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The Greatest Works of Art of Western Civilization
Thomas Hoving's personal choice of the
Greatest Works of Art of Western Civilization
 
 
 
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The Nineteenth Century
 
Artist    

Title of Work
    Date    Medium
Antonio CanovaPauline Borghese as Venus
Galleria Borghese, Rome
Details of the head as seen from the left side and the right side



1808sculpture
GoyaBuy The Third of May, 1808 at AllPostersThe Third of May, 1808
Prado Museum, Madrid



1814painting
John ConstableBuy Wivenhoe Park, Essex at AllPostersWivenhoe Park, Essex
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Detail images...



1816painting
Caspar FriedrichBuy Wanderer in the Mists at AllPostersThe Wanderer in the Mists
Kunsthalle, Hamburg



1818painting
Eugene DelacroixThe Death of Sardanapalus
Musée du Louvre, Paris
A good detail image and a couple of sketches for the painting...



1827painting
J.M.W. TurnerRain, Steam, and Speed
National Gallery, London



1844painting
Gustave CourbetThe Sleepers
Musée du Petit Palais, Paris



1862painting
Paul CezanneThe Black Clock
Private Collection



1869-71painting
Thomas EakinsThe Gross Clinic
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia



1875painting
RenoirBuy Luncheon of the Boating Party at AllPostersLuncheon of the Boating Party
Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.



1881painting
Edouard ManetBuy A Bar at the Folies-Bergere at AllPostersA Bar at the Folies-Bergère
Courtauld Institute Galleries, London



1881-82painting
Georges SeuratBuy Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte at AllPostersSunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Art Institute of Chicago



1884-86painting
van GoghBuy The Starry Night at AllPostersThe Starry Night
Museum of Modern Art, New York



1889painting
Edvard MunchBuy The Scream at AllPostersThe Scream
Munch Museum, Oslo



1893painting
Paul GauguinWhence Come We? What Are We? Whither Go We?
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston



1897painting
Auguste RodinThe Gates of Hell
Rodin Museum, Paris
Many detail images of the Musée d'Orsay's plaster model for the work have been put online by William Allen at Arkansas State University and by Jeffery Howe at Boston College. (N.B. The Gates of Hell was not cast into bronze until after Rodin's death.)



1880-1917bronze



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