“Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening”, 1944, Salvador Dalí.

The fortune teller or ‘Beware of a dark lady’ by Frank Cadogan Cowper, 1940

Georges Seurat, The Bridge at Courbevoie, 1886-87

Roy de Maistre:  Newbury Farm (1920)

Cholera slaughtering Ottoman soldiers during the First Balkan war ( 1912 - 1913), Le Petit Journal, 01.12.1912

Portrait of a Young Girl (Antoinette Kraushaar), 1917. George Benjamin Luks (American, 1867-1933). Oil on canvas. Brooklyn Museum.
Fifteen-year-old Kraushaar, who posed in her grammar school graduation dress, was later a respected art dealer. She later recalled, “…You could see how he would put a strong stroke in the painting…I could see him as he worked on it. At one point he said there was an awful lot of white, so he went around the studio and came up with a dusty piece of blue linen that he draped over my shoulder.”

Vincent van Gogh, View of Arles, Flowering Orchards, 1889, oil on canvas, 72 x 92 cm, Neue Pinakothek, Munich. Source

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Costumes by Henri Matisse for The Song of the Nightingale, The Ballet Russes, Paris 1917.

Still Life with Cat and Lobster, John Henry Dolph