Leonardo da Vinci was one of the world's most celebrated generalists, equally fluent in science and art, and a supreme innovator in both. Leonardo's scholarship and his contributions to painting, science, and engineering have raised him to such heights of glory among the cultural heroes of Western ci
Recognized as a major figure almost from the moment of his arrival in New York in 1905, George Bellows proceeded to win every imaginable artistic award and honor before he was 30, and continued to produce acknowledged masterpieces up to the time of his death. Bellows enrolled at the New York School o
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While critics debate whether or not Lucian Freud inherited the psychoanalytical acuity of grandfather Sigmund, a cursory study of his nudes confirms he most certainly inherited the propensity to invite pretty girls to lay down in front of him.
The German-born Freud emigrated to England and attend