This gallery will showcase the concept of nihilism and the construction of meaning. Through many art pieces, especially from modern, surrealist, and impressionist movements in art history, I will show how artists create their own meaning in life while also allowing others to decipher their own meanings. These art pieces will also show the lack of literal meaning in many concepts along with showing how our own interpretations of the art's concepts can change within our own mind's eye. This will highlight the lack of literal meaning in the art and in our lives as humans as well as our ability to find meaning anyway and use our interpretations to live off of.It is important to look at how and why these pieces of art were made as opposed to the literal content held within them. The impressionist, modern, and post-modern movements in art focus their attention in how the pieces are created as well as the aesthetics and emotions behind certain visible aspects of the pieces such as the visible stroke of the brush, the choice in color, and the purposefully confusing and illogical placement of the subject manner.Included in this gallery are works made from Maruyama Okyo, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Chuck Close, Georges Seurat, and Piet Mondrian, along with two pieces inspired by the famous artist Rene Magritte. All of these works deal with either a warped perception of reality and/or the reconstruction of common ideals or beliefs about life. It is through looking at these pieces of art that many of the ideas and beliefs humans have insisted to be reality can be realized as purely human construction, leaving the universe to hold no meaning of its own while proving that all meaning only exists through the human consciousness. In other words, these pieces highlight the ideas of nihilism and the construction of meaning that have been explored by the literary works of Epictetus, Thoreau, Nietzsche, and Lucretius.