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The Luncheon on the Grass - Édouard Manet

In 1863, Édouard Manet wanted to participate in the Paris famous Salon exhibition with his work "The Luncheon on the Grass" but the painting was rejected by the Salon jury. Only half of the applications were accepted that year. Upon the complaints of the artists that were not included in the exhibition, III. Napoleon allowed him to organize another exhibition under the name of "Salon des Refusés". In this exhibition, Manet's painting "The Luncheon on the Grass" had caused a great noise and caused a scandal...

Where Do We Come From? Who Are We? Where Are We Going? - Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin left France and went to Tahiti, one of the Polynesian islands in the Pacific. In 1891, he went to Tahiti for the first time. Tahitian for Gauguin was an escape from everything that was artificial and traditional. He was also determined not to return from Tahiti for the second time in 1895. He was happy and hopeful about his life in this tropical country.

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère - Édouard Manet

One of the most famous paintings of Édouard Manet "A Bar at the Folies-Bergère" was his last masterpiece one year before his death. The first manifestations of the disease that led to the death of Manet were revealed in 1880. But he did not stop the disease from working and completed this last great work to be given to the Paris Salon.

Olympia - Édouard Manet

In 1865, Édouard Manet exhibited a great surprise and scandal in the "Olympia" painting on display at the Paris Salon. The table depicts a naked woman stretching to bed. The subject of the painting was previously described by Giorgione, Tiziano, and Goya. But Manet ...

Bedroom in Arles - Vincent van Gogh

"My eyes are still tired, but anyway I had a new idea in mind, and here’s the croquis of it. No. 30 canvas once again. This time it’s simply my bedroom." After two years in Paris, Vincent van Gogh moved to Arles in southern France on February 20, 1888. He rented a room in the Carrel Hotel-Restaurant where he would stay for three months...

The Starry Night - Vincent van Gogh

In February 1888 Vincent van Gogh moved to the city of Arles in southern France. Gauguin, a painting friend of his, had been living in the house since September. During this period, he usually made landscape paintings and was totally focused on nature. "The Starry Night" masterpiece was one of the few paints of Van Gogh's direct imagination, which did not originate from the depiction of nature.

Girl with a Pearl Earring - Johannes Vermeer

The girl's name in the picture was unknown and assumptions were made about her identity. It was supposed to be Vermeer's daughter or maid. But Maria, Vermeer's eldest daughter, was 11 years old, and the model in the painting was larger. Her identity could not be removed from her dress. The silk scarf and pearl earrings were just fancy accessories of the girl. The girl's father, or her husband, could have been rich since she had this earring.

The Astronomer - Johannes Vermeer

In the 17th century, where important scientific discoveries took place, the discoveries of sea explorations and astronomers emerged. Accordingly, the theme of the research that makes the research was frequently processed in paintings and engravings. Vermeer's "The Astronomer" painting ...

The Girls of Avignon - Pablo Picasso

In 1907, Pablo Picasso exhibited the first Cubist painting, The Girls of Avignon. The subject of the painting, which depicts prostitutes working in a brothel in Barcelona, was as unusual and radical as its style. All the figures were angular and coarse. The bodies and background were degrade to geometric forms.

The Scream - Edvard Munch

In 1893 Edvard Munch began working on his most famous work, "The Scream". The painting was part of a series called "Life Frieze", whose subject matter was life, love, death and the intense emotions they aroused. Munch worked for years on this series, rearranging each time and adding new paints.