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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."

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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


Titian
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Sandro Botticelli
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Leonardo Da Vinci
Cats appear in many of Da Vinci's works
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Michelangelo
Teh Creeashun ob Ceiling Cat
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Baroque


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Modern Art

Edouard Manet, French, Realism --> Impressionism

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James Whistler, American, Art for Art's Sake
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French Impressionism
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Claude Monet, French ImpressionismPhotobucket Julie Monet wif Kitteh
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Edvard Munch, Norwegian, Forerunner of Expressionism
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Vincent van Gogh, Dutch,
 Impressionism, Expressionism

Bedroom in Arles

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Bacon on a Starry Night
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Paul Cezanne, French, Post-Impressionism
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Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, French, Post-Impressionism
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Gustav Klimt, Austrian, Art Nouveau
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Rene Magritte, Belgian, Surrealism
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Salvador Dali, Spanish, Surrealism
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Frida Kahlo, Mexican, Surrealism
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Fernando Botero, Colombian,
Renaissance + Baroque + Latin American = "Boterismo"
Woman with Cat
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Cat on a Roof
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Marc Chagall, Russian-French, Modernist
The Farmyard
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Pablo Picasso, Spanish, Cubism/Abstract/Other
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Edward Hopper, USA, New Realism
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Post-Modernism
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Originally posted to PWB Peeps on Tue Feb 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM PST.

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