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Art vs Art #6

Surprising similarities in different ages

Art vs Art #6 Surprising similarities in different ages
In 1889 Vincent Van Gogh painted his own Pietà, inspired by Delacroix’s painting. He had never seen it in person, but only owned a black and white lithography of it. Yet, Delacroix's expressive intensity in painting the sacred episode moved Van Gogh to the point that he claimed “Only Delacroix and Rembrandt painted Christ as I perceive it”.
In 1980 Annina Nosei opened her own gallery in SoHo, where (among others) works by Keith Haring, Julian Schnabel and Jeff Koons will be displayed. In that same gallery, the young Jean-Michel Basquiat buried himself in work, and Nosei bought him books by Picasso and Pollock to look through and get inspiration. She will be the first gallerist who, in 1981, will put trust into the then 21-year-old Basquiat and will organise his first personal exhibition ever. 


#1 Pietà (1850) - Eugène Delacroix vs Pietà (after Delacroix) (1889) - Vincent Van Gogh 
#2 Homme et femme nus (1971) - Pablo Picasso vs Pater (1982) - Jean-Michel Basquiat
#3 A Couple with Their Heads Full of Clouds (1936) - Salvador Dalì vs Decalcomania (1966) - Renè Magritte
#4 The Fisherman and the Syren (1858) - Sir Frederic Leighton vs The Mermaid (1910) - Howard Pyle
#5 Death and Life (detail) (1916" - Gustav Klimt vs The Family (1918) - Egon Schiele
#6 The Snake Charmer (1907) - Henri Rousseau vs The Encounter of 2 bis rue Perrel (1946) - Victor Brauner
#7 Three Women (1921) - Fernand Leger vs Four Women (1987) - Fernando Botero