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A Complete History Of Art

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A Complete History Of Art



Unknown - Venus of Willendorf

Discovered in 1908 in Austria, this paleolithic carving from 24,000 BCE represents one of the earliest examples of the human figure known to modern scholars.
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Alexandros of Antioch - Venus de Milo

Created sometime between 130 and 100 BCE, the Venus de Milo is considered one of the quintessential examples of ancient Greek sculpture.
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Michaelangelo - The Fall From Grace (Detail of Eve)

This figure is one of more than 300 painted by Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, regarded as one of the most celebrated artworks of the High Renaissance.
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Vincent van Gogh - **** Woman Reclining

The Post-Impressionistic style pioneered by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh was considered revolutionary at the time.
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Edgar Degas - Woman Drying Herself

Impressionist Edgar Degas was unique among his peers for preferring to work in pastel instead of oil paint.
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Man Ray - Untitled (Natasha)

Surrealist photographer Man Ray used a technique called solarization to lend his portraits a stark, metallic quality as well as a distinctive aura effect.
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Salvador Dali - Honey Is Sweeter Than Blood

Though not at the peak of his surrealist powers, Dali nonetheless brought his genius for detail and dream imagery to this 1941 masterpiece.
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Robert Mapplethorpe - Lydia Cheng

Master photographer Robert Maplethorpe continued to stretch the boundaries of what was considered art.
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