Fascinating Paintings From The Past

“Guarding the Palace,” Oil Painting by Ludwig Deutsch, 1888.

A personified comet in the Visoki Decani Monastery in Kosovo, from a painting of the crucifixion created in 1350.

Missionary being eaten by a jaguar (by Noé León, 1907).


The North Sea, 1955. Oil on canvas. by Patrick von Kalckreuth (1898-1970)

Toshio Saeki, Human Sushi, 1970. Ink on paper.

An ancient Syriac manuscript showing the Jericho labyrinth, Library of Beirut, Lebanon.

Vincent van Gogh’s Skulls, Winter 1887/88

A rooster, 1938, Pablo Picasso.

The treachery of images (This is not a pipe), 1929 by Rene Magritte

Galileo’s drawings of the Moon, 1610.

‘Anger transference’, c.1954, by Richard Sargent

Pablo Picasso’s ”The Bull” is a series of eleven lithographs created in 1945. It depicts the bull at various stages of abstraction, starting with a fairly realistic depiction and ending with nothing but a few lines.