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1504 'Christmas' (Die Weyhnachten) by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) Copper plate. Credit: National Museum Warsaw via wikipedia.org

1791 Christmas Gambols. BritishMuseum.org

Christmas Eve, 1815. British Museum 1959,0411.33

The Lamplighter's Poem. The lamplighter's sheet was a variation on the bellman's sheet which since the seventeenth century had been given away in order to solicit gifts for Christmas or New Years. 1785-1825 British Museum Heal,76.19

'Garden at Vaucresson' - Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940)

Aboriginal Art @ the Seattle Art Museum

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Madame X

Icarus by Henri Matisse

Matisse shows Icarus flailing in the deep blue sky, his body in free fall. It’s a deeply tragic moment of inevitable death, of destruction, of collapse of hopes and ambitions, yet Matisse creates an almost meditational composition. The bursts of the yellow sunlight against the rich blue of the sky are almost hypnotic. His Icarus with a bright red spot in place of a heart is mysterious and calm, free of anxiety or fear. More in ArtEx…