Tag Archives: Painting

1740: Thangka Depicting Vajrabhairava

Thangka Depicting Vajrabhairava (1740) This thangka, a type of Tibetan painting that uses ground mineral pigment on cotton or silk, shows Yamantaka Vajrabhairava, a deity in the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. He is shown with nine heads (the largest … Continue reading

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1923: Plum Tree

Theodore Earl Butler: Autumn Plum Tree in the Artists’ Garden, Giverny, 1923

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1986: Lower Manhattan

Yvonne Jacquette: A Glimpse of Lower Manhattan (Night) (1986)

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1859: Morning Over New York

Charles Herbert Moore: Morning Over New York (c. 1859)

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1920: General Confusion

Stanislaw Witkiewicz: General Confusion (1920)

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1963: Pastoral

Richard Mayhew: Pastoral (c. 1963)

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1773: An Extraordinary Animal

In his Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, James Boswell famously recounts his travels with Samuel Johnson in the highlands and western islands of Scotland. The year was 1773; Johnson was in his mid-sixties. In an 1885 edition of … Continue reading

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