The Magpie by Claude Oscar Monet

The Magpie by Claude Oscar Monet

Why was Monet’s painting, The Magpie controversial when it was introduced?

– Shadows in color
– Shifting emotions traverse a – snowscape
– Observing the scene from a magpie’s perch

The Elephants (1948) by Salvador Dali

The Elephants by Salvador Dali

What inspired Salvador Dali to paint The Elephants in 1948?

– An Egyptian obelisk and Italian elephant
– The nature and limits of power
– Freudian dreams in oil paint

Saint George (in the Forest) by Albrecht Altdorfer

Saint George Albrecht Altdorfer

What is different about the Saint George Albrecht Altdorfer portrays in his masterpiece?

– Teutonic tales vs. Roman stories
– Loneliness, relief, and looming trees
– Humility and a fresh take on victory

Yellow Cow by Franz Marc

Yellow Cow by Franz Marc

What’s so special about the Yellow Cow painting by Franz Marc?

– Emotion + Color = Essence
– A marital bovine
– The Blue Rider German Expressionist group

Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash – Giacomo Balla

Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash - Giacomo Balla

What kind of painting is Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash by Giacomo Balla?

• Futurism, Cubism, and critical rejection
• An avant garde, dog’s perspective
• Stasis and motion = comedy

The Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur

The Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur

Why is Rosa Bonheur’s painting The Horse Fair important?

– Muscularity in motion
– Obedience and freedom in The Horse Fair
– Bonheur – LGBT pioneer and fashion iconoclast