Artistic Inspiration

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Badende (Bathers), 1913. Oil on canvas, 34 1/2 x 39 5/16 in. (87.63 x 99.7 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Gift of Josef von Sternberg (46.26.3). © Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn.

Grace Hartigan

Famous American Women: Amelia Earhart, 1995. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist, Baltimore, Maryland.

John Chamberlain

Zaar, 1959. Painted and printed tin-plated steel. Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas.

Fernand Leger, Les Disques (The Disks), 1918-19

Fernand Leger

Les Disques (The Disks), 1918-19. Oil on canvas, 51 1/8 x 38 1/4 in. (129.85 x 97.16 cm). The Los Angeles County of Museum of Art (LACMA), David E. Bright Bequest (M.67.25.2).

Salvador Dali, Gala Nude From Behind Looking in Invisible Mirror, 1960

Salvador Dali

Gala Nude From Behind Looking in Invisible Mirror, 1960. Oil on canvas, 42 x 32 cm. Dali Museum-Theatre, Figueres (Girona).

Jackson Pollock, The Tea Cup, 1946

Jackson Pollock

The Tea Cup, 1946. Oil on canvas, 40 x 28 inches. Collection Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden.

Alexei Jawlensky

Helene with Colored Turban (Helene mit buntem Turban), 1910. Oil on board, 37 1/8 x 31 7/8 inches (94.2 x 81 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 65.1773.R. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Adolph Gottlieb

Vigil, 1948. Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase art. © Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Claude Oscar Monet

Iris Jaunes, 1924-1925. Oil on canvas, 150 x 130 cm. Collection Michel Monet, Giverny Collection Alice Teriade, Paris.