Artistic Inspiration

William J. Glackens

Girl in Green Turban, ca. 1913. Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm). The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, BF172. © 2014 The Barnes Foundation.

Wilhelm Lehmbruck

Kneeling Woman, 1911. Cast iron, 69 1/2 x 56 x 27" (176.5 x 142.2 x 68.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund, 268.1939.

Otto Mueller

Lovers, 1919. Distemper, 80 x 105 cm (31.4 x 41.3 inches). Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig, Germany. © Bridgeman Art Library / Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig, Germany.

Charles Wilson Peale

Portrait of Yarrow Mamout (Muhammad Yaro), 1819. Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches (61 x 50.8 cm). The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2011-87-1.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Caprice in Purple and Gold: The Golden Screen, 1864. Oil on wood panel, 50.1 x 68.5 cm. Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, D.C. Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1904.75a.

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Untitled (Scales of Justice), 1982. Acrylic and oil paintstick on paper, 30 x 22 1/4 inches (75 x 56.5 cm). The Schorr Family Collection. © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, Paris / ARS, New York 2014.

Vincent van Gogh

Strolling Couple, 1888. Fragment from larger canvas, depicts a sailor with his arm around his sweetheart. The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Edouard Vuillard

Sorrowful Figure, 1890-1891. Pastel, charcoal lines on buff grey paper, 40 x 17 cm. Musee d'Orsay, Paris. © Musee d'Orsay, dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt.

Edvard Munch

The Kiss, 1895. Etching, aquatint and drypoint, 34.5 x 27.8 cm. The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, G.2003-0061.