What are some famous pieces of art featuring graveyards?


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The photograph "Old Spanish Cemetery" by Louis Fleckenstein and the painting "The Cemetery Gates" by Marc Chagall are famous images of cemeteries. Walker Evans is another photographer with many pictures of cemeteries in storage at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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Many museums allow their websites' visitors to search through art collections by keyword, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Both of these museums have other, varied types of art featuring graveyards. The Metropolitan Museum's collection includes Marsden Hartely's oil painting, "Cemetery, New Mexico" which as of October 2015 is on display in the museum. Another source of graveyards in art is available at commons.wikimedia.org, which contains work by important German, Czech and French artists.

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