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A bull in the center charges to the left toward a horse rearing up with a bullfighter on its back. The bullfighter leans forward to plunge a spear into the bull's shoulder area. Flags and spectator stands lie in the background.
Pablo Picasso (Spanish (culture or style))
The Bullfight (Courses de taureaux)
Gift of The Carey Walker Foundation

Pierre Alechinsky (Belgian (modern))
Elsewhere, Therefore Here
Museum Purchase

Philippe Hosiasson
Raw Wind
Gift of Mr. Samuel M. Kootz
In dark turbulent waters under a stormy sky four nude sea nymphs support the body of a long-haired man between them on a white shroud. The face of a man with kelp in his hair appears between two of the nymphs.  On the right a bearded man with a trident in his right hand rides in a chariot fashioned from a seashell and pulled by two fished-tailed horses or hippocampi. Just visible in the distance behind the back of the rightmost nymph, a lofty tower rises above the waves.
Giulio Carpioni
The Death of Leander
1650 – 1660
Museum Purchase

American (American (North American))
Portrait of a Man
19th century
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
Groups of figures sit crowded around tables in a dark, smoky interior. In the foreground a man dressed in white hose and a red cap leans on a barrel, his tankard placed at his feet, and looks directly ahead out of the scene. To his left several men cluster around a table to drink and smoke, while other dimly lit figures sit and move about in the background.
Bartholomeus Molenaer (Dutch (culture or style))
Peasants in an Interior
1635 – 1645
Gift of Mrs. Mae B. Smyd, in memory of Dr. Edwin S. Smyd
A young man leans against a stone ledge and gazes to his right. He wears a slate blue jacket with a white collar and cuffs and has a matching mantle. He casually hooks a finger of his left hand in the hilt of a sword that hangs at his waist. A plain stone column immediately behind the sitter creates a near silhouette of the shadowed side of his face. A hazy sky fills the background.
Joshua Reynolds
Lord Charles Spencer (1740-1820), Second son of the Third Duke of Marlborough
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
A landscape reduced to minimal abstract elements. The lower half of the painting is black. The upper half, various shades of white and blue. Two black squares are suspended in the white above the black. A small pale blue circle is between the squares.
Adolph Gottlieb (American (North American))
Bequest of Florence L. Stol
Concentric lines of bright red alternate with lines of blue and green to create an optical illusion of receeding squares. The juxtaposition of these colors also creates an appearance of intersecting orange lines and hues of purple.
Richard Anuszkiewicz
Mercurius in the Vessel
Bequest of W. Hawkins Ferry
Canvas size: h 50 3/5cm x tw 76 1/5cm & bw 76 1/2cm.
Carl Weber
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
This painting depicts a river passing through a wooded landscape as human figures, dwarfed by the towering trees, move along its banks. The majestic landscape dominates the painting, but a group of four men in the right foreground also competes for attention since the bright, saturated primary colors of their robes stand out sharply against the muted tonalities of their surroundings. One of the men, wearing a blue cloak, places his left finger in the mouth of a man kneeling before him and touches the side of his head with his right hand. A third man leans forward to touch the kneeling figure's shoulder while the fourth, in a magnificent red cloak, raises his hands in astonishment.
Philippe de Champaigne
Christ Healing the Deaf-Mute
1650 – 1660
Museum Purchase
The low horizon used in this landscape painting creates a sense of expansive sky and flat terrain, which is divided equally between river and land. Figures and animals engage in variety of activities on the riverbank and in boats, including fishing and ferrying cargo and animals. Silhouetted against the vast sky stands a fortress on a spur of land with an orange flag flying from its tower. The opposite bank is visible in the distance as a dark broken line across the shining stretch of water.
Salomon van Ruysdael
View of the Fortifications at Gennep on the Maas River
Museum purchase in honor of Charles H. Sawyer made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund