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Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt

"I am not interested in myself as a subject for painting, but in others, particularly women..."Beautiful, sensuous and above all erotic, Gustav Klimt's paintings speak of a world of opulence and leisure, which seems aeons away from the harsh, post-modern environment we live in now.

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau gives a name to the decorative and architectural style developed in the 1880s and 1890s in the West. Born in reaction to the Industrial Revolution and to the creative vacuum it left behind, Art Nouveau was at the heart of a "renaissance" in the decorative arts.

Into Performance

Into Performance

The 1960s was a time of incredible freedom and exploration in the art world, particularly in New York City, which witnessed the explosion of New Music, Happenings, Fluxus, New Dance, pop art, and minimalist art.

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality. Frida Kahlo is arguably Mexico's most famous artist, with her sometimes whimsical and always poignant works earning international admiration.

Writing about Art

Writing about Art

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Great Paintings

Great Paintings

A sumptuous, visual guided tour of sixty-six of the world's greatest paintings ranging from works by Zhang Zeduan, a twelfth-century Chinese master, to modern masterpieces by Rothko and Anselm Kiefer.