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The Night Watch (1642)

The Night Watch

Rembrandt van Rijn, the famous Dutch artist completed the master piece, ‘The Night Watch’ in the year 1642 and this painting has since then been his most famous contribution to world of art. The effective use of lighting in the darkness of the night was considered the salient feature of this painting and it was later found that this dark effect was due to a coat of dark varnish which was then removed. The name ‘The Night Watch‘ was in fact given due to the assumption that the painting depicts a scene at night. Otherwise,  ‘The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq’  would have been the more appropriate title. 

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The Scream (1893-1910)

The Scream by Edvard Munch

The Scream has been the most prolific and cherished painting series by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. Expressionism is at its best with anxiety, a sense of being overwhelmed, chaos and an intense fear is portrayed through the eyes of a sexless creature in The Scream. The red wavy sky adds to the chill that runs through the painting.  Munch re-created this painting as a series in the form of oil on canvas, pastels and a large number of prints. When Munch was asked about the inspiration for this painting, he is quoted to have said, “I was out walking with two friends; the sun began to set; suddenly the sky turned ...

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Girl with a Pearl Earring (1665)

Girl With a Pearl Earring

‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’  was painted in the year 1665 by the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. This Oil on Canvas work is considered the first globally known masterpiece by the artist. Most of Vermeer’s paintings was of domestic internal spaces, this painting being one of the few exceptions.  This painting remained obscure for decades, it was only in the year 1882 that the painting was re-discovered. The painting is popularly known as the Dutch Monalisa because of her calm and elegant beauty perhaps.

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Monet’s Water Lilies

Monet's Water Lilies

Claude Monet is known for his Impressionist paintings and specially for his series of paintings of  water lilies in a pond and their reflections. The Water Lilies are a series of approximately 250 oil paintings in the impressionist style. These paintings were made with the pond at Monet’s flower garden at Giverny as the model. Claude Monet famously once said “Suddenly I had the revelation of how magical my pond is. I took up my palette. Since that time I have scarcely had any other model.”

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