Symbolism

Symbolism

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Top Ten Paintings by Edvard Munch

Top Ten Paintings by Edvard Munch

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       Edvard Munch (Løten, December 12, 1863 – Ekely (near Oslo), January 23, 1944) was a Norwegian Expressionist painter and printmaker. His intense, evocative treatment of psychological anguish was a major influence on the development of German Expressionism in the early 20th century. The Scream (1893; originally called Despair), which is probably Munch’s most famous painting, is regarded as an icon of existential anguish. As with many of his works, he painted several versions of it. The Scream is one of a number of works in a series entitled The Frieze of Life, which Munch assembled round the turn-of-the-century; it deals with themes of life, love, fear, death and melancholy.

  1. The Scream (1893)

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  2. The Sun  (1912)

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  3. The Sick Child (1907)

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  4. Moonlight (1895)

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  5. Madonna (1893)

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  6. Summer Night: Inger on the Beach (1889)

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  7. Anxiety (1894)

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  8. Puberty (1895)

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  9. Paris Nude (1896)

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  10. The Day After (1895)

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  11. Train Smoke (1900)

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  12. The Three Stages of Woman (1894)

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  13. Count Henry Kessler (1904)

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  14. Self Portrait: Between Clock and Bed (1941)

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  15. The Murderer (1910)

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  16. Self-Portrait in Bergen (1916)

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  17. Despair (1894)

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  18. The Dance of Life (1900)

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  19. Evening on Karl Johan (1892)

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  20. Two Women at the Beach (1898)

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  21. Mother and Daughter (1897)

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  22. Ashes (1894)

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  23. Red and White (1894)

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  24. Femme à sa Toilette (1892)

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  25. The Storm (1893)

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  26. Encounter in Space (1895)

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  27. The Dead Mother (1900)

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  28. Vampire (1917)
    Vampire
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  29. By The Shore (1898)

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  30. Girls on a Bridge (1900)

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  31. Mermaid on the Shore (1928)

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  32. Girls on the Pier (1921)

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  33. Summer Night in Aasgaardstrand (1904)

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Top Ten Paintings by Léon Frédéric

Top Ten Paintings by Léon Frédéric

Léon Frédéric

       Léon Frédéric was born in 1856 in Brussels, Belgium as the son of a wealthy jewelry salesman. In 1874 Léon Frédéric followed art courses at the Brussels Academy des Beaux Arts. As a pupil of Jean-François Portaels, the tone of Frédéric’s work was largely formed by the Italian and Flemish art of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and the poetic painting of the Pre-Raphaelites. Two years in Italy (1876-78, Venice, Florence Naples and Rome), working with the Belgian sculptor Julien Dillens and exposed to the work of the Renaissance, gave him a sense of the profound beauty of Nature, its artistic potential of harmony, and the inherent dignity of human kind. Yet this was balanced by a personal sense of truthfulness to Nature, reinforced by the old Flemish painters who had directly studied their surroundings. Both Schools had depicted the world through clear, detailed compositions and their influence on the artist gives his work and unquestionable honesty, added to a personal, symbolist aura.

  1. The Golden Age: Morning (1901)
    The Golden Age Morning
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  2. God the Fathe
    God the Father
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  3. Allegory of Fertility (1888)
    Léon Frédéric3
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  4. Haymaking (1894)
    Léon Frédéric4
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  5. The Source of Life (1890)
    The Source of Life
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  6. Meal at the Burial (1886)
    Meal at the Burial
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  7. Allegory of the Night
    Allegory of the Night
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  8. Sainte Face
    Sainte Face
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  9. The Lake (1898)
    The Lake
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  10. The Golden Age: Evening (1901)
    The Golden Age Evening
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  11. The Four Seasons (1894)

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  12. The Ages of the Worker (1897)

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  13. The Old Brewery (1895)
    The Old Brewery
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  14. Fragrance (1894)
    Fragrance
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Top Ten Paintings by Hieronymus Bosch

Top Ten Paintings by Hieronymus Bosch

       Hieronymus Bosch, also Jeroen Bosch, (1453 – 1516) was a prolific Dutch painter of the 15th and 16th century. Many of his works depict sin and human moral failings; they contain complex, highly original, imaginative, and dense use of symbolic figures and iconography, some of which was obscure even in his own time. He is said to have been an inspiration to the surrealism movement in the 20th century. His true name was Hieronymus (or Jeroen) van Aken. He signed some of his paintings with Bosch (pronounced as Boss in Dutch), derived from his birthplace ‘s-Hertogenbosch. In Spanish he is often called El Bosco.

  1. The Garden of Earthly Delights (1510)

    The central panel to us has an air of innocence, the gentle lovemaking, naked young people creating a mood of joy. To Bosch, with his medieval mind, this world was brimming with symbols of sin. A few examples of this are the water birds, fish, and ripe strawberries that signify lewdness and lust. The left panel represents evil invading the world. The creation of man; Adam and Eve are represented here. In the right wing we are shown a vision of hell. The flames, demons, and complete horror invade this space giving tangible shape to the fears that haunted humankind throughout the Middle Ages.
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  2. Ascent of the Blessed

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  3. Hell

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  4. The Last Judgement

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  5. The Last Judgement Triptych (1505)
    The Last Judgement Triptych
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  6. Paradise and Hell

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  7. The Temptation of St. Anthony (1500)
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  8. The Haywain Triptych (1490)
    The Haywain TriptychThe Haywain Triptych1The Haywain Triptych2
    Central panel of the Haywain Tryptich The central panel contains a large wagon load of hay, which the greedy people grasp. Meanwhile, the wagon is being pulled by demons into the right panel, one of Bosch’s earliest depictions of hell.
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  9. St. John in the Wilderness (1505)

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  10. Antoniusstr: Versuchung des Hl. Antonius

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  11. Adoration of the Magi (1480)

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  12. Death Of The Reprobate

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  13. The Seven Deadly Sins (1480)

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  14. Christ Carrying Cross (Ghent Version) (1480)
    Christ Carrying Cross
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  15. Ecce Homo
    Ecce Homo
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  16. Christ Crowned With Thorns (1495-1500)
    Christ Crowned With Thorns
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  17. Creation of the World (1510)
    Creation of the World
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  18. The Extraction of the Stone of Madness (1480)

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  19. Head Of A Halberdier
    Head Of A Halberdier
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  20. The Temptation Of St. Anthony

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  21. St. John Pathmos (1485)
    St. John Pathmos
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  22. St. Jerome In Prayer (1505)

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  23. Death and the Miser

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  24. The Hermit
    The Hermit
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Top Ten Paintings by Gustave Moreau

Top Ten Paintings by Gustave Moreau

GustaveMoreau02.jpgGustave Moreau

       Gustave Moreau (6 April 1826 – 18 April 1898) was a French Symbolist painter whose main emphasis was the illustration of biblical and mythological figures. As a painter, Moreau appealed to the imaginations of some Symbolist writers and artists.

  1. The Apparition (1876)
    The Apparition
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  2. Hercules and the Lernaean Hydra (1876)
    Hercules and the Lernaean Hydra
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  3. Salome Dancing (1886)
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  4. The Sphinx (1886)
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  5. Samson and Dalila (1882)

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  6. Hesiod and the Muse (1891)
    Hesiod and the Muse
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  7. The Song of Songs (1893)
    The Song of Songs
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  8. Orpheus (1865)
    Orpheus
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  9. Helen on the Walls of Troy (1885)
    Helen on the Walls of Troy
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  10. Jupiter and Semele (1895)
    Jupiter and Semele
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  11. The Unicorn (1885)
    The Unicorn
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  12. St. Martin (1882)
    St. Martin
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  13. Prometheus in Chains (1885)
    Prometheus in Chains
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  14. Sappho On The Cliff (1872)
    Sappho On The Cliff
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