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Department of European Paintings

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The Choice by
Walter Liedtke
, curator

Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch): Aristotle with a Bust of Homer

The central problem of Western civilization is reduced to one guy who’s got to puzzle it out for himself.
#63
Photography by
Juan Trujillo
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Noise by
Maryan W. Ainsworth
, curator

Jan van Eyck and Workshop Assistant (Netherlandish): The Crucifixion; The Last Judgment

Van Eyck has really broken the silence.
#55
Photography by
Anna-Marie Kellen
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Motion Picture by
Asher Miller
, curator

Eugène Delacroix (French): The Abduction of Rebecca

It’s a still image, but I see it in motion.
#51
Photography by
Paul Lachenauer
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Unfinished by
Andrea Bayer
, curator

Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte) (Italian): The Baptism of Christ

I think his age liberated him and that he was working on it for himself.
#31
Photography by
Bruce J. Schwarz
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Threshold by
Keith Christiansen
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Berlinghiero (Italian): Madonna and Child

It’s an expression that can be dead, unless we engage ourselves in it.
#18
Photography by
Mark Morosse
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My First Time by
George Goldner
, curator

El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (Greek): View of Toledo

To me the works of art that have the greatest impact are the ones that begin with reality and expand on the experience of reality.
#13
Photography by
Juan Trujillo
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Winners and Losers by
Xavier Salomon
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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian): The Triumph of Marius

Tiepolo’s style, and the same is true for opera, is that more is more.
#5
Photography by
Oi-Cheong Lee
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