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Cézanne left graphite lines visible and ground open on this canvas, granting us access to his working process.
Manet turns the tables—or in this case, the bar—on how we view painting.
Lacking access to the cafes and bars male Impressionists painted, Morisot mastered intimate domestic interiors.
In this tragic painting, Rossetti draws a comparison between himself and the medieval poet who shared his name.
The subject matter of this painting couldn’t be more traditional, but its formal characteristics make it modern.
Manet decided to replace the idealized female nude with the image of a known prostitute. It didn’t go so well.
The subject looks through opera glasses, but she herself is the object of another man’s gaze—not to mention ours.
One of the leaders of Impressionism turns his back on the movement and attempts to reclaim the classical nude.
Mary Cassatt, an artist and close friend Degas, is the subject of this painting about the act of seeing.
The subject of this painting is breaking almost as many taboos as the artist who painted it.
Cassatt’s unusual angle in this intimate moment between mother and daughter shows the pair as we might see them.
The greenery surrounding this couple is lush and exotic, but it’s clear that there’s trouble in paradise.