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Stare by
Jeff Rosenheim
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Walker Evans (American): [Subway Passengers, New York City]

I think it is one of the first conceptual art projects that I’m aware of.
#100
Photography by
Oi-Cheong Lee
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Rotations
Celestial by
Clare Vincent
, curator

Gerhard Emmoser (Austrian): Celestial globe with clockwork

As a piece of purely decorative art, it holds its own with the best.
#92
Photography by
Eileen Travell
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On Site
Doomed by
Sabine Rewald
, curator

Otto Dix (German): The Businessman Max Roesberg, Dresden

He had such a clinical, nearly satirist viewpoint.
#73
Photography by
Mark Morosse
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Close-Ups
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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Close-Ups
Line by
Sheila Canby
, curator

Groom and Rider [Iran, Tabriz]

There’s no break in the line; there’s no hesitation in the hand of the artist.
#52
Photography by
Eileen Travell
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On Site
Tipping Point by
Stijn Alsteens
, curator

Albrecht Dürer (German): Self-portrait, Study of a Hand and a Pillow (recto); Six Studies of Pillows (verso)

All kinds of aesthetic decisions are taken that make the jump from an observation to a work of art.
#43
Photography by
Mark Morosse
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Dedicated to Myself by
Doug Eklund
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Dan Rochford (American): Girls I Have Known

The entire album is an exercise in exploring what the pictures mean to him and what people’s relationships to photographs can tell us.
#17
Photography by
Mark Morosse
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Close-Ups
Open-Minded by
Navina Haidar
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"Krishna Holds Up Mount Govardhan to Shelter the Villagers of Braj," Folio from a Harivamsa (The Legend of Hari (Krishna)) [Present-day Pakistan, probably Lahore]

One of the great masterpieces of world art was really given rise to by the openness of the Muslim mind.
#10
Photography by
Peter Zeray
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Juxtapositons
Altered States by
Nadine Orenstein
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Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch): Christ Crucified between the Two Thieves: The Three Crosses

For me a great work of art is something that goes beyond the image that it’s depicting.
#6
Photography by
Bruce J. Schwarz
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