Top 1000 Art Pictures

The Great Wave of Kanagawa, Katsushika Hokusai, 1829

This is a fantastic image, thank you for posting it! As others have noticed this is a Japanese woodblock print done by the artist Katsushika Hokusai in roughly 1829-1830. Unfortunately the exact image posted here is a later (20th century) reproduction. You can find

Kayama Matazo – Frozen Forest

It’s actually from the upper left corner of the left panel in “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” as seen [here](

Alex Grey – Progress of the Soul: Despair

Ah, are you not familiar with Francis Bacon? You are in for a treat, my friend. Post-war anglo-irish painter who was renowned for his biomorphic abstractions and depictions of human anguish / extistential torment. A legendary bon vivant, he lived a very interesting and

Francis Bacon – Painting, 1946

The gallery label at [MoMA]( “Created in the immediate aftermath of World War II, *Painting* is an oblique but damning image of an anonymous public figure. Half-obscured by an umbrella, he is dressed in a dark formal suit—the unofficial uniform of British politicians of

Franz Marc – Birds

Such a genius. Interesting bit of trivia: Marc was meant to be removed from combat in WWI because of his status as a notable artist. Unfortunately, he was struck and killed by a shell splinter before the order reached him. One can only wonder

J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851) – Unknown

The title of this painting is *Fishermen at Sea*. [Here’s a larger version]( from the Tate’s website. This is the first oil painting that Turner exhibited at the Royal Academy, in 1796.

Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth

I’ve always loved this piece – not because of the content or the artists ability but because my grandparents had a print of this piece in their house. It always reminds me of a simpler time when I was younger and would spend time

Serveral Circles by Wassily Kandinsky

Kandinsky had synesthesia, meaning he listened to music, “heard” the song as colors and shapes, and then painted then. I always associate circles like these with comfort, eggs, etc. Not sure what he was listening to for this.

Close-up from Monet’s “Water Lilies”

Rumor has it that he was nearly blind when he painted this, while trying to find a reference for this I found that he apparently underwent surgery in 1923 and recovered it.,9171,715130,00.html

Nelson Mandela | Marco Cianfanelli

I took a upper level art history class my last semester of college that was called African Burials and Memorials. I wish I could have written about this for that class. I really like it.

“Reflections” by Tom Hussey

[According to this](, it’s actually a patch to treat dementia from Alzheimer’s, which also helps clarify the intention of the images. edit: Better link.
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