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

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

Nude Descending a Staircase No 2 – Marcel Duchamp

Nude Descending a Staircase No 2 - Marcel Duchamp

How did Duchamp’s painting Nude Descending a Staircase No 2 set the art world ablaze?

– Abhorred and adored all at once
– Nudity without critical comprehension
– Changing a turn of the century outlook

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

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

A_Sunday_on_La_Grande_Jatte,_Georges_Seurat,_1884

Why is the painting A Sunday on La Grande Jatte an emblem of Impressionist zeitgeist?

• Georges Seurat – obsessed and bullied misanthrope
• A passionate painting with dispassionate subjects
• How is A Sunday on La Grande Jatte like a mullet?