New York City abounds with artwork from the greats to emerging talents. From street graffiti to paintings guarded by the latest security measures, art can be seen everywhere in New York.
The biggest collection of art masterpieces resides in the American Museum of Modern Arts and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. While this does not mean that great works of art cannot be found in other galleries, the American museum of Modern Arts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art hold the most.
Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon
This painting by Picasso was done in 1907 and shows the night life of a brothel on a street in Barcelona. The painting has a mix of style and deviated from the traditional movement.
Vincent Van Gogh, Cypresses
The painting was created in 1889 and shows a landscape in rich and vibrant color. Even though he only sold one painting while he was alive, his paintings are now seen as the masterpieces that they are.
Henri Rousseau, The Sleeping Gypsy
Henri Rousseau was an unknown artist until Picasso found his work by accident. His style of dreamy artwork of people and places from his imagination can be seen in this artwork.
Jeanbaptiste Carpeaux, UgolinoAnd His Sons
Not all the masterpieces are paintings as Jeanbaptiste sculptor showing the degree of hunger can be seen. His portrayal of a scene from Dante’s Inferno comes to life in this masterpiece.
Head Of Queen Mother (Iyoba) From Nigeria
Although not aa painting, this beautifully crafted sculptor of the head of the queen of the Benin dynasty shows the power of the African artist.
John Singer Sargent, Madam X
John Singer Sargent’s work depicting a woman in her full sexuality was ridiculed in 1884 but the authenticity and great craftsmanship can now be appreciated.
Henri Matisse, The Piano Lesson
This painting by Henri Matisse shows his son before a piano. The style is a shift from the traditional to a blend of abstract and cubes. The painting was made in 1916.
Jacques Louis David, Death Of Socrates
The painting was done in 1787 and shows with vivid colors the scene before Socrates commits suicide by drinking poison.
Goya, Manuel Osorio Manrique De Zuniga
This beautiful painting by Goya of a young boy was done around 1784 – 1792. The painting shows the innocence of the young boy while contrasting with the cats at the background that have ulterior motives.
Pieter Bruegel The Elder, The Harvesters
Clear details showing the everyday life of simple farmers was created by Pieter Bruegel, the elder. The rich colors and vibrant strokes bring this portrait to life.
Buddha Of Medicine
This mural on one of the walls of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts shows the Buddha surrounded by warriors. The painstaking details in each character can be seen.
The masterpieces in New York City are too numerous to mention as the city is the hub of the art world. There are over a 100 galleries in the city and each has a masterpiece to show to the world.