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Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World (1948)

The conquest of life’s problems through:

  • determined willpower.
  • the triumph of the human spirit.

A woman in her 50’s (the American Christina Olson)

  • overcomes her physical disability (parlaysis from the waist down).
  • slowly crawls towards the farmhouse.

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George Bellows, Dempsey and Firpo (1924) 

The Argentinian boxer, Luis Firpo, knocking down the American, Jack Dempsey, in their 1923 world heavyweight boxing match

Dempsey went on to win.

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J. Howard Miller, We Can Do It! (1942) 

A World War Two poster to boost worker morale.

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John Singleton Copley, Watson and the Shark (1778)

This shows that life can sometimes be on a knife edge between

  • survival and
  • success

The 14-year-old Brook Watson:

  • survived the shark attack in Havana harbour in 1749.
  • eventually became Lord Mayor of London.

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Winslow Homer, The Life Line (1884)

This sea rescue shows:

  • the struggles of life.
  • how easily success can turn into failure.

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Piero della Francesca, The Resurrection (c1460) 

This shows:

  • the resurrected Jesus triumphing over the sleeping soldiers.
  • how you can transform your life with or without religion.

The favourite painting of the management writer, Charles Handy

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Edgar Degas, The Dance Class (1875) 

These young ballerinas at the Paris Opera show that success requires:

  • practice.
  • constant learning.

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