Oath of the Horatii by Jacques Louis David

Oath of the Horatii by Jacques Louis David

What’s the story behind the painting Oath of the Horatii by Jacques Louis David?

– Roman soldiers and a concocted salute
– Loyalty and love at war
– Strident brothers and their despairing sister

New York Office by Edward Hopper

New York Office by Edward Hopper

What’s the symbolism in New York Office by Edward Hopper?

– Three figures, light fixtures, and frames
– Starring Hitchcock’s cool blonde
– A minor character disappears into the office building

Mother and Child, 1865 by Frederic Leighton

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Why is Lord Frederic Leighton’s masterpiece Mother and Child still so popular?

– Symbolism in lilies, shoes, birds, and a grape
– When a mother frames your whole world
– The Baron painter Leighton: rich, famous and still relevant

The Embrace, 1917 by Egon Schiele

The Embrace 1917 by Egon Schiele

What’s so special about Egon Schiele’s 1917 painting, The Embrace?

– Starving, clinging lovers entwined
– When sick and twisted was hot
– La Bohème on canvas

In the Chapel by Alice Bailly

In The Chapel Alice Bailly

What’s the meaning of In the Chapel by Alice Bailly?

– Wimples with wings
– Nuns, Angels, Mary, Jesus… and a golden brushstroke
– Christianity’s mystery of faith