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Why did Picasso choose this painting for himself? What did he see in it?
Self-representation was as common in the early 15th century as the 20th and today
Great Masterpieces of Western ArtMore examples
One of my first discoveries remains, for me, an object lesson in art. Perhaps for you too.
David is not difficult to understand as long as you use the correct perspective
A little knowledge of studios goes a long way to understanding art
See how Goya turned a battle in the streets into a battle in his studio.....and his mind
Edouard Manet's MasterpiecesMore on Manet
Everyone knows that Boating is a masterpiece. Why is it so difficult to explain?
See how smoke and mirrors turn the outside of Manet's studio into the inside
Learn something about Manet's first major painting that has never been noted, except by artists.
See how Manet identifies with a female artist of his own acquaintance, probably without her even knowing
Some of Édouard Manet’s important paintings are so strange that one can only wonder why anyone ever thought they depicted the real world. Yet contemporaries thought so and most people still do today.
Portraits and How the Painter Paints HimselfMore on Face Fusion
Peale's American portraits have more in common with great European art than is generally accepted.
Find out how every painter paints herself as well
See how the iconic faces of Britain's kings and queens are not what their subjects thought
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