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Capturing Unspoiled Landscape

Thomas Cole regarded the US landscape as being what he called the undefiled work of Gods.

Manet Twists the Conventions of Art

Edouard Manet created a masterpiece famed as a masterclass in visual subversion.

George Catlin's Indian Portraits

Despite his interest in portraiture, Catlin he said the Native Americans must perish.

Otto Dix's Definitive Artistic Statement

Otto Dix and his generation had borne witness to the horrors of World War I.

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