One of the most famous of all revolutionary paintings is Delacroix's heroine.
Whistler's much-satirised picture of his elderly Puritan mother was notable for a lack of sentimentality previously common in the Victorian era and loathed by the artist himself.
French impressionist George Seurat is credited with developing pointillism.
Picasso's controversial masterpiece 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' was one of the key modern artworks that set the 20th century on its way.
The hidden story behind Vincent van Gogh's famous painting 'Sunflowers.'
Vermeer's only picture that portrays an artist With a model.
Hokusai's 'The Great Wave' is arguably the most famous of all Oriental paintings.
A 15th century painting that was an early example of perspective.
Degas' sculpture of a dancer caused much controversy when first exhibited.
Renoir's joyful picture of a Paris dance hall in 1876 has been called the most beautiful painting of the 19th century.
The story of Botticelli's exquisite and extraordinary pagan masterpiece 'La Primavera.'
Rembrandt's painting 'The Night Watch' endured attacks, mutilation and threats from German occupation.
The Third of May was far removed from the conventional expectations of a war painting.
Many art scholars believe that Diego Velazquez painted the only 17th-century Spanish nude.
Rodin's sensual sculpture 'The Kiss' was a controversial piece of art in its time.
Examining the lasting appeal behind Edouard Manet's controversial painting 'Le Dejeuner sur L'Herbe.'