Top 1000 Art Pictures

Fishermen at Sea – J. M. W. Turner

This was his first ever oil painting. He joined the royal society and got his hands on proper oil paint for the first time and he came back a couple years later with this. People were understandably amazed. I think I’ve seen it on

Edward Hopper – “Summer Evening”, 1947

Hopper’s work is just brilliance. The air he creates through light and imagery conjures a certain memory or nostalgia, even if it’s not that which one has been party to. That stillness in the air and the comfortable silence; the anticipation and nerves and

Untitled, Zdzislaw Beksinski,

“I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams.” I love Beksinski for being a good surrealist painter. He never overdoes it with his work. There are always the right elements and enough empty space to draw the eye,

zdzislaw beksinski 1984 – untitled

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The Singing Buttler by Jack Vettriano

I love this painting. My in-laws played the butler and maid in a recreation of this shot for a friend’s wedding (the wedding couple, of course, were dressed and posed like the couple in the middle here, and it was shot on the beach).

“The Lost Balloon” – William Holbrook Beard, 1882

If you like this style of painting, I highly recommend checking out the works of [Albert Bierstadt](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Bierstadt) and [Frederic Edwin Church](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_Edwin_Church) as well. Both were extremely talented American landscape artists. Actually, any member of the Hudson River School is worth a look, although Bierstadt

Jarek Puczal- The Lovers

Yeah it’s kind of insane how simple it is but the two faces seem to have so much depth and character. Like the flat color really seems to be hiding a lot of detail that my mind cant help but try and see. Beautiful

Anton Mozart, The tower of Babel

Pieter Bruegel did a few and probably what you’re thinking about. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tower_of_Babel_(Bruegel) I don’t know this artist, but it’s very similar to Bruegel and his style.

Marcel Duchamp – Étant donnés (1946-1966)

This image is misleading slightly as the final work forces you to view the painting through a hole in a door. It’s a much more 3D and frustrating experience as you cannot see the work from any other angle except through that hole.

The Death of Marat – Jacques-Louis David – 1793 –

Fun fact! This painting is the counterpart to an earlier painting done by David of le Peletier, a nobleman and revolutionary who was murdered after voting for Louis XVI’s execution. [Here’s](http://www.imemoria.com/assets/mediatheque/image/david%20mort%20lepeletier2.jpg.jpeg) a recreation of David’s painting, now lost. Both men were seen as martyrs

The Colossus (El Coloso) – Francisco Goya

I love how “modern” and somber Goya can be both in his technique and his themes. The surreal landscape and sometimes his aesthetic that privileges the grotesque and the unknown are really unique. The Colossus and all the Black Paintings are one of his

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Expectations

I can’t speak to the connection or theme of marble by the sea, though it might honestly be simply a case of “Ancient Greece = marble and the Mediterranean”. Obviously not all of classical antiquity was on the shores of the seas, but it

J.M.W. Turner – ‘Fisherman at Sea’. 1796

Woah, even lowering the overall exposure of the painting just a little bit makes it more ominous compared to OP’s post. OP’s link looks like they’ve finally found hope in the rough seas, while your link feels like there’s more hardships to endure.