Painting and graphic arts
Painting, illustrations & graphic works by masters of their art
Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). La Grenouillère, 1869. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.112) | During the summer of 1869, Monet and Renoir set up their easels at La Grenouillère, a boating and bathing resort on the Seine, not far from Paris. #paris
Georges Seurat (French, 1859–1891). Study for "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte," 1884. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Sam A. Lewisohn, 1951 (51.112.6) | This is Seurat’s final study for his monumental painting of Parisians at leisure on an island in the Seine (Art Institute of Chicago). #paris
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849). Snow on the Sumida River (Sumida), from the series, Snow, Moon, and Flowers (Setsugekka), ca. 1833. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.Henry L. Phillips Collection, Bequest of Henry L. Phillips, 1939 (JP2921) | Hokusai's snowy landscape at Mukōjima along the Sumida River is similar to his pupil Katsushika Isai's fan painting, seen on the right. #snow
Style of Hieronymus Bosch (Netherlandish, ca. 1550–60). Christ's Descent into Hell. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926 (26.244) | A vast, desolate landscape with a burning city at the right and the river Styx at the left is the setting for this nightmarish vision, in which Christ breaks down the gates of hell to rescue the souls of the just.
Edward Hopper (American, New York 1882–1967). Office in a Small City, 1953. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. George A. Hearn Fund, 1953 (53.183) | Begun in Cape Cod over the summer and finished in New York City, this was the only oil painting Hopper produced that year. Reprising one of his signature subjects—a solitary figure, physically and emotionally detached from his surroundings and other people—it was described by the artist’s wife as "the man in concrete wall."