is very possible she had recently gained knowledge of this fact and is, at the moment, keeping it a secret. It may be that her purpose in commissioning the portrait was to celebrate this (Gherardini would’ve been pregnant with any one of her children during various times when the work is believed to have been painted).
-Da Vinci was intensely interested in the formation of the Earth and he spent long periods of time throughout his life studying rocks, landscapes and nature. He was obsessed with water, which he considered for earth what blood is for the human body, a circulatory system like that of humans as it flows from the mountains to the sea and returns again. He considered a human body connected to the whole natural system of the Earth, as a microcosm of it.

“Leonardo mapped the human body. He charted its skeletal rocks, the course of its “rivers” and its fleshy soil, both within and without. He dissected the world, teasing out its bony rocks, its earthly flesh and its watery veins, both in its surface topography and deep within its core… Always, looking at his drawings of real sites, we can sense his urgent concern with the body of the Earth as a functioning system.”
--KEMP, M. (2006): Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment, and Design.

-The landscape, mountains, rock formations and water-ways behind Lisa Gherardini, from the left side to the upper right side and back again, exhibit this cyclically. This backdrop appears to extend from the flowing overhang from the shoulder of her dress, and the formations of rock seem to form parallels with the formations and sleeves of her clothing and sculpture. This environment behind her is also metaphorically connected to her mysterious smile. The geometric curvature of the backdrop, from the left-to-right, ascends upwards unnaturally, paralleling the geometric curvature of the uneven smile on her face in the foreground. It seems very possible that between her mysterious smile and the environment are allusions to the secret of her pregnancy. It seems likely that the emotion and mystical beauty with which they are depicted reflect Da Vinci’s psychological immersion, awe and intense scientific and emotional investment in these phenomena, and his correlation between them: Mother Earth, her birth, circulatory system and life cycle; Mona Lisa, Earth’s microcosm, her pregnancy, circulatory system and life cycle.
-Da Vinci was an illegitimate child. In his time, this meant that he was essentially damned to a life of poverty, or at best the attainment of the lower middle class. So he had to make his own way in life, against all odds, a life turned against him from birth. He harbored a tremendous love and sympathy for his poor, unheralded mother who gave birth to him out of wedlock. Lisa Gherardini too, was middle class (in another novelty, portraits of the middle class were very unusual). Even more revealingly, he depicts her, a married woman, without her wedding ring (like his mother). (NOTE: Her depiction as a virtuous woman and faithful wife could have been other reasons for this placement and ring-less depiction of her hands. But I believe Da Vinci, as always, had deeper, more personal, profound and meaningful aspirations, especially those which would evoke his studies, obsessions and preoccupations, symmetrically tying them all together). Her pose also forms a triangle, and it is likely that he intentionally depicted her in that pose to suggest the holy trinity and a divine relationship or metaphorical correlation with The Virgin Mary, traditionally in the same position when holding Christ. Instead of holding “Christ” in her arms, she is “holding” her child in her stomach, her hands over it. It seems likely that his depiction of the Mona Lisa is also a deep-seated, nostalgic reflection of his mother; he towards his mother and his mother towards him; he towards The Virgin Mary, God and the divine, and The Virgin Mary, God and the divine towards him.
-It has long been widely speculated that Da Vinci was homosexual. One proposed indication of this in his art is that he had a tendency to assign feminine qualities and features to male figures, giving them an androgynous appearance. The Mona Lisa is certainly no exception and represents the most perplexing, exact balance between male and female he ever depicted. The painting may be a veiled disclosure of himself as homosexual, and perhaps a yearning for God to accept him as such. Particularly around the eyes, sides of the forehead and her nose area, Da Vinci has carefully and subtly changed and shadowed the features, and certainly not to make her look more feminine or beautiful! Portraits were supposed to flatter their models and Da Vinci, through his unparalleled knowledge of the human anatomy and his breathtaking sfumato technique, could have accomplished this well beyond that of anyone else in the period and probably beyond that of anyone in the history of art (see his earlier figures to leave behind all doubt). But instead he seems to have carefully painted her to appear both masculine and feminine, simultaneously, indecisively. She seems to even take on Da Vinci's own features, which can be seen when lining his face up to hers, and in particular, shares resemblances to him when he was young. It is also possible the depiction incorporates that of Andrea Salai, who has been viewed as the model for Da Vinci's earlier, androgynous depiction of St. John the Baptist. Salai was Da Vinci's longtime student, servant, and has been speculated to have been his lover.
-Intensely fascinated by mirrors, Mona Lisa becomes Da Vinci's mirror, a reverberating series of merges and reflections, each of their selves reflecting off of each other from artist to model, model to artist, an infinite metamorphosis, as streams-of-conscious.

“The air is filled with endless images of the objects distributed in it; and all are represented in all, and all in one, and all in each, whence it happens that if two mirrors are placed in such a manner as to face each other exactly, the first will be reflected in the second and the second in the first. The first being reflected in the second takes to it the image of itself with all the images represented in it, among which is the image of the second mirror, and so, image within image, they go on to infinity in such a manner as that each mirror has within it a mirror, each smaller than the last and one inside the other. Thus, by this example, it is clearly proved that every object sends its image to every spot whence the object itself can be seen; and the converse: That the same object may receive in itself all the images of the objects that are in front of it.”
--Leonardo Da Vinci

-True to Da Vinci's studies and fascination with mathematics and geometry, as well as the divine symmetry of all his masterpieces, the Mona Lisa is drawn according to golden ratios. The shape of the painting itself, is a golden rectangle, encapsulating her. Her face is drawn according to a golden rectangle, and if one draws again from the line separating her eyes, it can be seen that this was done according to another golden rectangle. One can find further golden rectangles making up her body (the distance between her face and hands, for example). Furthermore, Da Vinci’s extensive use of sacred geometry can be seen if one studies the work closely enough. I am not sure if I agree with every single aspect presented in the following video; nonetheless, the main point is well illustrated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgq9SsqdyQA
-The Mona Lisa may also be a reflection of The Sphinx. The position of her head is peculiar in that it protrudes slightly outwards at the front, though still very upright from the back and propped very fixedly and "authoritatively" from the neck. It is curiously similar in disposition to that of the Egyptian Sphinx, and dissimilar to all other figures painted by Da Vinci, none of which appeared so "monumentally present", or, "statuesque" and "commanding". Additionally, her hands down in front of her may be an allusion to the position of The Sphinx and its sitting position, paws out-stretched below and in front of the head. Her mysterious eyes, carefully shadowed and steeped in enigma, glancing off to the viewer's right while also watching straight ahead, seem to indicate she is hiding something or may be suspicious of something. Perhaps, like The Sphinx guarding the gateway to Egypt and proposing a riddle to those attempting entry, she is depicted in this manner by Leonardo, a front to the mysteries she holds for both he and Gherardini. Her triangular form may also be an allusion to the pyramids, and it has been speculated that her eyes, difficult to pin down, could be a symbol of The Eye of Providence (also a metaphor for God, which would also correlate with The Holy Trinity/Virgin Mary disposition she seems to reflect).
-This staggering masterpiece is a moving and awe-inspiring synthesis of the major life-long preoccupations Da Vinci held dear: philosophically, scientifically, artistically, anatomically, sexually, familial, mathematically, psychologically, emotionally, spiritually. And it can be considered a culmination of all his life's work as one sustained vision, constantly altering for the viewer, a perpetual metamorphosis or stream-of-consciousness to behold.
-It is no wonder that Da Vinci apparently kept the Mona Lisa for the rest of his life, unwilling to part with it. It is speculated that he continued to refine it into its current state until his death. Perhaps he kept making the subtle changes necessary to achieve such a complex embodiment, his complete vision, his final culminating synthesis. Where one figure can be depicted against a landscape, and the whole of his art, his studies, his philosophy, his life and personality can be unveiled at once without any story or action present; an ultimate in artistry and expression of being.

FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...a_Lisa.jpg
IMAGE - MUSEE DU LOUVRE, PARIS, FRANCE: http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/articles/life/longform/2013/06/diamonds_d_b_cooper_and_the_mona_lisa_the_longform_guide_to_audacious_heists/3468411.jpg.CROP.rectangle3-large.jpg
MONA LISA COMBINED WITH LEONARDO DA VINCI'S SELF-PORTRAIT: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dfpABn3QIfc/U...ekbair.jpg
MONA LISA COMBINED WITH LEONARDO DA VINCI'S SELF-PORTRAIT: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1C9wqak-VWQ/U...ekbair.jpg
MONA LISA COMBINED WITH LEONARDO DA VINCI'S SELF-PORTRAIT: http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/...7eec63.jpg
MONA LISA SUPERIMPOSED WITH ANDREA SALAI'S FACE:
MONA LISA SUPERIMPOSED WITH DA VINCI'S "ST JOHN THE BAPTIST": http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_0yhVo-TfeQg/T...l3john.jpg
COMPARISON - Da Vinci's Mona Lisa to an "exact" copy by his assistant who would have painted his alongside him and copied his every stroke: http://www.experimental-psychology.de/c...2times.jpg
Notice how clearly this shows the changes Da Vinci made to her face. His assistant's version depicts Gherardini in a prettier, much more feminine light, while Da Vinci made her look more masculine -- presumably after the original execution of the work. His assistant, who was a pro, couldn't have been that far off.
COMPARISON - In the 16th century, famous art historian Giorgio Vasari wrote: “Leonardo undertook to execute, for Francesco del Giocondo, the portrait of Mona Lisa, his wife; and after toiling over it for four years, he left it unfinished….” And then Vasari attributed to the portrait some characteristics that don’t quite line up with the famous painting hanging in the Louvre today — “rosy and pearly tints,” eyes that had a “lustre and watery sheen which are always seen in life,” a nose “with its beautiful nostrils, rosy and tender.” Does this sound like it's describing the Mona Lisa we're so familiar with today? Not really? Recently, another painting was discovered that has't yet proven to be an original Da Vinci (but it seems probable), now being called the Isleworth Mona Lisa, which may have been painted earlier than the present day version as a precursor to it. It looks incomplete and better matches the beauty described by Vasari. Seeing the difference between the two further demonstrates the plausibility of the theory that Da Vinci later made several major changes to the work in order to create his true vision. See the comparison here: http://cdn8.openculture.com/wp-content/...-merge.jpg
GOLDEN RATIO: http://media.tumblr.com/c7971955d6d39da...s740mf.jpg
SACRED GEOMETRY, INCLUDING "ISLEWORTH MONA LISA": https://artislimited.files.wordpress.co...ometry.jpg

Transfiguration - Raphael Sanzio (1519)


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FULL VIEW - PINACOTECA VATICANA, VATICAN CITY, ROME: https://www.flickr.com/photos/huang_cha.../lightbox/

View of Toledo - El Greco (1599)



Netherlandish Proverbs - Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1559)


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Hide and Seek - Pavel Tchelitchew (1942)


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IMAGE - MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK, USA: http://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/upl...itchew.jpg

Sabra and Shatila Massacre - Dia Al-Azzawi (1983)


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DETAIL - LEFT SIDE (Large, Low Quality): http://sites.coloradocollege.edu/blockf...age-3.jpeg
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DETAIL - MIDDLE: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pjmixer/9.../lightbox/
WITH DIA AL-AZZAWI, SOLO EXHIBITION, KUWAIT: http://www.jadaliyya.com/content_images...inting.jpg
VIDEO - STUDIO VISIT (Begins showing Sabra and Shatila Massacre at 2:55) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8LDv2kthzw

Phenomena - Pavel Tchelitchew (1938)


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Legend of the True Cross - Piero della Francesca (1466)


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PART 1 - "The Death of Adam": http://www.wga.hu/art/p/piero/2/1/1adam01.jpg
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PART 2 - "Procession of the Queen of Sheba; Meeting Between the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon": http://www.wga.hu/art/p/piero/2/2/2proce01.jpg
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PART 5 - "Constantine's Victory over Maxentius": http://www.wga.hu/art/p/piero/2/5/5maxen01.jpg
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PART 6 - "Torture of the Jew": http://www.wga.hu/art/p/piero/2/6/6tortur1.jpg
PART 7 - "Finding and Recognition of the True Cross": http://www.wga.hu/art/p/piero/2/7/7find01.jpg
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IMAGE - CAPPELLA MAGGIORE, SANTA CROCE, FLORENCE, ITALY:http://www.pgmfirenze.it/terradarezzo/areastampa/07_TerraArezzo.jpg
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The Funeral (Dedicated to Oskar Panizza) - George Grosz (1918)


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-George Grosz's The Funeral (Dedicated to Oskar Panizza) is an expressionist, apocalyptic nightmare, with its city a horror-show of psychotic characters, distorted buildings and angles revolting against itself.
-The work bears some resemblance to James Ensor's Christ's Entry into Brussels in 1889. The striking geometric, crossing, angular lines of action and buildings show Grosz's inspiration from Futurist painters of the era. The characters seem to be jutting out from inside, around and behind the buildings of the city. They come from streets and alley-ways that are depicted as if small crevices between the structures that can't seem to hold their collective force. In the back of the painting the buildings seem to be tipping towards the right, while the main building in the front-left of the picture seems to be tipping in opposition to them.
-The striking reds and blacks evoke blood, murderous desires, intense rage and paranoia.
-The windows on the sides of the buildings are views into the covert degradation and shady ethics of the bourgeois, while outside is the furious outcry against them. The panes of these windows are also stricken by Christian crosses as their structural grid, each representing angry crucifixions of the characters inside them.
-One half of the painting is a funeral procession masquerading in black mass, with masked men and a crazed priest among those leading the charge. They are followed by a horrifying assortment of characters, including the figure of Death (the skeleton) sitting atop a coffin (and still drinking post-death). Surging along the evangelical fury and scream of blaring horns are howling freaks, the diseased, the deformed, the paranoid-delusionals, the drunkards, criminals, businessmen, clowns, beggars, pirates, and those left as faceless shadows. Beneath all of them are further bodies, in burning hot reds, a furnace of hell, the wave that carries them to their deaths.
-The mass of unrelenting bodies is confused, erupting and furious, collapsing through the painting, representing total anarchy and death, a rage and chaos enveloping humanity, reflecting the emotions and resulting societal downfall of World War I.

“Gin alley of grotesque dead bodies and madmen....
A teeming throng of possessed human animals...
think: that wherever you step, there's the smell of shit.”
- George Grosz (describing his painting in a letter).


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The Triumph of Andre Breton and Surrealism - Shahla Rosa (2006)


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The Battle of Alexander at Issus - Albrecht Altdorfer (1529)


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-Albrecht Altdorfer's The Battle of Alexander at Issus exhibits an awe-inspiring depth-of-field, a vastness of space and distance previously unprecedented in the visual arts. The level of detail is extraordinary, particularly with regards to the number of figures and degree of action on display, the variation in landscapes and color, and the astounding and intricate use of lighting and shadow cast upon the various figures, across the crowds, landscapes, water, mountains and castles. These factors contribute greatly towards exalting this work into that of a visionary.
-Alexander's army is an overwhelming mass of bodies following the length of the landscape. They seem perfectly organized into a "domino effect" colliding against the opposing forces of Darius in massive quantities. At each juncture of the painting there are smaller battles taking place, each massive on their own. All tolled, there is a colossal organization of swarming, vigorous, colliding action on display in the descending/ascending echelons and facets of the battle. Beneath the armies can be seen seas of fallen, dead bodies left in their wake.
-The figures are colored and characterized by nobility, and touches of heavenly light seem to follow Alexander's forces throughout the painting and guide them into the horizon.
-The painting seems to metaphorically visualize the drama of humanity in mythic, epic terms. It seems to exhibit the cycle of birth-to-death on into the afterlife. Alexander's army (life), trouncing Darius III, the opposition (death), overtaking materialistic possessions (the castles) the "world" over, under a vast sky in the throes of both day and night (the moon [death] in the upper left and the sun [birth] setting on the right). In the distance lies the glow of heaven (the horizon, the sun). Simultaneously the sky seems to suggest an impending apocalypse, with its clouds gradually darkening and collecting into a spiraling force of nature. The landscapes in the distance may suggest the aftermath, alluding to a barren, post-apocalyptic planet or maybe even an ice age.
-This spectacular sky is also probably a metaphor for God arranging the events in favor of Alexander, the sun triumphantly "defeating" and "casting aside" the moon. This celestial drama correlates with the human drama below and seems to act as the overpowering, God-like force that is predetermining it.
-The work removes increments of time and event and unfolds an entire day of these into a single picture. It shows a scope and depth of landscape geography that were physically impossible to see all at once and a series of events that occurred over a long period of time, all in one pictorial sweep. This elevates the depiction to an overpoweringly visionary, mythic event of Biblical drama and proportions.

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DETAIL - FAR LEFT SIDE: https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucke.../lightbox/
DETAIL - UPPER MIDDLE/RIGHT SIDE (Horizon & castle): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...er_002.jpg
IMAGE - ALTE PINAKOTHEK, MUNICH, GERMANY: https://www.flickr.com/photos/anita_pra.../lightbox/

Witches Sabbath - Francisco Goya (1823)


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FULL VIEW - LARGE: https://manyinterestingfacts.files.word...o-goya.jpg
FULL VIEW - ZOOM FUNCTION: https://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-col...ath%20goya
DETAIL: http://artmight.com/albums/2011-02-07/a...-Detal.jpg
IMAGE - QUINTA DEL SORDO, MADRID, SPAIN: http://www.theartwolf.com/imagenestAW/G...ta_1_b.jpg

Las Meninas - Diego Velazquez (1656)


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FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: http://c300221.r21.cf1.rackcdn.com/las-...96_org.jpg
IMAGE - MUSEO DEL PRADO, MADRID, SPAIN: https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/56427952...01eca2a0f1

Psalm 69 - Ernst Fuchs (1960)


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FULL VIEW - LARGE (Note: This image may be of a reproduction and not the original): https://uploads4.wikiart.org/images/ern...9-1960.jpg

Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 - Marcel Duchamp (1912)


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FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: http://b-i.forbesimg.com/jonathonkeats/...e_.lo_.jpg

The Descent from the Cross - Rogier van der Weyden (1435)


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FULL VIEW - LARGE: https://dantisamor.files.wordpress.com/...-14361.jpg
DETAIL: https://labalsadelanostromo.files.wordp...alle-3.jpg
DETAIL: http://www.viralspell.com/wp-content/up...ado-11.jpg
DETAIL: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/73...0d4643.jpg
DETAIL: http://labalsadelanostromo.files.wordpr...alle-2.jpg
DETAIL: www.backtoclassics.com/images/pics/rogi...etail5.jpg
DETAIL: http://labalsadelanostromo.files.wordpr...alle-1.jpg
DETAIL: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Tz2pc7Cq9-A/T.../thorn.jpg
DETAIL: http://www.sightswithin.com/Rogier.van_...etail4.jpg
DETAIL: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I8vngM5CVyA/T...2%2529.jpg
IMAGE - MUSEUM, MADRID, PRADO: http://www.ecestaticos.com/image/clippi...museum.jpg

Il Grande Metafisico - Gregorio De Chirico (1917)


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-The painting is expressionistic and achieves the metaphysical through its contrasts and vision.
-The sky is ominous and morbid. The muted, pastel and empty city, its exaggerated structures and shadows, exudes a profound despair and loneliness.
-There is a figure of a man in the distance, in what feels like the middle of a city at the end of the night with morning just peeking. The figure is reduced to a colorless, faceless black dot or stem.
-The figure is being confronted by a large mass in the front and center of the image, composed of seemingly random boards and objects into a great statue. It seems to be a metaphor for the materialistic state man finds himself in. Note that half-way up there appears to be the lid of a coffin with a cross-like symbol on it, and the structure is topped by the head and shoulders of a blank mannequin, further adding to the complexity and interpretation. Standing the height of the painting, the statue is erected to a towering, dominant, powerful presence by De Chirico.
-The painting is angled and viewed from the perspective of the statue, further diminishing the presence of the man, and further reducing him to nothing. From its perspective, the statue is hundreds of times larger and more powerful than the man.
-The surrounding environment, contrasting visualization and relative stature between the two figures seems to suggest that the man is confronted by his materialistic nature. It also seems to be a metaphor for how Man builds up possessions as an attainment of power. However this power seems to turn against him as he tends to become "owned" by such an accumulation of possessions, losing his identity/sense of self in the process.
-In reality, the statue can't possibly have perspective because it is not alive. The work is a representation of how Man turns other entities into God, building them up into his Maker. It is a profound expression of the denial of spirituality of modern man, of how he assigns his own "God-liness" and responsibility for his own destiny to another entity, thus losing it and reducing his own power. Therefore, the reading of its symbols and assigning of meaning to the painting is, itself, evidence of its message back upon the viewer (who becomes the "real" point-of-view from the statue), an endless riddle that simultaneously validates and denies itself.

FULL VIEW - LARGE: https://uploads8.wikiart.org/images/gio...n-1917.jpg

The Scream - Edvard Munch (1893)


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FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...Scream.jpg
IMAGE - NATIONAL GALLERY, OSLO, NORWAY: http://tlpsart.edublogs.org/files/2008/...u][/u][/b]


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#2 | Posted: 02/23/2017 05:01 | Post subject: Reply with quote
***WARNING: IF YOU SEE ANY LINKS TO "picturevip" IT LOOKS LIKE THIS IS NO LONGER A HOST TO PAINTINGS AND IS NOW A PORN SITE. I'LL REPLACE THESE AS SOON AS I CAN WITH ACTUAL PAINTINGS LINKS BUT IN THE MEANTIME JUST A WARNING FOR YOU. DEFINITELY NSWF!***

IN-PROGRESS ON RE-CREATING THIS LIST. MANY OF THE LINKS MAY NOT WORK UNTIL I CORRECT THEM.

GREATEST PAINTINGS OF ALL TIME - EXTENDED LIST

7.2/10
The Apotheosis of Homer - Salvador Dali (1944) http://www.dalipaintings.com/images/pai...-homer.jpg
Fall of the Damned - Peter Paul Rubens (1620)
FULL VIEW:
FULL VIEW - LARGE: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...ns_063.jpg
DETAIL - UPPER HALF: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mazanto/8...Ah-e9BiiF-
DETAIL - LOWER HALF: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mazanto/8...Ah-e9BiiF-
DETAIL - MIDDLE: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/8...otostream/
DETAIL - LEFT/MIDDLE: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/8630057085/
DETAIL - LEFT/MIDDLE: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/8...otostream/
DETAIL - LOWER LEFT CORNER: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/8...otostream/
DETAIL - UPPER & LOWER MID-SECTION, RIGHT SIDE: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/8...otostream/
DETAIL - LOWER/MIDDLE, RIGHT SIDE: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/8...otostream/
Dies Irae - Dino Valls (2012)
FULL VIEW: http://www.artclothtext.com/wp-content/...S-IRAE.jpg
DETAIL: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/detall...E-det1.jpg
DETAIL: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/detall...E-det2.jpg
DETAIL: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/detall...E-det3.jpg
The Feast of Venus - Peter Paul Rubens (1636)
FULL VIEW: http://www.peterpaulrubens.net/images/g...-venus.jpg
FULL VIEW - LARGE: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5680/207...8f0c_o.jpg
FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE:
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I - Gustav Klimt (1907) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...mt_046.jpg
The Procession to Calvary - Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1564) http://codart.nl/images/GG_1025_CD.jpg
The Temptation of St. Anthony - Hieronymus Bosch (1506)
FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...nthony.jpg
FULL VIEW - ZOOM FEATURE - Go to the following page and use the search function to find this work: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/?hl=en
The Adoration of the Magi - Peter Paul Rubens (1609)
FULL VIEW - LARGE - Go to the following page and click on the image to the right: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adoration...:La_adorac
Belshazzar's Feast - Rembrandt van Rijn (1638) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...lsazar.jpg
Bal du Moulin de la Galette - Auguste Renoir (1876)
FULL VIEW: https://cdn.kastatic.org/KA-youtube-con...t5FW_Q.png
FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: http://blistar.net/images/photos/5f7f4a...89db2f.jpg
FULL VIEW - ZOOM FEATURE - Go to the following page and use the search function to find this work: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/?hl=en

7.1/10
The Antipope - Max Ernst (1942) http://elisabeth.blog.lemonde.fr/files/...-Ernst.jpg
The Slav Epic - Alphonse Mucha (1928) [Series of 20 Paintings]
Go to the following page and scroll down to the set of images for all the paintings: https://russianculture.wordpress.com/20...slav-epic/
To read the themes/stories depicted in each part and to ensure you're viewing them in sequence, go to the following page: http://www.muchafoundation.org/gallery/.../slav-epic
PART 1 - "The Slavs in their Original Homeland":
PART 2 - "The Celebration of Svantovit":
PART 3 - "Introduction of the Slavonic Liturgy in Great Moravia":
PART 4 - "Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria":
PART 5 - "King Přemysl Otakar II of Bohemia":
PART 6 - "The Coronation of Serbian Tsar Štěpán Dušan":
PART 7 - "Milíč of Kroměříž":
PART 8 - "Master Jan Hus Preaching at the Bethlehem Chapel: Truth Prevails":
PART 9 - "The Meeting at Křížky":
PART 10 - "After the Battle of Grunewald":
PART 11 - "After the Battle of Vítkov":
PART 12 - "Petr of Chelčice":
PART 13 - "The Hussite King Jiří z Podĕbrad":
PART 14 - "The Defence of Sziget by Nikola Zrinski":
PART 15 - "The Printing of the Bible of Kralice in Ivančice":
PART 16 - "Jan Amos Komenský":
PART 17 - "The Holy Mount Athos":
PART 18 - "The Oath of Omlandina under the Slavic Linden Tree":
PART 19 - "The Abolition of Serfdom in Russia":
PART 20 - "The Apotheosis of the Slavs, Slavs for Humanity":
The Palace of the Wind - Salvador Dali (1973)
FULL VIEW (Nearly): http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/77668733.jpg
DETAIL: http://jandf.net/d/2367-2/SV203812.JPG
DETAIL: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4Xe0N8XMadI/T...IMG_0243.J
DETAIL: http://jandf.net/v/Travel/Spain/Dali/Mu...ewsIndex=1
DETAIL: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cLJr4fhWB5o/T...IMG_0239.J
DETAIL: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Awk3OmGYovM/T...IMG_0238.J
DETAIL: http://jandf.net/v/Travel/Spain/Dali/Mu...ewsIndex=1
DETAIL: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i_SBpNNAXJc/U...IMG_0288.J
DETAIL: http://www.ancaenache.com/blog/wp-conte...i-6368.jpg
IMAGE - DALI MUSEUM, SPAIN: http://myitchyfingers.files.wordpress.c....jpg?w=550
Christ's Entry into Brussels in 1889 - James Ensor (1888)
FULL VIEW: http://www.devoir-de-philosophie.com/im...174312.jpg
DETAIL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/centralas.../lightbox/
DETAIL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jfchenier...Bqd4-9pEdw
DETAIL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/valeri010...eBqd4-9pEd
DETAIL: http://www.lucuella.com/wp-content/uplo...nsor-2.jpg
DETAIL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/centralas.../lightbox/
DETAIL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/centralas.../lightbox/
DETAIL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/centralas.../lightbox/
DETAIL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/centralas.../lightbox/
Collective Suicide - David Siqueiros (1937)
FULL VIEW: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gXIxS629s_4/U...600/2b.jpg
FULL VIEW - LARGE (Mediocre Quality): https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7616/166...c06a_o.jpg
DETAIL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/14828978@...-7mN8vG-7m
DETAIL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/121774434...tL-7mN8vG-
VIDEO (Includes up close views and some analysis): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fBYs63b0mk
La Madonne de Port Lligat - Salvador Dali (1950) https://uploads1.wikiart.org/images/sal...lligat.jpg
Sleeping Venus - Paul Delvaux (1944) http://womanword.files.wordpress.com/20...xvenus.jpg
Dante, Divine Comedy, Welcome into the Hell - Vlada Mirkovic (2009)
FULL VIEW - Go to the photo album on the following page, where one can find an image of this work: https://www.facebook.com/pg/VladaMirkov...e_internal
Mont-Saint Victoire - Mark Tansey (1987)
FULL VIEW: http://www.artchive.com/artchive/t/tans...ctoire.jpg
FULL VIEW - LARGE (Though with reversed picture): http://amyscott.com/Tansey%20for%20the%...ctoire.jpg
Death and the Maiden - Egon Schiele (1915) https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-p...513578.jpg
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Ivan Albright (1944)
FULL VIEW: https://uploads6.wikiart.org/images/iva...y-1944.jpg
FULL VIEW - Go to the following page and use the "Search Gallery" function to search "albright": http://chaosfive-55.deviantart.com/gallery/
DETAIL: https://jacquelinemhadel.files.wordpres...hi-308.jpg
Massacre of the Innocents - Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1567) https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/coll...-innocents
Monument to an Unborn War Hero - Otto Rapp (1976)
FULL VIEW: http://saimg-a.akamaihd.net/saatchi/192...4579-7.jpg
FULL VIEW - WITH ZOOM FUNCTION: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/monu...-rapp.html
The Last Judgment - Hans Memling (1473)
FULL VIEW - LARGE - Copy & paste into your browser: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...mling).jpg
CHURCH DISPLAY: http://www.viridaporta.eu/porta/images/003/a018.jpg

7.0/10
Voice of the City of New York Interpreted - Joseph Stella (1922)
FULL VIEW - Go to the following page and scroll down to the image of this work on the right: https://mylittleplanet.edublogs.org/201.../new-york/
FULL VIEW - ZOOM FEATURE - Go to the following page and use the search function to find several images of this work one can zoom up close on: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/?hl=en
The Return of the Prodigal Son - Rembrandt van Rijn (1669)
FULL VIEW: http://www.wga.hu/art/r/rembrand/14biblic/69newtes.jpg
FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE - Go to the following page and click on the image to the right: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Retur...Rembrandt)
Mother With Two Children II - Egon Schiele (1915)
FULL VIEW - Go to the following page and click on the image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File...e_1915.jpg
727-272 The Emergence of God at the Reversal of Fate - Takashi Murakami (2009)
FULL VIEW: http://artandfacts.fr/wp-content/upload...300_72.jpg
DETAIL - LEFT: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-H4ToSwp6-6s/U...IMG_7280.j
DETAIL - CENTRAL: https://panathinaeos.files.wordpress.co...etail1.jpg
DETAIL - CENTRAL: https://panathinaeos.files.wordpress.co...etail1.jpg
DETAIL - CENTRAL/RIGHT: h
DETAIL - CENTRAL/RIGHT:
DETAIL - RIGHT:
Allegory of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ - Patrick Devonas (????)
FULL VIEW - Go to the following page and click on the image near the top of the page: https://whosoeverdesires.wordpress.com/...er-homily/
When the Eye of Pandora's Mask Screams - Evi "Zazie" Moechel (2011) http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EGh5_CsuwHw/T...Pandora2We
The Surrender of Breda - Diego Velazquez (1635)
https://silverandexact.files.wordpress....z-1635.jpg

6.9/10
Holy Allegory - Giovanni Bellini (1500) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ni_001.jpg
Rosary Cycle - Ernst Fuchs (1961)
FULL VIEW: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...kirche.jpg
FULL VIEW: http://flickriver.com/search/ERNST+FUCHS+ROSARY/
DETAIL - "Joyful Rosary": http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_GzQnzaF4k-o/S...h/freu10.j
DETAIL - "The Glorious Mysteries":
DETAIL - "The Sorrowful Rosary": http://uploads2.wikiart.org/images/erns...rosary.jpg
Virtual Inquisition/Eve's Cloning Baptism - Masami Teraoka (1999) http://masamiteraoka.com/archive/vision...ingBaptism

6.8/10
City Worried - Paul Delvaux (1941) http://uploads0.wikiart.org/images/paul...d-1941.jpg
Men, War and Old Painter - Bernhard Heisig (2004)
IMAGE - LEFT SIDE: http://www.politicsandart.com/uploaded_...791880.JPG
IMAGE - RIGHT SIDE: http://www.politicsandart.com/uploaded_...764913.JPG
Children's Games - Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1560) http://www.thechildrensplay.com/wp-cont...ound/5.jpg

***UPDATED THROUGH HERE FROM THE TOP DOWN (EXCEPT THOSE LINKS YOU SEE MISSING AND NEED TO BE REPLACED)***

ALL WORKS BELOW THIS POINT NEED RE-EVALUATION. MOST, PERHAPS ALL, OF THE RATINGS ARE NO LONGER ACCURATE:





7.3/10






The Haywain Triptych - Hieronymus Bosch (circa 1516)
IMAGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...y_Hiero...
IMAGE - VERY LARGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...n_Tript...
Fallen or the Scream of the Butterfly - Vlada Mirkovic (2008) http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ucsME-AsFQU/S...pFaurgn...
Wheat Field with Crows - Vincent Van Gogh (1890)
IMAGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...n_Gogh.jpg
IMAGE: http://www.hannahmwise.com/wp-content/u...G_4930.jpg
The Last Judgment (Bruges) - Hieronymus Bosch (circa 1486-1510)
FULL VIEW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...7957640823
DETAIL - LEFT PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...5764082...
DETAIL - LEFT PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...5764082...
DETAIL - LEFT PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...5764082...
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...5764082...
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...5764082...
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...5764082...
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...5764082...
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...5764082...
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...5764082...
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...5764082...
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...5764082...
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...5764082...
DETAIL - RIGHT PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...5764082...
DETAIL - RIGHT PANEL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfel/6...5764082...
Understanding Self-Hate - Julian Schnabel (1981)
FULL VIEW: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iTu3Fn4_oDo/T...8idqlnc...
DETAIL: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-R_SR...AAE3g/U...
DETAIL: https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2937/1453...45c5_h.jpg
IMAGE - MUSEUM PHOTO: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UhxCnSwqKsM/U...vJU1GfN...
Wheat Field with Cypresses - Vincent Van Gogh (1889)
IMAGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...Vincent...
IMAGE - LARGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...889)-Vince nt-van-Gogh-Met.jpg
Christ Before Pilate - Ernst Fuchs (1957) http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff5...0151093...
Blind Mother - Egon Schiele (1914)
FULL VIEW: http://uploads0.wikiart.org/images/egon...r-1914.jpg
FULL VIEW - LARGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...gon_Sch...
The Colossus - Francisco Goya (1812) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...coloso.jpg
Massacre of the Innocents - Peter Paul Rubens (1612)
FULL VIEW - LARGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ens_Mas...
DETAIL: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JztdM1u8F_4/U...M24Ak8U...
DETAIL: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OeOCm7SnTYU/U...zyt-Z8K...
IMAGE - SOTHEBYS: http://en.tengrinews.kz/userdata/RTXLE01.jpg

BELOW 7.3/10 / PROBABLY 7/10
Death and Life - Gustav Klimt (1910) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c..._Death_...
Babel World - Du Zhenjun (2011) [Photographic Collage; Series of 13]
IMAGE - "Destruction": http://duzhenjun.com/wp-content/uploads...uction.jpg
IMAGE - "The Snow": http://martketing.files.wordpress.com/2...e-snow.jpg
IMAGE - "The Wind": http://botanique.be/sites/botanique.be/...u-zhenj...
IMAGE - "The Flood": http://duzhenjun.com/wp-content/uploads...eflood.jpg
IMAGE - "Independence": http://duzhenjun.com/wp-content/uploads...ndence.jpg
IMAGE - "Conflict of Laws": http://www.penccil.com/files/U_71_77809...fitloi.jpg
IMAGE - "National Day": http://duzhenjun.com/wp-content/uploads...nalday.jpg
IMAGE - "The Accident": http://duzhenjun.com/wp-content/uploads...cident.jpg
IMAGE - "Old Europe": http://duzhenjun.com/wp-content/uploads...europe.jpg
IMAGE - "The Crusades": http://gwendolinefk.files.wordpress.com...g_4690.jpg
IMAGE - "The Carnival": http://www.penccil.com/files/U_71_46862...91_dxo.jpg
IMAGE - "Doze Off": http://duzhenjun.com/wp-content/uploads...ozeoff.jpg
IMAGE - "Pollution": http://duzhenjun.com/wp-content/uploads...lution.jpg
View From the Tower - Max Greis (2014) http://www.maxgreis.com/images/art/pain...detail.jpg
Entropology - Max Greis (2005) http://www.maxgreis.com/images/art/pain...detail.jpg

FROM AN OLD LIST ... MOST WORKS BELOW THIS POINT NEED TO BE RE-EVALUATED. MOST OF THE RATINGS ARE NO LONGER ACCURATE

8.6/10
The Battle of San Romano, Parts I-III - Paolo Uccello (1456)
FULL SERIES, PARTS I-III: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6QBKHYHZfPk/U...NxSm0EE...
PART 1 - FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: https://humjen.files.wordpress.com/2015...o_uccel...
PART 2 - FULL VIEW: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c..._of_San...
PART 2 - LARGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...-_Batta...
PART 2 - DETAIL: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...lo_028.jpg
PART 2 - IMAGE - UFFIZI GALLERY: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marvar/15...qMo-qM6...
PART 3 - FULL VIEW: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...lo_016.jpg

8.3/10
The Wedding at Cana - Paolo Veronese (1563) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...se_008.jpg

8.1/10
Las Hilanderas - Diego Velazquez (1656) https://barbararosillo.files.wordpress....quez-la...

8.0/10
Divine Comedy 1, 2, 3, Triptihue - Vlada Mirkovic (????) http://vladamirkovic.com/paintings/wp-c...ine-com...

7.9/10
Ars Magna - Dino Valls (2010)
FULL VIEW: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/cuadro...-MAGNA.png
FULL VIEW - DETAIL: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ntq6YYY_ajc/T...61FnjO-...
DETAIL: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/detall...A-det1.jpg
DETAIL: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/detall...A-det2.jpg
DETAIL: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/detall...A-det3.jpg
ANALYSIS - DINO VALLS: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/detall...A-det4.jpg
The Miracles of St. Francis Xavier - Peter Paul Rubens (1618) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ens_-_T...
The Burial of the Count of Orgaz - El Greco (1588)
FULL VIEW: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...onde_de...
IMAGE - SANTO TOME CATHEDRAL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chinasky1...t-bDjaY...
IMAGE - SANTO TOME CATHEDRAL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stoutlage...6CAugW-...
ANNOTATED - TOP HALF (En Espanol): http://www.redajo.com/blog/wp-content/u...rro-del...
ANNOTATED - LOWER HALF (En Espanol): http://www.redajo.com/blog/wp-content/u...rro-del...
Note: If you find an annotated version in English, please let me know
The Martyrdom of St. Matthew - Michelangelo Caravaggio (1600)
FULL VIEW: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...yrdom_o...
FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...w-Caravagg io_(c._1599-1600).jpg
States of Mind: 1) The Farewell; 2) Those Who Go; 3) Those Who Stay - Umberto Boccioni (1911)
FULL VIEW: http://khalidomokanye.files.wordpress.c...danimo.jpg
DETAIL - THE FAREWELL: http://paintingdb.com/art/xl/11/10179.jpg
DETAIL - THOSE WHO GO: http://paintingdb.com/art/xl/11/10180.jpg
DETAIL - THOSE WHO STAY: http://uploads0.wikiart.org/images/umbe...d-iii-t...
Osiris and Isis - Anselm Kiefer (1987)
IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8294/7744...133c_o.jpg
IMAGE: http://amagazine.com.au/wp-content/uplo...14-10-1...
Vindobona Altarpiece III - Otto Rapp (1994) http://www.wooloo.org/public/userfiles/...24648_V...
Sunflowers (3rd Version) - Vincent Van Gogh (1888) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c..._van_Go...
The School of Athens - Rapheal Sanzio (1512)
FULL VIEW: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...zio_01.jpg
ANNOTATED: https://fajarkusumaningayu.files.wordpr...athens_...
Vietnam II - Leon Golub (1973)
FULL VIEW: http://25.media.tumblr.com/17ff94f4036d...r_mgzt6...
DETAIL - LEFT: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-f4ozRbRSr6U/U...44oOba6...
DETAIL - LEFT: http://wyithem.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/img_4005.jpg
DETAIL - RIGHT: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dy15xg1xXDk/U...nXDqIPP...
DETAIL - RIGHT: http://wyithem.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/img_4006.jpg
IMAGE - TATE MUSEUM: http://www.mariafleon.com/wp-content/up...G_0284.jpg
The Prometheus Triptych - Oskar Kokoschka (1950)
LEFT PANEL: http://madamepickwickartblog.com/wp-con...nna361.jpg
DETAIL - LEFT PANEL: http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/im...be51f00...
MIDDLE PANEL: http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpainti...arge/ci...
DETAIL - MIDDLE PANEL: http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/im...05ce709...
RIGHT PANEL: http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpainti...arge/ci...
DETAIL - RIGHT PANEL: http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/im...ce2aad0...
Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) - Salvador Dali (1936) http://kristoff.web.elte.hu/UploadAut11/Thumbs/Dali.jpg
Death of the Virgin - Michelangelo Caravaggio (1606) http://www.wga.hu/art/c/caravagg/07/45death.jpg
Isenheim Altarpiece - Matthias Grünewald & Nikolaus Hagenauer (1516)
FULL VIEW: http://www.chemistryviews.org/Springboa...age/201...
PART 1: http://cleansingfiredor.com/wp-content/...hart_Gr...
PART 2: http://cleansingfiredor.com/wp-content/...hart_Gr...
PART 3: http://cleansingfiredor.com/wp-content/...Isenhei...
The Resurrection, Cookham - Stanley Spencer (1927) http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sfvOL0pY-wo/T...ESKaeXI...
The Entire City - Max Ernst (1936) http://pressimages.fondationbeyeler.ch/...ion_bey...
Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp - Rembrandt van Rijn (1632) http://www.mauritshuis.nl/-/media/4c6ca...2.ashx?...
Anatomy Lesson of Dr Joan Deyman - Rembrandt van Rijn (1656)
FULL VIEW: http://bi.gazeta.pl/im/39/34/10/z169902...ra-Deym...
FULL VIEW - LARGE: https://textessurlesartsplastiques2.fil...656-rem...
The Ghent Altarpiece - Jan van Eyck (1432) http://content.foto.mail.ru/mail/chevch...s-1165.jpg
Thawing - Kirstoffer Zetterstrand (2009) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ch_by_K...
A Sunday on La Grande Jatte - Georges Seurat (1884) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c..._Grande...
Tower of Babel - Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1563) http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/..._pieter...
The Potato Eaters - Vincent Van Gogh (1885) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...cent-go...
Brancacci Chapel - Masolini de Panicale / Tommaso "Masaccio" di Ser / Filipino Lippi (1427)
FULL VIEW - CHAPEL: http://www.wga.hu/art/m/masaccio/brancacc/0view.jpg
PAINTINGS LAYOUT: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ncacci.jpg
CORRECT SEQUENCE: http://museicivicifiorentini.comune.fi....i/foto/...
RIGHT SIDE VIEW - CHAPEL INTERIOR: http://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com...g/15.25...
LEFT SIDE VIEW - CHAPEL INTERIOR: http://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com...g/15.24...
"Temptation of Adam and Eve" - Masolino de Panicale: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...mptatio...
"The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden" - Tommaso "Masaccio" di Ser: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...e_Expul...
"The Tribute Money" - Tommaso "Masaccio" di Ser: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...accio7.jpg
"Healing of the Cripple and Raising of Tabitha" - Tommaso "Masaccio" di Ser: http://incarnationandmodernity.files.wo...no-da-p...
"St Peter Preaching" - Masolino de Panicale: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...edica_d...
"Baptism of the Neophytes" - Tommaso "Masaccio" di Ser: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...acci%2C...
"St Peter Healing the Sick with his Shadow" - Tommaso "Masaccio" di Ser: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...sacc14.jpg
"The Distribution of Alms and Death of Ananias" - Tommaso "Masaccio" di Ser: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...sacc12.jpg
"Raising of the Son of Theophilus and St Peter Enthroned" - Tommaso "Masaccio" di Ser/Filipino Lippi: http://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com...g/theo_...
"St Paul Visiting St Peter in Prison" - Filippino Lippi: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...acci%2C...
"St Peter Being Freed from Prison" - Filippino Lippi: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...acci%2C...
"Disputation with Simon Magus and Crucifixion of St Peter" - Filippino Lippi: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...i%2C_cr...
San Zeno Altarpiece - Andrea Mantenga (1456)
FULL VIEW: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...eno_-_R...
LOWER LEFT PANEL DETAIL - "Agony in the Garden": http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Q8vjk1qYPQI/S...CZ8GjPy...
LOWER CENTRAL PANEL DETAIL - "The Crucifixion": http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...drea_-_...
LOWER RIGHT PANEL DETAIL - "The Resurrection": http://uploads2.wikiart.org/images/andr...on-righ...
The Virgin of the Immaculate Conception - El Greco (1611)
FULL VIEW: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...lle_El_...
DETAIL: http://www.wga.hu/art/g/greco_el/20/2002grec.jpg
DETAIL: http://www.wga.hu/art/g/greco_el/20/2003grec.jpg
IMAGE - MUSEO DEL SANTA CRUZ: https://caiguoqiang.files.wordpress.com....jpg?w=620
Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife - Jan van Eyck (1434) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...olfini_...
Cloning Eve/Viagra Falls - Masami Teraoka (1999) http://samuelfreeman.com/wp-content/fil...a01780.jpg
Joy of Life - Henri Matisse (1906) https://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.co...g/untit...

7.8/10
Annunciation - Mati Klarwein (1961) http://simotron.files.wordpress.com/201...iation.jpg
The Fate of the Animals - Franz Marc (1913) http://www.philipphauer.de/galerie/fran...cksale.jpg
Soror Umbra - Dino Valls (2013)
FULL VIEW: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/cuadro..._UMBRA.png
DETAIL: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/detall...A-det1.jpg
DETAIL: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/detall...A-det2.jpg
I and the Village - Marc Chagall (1911) http://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/marc...e-1911.jpg
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon - Pablo Picasso (1907) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e...7Avigno...
Painting - Francis Bacon (1946) http://www.askyfilledwithshootingstars....ploads/...
Solve Et Coagula - Dino Valls (1992)
FULL VIEW: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/cuadro...OAGULA.jpg
DETAIL: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/detall...A-det1.jpg
DETAIL: http://www.dinovalls.com/uploads/detall...A-det2.jpg
Tuna Fishing - Salvador Dali (1967)
FULL VIEW: http://www.mohita.me/wp-content/uploads...ng-web.jpg
MUSEUM PHOTO WITH DALI: http://descharnes.nicolas.pagesperso-or...dali/2_...
Crucifixion - Max Ernst (1913) http://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/max-...n-1913.jpg
Triumph Over Mastery II - Mark Tansey (1987) http://www.amyscott.com/Tansey%20for%20...ver-Mas...
Forward Retreat - Mark Tansey (1986) http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_mqPZq7lQanM/T...4T6P5Gr...
The Mind Recedes the Blood is Wise the Soundless Mouth is Open - Joshua Hagler (2010) http://www.celesteprize.com/_files/oper..._66786.jpg
The Seven Works of Mercy - Michelangelo Caravaggio (1607)
FULL VIEW: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ette_op...
FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...vaggio_(16 07).jpg
IMAGE, ALTAR IN NAPLES: http://kalden.home.xs4all.nl/verm/image...monte_d...
Crucifixion - Paul Delvaux (1957)
FULL VIEW: http://uploads8.wikiart.org/images/paul...n-1957.jpg
FULL VIEW (Slightly larger with better resolution, but diluted color): http://ekladata.com/4TyUv8ZKRyhowyHKxYnxIukF5Kw.jpg
Epiphany - Max Ernst (1940) http://uploads2.wikiart.org/images/max-...y-1940.jpg
Arene - Petre Velicu (2003) http://www.petrevelicu.ro/Gladiateurs/A...cm_big.jpg
The Charnel House - Pablo Picasso (1948) [Unfinished] https://rptownsend.files.wordpress.com/...l-house...
Dive Bomber and Tank - Jose Clemente Orozco (1940)
FULL VIEW: http://md.artmeteo.com/img/exhibits/25/...8b9baea...
IMAGE - MUSEUM OF MODERN ART: https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5230/5680...e240_z.jpg
Oedipus and the Sphinx - Gustave Moreau (1864) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...e_Sphin...
The Ship of Fools/Allegory of Gluttony/Death and the Miser Triptych - Hieronymus Bosch (circa 1490-1500) [NOTE: Portion of Triptych is lost] http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...-recons...
Manifest Destiny - Alexis Rockman (2004)
FULL VIEW: http://www.environmentandsociety.org/si...manifes...
IMAGE - BROOKLYN MUSEUM: http://www.concierge.com/images/destina...+canada...
Bride of the Wind - Oskar Kokoschka (1914) http://uploads8.wikiart.org/images/oska...ind-191...
King Cophetua and the Beggar-Maid - Edward Burne-Jones (1884) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...phetua.jpg
Sleeping Gypsy - Henri Rousseau (1897) http://uploads8.wikiart.org/images/henr...psy-189...
The Night Cafe - Vincent Van Gogh (1888) http://uploads6.wikiart.org/images/vinc...e-1888.jpg
Rinaldo and Armida - Anthony van Dyck (1629) http://krieger.jhu.edu/sebin/l/i/RandAimage.jpg
Pregnant Woman and Death - Egon Schiele (1911) http://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/egon...d-death...
The Virgin - Gustav Klimt (1913)
FULL VIEW: http://uploads7.wikiart.org/images/gust...n-1913.jpg
DETAIL: http://historicphotoimage.com/store/med.../image/...
DETAIL: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wDv-dXC9LOs/U...tY8N32g...
DETAIL: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4012/4262...d21e_b.jpg
SELECTED DETAILS - SYMBOLISM: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lovestitc...olist-9...
IMAGE - MUSEUM: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-n2PgV6zQBpo/U...b80so6i...
Fresco Cycle, Prato Cathedral - Filippo Lippi (1464)
FULL VIEW - Prato Chapel: http://www.wga.hu/art/l/lippi/filippo/1...0view0.jpg
NORTH WALL: http://www.wga.hu/art/l/lippi/filippo/1...0view1.jpg
SOUTH WALL: http://www.wga.hu/art/l/lippi/filippo/1...0view2.jpg
St Luke the Evangelist: http://www.wga.hu/art/l/lippi/filippo/1...stluke.jpg
St John the Evangelist: http://www.wga.hu/art/l/lippi/filippo/1...stjohn.jpg
St Stephen is Born and Replaced by Another Child: http://www.wga.hu/art/l/lippi/filippo/1...1birth.jpg
Disputation in the Synagogue: http://www.wga.hu/art/l/lippi/filippo/1...2dispu.jpg
The Funeral of St Stephen: http://www.wga.hu/art/l/lippi/filippo/1...3funer.jpg
The Martyrdom of St Stephen: http://www.wga.hu/art/l/lippi/filippo/1...martyr.jpg
St Alberto of Trapani: http://www.wga.hu/art/l/lippi/filippo/1...alberx.jpg
Birth and Naming St John: http://www.wga.hu/art/l/lippi/filippo/1...1birth.jpg
St John Taking Leave of His Parents: http://www.wga.hu/art/l/lippi/filippo/1...2leave.jpg
Herod's Banquet: http://www.wga.hu/art/l/lippi/filippo/1...3herod.jpg
The Beheading of John the Baptist: http://www.wga.hu/art/l/lippi/filippo/1...behead.jpg
Primavera - Sandro Botticelli (1482)
FULL VIEW: http://arthistorygalore.files.wordpress...sandro-...
FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: https://3hourspast.files.wordpress.com/...mavera.jpg
IMAGE - UFFIZI GALLERY: https://www.flickr.com/photos/83833206@...t-j4tLv...
The Birth of Venus - Sandro Botticelli (1486)
FULL VIEW: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...otticel...
FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c..._Venus.jpg
IMAGE - UFFIZI GALLERY: https://www.flickr.com/photos/reana/153...R6-mxNr...
Madonna in the Church - Jan van Eyck (1438) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c..._The_Ma...
The Conflicts Triptych - Laurel Roth & Andy Diaz Hope (2012) [Set of 3 Tapestries]
PART 1 - "Allegory of the Monoceros": http://www.magnoliaeditions.com/wp-cont...ope-Rot...
To read about the themes of "Allegory of the Monoceros", go here: http://www.magnoliaeditions.com/artwork...monoceros/
PART 2 - "Allegory of the Infinite Mortal": http://www.magnoliaeditions.com/wp-cont...ope-Rot...
To read about the themes of "Allegory of the Infinite Mortal", go here: http://www.magnoliaeditions.com/artwork...te-mortal/
PART 3 - "Allegory of the Prisoner's Dilemma": http://www.magnoliaeditions.com/wp-cont...ope-Rot...
To read about the themes of "Allegory of the Prisoner's Dilemma", go here: http://www.magnoliaeditions.com/artwork...s-dilemma/
The Virgin and Chancellor Rolin - Jan van Eyck (1435) http://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com...g/jan_v...
The Madonna with Canon van der Paele - Jan van Eyck (1436) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...he_Mado...
Beaune Altarpiece - Rogier van der Weyden (1443) http://www.pierre2-nice.org/galerie/van...ent_der...
The Resurrection - Piero della Francesca (1463) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ection.JPG
The Flagellation of Christ - Piero della Francesca (1455) https://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.co...pg/2143...
Brera Madonna - Piero della Francesca (1474) https://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.co...pg/2142...
La Maesta - Duccio di Boninsegna (1311)
FRONT: http://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com.../17-11a...
BACK: http://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com.../17-12_...
Circus Sideshow - Georges Seurat (1888) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...,_Circu...

7.7/10
Flight to Egypt - Mati Klarwein (1961) http://www.matiklarweinart.com/images/g...t-to-Eg...
Thot - Petre Velicu (1999) http://www.petrevelicu.ro/Revelations/T...cm_big.jpg
Les Distractions de Dagobert - Leonora Carrington (1945) http://pintura.aut.org/SearchProducto?Produnum=84037
Cypresses - Vincent Van Gogh (1889) http://p.im9.eu/vincent-van-gogh-cypresses-1889.jpg
Quadrofarius - Artem Ogurtsov (2013)
FULL VIEW: http://docschottslab.files.wordpress.co...em-ogur...
DETAIL: http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/...31f514e...
DETAIL: http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/...b3d01c5...
DETAIL: http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/...e0aa328...
DETAIL: https://m1.behance.net/rendition/module...69f3f46...
The Last Judgement - Jacopo Tintoretto (1562)
FULL VIEW: http://www.wga.hu/art/t/tintoret/2a/4lastju.jpg
DETAIL: http://www.backtoclassics.com/images/pi...helastj...
DETAIL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29259083@...eam/lig...
DETAIL: http://www.wga.hu/art/t/tintoret/2a/4lastju2.jpg
DETAIL: http://www.wga.hu/art/t/tintoret/2a/4lastju3.jpg
Virtual Inquisition/Tower of Babel - Masami Teraoka (2003) http://johnmcdonald.net.au/wp-content/u...-2012-0...
Night Vision Inquisition - Masami Teraoka (1997) http://masamiteraoka.com/archive/recent...night_v...
Camera degli Sposi (Frescoes in the Ducal Palace, Mantua) - Andrea Mantegna (1474)
NORTH WALL - "The Court of Gonzaga": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/mantegna/3/1sposi1.jpg
NORTH WALL - ADDITIONAL VIEW: http://www.wga.hu/art/m/mantegna/3/0sposi5.jpg
NORTH WALL - DETAIL: http://www.wga.hu/art/m/mantegna/3/1sposi2a.jpg
NORTH WALL - DETAIL: http://www.wga.hu/art/m/mantegna/3/1sposi3.jpg
NORTH WALL - DETAIL: http://www.wga.hu/art/m/mantegna/3/1sposi4.jpg
WEST WALL - "The Meeting": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/mantegna/3/2sposi02.jpg
WEST WALL - ADDITIONAL VIEW: http://www.wga.hu/art/m/mantegna/3/0sposi6.jpg
WEST WALL - DETAIL: http://www.wga.hu/art/m/mantegna/3/2sposi03.jpg
WEST WALL - DETAIL: http://www.wga.hu/art/m/mantegna/3/2sposi06.jpg
WEST WALL - DETAIL: http://www.wga.hu/art/m/mantegna/3/2sposi08.jpg
WEST WALL - DETAIL: http://www.wga.hu/art/m/mantegna/3/2sposi09.jpg
SOUTH & EAST WALLS - "Curtains": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/mantegna/3/0sposi3.jpg
"Grotesque Self-Portrait": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/mantegna/3/2sposi11.jpg
"Suite of Cardinal Francesco": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/mantegna/3/2sposi12.jpg
"Ceiling Decoration": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/mantegna/3/3sposi01.jpg
"Ceiling Oculus": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/mantegna/3/3sposi03.jpg
The Road Ahead is Golden... Silver... Bronze - Hernan Bas (2010) http://htpwww0184.htp-hosting.de/presse...dahead.jpg
Le nouveau né - Petre Velicu http://www.petrevelicu.ro/Revelations/L...%20162%...
The Pit - George Grosz (1946)
IMAGE: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-U6CH_EjEGEY/T...dTh-CW7...
IMAGE: http://uploads4.wikiart.org/images/geor...t-1946.jpg
Title??? - Willi Sitte http://jv.morro.cz/k209-neue-nationalga...c01491-jpg
The Massacre of the Giustiniani at Chios - Francesco Solimena (1743) http://www.wga.hu/art/s/solimena/massacre.jpg
The Fall of the Rebel Angels - Pieter Bruegel (1562) http://ayay.co.uk/backgrounds/paintings...the-fal...
The True Path (Tahrir Square) - Georges Bahgory (2011) http://almasargallery.com/wp-content/ga...n-georg...
Ships - Pavel Filonov (1919) http://www.abcgallery.com/F/filonov/filonov77.jpg

7.6/10
Le Diabolo - Jacques Resch http://www.dailyartfixx.com/wp-content/...-by-jac...
Hoellensturz in Vietnam - Willi Sitte (1966)
FULL VIEW: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_C_8M2WVWfgM/S...Niovluz...
DETAIL: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_C_8M2WVWfgM/S...tAGfuC1...
DETAIL: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_C_8M2WVWfgM/S...z9wH1vv...
The Blinding of Samson - Rembrandt van Rijn (1636) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ensz._v...
The Temptation of St. Anthony - Max Ernst (1945) http://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com.../803100...
Bogomil's Court - Otto Rapp (1976) http://images.fineartamerica.com/images...rt-otto...
Gloria - Petre Velicu (1997) http://www.petrevelicu.ro/Gladiateurs/G...cm_big.jpg
The Suitors - Gustave Moreau (1897) [aka, "The Pretenders"] http://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/gust...uitors.jpg
The Entombment of Christ - Michelangelo Caravaggio (1603)
FULL VIEW: http://paintings-art-picture.com/painti...2/04/01...
FULL VIEW - VERY LARGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...vaggio_(c. 1602-3).jpg
Seherezade - Petre Velicu (2011) http://www.petrevelicu.ro/Revelations/S...0cm_big...
Outskirts of Necropolis - Otto Rapp http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/...polis_b...
Resurrection of the Flesh - Salvador Dali (1945) http://uploads0.wikiart.org/images/salv...the-fle...
Jeremiah Predicting the Destruction of Jerusalem - Rembrandt van Rijn (1630)
IMAGE: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DCmA8Fl2j90/T...c4l4jPP...
IMAGE - LARGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ensz._v...
Paperolles - Jacques Resch http://leblogdemarcelmantione.midiblogs...326330.jpg
Apotheosis of Saint Ignatius - Andrea Pozzo (circa 1685–1694) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c..._Apoteo...
The Grand Forest - Max Ernst (1927) http://www.picturevip.com/images/lagrandefo.jpg
Media Bacchanalia - Masami Teraoka (1995) http://masamiteraoka.com/archive/images...analia.jpg
Daddy Longlegs of the Evening... Hope! - Salvador Dali (1940) http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com...1_1280....
Santa Semana/Cloister's Workout - Masami Teraoka (2004) http://artamalgamated.com/uploads/3/0/2...4_orig.png
Portrait of the Bourgeoisie - David Siqueiros (1939)
IMAGE: http://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com...g/bourg...
DETAIL - RIGHT SIDE: http://www.panoramio.com/photo_explorer...h_photo...
DETAIL - RIGHT SIDE: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FQB5rZvZu60/T...TKEYstb...
DETAIL - BOTTOM RIGHT SIDE: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-n0zmTq87tSI/T...FHsSjhR...
DETAIL - MIDDLE: http://gazzettadelapocalipsis.files.wor...lfaro-s...
DETAIL - LEFT SIDE: https://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.co...pg/siqu...
IMAGE - CEILING: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P6yxXMqaFIM/U...xiZOFSX...
DETAIL - CEILING: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ljv2hp-4p0U/T...J1wqx7Q...
The Last Supper [May be incorrect title] - Roland Rafael Repczuk (2001) http://www.roland-rafael-repczuk.de/bil...ndmahl.jpg
Rainy Season, Opium for Parched Earth [May be incorrect title] - Roland Rafael Repczuk (1998) http://www.roland-rafael-repczuk.de/bil...enzeit.jpg
Machtspiele [May be incorrect title] - Roland Rafael Repczuk (2000) http://www.roland-rafael-repczuk.de/bil...spiele.jpg
Miraflores Altarpiece - Rogier van der Weyden (1455)
LEFT PANEL: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c..._Weyden...
MIDDLE PANEL: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c..._Weyden...
RIGHT PANEL: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c..._Weyden...
The War Triptych - Otto Dix (1932) http://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/otto...r-1932.jpg
Let the Power Fall - John Brophy (2011) http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rYf1GBkqMfY/T...0tKfDr4...
Valkyrie - John Brophy (2012) http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mahg4...1_1280.jpg
Opus Dei - Roland Rafael Repczuk (2007) http://www.roland-rafael-repczuk.de/bilder/opusdei.jpg
Social Darwinism [May be incorrect title] - Roland Rafael Repczuk (1996) http://www.roland-rafael-repczuk.de/bil...nismus.jpg
The Temptation of St Anthony - Salvador Dali (1946) http://i.imgur.com/6xTS4pP.jpg
St. John Altarpiece - Hans Memling (1490)
FULL VIEW: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...tico_di...
DETAIL - LEFT PANEL: http://www.scanopia.com/hans-memling/st...left-wi...
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ng_065.jpg
DETAIL - RIGHT PANEL: http://www.scanopia.com/hans-memling/st...right-w...
Condolence - Patrick Devonas https://www.artrenewal.org/artwork/443/...e-huge.jpg
Delivery of the Keys - Pietro Perugino (1482) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c..._llaves...
Adorazione dei Magi - Domenico Ghirlandaio (1487) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...he_Magi...
Poisson-avion - Jacques Resch http://www.dailyartfixx.com/wp-content/...ion-Jac...
Megalopolis - Petre Velicu http://www.petrevelicu.ro/Revelations/M...20cm_bi...
Prager Strasse - Otto Dix (1920) http://uploads6.wikiart.org/images/otto...e-1920.jpg
Die Grosse Kuppel - Michael Lassel http://www.lassel-michael.de/images/diegroekuppel.jpg
War With Germany - Pavel Filonov (1915) http://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/pave...y-1915.jpg
Title??? - Ettore Aldo Del Vigo http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LTntU7iEhHY/T...gKqoI-_...
Title??? - Ernst Fuchs http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/...def6965...
L'oeuf dogmatique - Petre Velicu (2012) http://www.petrevelicu.ro/Revelations/L'oeuf%20dogmatique%20116%20x%2089%20cm_big.jpg
Ayahuasca Dream - Robert Venosa (2007) http://www.yestribe.com/wp-content/uplo...dreams.jpg
Formula of the Petrograd Proletariat - Pavel Filonov (1921) https://andamoxie.files.wordpress.com/2...000511.jpg
Athanor - Anselm Kiefer (2007)
IMAGE: http://www.musee-imaginaire-virtuel.fr/...C03501.jpg
DETAIL: http://madaboutparis.com/wp-content/upl...G_1136.jpg
Science, conscience et patience du Vitreur - Matta (1944) http://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgifb...1_1280.jpg
Scenes from the Passion of Christ - Hans Memling (1470)
IMAGE: http://www.standrewsblantyre.com/images...the-Pas...
SCENE INSTRUCTIONS: http://dame-licorne.pagesperso-orange.f...ng%202.jpg
Germany: A Winter's Tale - George Grosz (1919) http://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com...sz__german y__a_winter's_tale__19181336501223641.jpg

7.5/10
Assumpta Corpuscularia Lapislazulina - Salvador Dali (1952) http://uploads7.wikiart.org/images/salv...ularia-...
Ka Mystique - Jacques Resch http://www.jacquesresch.com/psd/a8.jpg
Land Admiral Lefebvre's Fleet Makes Sail in the New World - Rob Sato (2008)
IMAGE: http://www.robsato.com/files/2513/1793/...ebsite.jpg
DETAIL: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_VxXmMGlId4U/T...0kGzV4M...
The Paul Juraszek Monolith - Marcus Wills (2006)
FULL VIEW: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4150/5432...d9b1_b.jpg
DETAIL - MIDDLE: http://transform.fairfaxregional.com.au...torypad...
Salome Dancing Before Herod - Gustave Moreau (1876)
IMAGE: http://uploads7.wikiart.org/images/gust...efore-h...
DETAIL: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00...821970d-pi
Jupiter and Semele - Gustave Moreau (1895) http://38.media.tumblr.com/db59aef6f223...r_mph7k...
L'Angelus Architectonique de Millet - Salvador Dali (1933) http://st.ilfattoquotidiano.it/wp-conte...r-Dal%C...
The Cannon - Otto Dix (1914) http://cp12.nevsepic.com.ua/83/13502520...com.ua.jpg
Agony in the Garden - El Greco (1595) http://2008remodel.files.wordpress.com/...arden-e...
Virtual Inquisition/Reclining Eve - Masami Teraoka (1997) http://masamiteraoka.com/archive/recent...reclini...
Burqa Woman/Uplift - Masami Teraoka (2003) http://masamiteraoka.com/archive/recent...man_Upl...
Table of the Seven Deadly Sins - Hieronymus Bosch (circa 1500) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ch-_The...
Starry Night Over Rhone-Vincent Van Gogh
IMAGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ver_the...
Self-Portrait at Age of 63 - Rembrandt (1669) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ensz._v...
Christ Carrying the Cross (Ghent) - Hieronymus Bosch (1516) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ch_or_f...
BW David - Otto Rapp (circa 1975) [VERY rare] http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs26/i/2008/...heMysti...
Echo of a Scream - David Siqueiros (1937) http://md.artmeteo.ru/img/exhibits/d8/4...b083396...
Tete morte - Jacques Resch http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/...3388f23...
Self Portrait as Mars - Otto Dix (1915) http://uploads0.wikiart.org/images/otto...s-mars.jpg
Saint Columbia Altarpiece - Rogier van der Weyden (1455)
FULL VIEW: http://www.wga.hu/art/w/weyden/rogier/1...columb.jpg
DETAIL - LEFT PANEL: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0n9IExEpmh8/T...ZReoNuU...
DETAIL - CENTRAL PANEL: http://www.chinaoilpaintinggallery.com/...mba-Altarp iece-(central-panel).jpg
DETAIL - RIGHT PANEL: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...lumba_Alta rpiece_(right_panel)_-_WGA25663.jpg
The Last Judgement (Winged Altar) - Fra Angelico (circa 1450) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ment_(Wing ed_Altar)_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
Polittico della Misericordia - Piero della Francesca (1462)
FULL VIEW - CHAPEL: http://www.artevista.eu/arte-cultura/wp...useo-Ci...
FULL VIEW: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...icorde.jpg
The Daughters of Thespius - Gustave Moreau (1853) http://www.allpaintings.org/d/116808-1/...ters+of...
Nativita - Piero della Francesca (1470) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ancesca...
Adorazione dei Magi - Filippino Lippi (1496) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...i_-_Ado...
Seven Joys of Maria - Hans Memling (1480) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ven_Joy...
Battle of Lepanto - Andrea Vicentino (1603) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...nto_159...
The Temptation of St. Anthony - Ivan Albright (1945) http://i.imgur.com/spA6X.jpg
Crucifixion - Renata Guttuso (1941) http://www.atlantedellarteitaliana.it/i...AU5612.jpg
The Sex Murderer (Self Portrait) - Otto Dix (1920) http://foolishhuman.files.wordpress.com....jpg?w=812
Die Sieben Schalen Des Zorns - Heinrich Vogeler (1918) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...er_Die_...
Bourgeois in a Carriage - Pavel Filonov (1913) http://www.rugusavay.com/wp-content/upl...-Bourge...
The Fountain of Grace - Jan van Eyck (1429) http://38.media.tumblr.com/264bfa7be61d...r_mlaz8...
The Agitator - George Grosz (1928) http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HMkdtTRWH_M/T...SuEY6II...

7.4/10
La Imagen de los Tiempos Perdidos - Eduardo Naranjo http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ynq0uyZMWkk/T...TuUNRsz...
Aleph - Vlada Mirkovic (2006) http://www.vagallery.com/uploads/2/5/9/...981398.jpg
The Night - Max Beckmann (1919)
FULL VIEW: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e...Die_Nacht) ,_oil_on_canvas,_133_x_154_cm,_Kunstsammlung_Nordrhein-Westfalen,_D%C3%BCsseldorf.jpg
FULL VIEW - LARGE (THOUGH DISTORTED COLOR): http://nonsite.org/wp-content/uploads/2..._Night.jpg
Noelle (...Au Milieu des Serpents) - Luis Jose Estremadoyro (2001)
FULL VIEW: http://www.classicartpaintings.com/d/71...ro_Noel...
DETAIL: http://www.zomagazine.com/wp-content/up...tremado...
DETAIL: http://www.artrenewal.org/artwork/629/2...ts)_[detai l]-large.jpg
The Mystery of Time - Vlada Mirkovic (1998) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/7394...16e2_o.jpg
Textile Workers - Alexsandr Deinika (1927) http://paintingdb.com/art/xl/9/8110.jpg
The Blue Baku - John Brophy (2008) http://miroirmagazine.com/wp-content/up...lue_Bak...
The Adoration of the Magi - Hieronymus Bosch (1510) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...tion_of...
Eclipse of the Sun - George Grosz (1926) http://chaszak.files.wordpress.com/2013...he-sun.jpg
Botticelli's Dream - Otto Rapp (1994) http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs14/i/2007/...m_2_by_...
Christe de Saint Jean de la Croix-Dali (1951) http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MCDH6Qf_GVg/U...od4Y1N_...
Title??? - Saskia van Dorresteyn http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ucsME-AsFQU/S...ulOtBQz...
The Angel of Death Over the Gate to Purgatory - Ernst Fuchs (1956) http://www.artisoo.com/images/oil-paint...609335.jpg
The Redemption Triptych - Rogier van der Weyden (1459) http://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/rogi...-of-the...
Title??? - Ettore Aldo Del Vigo http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5X34-axFw8g/T...oIQ5B9o...
Partenza di San Giorgio - Antonio Pisanello (1438) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...lo_003.jpg
St Sebastian - Andrea Mantegna (1460) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...na_088.jpg
Battesimo di Cristo - Piero della Francesca (1450) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...mo_di_c...
Altarpiece of the Seven Sacraments - Rogier van der Weyden http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ts_Rogi...
The Black Idol (Resistance) - Franz Kupka (1903) http://uploads7.wikiart.org/images/fran...-resist...
St Ursula Shrine - Hans Memling (1489)
FULL VIEW: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...hrine-2...
SCENE 1 - "Arrival in Cologne": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/memling/4ursula/36ursu01.jpg
SCENE 2 - "Arrival in Basel": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/memling/4ursula/36ursu02.jpg
SCENE 3 - "Arrival in Rome": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/memling/4ursula/36ursu03.jpg
SCENE 4 - "Departure from Basel": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/memling/4ursula/36ursu04.jpg
SCENE 5 - "Martyrdom": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/memling/4ursula/36ursu05.jpg
SCENE 6 - "Martyrdom": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/memling/4ursula/36ursu06.jpg
"Virgin and Child": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/memling/4ursula/36ursu07.jpg
"St Ursula and the Holy Virgins": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/memling/4ursula/36ursu08.jpg
"Medallions": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/memling/4ursula/36ursu09.jpg
"Medallions": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/memling/4ursula/36ursu10.jpg
"Figures": http://www.wga.hu/art/m/memling/4ursula/36ursu11.jpg
Ongoing - Fang Ljun (2011) http://mlartsource.com/images/303.jpg
Dying Warrior - Otto Dix (1915) http://38.media.tumblr.com/ddc1114cd1dc...r_mqjws...
US Inquisition/The Pope of Thong - Masami Teraoka (2003) http://johnmcdonald.net.au/wp-content/u...-2012-0...
Crucifixion Triptych with St Mary Magdalen - Rogier van der Weyden (1445) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c..._Weyden...
Satan's Heaven - Ernst Fuchs (1954) http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/...fcd0071...
Big City Triptych - Otto Dix (1927) http://sitextra.com/blogue/wp-content/u...etropol...
Bautismo de Cristo - El Greco (1597) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...co,_1597). jpg
Autumn Cannibalism - Salvador Dali (1936) http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/...978_10.jpg
The Elysian Fields (Triptych) - Heinrich Zernach (1931) http://cms.auktionshaus-stahl.de/pdpage...urcen/a...
Grey Matter 2 (Renovated Atrocities) - Oliver Vernon (2012) http://www.oliververnon.com/wp-content/...ter-2-R...
Battle of the Gods that have Been Transformed - Ernst Fuchs (1952) http://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/erns...-that-h...
Pala di San Zaccaria - Giovanni Bellini (1505) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...ccaria_...
Astral Circus - Robert Venosa http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/...715df7b...
Musclestorm - Tantra Bensko (????) http://www.zhibit.org/image/640f4224-03...02-i-0.jpg
There's a larger image of Musclestorm on Bensko's Flickr photostream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/82242963@...299513840/
Warring Wings - Nabil Kanso (1984) http://www.nabilkanso.com/SPLIT_OF_LIFE/IMAG024A.JPG

7.3/10
The Jewish Cemetery - Jacob von Ruisdael (1655) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...._van_R...
Figuring it Out - Tantra Bensko (????) http://experimentalwriting.weebly.com/u...0105.jp...
In the Tower of Sleep - Andre Masson (1938) http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YR3y6vGEHUI/T...ZzXDbkz...
Adam & Eve/Web Site - Masami Teraoka (2004) http://masamiteraoka.com/archive/recent...Website...
Burqa Inquisition/Octopus Priest and the Naked Chicken Ranch - Masami Teraoka (2003) http://masamiteraoka.com/archive/recent...quisiti...
The Prophecy - Patrick Devonas https://www.artrenewal.org/artwork/443/...y-huge.jpg
Revelations - Petre Velicu (2010) http://www.petrevelicu.ro/Revelations/R...9%20cm.jpg
The Seven Cardinal Sins - Otto Dix (1933) http://silverandexact.files.wordpress.c...y-sins-...
La Tentazione di Sant'Antonio - Ettore Aldo Del Vigo http://www.vagallery.com/uploads/2/5/9/...18.jpg?563
Crucifixion - Ernst Fuchs (1950) http://uploads0.wikiart.org/images/erns...n-1950.jpg
2008 Spring - Fang Lijun (2008) http://leapleapleap.com/wp-content/uplo...-lijun.jpg
The Temptation of St. Antony after Gustave Flaubert - Lovis Corinth (1908) http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/...831_10.jpg
Deterioration of Mind over Matter - Otto Rapp (1973) http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs15/i/2007/...ind_by_...
The Society - Victor Safonkin http://vonneumannmachine.files.wordpres...ociety.jpg
Moses - Ernst Fuchs http://herebedragons.weebly.com/uploads...orig.jpg?0
Hell and the Flood (Diptych) - Hieronymus Bosch (1504)
LEFT PANEL: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...he_Floo...
RIGHT PANEL: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...he_Floo...
The Family - Egon Schiele (1918) http://33.media.tumblr.com/355eced3be1b...r_nagoc...
Buddha - Robert Venosa http://www.celestialnation.com/image/ca...enosa/w...
Street Fight - Otto Dix (1927) [Destroyed in 1954] http://madamepickwickartblog.com/wp-con...1/dix1.jpg
St. Sebastian - Atonello da Messina (1479) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...essina_...
Job and the Judgement of Paris - Ernst Fuchs (1966) http://uploads8.wikiart.org/images/erns...ent-of-...
Grey Day at the Factory - Otto Rapp http://images.fineartamerica.com/images...t-the-f...
The Eye of Silence - Max Ernst (1944)
IMAGE: http://fantasticvisions.net/wp-content/...t/39038...
IMAGE: http://ayay.co.uk/arts/surrealist/max_e...943-44.jpg
The Skat Players - Otto Dix (1920) http://cdn.comixology.com/assets/panel_...layers.jpg
Explosion - George Grosz (1917) http://www.flickr.com/photos/la_bretagn...hotostr...
Triumph of Death - Otto Dix (1934) http://uploads4.wikiart.org/images/otto...-death.jpg
Das raetsel der Begierde - Salvador Dali (1929) http://www.pinakothek.de/sites/default/...li_das_...
The Embrace - Egon Schiele (1917) http://uploads8.wikiart.org/images/egon...e-1917.jpg
The City Rises - Boccioni (1910) http://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com...g/bocci...
Lot and His Daughters - Otto Dix (1939) http://biblioklept.files.wordpress.com/...39_lot.jpg
Behind Veronica's Veil - Ernst Fuchs (1953) http://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/erns...-s-veil...
Madonna D'Oro - Robert Venosa http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/...5778bcc...
Jetta - Robert Venosa http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/...d40d18a...
Crucifixion and Self-Portrait With Inge Beside The Cross - Ernst Fuchs http://uploads2.wikiart.org/images/erns...lf-port...
Hitler in Hell - George Grosz (1944) http://tomstella.com/blog/wp-content/up...gegroz.jpg
Self-Portrait in Oriental Attire With Poodle - Rembrandt van Rijn (1631) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...in_orie...
The New Generation - Jan Toorop (1892) http://uploads4.wikiart.org/images/jan-...n-1892.jpg
A Carnival Evening - Henri Rousseau (1886) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...%C3%A9l...
Ecce Homo - Antonello de Messina (1475) http://en.academic.ru/pictures/enwiki/6...na_004.jpg

TO BE RE-EVALUATED LATER:

Absence of God - Raqib Shaw (2008) (Series of )
"Absence of God After Holbein": https://artsy.net/artwork/raqib-shaw-ab...lbein/zoom
PART I: http://gaysifamily.com/wp-content/uploa...nce-of-...
PART II: http://whitecube.com/exhibitions/raqib_..._square... (Titled "Erasmus II" though exhibited with his Absence of God series ... Is this "Absence of God" Part 2?)
PART III: http://www.galerierudolfinum.cz/files/s...924d6fb...
PART IV: https://artsy.net/artwork/raqib-shaw-ab...t-the-b...
PART V:
PART VI: http://whitecube.com/images/content/24/...31241ed...
PART VII: http://asianart.com/articles/phantoms/x...2012.1....
PART VIII: http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/...717d6b3...
The Apocalypse Chapel (St Egid Church) - Ernst Fuchs (2010)
PANORAMIC VIEW: http://www.360cities.net/image/oesterre...che-kap...
IMAGE: http://www.sagen.at/fotos/data/521/fuchs4.jpg
IMAGE: http://www.sagen.at/fotos/data/521/fuchs3.jpg
IMAGE: http://www.sagen.at/fotos/data/521/fuchs2.jpg
IMAGE: http://newsapollo.files.wordpress.com/2...rtag-pf...
IMAGE: http://www.ernstfuchs-zentrum.com/html/...erkir1.jpg
IMAGE: http://www.lcaruana.com/webmedia/klag/klag5.470x680.jpg
Paradise Lost - Raqib Shaw (2011) [Includes several works in a series]
IMAGE: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...aw._Par...
Title??? - Ernst Fuchs (????) http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/...679889f...
Adorazione dei Magi - Sandro Boticelli (1470) [London]
Adorazione dei Magi - Sandro Boticelli (1475) [Washington]
Fifth Seal of the Apocalypse-El Greco (1614)
Christ Driving Traders from the Temple-El Greco (1600)
Birth of a Galaxy-Ernst (1969)
Totem & Tabu-Ernst (1941)
Celebes-Ernst (1921)
Pretty Boy-Matta
L'Ange du Foyer-Ernst (1937)
Apparat und Hand-Dali (1927)
The First Days of Spring-Dali (1929)
Epic of American Civilization-Orozco (1933)
Sacra Allegoria-Bellini (1500)
Title???-Arnold Meshes (????) ...VERY hard to find. No further info... Painting here --> http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/v...CqJzbkF...
The Adoration of the Magi-Bosch (1510)
The Great Paranoiac-Dali (1936)
Geopoliticus Child-Dali (1943)
Becoming Geological-Dali (1933)
Christ in Majesty-Rublev
Zeus Gave Birth to the Sun-Severini
One Second Before Awakening from a Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate-Dali (1944)
Hell and the Flood-Bosch (1504)
Marlene-Ernst (1941)
Napoleon in the Desert-Ernst (1941)
Episoden aus dem eremitischen Leben-Uccello (1460)
Hannibal-Siqueiros
Melancholy-Dali (1945)
Birth of Zoomorph Couple-Ernst (1933)
La Cene-Dali (1955)
Echo of the Nymph-Ernst (1936)
Pan American Unity-Rivera (1940)
Detroit Institute of Art (North & South Murals)-Rivera (1933)
The Disasters of Mysticism-Matta
Adoration of the Shepherds-El Greco (1610)
Mele Moments-Debuffet
Fifty Abstract Paintings Which as Seen from Two Yards Change into Three Lenins Masquerading as Chinese and as Seen from Six Yards Appear as the Head of a Royal Bengal-Dali (1963)
Rest on the Flight to Egypt-Altdorfer (1510)
Pala di San Giobbe-Bellini (1487)
Solitary Confinement-Siqueiros (1961)
Armored Train in Action-Severini (1915)
The Hospital Train (aka, Train of the Wounded)-Severini (1912)
The Archeological Reminescence-Dali (1935)
Visage of War-Dali (1940)
The Robing of the Bride-Ernst (1940)
Maestà-Martini
Assumption of the Virgin 1-Correggio
Crucifixion-Cimabue (circa 1280)
La Crucifixion-Mantegna (1457)
Rien Ne Va Plus-Ernst (1973)
A Moment of Calm-Ernst (1939)
Joy of Living-Ernst (1937)
Femme a Tete de Roses-Dali (1935)
Adoration of the Child with the Saints Joseph, Jerome, Magdalena and Hilarion-Lippi (1460-65)
Adoration of the Child with Saints-Lippi (1463)
Coronation of the Virgin-Lippi
Virgin of Mercy-Boninsegna
Ubu Imperator-Ernst (1923)
Sleep-Dali (1937)
St John the Baptist-Rublev


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#3 | Posted: 02/23/2017 10:36 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Photographs don't do it justice, but the best painting I've seen (or at least the one that has most impressed and fascinated me) is Boccioni's The City Rises. Some of these are OK too.
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#4 | Posted: 02/23/2017 16:23 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Skinny wrote:
Photographs don't do it justice, but the best painting I've seen (or at least the one that has most impressed and fascinated me) is Boccioni's The City Rises. Some of these are OK too.


That's actually a pretty great choice. The only Boccioni I've ever seen is Dynamism of a Cyclist, and it's a pretty fantastic bit of art. Hoping to go to the MoMa one day.

I'm not sure how your grading system works AfterHours Laughing Not that you don't have great picks on there (some not my style...), but surely Vermeer, Monet, Schiele, Rubens, Caravaggio, Lichtenstein, Magritte, de Kooning, Basquiat, Kandinsky and Matisse have some 7.3+/10 paintings? Laughing

Won't list off my favourite paintings, mainly because I don't have a list of that, but my favourite painters consist of Basquiat, Miro, Signac, Pissarro, Seurat, Petitjean, Pollock, Schiele, Botticelli, Monet, Degas, Gauguin, Vermeer, Matisse, Picasso, Klimt, Lichtenstein, Cezanne Rothko, Van Gogh, Dali, Chagall, Bacon, Gorky and Klee.

Post-expressionism and post-impressionism are by quite a bit my favourite styles. For the most part I'm not too big on baroque or renaissance art apart from what was going in in The Netherlands (some exclusions obviously, but it's just not usually what I seek out).
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Photographs don't do it justice, but the best painting I've seen (or at least the one that has most impressed and fascinated me) is Boccioni's The City Rises. Some of these are OK too.


Thank you, Boccioni's City Rises is a great one that I did have in my 7.3-7.7 section a couple years ago. Upon last evaluation it fell below these choices for me but I will add it to my recommendations and give it another eval soon. If not 7.3+, it will likely be featured on the "extended" list I'll be putting together and posting. Some works that are in a somewhat similar vein (only superficially) that are already listed are George Grosz's anarchic, apocalyptic Expressionist masterpieces (upon which Boccioni was probably an influence):

Metropolis - George Grosz (1917) http://cultura.biografieonline.it/wp-co...-Grosz.jpg
The Funeral (Dedicated to Oskar Panizza) - George Grosz (1918) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...anizza.jpg
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I'm not sure how your grading system works AfterHours Laughing


No worries, check out my criteria page and if you want me to clarify, feel free: http://www.besteveralbums.com/phpBB2/vi...hp?t=15503

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Not that you don't have great picks on there (some not my style...), but surely Vermeer, Monet, Schiele, Rubens, Caravaggio, Lichtenstein, Magritte, de Kooning, Basquiat, Kandinsky and Matisse have some 7.3+/10 paintings? Laughing

Won't list off my favourite paintings, mainly because I don't have a list of that, but my favourite painters consist of Basquiat, Miro, Signac, Pissarro, Seurat, Petitjean, Pollock, Schiele, Botticelli, Monet, Degas, Gauguin, Vermeer, Matisse, Picasso, Klimt, Lichtenstein, Cezanne Rothko, Van Gogh, Dali, Chagall, Bacon, Gorky and Klee.

Post-expressionism and post-impressionism are by quite a bit my favourite styles. For the most part I'm not too big on baroque or renaissance art apart from what was going in in The Netherlands (some exclusions obviously, but it's just not usually what I seek out).


Great selections, thank you! Of those, Boticelli, Monet, Rubens, Miro and Matisse are the most likely to be included when I get back around to them -- each had multiple 7.3+ on my previous list that I was mid revising when listology.com crashed, the content of which I am transferring over to BEA. And just below those (or perhaps equal) could be Vermeer, Schiele and Caraveggio, Picasso (addition to Guernica which is already listed) each of which have several great works that might be included. Aside from Lichtenstein and Rothko, the rest all have works that were at least in my Extended list upon my last evaluations. Except maybe Signac and Pissarro, which I'm not sure about. And I haven't studied much of Petitjean (just cursory observations), though immediate impression is that he captures nostalgia quite well and seems more significant than Signac and Pissaro, who for me (at least by memory) were technically impressive but probably not to the extent to be added -- unless I'm missing something (entirely possible). Each of the others have multiple works that were right on the cusp of this list and worthy of re-evaluation. Do you have particular works you'd most recommend by them -- that you feel the most strongly should be 7.3+?

I've never taken to Lichtenstein or Rothko. Can you explain their greatness in your view?
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#7 | Posted: 02/23/2017 20:18 | Post subject: Reply with quote
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I've never taken to Lichtenstein or Rothko. Can you explain their greatness in your view?


Sure, but personally, I think their greatness stands for itself. Both artists have extremely unique and recognizable styles, and they're both at the technical height of both their games. Have you ever seen any of Lichtenstein's paintings up close? They're insane. They're usually a lot bigger than you'd ever expect them to be too (which, due to his style, makes sense I guess). Everything is so pristine that it looks like a machine did them. The colours are perfectly monochromatic, and the lines and circles are as flawless as it gets. Also, he brought actual humour into his work. It was okay for his paintings to have jokes in them, one-line stories, metaphors, etc... The thought of having speech bubbles in paintings was absurd before he did it. His more 'comic book' style work aside, he has some stellar masterpieces. The satirical quality of Little Big Painting comes to mind. It was his 'fuck you' as well as a major technical achievement. I'm really quite fond of it. Stylistically, it felt like he could do no wrong. 'Peace Through Chemistry' and 'Artist Studio The Dance' also come to mind when thinking of his masterwork. His work defined the 60's far more than Warhol in my opinion (or at least it should have).

Rothko is Rothko, you know? He had his style and played with colours and came up with some pretty awesome stuff. His early works are always worth a shot as looking at, but the real genius was in his ironic mutliforms. He's an incredibly hard artist to praise due to the simplicity of his work. Was it technical? Not really. Yet people are infatuated with it. It's lovely, it's immersive, it's bigger than life. It's forward thinking, it's poetic, and more than anything else it's decorative and poetic. His paintings had whatever meaning you felt like you could give them, and story you wished. You can connect to them just by forcing yourself to.

Last year I was at a gallery in Italy and there was this completely pitch black room, so I was all like "Aight, I think I'm allowed to go in here, I'll check it out", and the only thing in the entire huge room was one of his paintings illuminated in its frame. I'm not sure what number it was, but it was red on red on red. It was on colour, and I thought it was incredible. It was big too, probably 6x5 feet or so. Whatever he did, it manages to swallow you up. I think his work is actually quite special, and deserves recognition of greatness. Repetition of the works was proof of genius, greatness and insanity. It makes you question a lot about art, and as long as it does that, it'll always remain great.

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Do you have particular works you'd most recommend by them -- that you feel the most strongly should be 7.3+?


Well, going by your scale, and your taste, and I'd say these might deserve a place on your list:

Joan Miro - Dutch Interior II (1928)
Joan Miro - Constellations (1959)
Joan Miro - Catalan Landscape (1924)
Joan Miro - Harlequins Carnival (1924)
Claude Monet - Woman with a Parasol/ Ma...Son (1875) (Also, perhaps Nymphéas as a collective)
Basquiat - Philistines (1982)
Basquiat - Glenn (1984)
Matisse - Harmony In Red (1908)(read any analysis on this, they're usually pretty informative)
Rubens - The Fall of Phaeton (1605)
Rubens - The Feast of Venus (1635)
De Kooning - Donna II
De Kooning - Ganesvoort Steet (1949)
Caravaggio - Conversion on the Way to Damascus (1601)
Caravaggio - Saint Jerome Writing (1605)
Caravaggio - Judith Beheading Holofernes (1599)
Caravaggio - The Incredulity of Saint Thomas (1601)
Caravaggio - Supper At Emmaus (1606)
Vermeer - The Music Lesson (1662)
Vermeer - Officer And A Laughing Girl (1657)
Pollock - Number 5 (1948)
Pollock - Alchemy (1947)
Van Gogh - The Bedroom (1888)
Van Gogh - Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun (1889)
Van Gogh - The Night Cafe
Klee - Insula Dulcamara (1938)
Boticelli - La Nascita di Venere (bit obvious, but whatever)
Degas - Ballet Rehearsal (1874)
Degas - The Dance Class (1873)
Schiele - House With Shingles

(not on previously mentioned list)
Jan Van Eyck - Giovanni and His Bride (1434)
Diego Valazquez - Rokeby Venus
Da Vinci - La Belle Ferronnière (1460)
Kees van Dongen - The Corn Poppy (1919)
Orazio Samacchini - Hercules and Antaeus (1565)

I should note that your Klimt choices are spot on. The Beethoven Frieze is my favourite by him as well.
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#8 | Posted: 02/23/2017 22:45 | Post subject: Reply with quote
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AfterHours wrote:


I've never taken to Lichtenstein or Rothko. Can you explain their greatness in your view?


Sure, but personally, I think their greatness stands for itself. Both artists have extremely unique and recognizable styles, and they're both at the technical height of both their games. Have you ever seen any of Lichtenstein's paintings up close? They're insane. They're usually a lot bigger than you'd ever expect them to be too (which, due to his style, makes sense I guess). Everything is so pristine that it looks like a machine did them. The colours are perfectly monochromatic, and the lines and circles are as flawless as it gets. Also, he brought actual humour into his work. It was okay for his paintings to have jokes in them, one-line stories, metaphors, etc... The thought of having speech bubbles in paintings was absurd before he did it. His more 'comic book' style work aside, he has some stellar masterpieces. The satirical quality of Little Big Painting comes to mind. It was his 'fuck you' as well as a major technical achievement. I'm really quite fond of it. Stylistically, it felt like he could do no wrong. 'Peace Through Chemistry' and 'Artist Studio The Dance' also come to mind when thinking of his masterwork. His work defined the 60's far more than Warhol in my opinion (or at least it should have).

Rothko is Rothko, you know? He had his style and played with colours and came up with some pretty awesome stuff. His early works are always worth a shot as looking at, but the real genius was in his ironic mutliforms. He's an incredibly hard artist to praise due to the simplicity of his work. Was it technical? Not really. Yet people are infatuated with it. It's lovely, it's immersive, it's bigger than life. It's forward thinking, it's poetic, and more than anything else it's decorative and poetic. His paintings had whatever meaning you felt like you could give them, and story you wished. You can connect to them just by forcing yourself to.

Last year I was at a gallery in Italy and there was this completely pitch black room, so I was all like "Aight, I think I'm allowed to go in here, I'll check it out", and the only thing in the entire huge room was one of his paintings illuminated in its frame. I'm not sure what number it was, but it was red on red on red. It was on colour, and I thought it was incredible. It was big too, probably 6x5 feet or so. Whatever he did, it manages to swallow you up. I think his work is actually quite special, and deserves recognition of greatness. Repetition of the works was proof of genius, greatness and insanity. It makes you question a lot about art, and as long as it does that, it'll always remain great.

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Do you have particular works you'd most recommend by them -- that you feel the most strongly should be 7.3+?


Well, going by your scale, and your taste, and I'd say these might deserve a place on your list:

Joan Miro - Dutch Interior II (1928)
Joan Miro - Constellations (1959)
Joan Miro - Catalan Landscape (1924)
Joan Miro - Harlequins Carnival (1924)
Claude Monet - Woman with a Parasol/ Madame Monet and Her Son (1875) (Also, perhaps Nymphéas as a collective)
Basquiat - Philistines (1982)
Basquiat - Glenn (1984)
Matisse - Harmony In Red (1908) (read any analysis on this, they're usually pretty informative)
Rubens - The Fall of Phaeton (1605)
Rubens - The Feast of Venus (1635)
De Kooning - Donna II
De Kooning - Ganesvoort Steet (1949)
Caravaggio - Conversion on the Way to Damascus (1601)
Caravaggio - Saint Jerome Writing (1605)
Caravaggio - Judith Beheading Holofernes (1599)
Caravaggio - The Incredulity of Saint Thomas (1601)
Caravaggio - Supper At Emmaus (1606)
Vermeer - The Music Lesson (1662)
Vermeer - Officer And A Laughing Girl (1657)
Pollock - Number 5 (1948)
Pollock - Alchemy (1947)
Van Gogh - The Bedroom (1888)
Van Gogh - Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun (1889)
Van Gogh - The Night Cafe
Klee - Insula Dulcamara (1938)
Boticelli - La Nascita di Venere (bit obvious, but whatever)
Degas - Ballet Rehearsal (1874)
Degas - The Dance Class (1873)
Schiele - House With Shingles

(not on previously mentioned list)
Jan Van Eyck - Giovanni and His Bride (1434)
Diego Valazquez - Rokeby Venus
Da Vinci - La Belle Ferronnière (1460)
Kees van Dongen - The Corn Poppy (1919)
Orazio Samacchini - Hercules and Antaeus (1565)

I should note that your Klimt choices are spot on. The Beethoven Frieze is my favourite by him as well.


Re: Klimt choices spot-on ... Thank you, I try -- maybe a bit too hard Smile Certainly one of the most profound artists. Of his masterpieces, every line, dot, shape, gold decoration, etc, seems to have been given the utmost attention and sensual, obsessively ornamental care. Completely in addition to the often erotic nature of his works and the startlingly original visual art and color schemes he produces, it is amazing that one can see and feel such obsession down to the simplest of his lines and forms. I think this is due to his expertise as a draftsman, combined with the sensation he imbued in his works from his startling avant-garde concepts and the sensuality and awe he conveyed into his paintings for nature, beauty and his sexual preoccupations. The Virgin is another one of his that could very well be included in my 7.3+ list (at the very least, in a high spot on the Extended one). Also Adele Bloch Bauer 1.

Thank you very much for all the recs! I am familiar with all of them, but I haven't evaluated any in at least a year or two, so will put them on my recommendations page to revisit -- 6 at a time so that I don't get too overwhelmed with too many recommendations at a time. They'll be added in approximate order of how likely they are to be added to my 7.3+ list. Most or all of them will already at least be on my extended list when I post it (which is 300-400 additional entries).

Correction: I am not sure if I'm familiar with: Kees van Dongen - The Corn Poppy (1919)
Orazio Samacchini - Hercules and Antaeus (1565) ... The titles don't immediately ring a bell, but with how many paintings I've observed and/or evaluated, it's possible my memory isn't serving me too. If they're new, they'll be the first to be added to my recommendations to check out.

Thank you for all your insights about Lichtenstein and Rothko! I'll give both of them another go with that in mind. And I'll let you know if I end up agreeing with you on them. You've already convinced me that I probably haven't given them attentive enough consideration, however my 7.3+ list is pretty strict so even if I dig them much more than I did before (which, for Lichtenstein, was mainly "amusing, satirical novelty" and, for Rothko "meditative, interesting choice/combinations of color"), they still have a long shot at making it and that doesn't mean your insights weren't valuable. My Extended list (7/10) would be a pretty big jump for both of them from where I considered them before.
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For Cezanne, his most popular are definitely one of his bathers or one of his apple still lifes, but I've always liked Bibemus Quarry (1895), Mont Sainte Victoire seen from Bibemus Quarry, Woods with millstone, Joachim Gasquet, and Man with crossed arms the most.
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Re: Klimt choices spot-on ... Thank you, I try -- maybe a bit too hard Smile Certainly one of the most profound artists. Of his masterpieces, every line, dot, shape, gold decoration, etc, seems to have been given the utmost attention and sensual, obsessively ornamental care. Completely in addition to the often erotic nature of his works and the startlingly original visual art and color schemes he produces, it is amazing that one can see and feel such obsession down to the simplest of his lines and forms. I think this is due to his expertise as a draftsman, combined with the sensation he imbued in his works from his startling avant-garde concepts and the sensuality and awe he conveyed into his paintings for nature, beauty and his sexual preoccupations. The Virgin is another one of his that could very well be included in my 7.3+ list (at the very least, in a high spot on the Extended one). Also Adele Bloch Bauer 1.

Correction: I am not sure if I'm familiar with: Kees van Dongen - The Corn Poppy (1919)
Orazio Samacchini - Hercules and Antaeus (1565)

Thank you for all your insights about Lichtenstein and Rothko! I'll give both of them another go with that in mind. And I'll let you know if I end up agreeing with you on them. You've already convinced me that I probably haven't given them attentive enough consideration, however my 7.3+ list is pretty strict so even if I dig them much more than I did before (which, for Lichtenstein, was mainly "amusing, satirical novelty" and, for Rothko "meditative, interesting choice/combinations of color"), they still have a long shot at making it and that doesn't mean your insights weren't valuable. My Extended list (7/10) would be a pretty big jump for both of them from where I considered them before.


Everything you said about Klimt is correct, without a doubt. Very well put. Adele Bloch Bauer 1 is fantastic too obviously, but I far prefer The Kiss, which is notably on your list. I'm also quite fond of The Tree of Life and Lake Attersee. He diverted from his typical style and really nailed the outcomes for both.

Curious simply on your inclusion of Philosophy, Medicine & Jurisprudence. How did you analyze it? Is there any detailed account as to how it was coloured or what materials were used? I've only ever seen the b&w photographs. I've never researched to heavily into the pieces.

Corn Poppy (and Kees van Dongen in general) is just a personal inclusion. One of my favourite portrait artists. His landscapes are pretty nice too though, something along the lines of Van Gogh meets Matisse meets Monet.

Hercules and Antaeus was a favourite of an old art professor I had. I had to go dig up my notes to remember what it was called. I was really floored when I saw it for the first time (in picture), it's extremely forward thinking for the time.

For the record, Lichtenstein's work is amusing and satirical, but I would definitely disagree with calling it novelty. There's a lot going for them. Make sure to look a bit into who Lichtenstein was as a person as well. I like to separate the art from the artist, but I find that in this case it adds a bit of insight. And keep in mind that Rothko's work isn't always meditative. Sometimes it's very harsh and unsettling.

But yeah, cool, all good. I don't think I'll ever make a comprehensive list of my favourite paintings, but I'm definitely hoping to see them one day.
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