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Surreal Metaphysics of Alienation: Georgio de Chirico (12 images)

Giorgio de Chirico was a pioneer in the revival of Classicism that flourished into a Europe-wide phenomenon in the 1920s. In the paintings of his metaphysical period, de Chirico developed a repertoire of motifs—empty arcades, towers, elongated shadows, mannequins, and trains among others—that he

Forbidden World of Egon Schiele (16 images)

Egon Schiele (1890 – 1918) was an Austrian painter. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. His work is noted for its intensity and its raw sexuality, and the many self-portraits the artist produced, including

Unique 19th Century Books’ Fore-Edge Paintings

  There is an entire collection hid in the University of Iowa archives. The first fore-edge painting was created in 1650s, the idea was to hide a painting on the edge of a book, which can be seen only when all pages are together