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1. The Garden of Delights
Bosch: The Garden of Delights (1504) - Prado, Madrid
This famous painting was made by Bosch, this painting is his best known and most ambitious complete work.This painting is painted in oil on oak and is formed from a square middle panel flanked by two other oak rectangular wings that close over the centre as shutters. The outer wings, when folded, show a grisaille painting of the earth during the biblical narrative of Creation.
2. Universal Judgement
Michelangelo: Universal Judgement (1541) - Cappella Sistina, Roma
The "Universal Judgment" is a fresco by the Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo executed on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. The work took four years to complete and is a depiction of the Second Coming of Christ and the final and eternal judgment by God of all humanity. The souls of humans rise and descend to their fates, as judged by Christ surrounded by prominent saints including Saints Catherine of Alexandria, Peter, Lawrence, Bartholomew, Paul, Peter Simon, Sebastian, John the Baptist, and others.
3. Europe After the Rain II
Ernst: Europe After the Rain II (1942) - Sumner Collection, Hartford
This painting was made by Ernst. He invented the technique of rubbings of textured surfaces and working with the forms that emerged. This painting makes extensive use of the techniques Ernst invented, portraying a ravaged landscape reminiscent of both twisted wreckage and rotting organic proliferation.
Klimt: Beethovenfries (1902) - Sezession, Wien
In 1902, Klimt painted the Beethoven Frieze for the 14th Vienna Secessionist exhibition.This painting was painted directly on the walls with light materials. The Beethoven Frieze is now on permanent display in the Vienna Secession Building. The frieze illustrates human desire for happiness in a suffering and tempestuous world in which one contends not only with external evil forces but also with internal weaknesses.
5. Persistence of Memory
Dali: Persistence of Memory (1931) - Museum of Modern Art, New York
The well-known surrealist piece introduced the image of the soft melting pocket watch. It epitomizes Dalí's theory of "softness" and "hardness", which was central to his thinking at the time. This interpretation suggests that Dalí was incorporating an understanding of the world introduced by Albert Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. The figure in the middle of the picture can be read as a "fading" creature, one that often appears in dreams where the dreamer cannot pinpoint the creature's exact form and composition.
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