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“Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” Claude Monet

The Twelve Dancing Princesses illustrated by Sheilah Beckett (1954)

Karl Albert Buehr Young Woman on a Porch Late 19th - early 20th century

Odilon Redon (French, Symbolism, 1840–1916): Beatrice, 1885. Pastel over charcoal on paper, 34.5 x 30 cm. Private Collection.

Odalisque, Henri Matisse

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925): Scuola di San Rocco, 1903. Created in Venice, Italy. Watercolor on paper, 35.6 x 50.8 cm. Private Collection. Image: Pragmatic Romanticist.

Henri Matisse, Woman in a Hat, 1920

Juana Inés de la Cruz. The viceroy wishing to test the learning and intelligence of this 17 year old, invited several theologians, jurists, philosophers, and poets to a meeting, during which she had to answer, unprepared, many questions, and explain several difficult points on various scientific and literary subjects. The manner in which she acquitted herself astonished all present, and greatly increased her reputation. Her literary accomplishments garnered her fame throughout New Spain.

The Morning Sun, Pauline Palmer

“De Wikkkelkinderen” or “The Swaddled Twins”, artist unknown, April 7, 1617