Girls on a Pier by Edvard Munch

Girls on a Jetty by Edvard Munch

Learn about the symbolic expressions in Girls on a Pier including:

• Pink and feminine youth
• Abyss of the unknown – trees in Girls on a Pier
• A puppy surrounded with Munchian dread

The Cardsharps by Michelangelo Caravaggio

The Cardsharps by Caravaggio

Caravaggio created this painting when he was broke and unknown. Then he chanced upon rich gambler Cardinal de Monte, who loved this piece. It was a lucky draw for the young painter. He’d snagged himself an influential and rich patron.