Madame X by John Singer Sargent

This bold and scandalous picture is titled Madame X due to the fact that the woman who modelled for it was so scandalised by the artwork that she insisted that John Singer Sargeant remove her name from all associations with it. Find out the full story here..


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Women in the Garden by Claude Monet

While Claude Monet is now primarily known as a landscape painter (hello, water lillies!), his early works featured a variety of portraits. Out of all of them, his first wife Camille is the most popular subject.


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American Gothic by Grant Wood

This American Life...
American Gothic is by far Grant Wood’s most famous painting, and it’s also one of the most recognizable works of the 20th century. Wood painted it in 1930 and it wasn’t long before the parodies started to emerge – however, it wasn’t always received with such admiration.


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The Two Fridas by Frida Kahlo

How do you mend a broken heart?....
When Frida first painted this piece, she initially wrote in her diary that it was inspired by an imaginary friend she had as a child. It was only much later on, perhaps after she had somewhat recovered from the emotional struggle of the divorce, that she admitted her divorce is what inspired her to create it.


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Saudade by Almeida Junior

All the love that remains...
Saudade is a beautiful oil painting by one of Brazil's most famous artists. If like me, you'd never heard of the word Saudade before - its because it's one of those words that has no English equivalent... but this painting captures it's meaning perfectly.


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Marie Antoinette by Madam Le Brun

Off with her fabulous head.


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The Son of Man by Rene Magritte

Everything we see hides another thing...


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Andromeda by Gustave Dore

Who doesn't love a bit of greek mythology with their paintings?


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Flaming June

Sleeping beauty.... or femme fatale?


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Automat by Edward Hopper

Are you OK?


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The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost

A difficult decision that makes all the difference


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Degas

If you see Ballerina's - It's Degas!


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Nocturnal Animals

Beautifully dark


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Feud, Bette & Joan

Feuds are never about hate... Feuds are always about pain.


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Bill Cunningham (1929-2016)

He who seeks beauty will find it


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Georges Hugnet

A bit of Dada-ism to brighten your day.


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Cy Twombly

An elegant collection of scratches


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