One painting from every year of the 20th century, in chronological order

One painting from every year of the 20th century, in chronological order.

1900: Sunbeams by Vilhelm Hammershøi

1/100

1901: Hay Harvest at Éragny by Paul Cezanne

2/100

1902: Notre-Dame, une fin d'après-midi by Henri Matisse

3/100

1903: Polish Hamlet (Portrait of Alexander Wielopolski) by Jacek Malczewski

4/100

1904: Portrait of Leonid Nikolaievich Andreyev by Ilya Repin

5/100

1905: Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamund Evelyn de Morgan

6/100

1906: Coucher de Soleil No. 1 by Jean Metzinger

7/100

1907: The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

8/100

1908: The Grand Canal by Claude Monet

9/100

1909: At the Dressing-Table (Self-Portrait) by Zinaida Serebriakova

10/100

1910: The City Rises by Umberto Boccioni

11/100

1911: Nostalgia of the Infinite by Giorgio de Chirico

12/100

1912: Man on a Balcony by Albert Gleizes

13/100

1913: Self-Portrait with Nude by Laura Knight

14/100

1914: Bride of the Wind by Oskar Kokoschka

15/100

1915: The Kensingtons at Laventie by Eric Kennington

16/100

1916: Suprematist Composition by Kasimir Malevich

17/100

1917: The Paths of Glory by CRW Nevinson

18/100

1918: Over the Top by John Nash

19/100

1919: L.H.O.O.Q. by Marcel Duchamp

20/100

1920: City of Workers by Hans Baluschek

21/100

1921: The Elephant Celebes by Max Ernst

22/100

1922: Twittering Machines by Paul Klee

23/100

1923: The Blue Room by Suzanne Valadon

24/100

1924: Dempsey and Firpo by George Bellows

25/100

1925: House by the Railroad by Edward Hopper

26/100

1926: Self-Portrait in a Velvet Dress by Frida Kahlo

27/100

1927: Menin Gate at Midnight by Will Longstaff

28/100

1928: Autoportrait (Tarama in a Green Bughatti) by Tamara de Lempicka

29/100

1929: La Fuensanta by Julio Romero de Torres

30/100

1930: American Gothic by Grant Wood

31/100

1931: The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali

32/100

1932: The Detroit Industry Murals by Diego Rivera

33/100

1933: The Human Condition by Rene Magritte

34/100

1934: Stranded Brig by Edwin Dickinson

35/100

1935: Hand with a Reflecting Sphere by MC Escher

36/100

1936: Jimson Weed by Georgia O'Keefe

37/100

1937: Guernica by Pablo Picasso

38/100

1938: Stalin and Voroshilov in the Kremlin by Aleksandr Gerasimov

39/100

1939: Haytime in the Cotswolds by James Bateman

40/100

1940: Midnight Sun by Eric Ravilious

41/100

1941: Totes Meer by Paul Nash

42/100

1942: A Balloon Site, Coventry by Laura Knight

43/100

1943: Going to Work by LS Lowry

44/100

1944: Victory Boogie Woogie by Piet Mondrian

45/100

1945: Christmas Tree by Hyman Bloom

46/100

1946: Glow of Hope by SL Haldankar

47/100

1947: Sofala by Russell Drysdale

48/100

1948: Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth

49/100

1949: Head VI by Francis Bacon

50/100

1950: One Number 31, 1950 by Jackson Pollock

51/100

1951: Vir Heroicus Sublimis by Barnett Newman

52/100

1952: The Green Lady by Vladimir Tretchikoff

53/100

1953: The Founding Ceremony of the Nation by Dong Xiwen

54/100

1954: Breaking Home Ties by Norman Rockwell

55/100

1955: The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali

56/100

1956: Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Annigoni

57/100

1957: The Queuing Continues by Andrzej Wroblewski

58/100

1958: Untitled by Zdzislaw Beksinski

59/100

1959: Die Fahne Hoch! by Frank Stella

60/100

1960: Thermal by Peter Lanyon

61/100

1961: To You, Humanity by Tahir Salahov

62/100

1962: Campbell's Soup Cans by Andy Warhol

63/100

1963: The Big Night Down the Drain by Georg Baselitz

64/100

1964: Oh, Jeff… I love you you… but… by Roy Lichtenstein

65/100

1965: Spatial Concept "Waiting" by Lucio Fontana

66/100

1966: Quince and Teapot by Victor Teterin

67/100

1967: Secret Painting by Mel Ramsden

68/100

1968: Young Gardeners by Malle Leis

69/100

1969: Seascape (Cloudy) by Gerhard Richter

70/100

1970: Untitled (Black on Grey) by Mark Rothko

71/100

1971: The Destroyer by Frank Fazetta

72/100

1972: Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) by David Hockney

73/100

1973: The Badminton Game by David Inshaw

74/100

1974: Library Burning by Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

75/100

1975: Return from the Front by Borisoglebsky

76/100

1976: The Evening of Ashura by Mahmoud Farshchian

77/100

1977: Warlugulong by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

78/100

1978: The Murder of Andreas Baader by Odd Nerdrum

79/100

1979: Malaya Sadovaya Street by Arseny Semionov

80/100

1980: El Abrazo by Jorge González Camarena

81/100

1981: Bird on Money by Jean-Michel Basquiat

82/100

1982: Sax A.D. 832 by Michael Andrews

83/100

1983: The Student of Prague by Julian Schnabel

84/100

1984: Gubernatorial portrait of Jerry Brown by Don Bachardy

85/100

1985: And the Saved World Remembers by Mai Dantsig

86/100

1986: The Master's Rhythm by Nabil Kanso

87/100

1987: Early Bourgeois Revolution in Germany by Werner Tubke

88/100

1988: Apocalypse Now by Christopher Wool

89/100

1989: Untitled by Jack Goldstein

90/100

1990: September Defeat by Tadeusz Kantor

91/100

1991: Diptych by Anatol Stepanenko

92/100

1992: Naked Man, Back View by Lucian Freud

93/100

1993: The Great Bear by Simon Patterson

94/100

1994: Blotter by Peter Doig

95/100

1995: Execution by Yue Minjun

96/100

1996: The Holy Virgin Mary by Chris Ofili

97/100

1997: Kali by Tyeb Mehta

98/100

1998: Untitled by Ellen Gallagher

99/100

1999: Greek Island Landscape by King Charles III

100/100

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