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