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Francis Picabia – Idyll (1927)

A playboy that loved women, luxury and fast cars, French artist Francis Picabia was as non-committal in his art as in his personal life. Although he is best known as one of the leading figures of the Dada movement, he was not afraid to experiment or take himself and his art too seriously. 410 more words


Wordless Wednesday- 4/11/18

Renoir, Pierre-Auguste. Umbrellas. 1885-6. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London. 



Yesterday I introduced my students to Claude Monet’s gorgeous 1872 painting Impression: Sunrise. It is a powerful work, one which is crucial (at least to me) in understanding Impressionism as an art of, well, impressions based on individual experiences of light and color. 218 more words

Images: The Painting Salvador Dali Couldn't Get Away From

The way I heard it, Salvador Dali saw a reproduction of Millet’s The Angelus in his classroom during childhood, and it became one of his great personal images: 48 more words