Painting modern lives is the sixth chapter of our virtual exhibition Faces of Europe. You can preview other chapters here.

Texts, research and compilation: Ann Maher and Douglas McCarthy.

The exhibition was created as part of the Europeana 280 campaign. 

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Worn Out, 1889, Hans Andersen Brendekilde, BRANDTS, Public Domain Mark
The Café-Concert, ca. 1879, Édouard Manet, The Walters Art Museum, CC0
Berthe Morisot au bouquet de violettes, 1872, Édouard Manet, Musée d'Orsay, CC BY-NC-SA
An Amateur Concert, 1882, Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, Museu do Chiado – Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Public Domain Mark
The Artist's Mother Ane Hedvig Brøndum in the Blue Room, 1909, Anna Ancher, National Gallery of Denmark, CC0
The Artist Venny Soldan-Brofeldt, 1886-1887, Hanna Pauli, Gothenburg Museum of Art , CC BY-NC
Out into the World, 1889, Maria Wiik, Finnish National Gallery, CC BY
Boys Drawing, 1864, Sofie Ribbing, Gothenburg Museum of Art, CC BY-NC
Lucifer, 1890, Franz von Stuck, National Gallery, Sofia, Public Domain Mark
The Scream, 1893, Edvard Munch, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design , CC BY-NC
[At work on the ceiling fresco at Tampere], 1904, Hugo Simberg, Finnish National Gallery, CC BY
The Wounded Angel, 1903, Hugo Simberg, Finnish National Gallery, CC BY
Pornokratès, 1878, Félicien Rops, Musée Félicien Rops, Public Domain Mark