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"We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it.
The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.
All art is quite useless."

Oscar Wilde from Picture of Dorian Gray

 

 

 

 

Marc Chagall [1887-1985]

The Birthday 1915

 

 

 

Gustuv Klimt [1862-1918]

Friedericke Maria Beer 1916

 

 

 

Pablo Picasso [1881-1973]

Tumblers (Mother and Son) 1906

 

 

 

Auguste Rodin [1840-1917]

Danaid 1885-89

 

 

Margaret Bourke-White [1904-1971]

As a first female professional photojournalist in the U.S., Bourke-White captured numbers of moments of the industrial revolutions & modernizaion in the country as well as westward expansion & two of the world wars in Europe. One of the founders of LIFE magazine. To see more of her works, click here.

 

 

Dorothea Lange [1896-1965]

Lange photographed people who are in struggle under the strong eyes of humanity, which include people of great migration, cotton pickers & plantations in the South, people under the Great Depression, and Japanese Americans during WWII. To see more her works, click here.

 


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