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Portrait of Madame X

The Portrait of Madame X, by John Singer Sargent The famous ‘Portrait of Madame X’ painted by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), is a gorgeous work of art. However, when it was displayed at the Paris Salon in 1884, it became highly controversial. The Scandalous Madame Who? For the painting Sargent used the beautiful socialite Madame Pierre …

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Nocturne in Black and Gold by James Abbott McNeill Whistler in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts

Nocturne in Black and Gold

Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, by James Abbott McNeill Whistler This particular painting within the artist’s Nocturne series spurred the debate on the role of art and critic within modern art through the famous court case. The work, titled ‘Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket’ was painted in 1875. The …

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Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt at the Neue Galarie in New York

The Woman in Gold

The Woman in Gold, by Gustav Klimt Easily one of my favourite paintings, by one of my most favourite artists, Klimt’s painting ‘Adele Bloch-Bauer’s Portrait’ is well-known for many reasons. Painted in 1907, it’s clear that it is a product of Klimt’s “golden phase” hence the alternate title ‘The Woman in Gold.‘ This painting is so …

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Lady with the Veil by Alexander Roslin at the Nationalmuseum in Sweden

The Lady with the Veil

The Lady with the Veil, by Alexander Roslin This painting is named ‘La Dame au voile’ (‘The Lady with the Veil’) and was created in 1768. It is such an intriguing painting which seems to directly involve the viewer. It is a piece that just screams mystery which I just love so much. The History of …

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