Sunday, November 23, 2008

These works are not listed in any certain order, but were chosen as my 20 favorite pieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent collection. Click on the title of the piece to learn more about it or it's artist.

(As I "googled" this image, I found that it was actually titled "Interior (The Rape (or Rape Scene)". The PMA didn't list (The Rape) as the title, but it certainly explains the painting's moody atmosphere and tension which is what attracted me to it in the first place.)

Edgar Degas, Interior, 1868

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, A Reading From Homer, 1885

Jean Charles Cazin, Solitude, 1889

Henri de’Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Moulin Rouge – The Dance, 1884-87

Henri Rousseau, Carnival Ending, 1886

Simyan/Rice, Prometheus Vase, 1867

Claude Monet, Morning Haze, 1894

Edgar Degas, The Ballet Class, 1880

Martin Brothers, Jug, 1887
(Inscribed with the text: “Welcome my friends drinke with a noble hearte / But yet before you drinke too much, departe / For though good drinke will make a coward stout / Yet when too much is in, the wil is out.”)

Joan Miro, Lunar Bird, 1966

Jean Charles Cazin, Solitude, 1889

Santiago Rusinol, Interior of a Café, 1892

Rene Magritte, The Six Elements, 1929

Constantin Brancusi, Torso of a Young Man, 1917

Jose Chavez-Morado, The Charlatan, 1942

Marcel Duchamp, Chocolate Grinder (No. 1), 1913

Amedeo Modigliani, Portrait of a Polish Woman, 1919

Isamu Noguchi, Avatar, 1948

Andolph Gottlieb, Pictograph, 1944