Still life with Flowers, Gilt Goblets, Coins and Shells was created by Clara Peeters in 1612. Peeters hid small self portraits in the goblet on the right. Staatliche Kunsthalle hide caption

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In A First, Spain's Prado Museum Puts The Spotlight On A Female Artist

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Self-Portrait in Blue Jacket (1950), by Max Beckmann. The painter had been on his way to see an exhibit featuring this self-portrait at the time of his heart attack. Saint Louis Art Museum, Bequest of Morton D. May(C) 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn hide caption

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Decades After His Death, Max Beckmann Returns To New York

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Dmitri Vrubel's painting of the Soviet Union's Leonid Brezhnev and East Germany's Erich Honecker kissing — under a Russian phrase that reads, "My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love" — is a popular part of the East Side Gallery. Adam Berry/Getty Images hide caption

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The Picasso work Women of Algiers (Version O) was sold for a record-breaking $179,365,000 Monday by Christie's auction house, making it the most expensive painting ever sold. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Imagining The Power Of Edouard Manet's 'Very Active Muse'

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Wong's style focused more on evoking emotion than capturing a photographic reproduction of nature. Tyrus Wong/Courtesy of the Tyrus Wong Family hide caption

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After Decades Of Success, Joni Mitchell Is Still Just 'A Painter Who Writes Songs'

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