A classic example of ‘generous orthodoxy’ and striking a balance between religion and rationality

Chester and Sara Jane Wenger. Picture-Public Domain

Beauty is finite and ugliness is infinite, like God

The Ugly Duchess — Quentin Matsys
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How Manet's Olympia reflected feminism in the 19th century

Olympia by Edouard Manet

Manet’s “Olympia” and Titian’s “The Venus of Urbino”

The darkness, decay, and dystopia in Zdzislaw Beksinski’s surrealism

Untitled, Zdzislaw Beksinski, oil, 1973 (The ugly red creature conceals in the facade of catastrophic backdrop)
Source-Public Domain

The early life of Beksiński and his paintings

The literal illustrations of the ‘Netherlandish Proverbs’

Netherlandish Proverbs by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Desire, violence, eroti­cism and sadism come together to ask some deep questions

Rape, 1934, by Rene Magritte. Source-Public Domain

Paul Signac’s use of art to portray his political ideology of anarchism in 19th-century France

In the Time of Harmony: The Golden Age Has Not Passed, It Is Still to Come by Paul Signac. Source-Public Domain

Embracing my vulnerability

Author’s own image

Playing hide-and-seek with the viewer

Jacques-Louis David’s The Coronation of Napoleon. Source-Wikipedia

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