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Before we begin our tour of fine art as represented in paintings by random artists of Western culture, I'll take this opportunity to wish you a happy Valentine's Day via one of the most romantic works, Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss."


Now, some general observations about painting before I offer you the Italian Renaissance and work my way forward in haphazard fashion to modern art.  

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Italian Renaissance

Photobucket Bacchus and the Cat
Venus and Cupid with Organist Photobucket
Pootie n Cupid wif Organist Photobucket
Sandro Botticelli
The Birth of Venus/Ceiling CatPhotobucket Spring Photobucket
Leonardo Da Vinci
Cats appear in many of Da Vinci's works
Mona Lisa wif Kitteh Photobucket
Teh Creeashun ob Ceiling Cat


Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish Photobucket
Judgement of Paris Photobucket
Jan Vermeer, Dutch Photobucket

Modern Art

Edouard Manet, French, Realism --> Impressionism

Dead Matador Photobucket
Photobucket Ded Catador
James Whistler, American, Art for Art's Sake

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French Impressionism

Claude Monet, French ImpressionismPhotobucket Julie Monet wif Kitteh
Catstack at Giverny Photobucket
Edvard Munch, Norwegian, Forerunner of Expressionism
The Meow Photobucket
Vincent van Gogh, Dutch,
 Impressionism, Expressionism

Bedroom in Arles

Photobucket Ware teh Wild Fings R
Bacon on a Starry Night
Paul Cezanne, French, Post-Impressionism
Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, French, Post-Impressionism
Gustav Klimt, Austrian, Art Nouveau

Rene Magritte, Belgian, Surrealism

Salvador Dali, Spanish, Surrealism
Photobucket PhotobucketDali Woozle
Frida Kahlo, Mexican, Surrealism
Fernando Botero, Colombian,
Renaissance + Baroque + Latin American = "Boterismo"
Woman with Cat
Cat on a Roof
Marc Chagall, Russian-French, Modernist
The Farmyard
PhotobucketThe Walk
Pablo Picasso, Spanish, Cubism/Abstract/Other

Edward Hopper, USA, New Realism


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