19 Astonishing Works of Art You've Never Seen

19 Astonishing Works of Art You've Never Seen

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Bid adieu to the Mona Lisa and Van Gogh's Starry Night. These are the pieces you need to see up-close and in person.

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    Pablo Picasso created this black and white oil painting in response to the bombing of Guernica located in Spain. The piece portrays haunting caricatures of fallen civilians and those killed or injured during the Spanish Civil War.
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    Meeting Room, James Turrell. It's a square room, consisting simply of benches that align the walls and a rectangular opening, which has been cut into the ceiling of the meeting room to expose the sky.
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    Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty is a particular must-see simply because, depending on when viewers visit its home on the northeastern coast of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, they may or may not be able to spot it
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    Working primarily with steel, Richard Serra wanted to explore the way an artist could shape space rather than the medium at hand. Thus, he created his most well-known Torqued Ellipses series, an immersive and interactive experience.
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    The right panel of the triptych shows damnation, and it's the scariest version of Hell we've ever seen. Impossible to take in without seeing this in person, you could spend a whole day observing this wonderful nightmare.
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    The Sistine Chapel will take a viewer's breath away, as its expansive surface is covered in nine scenes from the Book of Genesis. It even includes Michelangelo's most famous Creation of Adam.
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    Judy Chicago created this controversial installation piece by sewing the names and representations of famous fictional and real women onto table runners. She would then display them below table settings on a triangular table.
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    In 1986, the downtown New York graffiti artist Keith Haring painted this mural in Harlem River Park. The work is a perfect example of Haring's bubble-figure style, and it takes on the '80s crack epidemic, making it historically significant.
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    Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective" consists of 105 of LeWitt's large-scale wall drawings, spanning the artist's career from 1969 to 2007. His work ranges from simple to more complex forms that vary in energy depending on the wall you're viewing.
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    By depicting vulgar imagery with simple black-and-white cutouts, Walker's commentary on racism and black history is dark and disturbingly jaunty. Her work is both hard to look at and impossible to tear your eyes away from.
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    Instead of critiquing Brazil's corrupt justice system, JR decided to focus on the favela's true heroes: the women. The result? The diverse faces of Brazilian women plastered on the hills of the favela watching over Rio de Janeiro.
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    Untitled (Big Man) depicts a large, naked, and hairless man sitting in the corner of the room. He shows visible signs of old age and maturity while giving off the attitude of a little boy on time out, like an overgrown infant.
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