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21. Sprinkling Horses
MF Husain: Sprinkling Horses

M.F. Husain?s ?Sprinkling Horses? was sold for $1.14 million in an auction. The subject of ?Sprinkling Horses?? a dynamic depiction of horses paired with a human figure ? is one of the hallmarks of Mr. Husain?s art. The high price for the 'Sprinkling Horses', an oil on canvas signed 'Husain' in Hindi and Urdu, is a sign that his work continues to be a hot favourite among art connoisseurs across the world,
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22. Still Life
Paul C?zanne : Still Life

This painting is considered the most expensive "still life" ever sold at an auction; it was sold at Sotheby's, New York on May 10, 1999, for US$60.5 million
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23. Water Lilies
Claude Monet : Water Lilies

Monet is perhaps the most famous of the Impressionists, especially for his paintings of the reflections in the lily pond at his Giverny garden. This particular painting, shows a tiny bit of cloud in the top right-hand corner, and the mottled blues of the sky as reflected in the water.
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24. Painting Signature
Vincent van Gogh's : Painting Signature

Vincent Gogh signed his paintings simply "Vincent", not "Vincent van Gogh" nor "Van Gogh". In a letter to his brother Theo, written on 24 March 1888, he stipulated that "in the future my name ought to be put in the catalogue as I sign it on the canvas, namely Vincent and not Van Gogh, for the simple reason that they do not know how to pronounce the latter name here." ("Here" being Arles, in the south of France.)
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25. Portrait of the Artist s Mother
Portrait of the Artist's Mother by Whistler

This is possibly Whistler's most famous painting. It's full title is "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1, Portrait of the Artist's Mother". Apparently his mother agreed to pose for the painting when the model Whistler had been using fell ill. He initially asked her to pose standing, but as you can see he gave in and let her sit down.
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26. The Absinthe Drinker
The Absinthe Drinker" by Picasso

This painting was created by Picasso in 1903, during his Blue Period (a time when Picasso's paintings were dominated by tones of blue; when he was in his twenties). It features the artist Angel Fernandez de Soto, who was apparently more enthusiastic about partying and drinking than his painting1, and who shared a studio with Picasso in Barcelona on two occasions.
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27. Guernica
Guernica by Picasso

This famous painting by Picasso is huge: 11 feet 6 inches high and 25 feet 8 inches wide (3,5 x 7,76 meters). Picasso painted it on commission for the Spanish Pavilion at the 1937 World Fair in Paris. It's in the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain.
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28. The Red Studio
The Red Studio by Henri Matisse

This painting is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (Moma) in New York. It shows the interior of Matisse's painting studio, with flattened perspective or a single picture plane. The walls of his studio weren't actually red, they were white; he used red in his painting for effect.
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29. The Dance
The Dance by Henri Matisse

The top photo shows Matisse's finished painting titled The Dance, completed in 1910 and now in the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia. The bottom photo shows the full-size, compositional study he made for the painting, now in MOMA in New York, USA. Matisse painted it on commission from the Russian art collector Sergei Shchukin.
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30. Bigger Trees Near Warter
Bigger Trees Near Warter by David Hockney

David Hockney's oil painting "Bigger Trees Near Warter" (also called Peinture en Plein Air pour l'age Post-Photographique) depicts a scene near Bridlington in Yorkshire. The painting made from 50 canvases arranged alongside one another. Added together, the overall size of the painting is 40x15 feet (4.6x12 meters). At the time Hockney painted it, it was the largest piece he'd ever completed, though not the first he'd created using multiple canvases.
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