Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Themes and Works of Art that Exemplify Them

Religious subject matter from a secular perspective- "Saint Mary of Egypt among Sinners" by Emil Nolde, 1912
Fantasy- "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters" by Francisco Goya, 1798
War- "Der Krieg" by Otto Dix, 1929-1932
Mythology- "Jupiter and Semele" by Gustave Moreau, 1875
Love- "Pilgrimage to Cythera" by Antoine Watteau, 1717
Revolutions in art- "Luncheon on the Grass" by Edouard Manet, 1863
Urbanization- "Paris: A Rainy Day" by Gustave Caillebotte, 1877
Gender roles- "Breakfast Scene" (from "Marriage a la Mode") by William Hogarth, 1745
Powerful women in history- "Isabella d'Este" by Titian, 1534-1536
Transportation- "Rain, Steam, and Speed" by J.W. Turner, 1844
Dreams- "The Nightmare" by Henri Fuseli, 1781
Art inspired by music- "Guitar" by Pablo Picasso, 1912
Food and mealtime- "The Thankful Poor" by Henry Ossawa Turner, 1894
Media propaganda- "The Worker and the Collective Farm Worker" by Vera Mukhina, 1937
Fashion in art- "Hall of Mirros" (Amalienburg, Nymphenburg Palace park) by Francois de Cuvillies, early 18th century
Controversial works of art-"Conversion of Saint Paul" by Caraaggio, 1601

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