Modern Art

  • Merchant's Wife at Tea

    Merchant's Wife at Tea
    Boris Kustodiev created an oil painting titled The Merchant's Wife at Tea. The striking strength and harmonic coherence of The Merchant's Wife at Tea set it apart from other paintings. A young lady sips tea on the wooden mansion's balcony.
  • We Are Making a New World

    We Are Making a New World
    Paul Nash painted We Are Making a New World in 1918 using oil on canvas. The upbeat title stands in a sharp contrast to Nash's portrayal of a First World War battle-wounded countryside complete with shell holes, earthen mounds, and leafless tree stumps.
  • Girl with Pigtails

    Girl with Pigtails
    Amedeo Modigliani created this oil painting called Girl with Pigtails. This painting perfectly captures the extended face and blank expression that define Modigliani's portraiture technique. The girl appears to be melting because of her sloping shoulders, which intensify the impression of elongation. The accessory that hangs on the left side of her head—or, more accurately, the right side for the audience—accompanies her short-braided pigtails.
  • The Marchesa Casati

    The Marchesa Casati
    Augustus Edwin John created this oil painting. The woman in the painting turns to face the audience, her lips moist and her huge, kohl-darkened eyes shining beneath a mess of vibrantly colored locks. Her left hand is provocatively resting on her hip. While La Casati is less mysterious and more sensuous, the subject's smile and the background's ambiguous mountainous environment are reminiscent of Leonardo's Mona Lisa.
  • The Gardens at the Sorolla Family House

    The Gardens at the Sorolla Family House
    The Gardens at the Sorolla Family House is an oil painting created by Joaquín Sorolla. Sorolla depicted every detail of his Madrid residence's gardens in paint. In all of his works, he manages to accomplish both a highly significant intimate vision and technical and expressive independence.
  • Small Table in Evening Dusk

    Small Table in Evening Dusk
    It's an oil painting created by Henri Le Sidaner, this "Small Table in Evening Dusk" picture shows an evening scene in a town that is situated next to a canal. This brings to mind the ancient Belgian city of Bruges, which had a profound influence on Le Sidaner.
  • New York Interior

    New York Interior
    Edward Hopper created this oil painting of a turned back young woman sewing is shown in New York Interior, an early illustration of Hopper's fascination with mysterious interior settings. This unusual viewpoint portrays the impersonal, yet oddly intimate, aspect of contemporary urban life as seen voyeuristically via a window.
  • The Green Boathouse

    The Green Boathouse
    The artist who created this oil painting was William Glackens. The Green Boathouse might be a representation of the Glackens family's vacation spot in Conway, New Hampshire, and dates back to the early 1920s.
  • Portrait of Fyodor Chaliapin

    Portrait of Fyodor Chaliapin
    This oil painting's intricate composition, which combines elements of an easel portrait, decorative panel, genre scene, and landscape, is representative of Boris Kustodiev's body of work. Fyodor Chaliapin, the well-known Russian operatic bass, started as a fairground singer and has always enjoyed entertaining the general public.
  • Monhegan

    Nicholas Roerich created this oil painting named Monhegan. It's an amazing artwork of a landscape that perfectly reflects the splendor of nature.
  • Christmas Trio

    Christmas Trio
    Norman Rockwell used oil paint, paint, and coating for this painting. It's three Christmas carol singers. Even though The Saturday Evening Post was limited to producing covers in black and red in 1923, Rockwell still painted the Carolers in full color to improve their appearance.
  • Light at Two Lights

    Light at Two Lights
    Edward Hopper used watercolors and graphite pencils for this art piece. The architecture, which is situated on a rocky cape in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, is surrounded by dark shadows and dazzling sunlight. Seen from below, the Two Lights lighthouse stands proudly and appears a firm unwillingness to give in to change or the natural world.
  • American Gothic

    American Gothic
    Grant Wood used oil on the beaver board to create this art piece. With all of their flaws and strengths, the man and woman in the painting show stand in for survival in their strong and skillfully constructed world.
  • Self-portrait on the Borderline between Mexico and the United States

    Self-portrait on the Borderline between Mexico and the United States
    This oil painting was created by Frida Kahlo. Kahlo portrayed herself as existing on the edge of two different worlds in this artwork. The industrialized United States is depicted on the right with the Ford River Rouge plant, skyscrapers, and contemporary inventions; on the left, lush vegetation, native art, and Aztec symbols reflect old Mexico.
  • The battle of lyndanisse, estonia 1207

    The battle of lyndanisse, estonia 1207
    Jais Nielsen used watercolors to create this art. Danish painter, artist, and ceramist Johannes Knud Ove Jais-Nielsen is well known for his designs of religious figure groups for Royal Copenhagen porcelain.
  • Group of Three Girls

    Group of Three Girls
    This painting was done by Amrita Sher-Gil using oil paint. While the picture is labeled Group of Three Girls in the catalog Amrita Sher-Gil: An Indian Artist Family of the Twentieth Century, art historian Partha Mitter has referred to it as The Three Women.
  • Self-portrait dedicated to leon trotsky

    Self-portrait dedicated to leon trotsky
    This oil painting by Frida Kahlo, “Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky” focuses on a particular event in the artist’s life. It commemorates the brief affair Kahlo had with the exiled Russian revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky shortly after he arrived in Mexico in 1937.
  • Girl with Death Mask (She Plays Alone) (Niña con mascara de muerte)

    Girl with Death Mask (She Plays Alone) (Niña con mascara de muerte)
    "Girl with Death Mask" (Niña con máscara de calavera) by Frida Kahlo. In Girl with Death Mask, an oil painting, the concept of death, from which no one can escape is explored. Frida Kahlo painted it during her period of grief over the miscarriage of her child.
  • Self-Portrait with Monkey

    Self-Portrait with Monkey
    In this oil painting "Self-Portrait with Monkey," Frida Kahlo portrayed herself in front of lush greenery, dressed in what appeared to be traditional Mexican garb—a shirt and a bone necklace. Fulang-Chang, Kahlo's pet spider monkey, is her furry friend and she loved him for his lively and harmless nature.
  • Nighthawks

    Edward Hopper created this oil painting of three patrons seated at a counter across from a waitress in an all-night diner; they all seem to be lost in thought and aloof from one another.