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The Last Supper (1495–1498) is a late 15th century mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie, Milan, Italy.
  • Three Studies of Lucian Freud (1969) by Francis Bacon - The most expensive work of art ever sold at auction for US$142.4 million at Christie's in New York on November 12, 2013.
  • Section of the painting The Night Watch or The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq (1642) by Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669).
  • Nighthawks (1942) by American realist painter Edward Hopper (1882-1967).
  • David Hockney (1937-) using his Ipad as canvas.
  • Guernica (1937) is a painting by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973).
  • David Hockney painting landscapes (2009).
  • Henry Moore, three piece sculpture vertebrae (1968-1969).
  • Architect Frei Otto: tensed structures for the Munich 1972 Olympic Games. Olympic Stadium and Park. Munich, Germany.
  • Parthenon (Athens, Greece) by architect Callicrates (447 BC - 432 BC).
  • View of the Riva degli Schiavoni: Looking East (1736) by Canaletto (1697-1768).
  • Campbell's Soup Cans, which is sometimes referred to as 32 Campbell's Soup Cans, is a work of art produced in 1962 by Andy Warhol (1928-1987).
  • British architect Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935-).
  • Sydney Opera House (1973 (Australia) by Danish architect Jørn Utzon (1918-2008).
  • Sistine Chapel is the best-known chapel of the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. Under the patronage of Pope Julius II, Michelangelo painted 1,100 m² (12,000 sq ft) of the chapel ceiling between 1508 and 1512.
  • Wrapped Reichstag (1995) by Christo (1935-) and Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009).
  • Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Place (Platz), 1948-49.
  • Cave painting of a dun horse (equine) at Lascaux.
  • The Last Supper (1495–1498) is a late 15th century mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie, Milan, Italy.
  • Rhein II is a photograph made by German visual artist Andreas Gursky (1955-) in 1999.
  • German-Australian photographer Helmut Newton's (1920-2004) grave at the Städtischer Friedhof III in Berlin, Germany.
  • Art auction at Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA, England, U.K.
  • Exhibition at contemporary art gallery Gagosian owned and directed by Larry Gagosian, world's biggest art dealer.
  • Art Basel - Three annual shows bring the artworld together in some of the world's most exciting venues: Basel, in the heart of Europe; Miami Beach at the nexus of North and South America; and Hong Kong, the gateway to Asia.

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"Art is long and time is short." - Charles Cros.

"A work of Art is the unique result of a unique temperament." - Oscar Wilde.

"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection." - Michelangelo.

"Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

"There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it." - Henry Moore.

"I love the gallery, the arena of representation. It's a commercial world, and morality is based generally around economics, and that's taking place in the art gallery." - Jeff Koons.

ART is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses or emotions. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music, literature, film, sculpture, and paintings. The meaning of art is explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics.

The definition and evaluation of art has become especially problematic since the early 20th century. Richard Wollheim distinguishes three approaches: the Realist, whereby aesthetic quality is an absolute value independent of any human view; the Objectivist, whereby it is also an absolute value, but is dependent on general human experience; and the Relativist position, whereby it is not an absolute value, but depends on, and varies with, the human experience of different humans. An object may be characterized by the intentions, or lack thereof, of its creator, regardless of its apparent purpose. A cup, which ostensibly can be used as a container, may be considered art if intended solely as an ornament, while a painting may be deemed craft if mass-produced.

Traditionally, the term art was used to refer to any skill or mastery. This conception changed during the Romantic period, when art came to be seen as "a special faculty of the human mind to be classified with religion and science". Generally, art is made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions.

The nature of art has been described by Richard Wollheim as "one of the most elusive of the traditional problems of human culture". It has been defined as a vehicle for the expression or communication of emotions and ideas.

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