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Samaria Gorge

The Samaria Gorge is a National Park of Greece since 1962 on the island of Crete – a major tourist attraction of the island – and a Worlds Biosphere Reserve. The gorge is in southwest Crete in the regional unit of Chania. It was created by a smal ...

                                               

Ha Gorge

Ha Gorge is a narrow gorge, at the Monasteraki Dakos, on the eastern part of the island of Crete in Greece. It is located in the west slope of Thrypti mountain range, and exits east of Vasiliki village in the plain of Ierapetra. From this locatio ...

                                               

Battle of the Caudine Forks

The Battle of Caudine Forks, 321 BC, was a decisive event of the Second Samnite War. Its designation as a battle is a mere historical formality: there was no fighting and there were no casualties. The Romans were trapped in an enclosed valley by ...

                                               

Battle of Roncevaux Pass

The Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778 saw a large force of Basques ambush a part of Charlemagnes army in Roncevaux Pass, a high mountain pass in the Pyrenees on the present border between France and Spain, after his invasion of the Iberian Peninsul ...

                                               

Battle of "The Saw"

The Battle of "The Saw" was a major event, mostly a protracted siege rather than a battle in the Mercenary War between Carthage and her former mercenary armies from the First Punic War. It takes its name from its location: a box-like canyon known ...

                                               

Battle of Khwar Pass

The Battle of Khwar Pass was a failed ambush set up by Ashraf Hotaki during his retreat in the aftermath of his defeat at Mihmandoost. Gathering what forces lay on his route, Ashraf pulled together another formidable fighting force around the rem ...

                                               

Mountain Creek

Mountain Creek is a ski resort in Vernon Township, in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States, located on Route 94, 47 miles from the George Washington Bridge. Mountain Creek offers a skiable area of 167 acres 68 ha on four mountain peaks, night ...

                                               

Boom Gorge

Boom Gorge is an antecedent gorge in Chuy Province and Issyk-Kul Province of Kyrgyzstan. The gorge cuts, in a general north-south direction, across one of Tian Shans mountain range systems. The range east of the gorge is known as Kyungey Ala-Too ...

                                               

Borjomi Gorge

Borjomi Gorge is a picturesque canyon of the Kura River in central Georgia. The gorge was formed as a result of the Kura River cutting its path through the Lesser Caucasus Mountains where the Trialeti and Meskheti Ranges meet. A significant porti ...

                                               

Georgian Gorge

Georgian Gorge is a village at an altitude of 60 meters from sea level, at Olginski riverside in the Gagra District of Abkhazia, Georgia. Distance to Gagra is 7 km.

                                               

Darial Gorge

The Darial Gorge is a river gorge on the border between Russia and Georgia. It is at the east base of Mount Kazbek, south of present-day Vladikavkaz. The gorge was carved by the river Terek, and is approximately 13 kilometres long. The steep gran ...

                                               

Kodori Valley

The Kodori Valley, also known as the Kodori Gorge, is a river valley in Abkhazia, Georgias breakaway autonomous republic. The valleys upper part, populated by Svans, was the only corner of the post-1993 Abkhazia, directly controlled by the centra ...

                                               

Pankisi Gorge crisis

The Pankisi Gorge crisis was a political crisis with military dimension in Georgia early in the 2000s. Georgia was pressured by Russia and the United States to repress the threats of Al-Qaeda in the Pankisi Gorge.

                                               

Panjshir Valley

The Panjshir Valley is a valley in north-central Afghanistan, 150 kilometres north of Kabul, near the Hindu Kush mountain range. It is divided by the Panjshir River. The valley is home to more than 1.000.000 people, including Afghanistans largest ...

                                               

Pankisi

Pankisi or the Pankisi Gorge is a valley region in Georgia, in the upper reaches of River Alazani just south of Georgia’s historic region of Tusheti between Mt Borbalo and the ruined 17th-century fortress of Bakhtrioni. Administratively, it is in ...

                                               

Roncevaux Pass

Roncesvalles Pass, Ronceval Pass or Roncevaux Pass is a high mountain pass in the Pyrenees near the border between France and Spain. The pass itself is entirely in Spain.

                                               

Rugova Canyon

Rugova Canyon or Rugova Gorge is a river canyon near Pec in Western Kosovo, in the Prokletije mountains, close to the border with Montenegro. With a length of 25 km and a depth up to 1.000 meters, Rugova is considered to be one of Europes longest ...

                                               

Battle of Kresna Gorge

The Battle of Kresna Gorge was fought in 1913 between the Greeks and the Bulgarians during the Second Balkan War. It marked the last phase of the Greek advance into Bulgarian territory before the ceasefire and the following peace treaty.

                                               

Fight at Monterey Pass

The Fight at Monterey Pass was an American Civil War military engagement beginning the evening of July 4, 1863, during the Retreat from Gettysburg. A Confederate wagon train of Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewells Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, w ...

                                               

Battle of Crampton's Gap

The Battle of Cramptons Gap, or Battle of Burkittsville, was a battle fought between forces under Confederate Brig. Gen. Howell Cobb and Union Maj. Gen. William B. Franklin as part of the Battle of South Mountain on September 14, 1862, at Crampto ...

                                               

Agia Eirini Gorge

Agia Eirini Gorge, sometimes called St. Irene Gorge, is located in the south-west of the island of Crete, Greece, in Lefka Ori. The gorge starts near the village of Agia Eirini and it ends near the village of Sougia, on the south coast. It is 7.5 ...

                                               

Mesona Gorge

The gorge of Mesona located in Ierapetra, east of the village of Kavoussi, shortly after the church of Agia Kyriaki. It is relatively a small canyon, and the length is up to 4 km, linking the plateau Thripti the area Kavoussi. The canyon is narro ...

                                               

Milona Gorge

The Milona Gorge is a gorge, situated near the village of Agios Ioannis, in the municipally of Ierapetra in Crete. There is a 10- to 15-minute drive from the town of Ierapetra to the gorge. It has a large waterfall at the end of the walking path. ...

                                               

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge is a scenic canyon on the Jinsha River, a primary tributary of the upper Yangtze River. It is located 60 kilometres north of Lijiang City, Yunnan in southwestern China. It is part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protect ...

                                               

Sandan-kyō

Sandan-kyō is a 16-kilometer long ravine in the Nishi-Chugoku Sanchi Quasi-National Park in Akiota, Hiroshima, Japan. Through it runs the Shibaki River, one of the Ōta Rivers tributaries. Sandan-kyō is known for its autumn foliage.

                                               

Sarakina Gorge

The Sarakina Gorge is a canyon in the southeastern part of Crete, Greece. It is located about 15 km west of Ierapetra and a few kilometres upcountry of Myrtos, near the small village of Mithi.

                                               

Taishaku Valley

Taishaku Valley is an 18 km-long ravine along the Taishaku River, one of the tributaries of the Takahashi River in Shōbara and Jinsekikōgen, Hiroshima, Japan. The valley is a part of Hiba-Dogo-Taishaku Quasi-National Park. It is known for autumn ...

                                               

Orino Gorge

The Gorge Orino or Canyon Red Butterfly is a canyon in southeastern Crete. It is located near the village of Mountain Lassithi and is 5 km in length. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful gorges.

                                               

Painting

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a solid surface. The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. The final work is ...

                                               

Pollice Verso (Gerome)

Pollice Verso is an 1872 painting by French artist Jean-Leon Gerome, featuring the eponymous Roman gesture directed to the winning gladiator. The thumbs-down gesture in the painting is given by spectators at the Colosseum, including the Vestals, ...

                                               

L'Absinthe

LAbsinthe is a painting by Edgar Degas, painted between 1875 and 1876. Its original title was Dans un Cafe, a name often used today. Other early titles were A sketch of a French Cafe and Figures at Cafe. Then, when exhibited in London in 1893, th ...

                                               

Quince and Teapot (painting)

Quince and Teapot is a decorative still life of Russian painter Victor Kuzmich Teterin, which depicts the quince fruit and teapot on a silver tray.

                                               

The Icebergs

The Icebergs is an 1861 oil painting by the American landscape artist Frederic Edwin Church. It was inspired by his 1859 voyage to the North Atlantic around Newfoundland and Labrador. Considered one of Churchs "Great Pictures" - measuring 1.64 by ...

                                               

The Accolade (Leighton)

The Accolade is a painting by British artist Edmund Leighton. It is one of many paintings produced by Leighton in the 1900s on the subject of chivalry, with others including God Speed and The Dedication. It has been described as among Leightons b ...

                                               

Alice (painting)

Norgaard Larsen, Peter. SMK highlights: Statens Museum for Kunst. - Kbh.: Statens Museum for Kunst, 2005. - ISBN 87-90096-43-6. Wayne, Kenneth. Modigliani and the artists of Montparnasse. - New York: Abrams, 2002. - С. 109.

                                               

Bashkirs (painting)

Bashkirs is a painting by William Allan, painted, signed and dated in 1814. The original title of the painting: "The Bashkirs, consorts sentenced to Siberia".

                                               

Dull Gret

Dulle Griet, also known as Mad Meg, is a figure of Flemish folklore who is the subject of a 1563 oil-on-panel by Flemish renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The painting depicts a virago, Dulle Griet, who leads an army of women to pillag ...

                                               

The Librarian (painting)

The Librarian is an oil on canvas painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo in the collection of Skokloster Castle in Sweden. It is thought to be a portrait of Wolfgang Lazius, a humanist and historian who served Holy Roman Emperors of the House of Habsbur ...

                                               

The Fight Between Carnival and Lent

The Fight Between Carnival and Lent is an oil-on-panel work painted by Pieter Bruegel the Elder in 1559. This painting depicts a common festival of the period, as celebrated in the Southern Netherlands. It presents the contrast between two sides ...

                                               

The Sick Child

The Sick Child is the title given to a group of six paintings and a number of lithographs, drypoints and etchings completed by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch between 1885 and 1926. All record a moment before the death of his older sister Johan ...

                                               

The Tower of Babel (Bruegel)

The Tower of Babel was the subject of three paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The first, a miniature painted on ivory, was painted while Bruegel was in Rome and is now lost. The two surviving paintings, often distinguished by the prefix "Gre ...

                                               

Balaam and the Ass

Balaam and the Ass is a 1626 painting by the Dutch artist Rembrandt, dating from his time in Leiden and now in the Musee Cognacq-Jay in Paris. It portrays the biblical account of the talking ass debating with diviner Balaam.

                                               

Love and Pain (painting)

Love and Pain is a painting by Edvard Munch, It has also been called Vampire, though not by Munch. Munch painted six different versions of the subject in the period 1893–1895; three versions are at the Munch Museum in Oslo, one is at the Gothenbu ...

                                               

The Watzmann

The Watzmann is an 1824-1825 oil on canvas painting by Caspar David Friedrich, showing the Watzmann mountain as seen from Berchtesgaden to the north-east. It is now on display in the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin. It was acquired in 1832 by sena ...

                                               

The Beloved (Rossetti painting)

This painting illustrates the Song of Solomon. Two passages from the Song of Solomon are inscribed on the pictures gilded frame: My beloved is mine and I am his 2:16 and Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wi ...

                                               

Horsewoman (painting)

Horsewoman is a painting by Russian painter Rudolf Frentz. The picture is a portrait of an equestrian of the artists wife Catherine Anisimovna Stulovskaya.

                                               

The Ecumenical Council (painting)

The Ecumenical Council is a surrealist painting by Spanish artist Salvador Dali completed in 1960. It is one of his masterpieces, taking two years to complete and very large at 299.7 by 254 centimetres. The painting is a complex assemblage of art ...

                                               

Guernica (Picasso)

Guernica is a large 1937 oil painting on canvas by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. One of Picassos best known works, Guernica is regarded by many art critics as one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history, It is exhibited in t ...

                                               

Battle of Grunwald (Matejko)

The Battle of Grunwald is a painting by Jan Matejko depicting the Battle of Grunwald and the victory of the allied Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania over the Teutonic Order in 1410. The canvas dates to 1878 and is one of ...

                                               

Danae (Rembrandt painting)

Danae is a painting by the Dutch artist Rembrandt, first painted in 1636, but later extensively reworked by Rembrandt, probably in the 1640s, and perhaps before 1643. Once part of Pierre Crozats collection, it has been in the Hermitage Museum, in ...

                                               

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring is an oil painting by Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer, dated c. 1665. Going by various names over the centuries, it became known by its present title towards the end of the 20th century after the large pearl ea ...

                                               

Declaration of Independence (Trumbull)

Declaration of Independence is a 12-by-18-foot oil-on-canvas painting by American John Trumbull depicting the presentation of the draft of the Declaration of Independence to Congress. It was based on a much smaller version of the same scene, pres ...

                                               

Children's Games (Bruegel)

Childrens Games is an oil-on-panel by Flemish Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, painted in 1560. It is currently held and exhibited at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

                                               

The Doctor (painting)

The Doctor is an 1891 painting by Luke Fildes that depicts a Victorian doctor observing the critical stage in a childs illness while the parents gaze on helplessly from the periphery. It has been used to portray the values of the ideal physician ...

                                               

Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks

Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire, also known as Cossacks of Saporog Are Drafting a Manifesto, is a painting by Ukrainian artist Ilya Repin. The 2.03 m by 3.58 m canvas was started in 1880 and finished in ...

                                               

Gas (painting)

The subject was a composite of several gas stations Hopper had visited. According to Hoppers wife, the gas station motif was something he had wanted to paint for a long time. Hopper struggled with the painting. He had begun to produce new paintin ...

                                               

The Ideal City (painting)

The Ideal City is the title given to three strikingly similar Italian Renaissance paintings with unresolved attribution. Being kept at three different places they are most commonly referred to by their location: The Ideal city of Urbino, Baltimor ...

                                               

Jerusalem (painting)

Jerusalem is an 1867 painting by the French artist Jean-Leon Gerome. It is also known as Golgotha, Consumatum Est and The Crucifixion. The foreground depicts the ground of Golgotha with the shadows of three crucified men: Jesus and the two thieve ...

                                               

Massacre of the Innocents (Bruegel)

Several oil-on-oak-panel versions of The Massacre of the Innocents were painted by 16th-century Netherlandish painters Pieter Bruegel the Elder and his son Pieter Brueghel the Younger. The work translates the Biblical account of the Massacre of t ...

                                               

The Source (Ingres)

The Source is an oil painting on canvas by French neoclassical painter Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. The work was begun in Florence around 1820 and not completed until 1856, in Paris. When Ingres completed The Source, he was seventy-six years ol ...

                                               

Cleopatra and Caesar (painting)

Cleopatra and Caesar, also known as Cleopatra Before Caesar, is an oil on canvas painting by the French Academic artist Jean-Leon Gerome, completed in 1866. The work was originally commissioned by the French courtesan La Païva, but she was unhapp ...

                                               

The Scapegoat (painting)

The Scapegoat is a painting by William Holman Hunt which depicts the "scapegoat" described in the Book of Leviticus. On the Day of Atonement, a goat would have its horns wrapped with a red cloth – representing the sins of the community – and be d ...

                                               

The Rabbit (Manet 1881)

The Rabbit is an 1881 oil painting by the French artist Edouard Manet, now displayed at the National Museum Wales in Cardiff, Wales. The work is a still life featuring a hung rabbit or hare which has been placed on a hook outside a closed house w ...

                                               

Madonna della Loggia (Botticelli)

The Madonna della Loggia is a painting attributed to the Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli, dating to c. 1467. A tempera on panel work, it is located in the Uffizi, Florence, Italy.

                                               

The Misanthrope (Bruegel)

The Misanthrope is a tempera painting on canvas by the Flemish Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, created during 1568. It currently is held and exhibited at the National Museum of Capodimonte in Naples, Italy.

                                               

The Peacemakers

The Peacemakers is an 1868 painting by George P.A. Healy. It depicts the historic March 28, 1865, strategy session by the Union high command on the steamer River Queen during the final days of the American Civil War.

                                               

Mnemosyne (Rossetti)

Mnemosyne, also titled Lamp of Memory and Ricordanza, is an oil painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti begun in 1875 or early 1876 and completed in 1881. Jane Morris was the model, and Frederick Richards Leyland bought the painting in 1881 and displa ...

                                               

Homme au bain (painting)

Homme au bain is an 1884 oil painting by French Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte. The canvas measures 145 by 114 centimetres 57 in × 45 in. It was held in private collections from the artists death in 1894 until June 2011, when it was acquired b ...

                                               

The Muses (painting)

The Muses is a 1578 painting by Tintoretto showing the Muses from Greek mythology. It is recorded in the inventory of the collection of Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua in 1627 as hanging alongside Esther before Ahasuerus in a passage in the Pal ...

                                               

Bubbles (painting)

Bubbles, originally titled A Childs World, is an 1886 painting by Sir John Everett Millais that became famous when it was used over many generations in advertisements for Pears soap. During Millaiss lifetime it led to widespread debate about the ...

                                               

Nevsky Prospekt (painting)

Nevsky Prospekt is a cityscape painting by Gleb Savinov, Russian painter and art educator, a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists, who lived and worked in Saint Petersburg, regarded as one of the leading representatives of the Leningra ...

                                               

Portrait of an Unknown Woman

Portrait of an Unknown Woman, also known as The Unknown Woman, An Unknown Lady or Stranger is an oil painting by the Russian artist Ivan Kramskoi, painted in 1883. The model, whose identity is unknown, is a woman of "quiet strength and forthright ...

                                               

Niagara (Frederic Edwin Church)

Niagara is an oil painting by Frederic Edwin Church. Niagara was his most important work to date, and confirmed his reputation as the premier American landscape painter of the time. In his history of Niagara Falls, Pierre Berton writes, "Of the h ...

                                               

The Night Watch

Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq, also known as The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch, but commonly referred to as The Night Watch, is a 1642 painting by Rembrandt van ...

                                               

Low Marks Again

Low Marks Again is a painting by Fyodor Pavlovich Reshetnikov, created in 1952. Due to its realistic plot, the painting was used in the Soviet school curriculum as a topic for writing an essay. The painting was well known to the Soviet public.

                                               

The Blinding of Samson

The Blinding of Samson is a 1636 painting by Rembrandt, now in the Stadel. The painting is the first of its kind in pictorial tradition. No other artist at the time had painted this specific narrative moment. This painting was a gift to the House ...

                                               

Isle of the Dead (painting)

Isle of the Dead is the best-known painting of Swiss Symbolist artist Arnold Bocklin. Prints were very popular in central Europe in the early 20th century - Vladimir Nabokov observed in his novel Despair that they could be "found in every Berlin ...

                                               

The Fall of the Rebel Angels (Bruegel)

The Fall of the Rebel Angels is an oil-on-panel by the Netherlandish Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, painted in 1562. It is currently held and exhibited at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels.

                                               

The Love Song (Rockwell)

The Love Song is an oil painting by American artist Norman Rockwell, located in the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which is in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. It originally appeared in the Ladies Home Journal in December 1926. It depicts two e ...

                                               

The Captive (painting)

The Captive, from Sterne is a painting by Joseph Wright of Derby completed in 1774 and now in the National Gallery of Canada. Sternes Captive, first exhibited by the artist in 1778, is a similar painting by Wright in the Derby Museum and Art Gall ...

                                               

The Cook (Arcimboldo)

The Cook is a c.1570 oil on panel painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, now in the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. It is a still life of roasted meats - when the painting is turned upside-down, these form a human face via pareidolia. The painter also pro ...

                                               

Nighthawks (painting)

Nighthawks is a 1942 oil on canvas painting by Edward Hopper that portrays people in a downtown diner late at night as viewed through the diners large glass window. Also portrayed are the exteriors of the urban structures across the street from t ...

                                               

After the Deluge (painting)

After the Deluge, also known as The Forty-First Day, is a Symbolist oil painting by English artist George Frederic Watts, first exhibited as The Sun in an incomplete form in 1886 and completed in 1891. It shows a scene from the story of Noahs Flo ...

                                               

The Order of Release

The Order of Release, 1746 is a painting by John Everett Millais exhibited in 1853. It is notable for marking the beginnings of Millaiss move away from the highly medievalist Pre-Raphaelitism of his early years. Effie Gray, who later left her hus ...

                                               

The Blind Leading the Blind

The Blind Leading the Blind, Blind, or The Parable of the Blind is a painting by the Netherlandish Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, completed in 1568. Executed in distemper on linen canvas, it measures 86 cm × 154 cm. It depicts the B ...

                                               

Proserpine (Rossetti painting)

In his Proserpine, the artist illustrates in his typical Pre-Raphaelite style the Roman goddess who lives in the underworld during Winter. Although Rossetti inscribed the date 1874 on the picture, he worked for seven years on eight separate canva ...

                                               

L'Origine du monde

LOrigine du monde is a picture painted in oil on canvas by the French artist Gustave Courbet in 1866. It is a close-up view of the genitals and abdomen of a naked woman, lying on a bed with legs spread. The framing of the nude body, with head, ar ...

                                               

Prussian Homage (painting)

The Prussian Homage is an oil on canvas painting by Polish painter Jan Matejko painted between 1879 and 1882 in Krakow. The painting depicts the "Prussian Homage," a significant political event from the time of the Renaissance in Poland in which ...

                                               

Las Hilanderas (Velazquez)

Las Hilanderas is a painting by the Spanish painter Diego Velazquez, housed in the Museo del Prado of Madrid, Spain. It is also known by the title The Fable of Arachne. It is usually regarded as a late work by the artist, dating from around 1657. ...

                                               

Pink Roses

Pink Roses is an 1890 painting by Vincent van Gogh, one of his last works. It is now in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, to which it was donated by Helga Jacobsen in 1923 - its catalogue number is MIN 1843. It was painted during the last two months of ...

                                               

The Suicide of Saul

The Suicide of Saul is an oil-on-panel by the Netherlandish Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, painted in 1562. It is in the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

                                               

Aurora Borealis (painting)

Aurora Borealis is an 1865 painting by Frederic Edwin Church of the aurora borealis and the Arctic expedition of Isaac Israel Hayes. The painting measures 142.3 by 212.2 centimetres and is now owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

                                               

Plum Brandy

Plum Brandy, also known as The Plum, is an oil painting by Edouard Manet. It is undated but thought to have been painted about 1877. The painting measures 73.6 centimetres by 50.2 centimetres. It depicts a woman seated alone at a table in a cafe, ...

                                               

Puberty (Munch painting)

Puberty is an 1894–95 painting created by Edvard Munch. Munch is an artist native to Norway and is widely known for his role in expressionistic art. Puberty has also been done as a lithograph and an etching by Munch.

                                               

Working on the Statue of Liberty

Working on the Statue of Liberty, also known as Statue of Liberty, is a 1946 oil painting by American illustrator Norman Rockwell, showing workmen cleaning the torch held aloft by the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.

                                               

The Land of Cockaigne (Bruegel)

Het Luilekkerland - known in English as The Land of Cockaigne - is a 1567 oil painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. In medieval times, Cockaigne was a mythical land of plenty, but Bruegels depiction of Cockaigne and its residents is not meant to ...

                                               

The Son of Man

The Son of Man is a 1964 painting by the Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritte. It is perhaps his most well-known artwork. Magritte painted it as a self-portrait. The painting consists of a man in an overcoat and a bowler hat standing in front ...

                                               

The Triumph of Death

The painting shows a panorama of an army of skeletons wreaking havoc across a blackened, desolate landscape. Fires burn in the distance, and the sea is littered with shipwrecks. A few leafless trees stud hills otherwise bare of vegetation; fish l ...

                                               

The Turkish Bath

The Turkish Bath is an oil painting by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, initially completed between 1852 and 1859, but modified in 1862. The painting depicts a group of nude women at a pool in a harem. It has an erotic style that evokes both the Ne ...

                                               

The Conjurer (painting)

The Conjurer is a painting by Early Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch or his workshop, executed around 1502. There are five versions of this painting and one engraving, but most experts believe the most reliable copy is part of the collectio ...

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