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Heiress abandons legal fight to recover Pissarro work stolen by Nazis
When he located “La Bergère Rentrant des Moutons”, in a museum in Oklahoma, Léone-Noëlle Meyer accepted an agreement that stipulated the rotation of the work, every three years, between the United States and France. Although for years, she tried to annul that agreement, she has now announced that she will
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The value of beauty
Associated from antiquity with harmony and strength, with nature and the sacred, the “perception of the world through the senses” no longer ignores the experience of the ugly, nor the richness of diversity. Kieslowski’s lenses, Fellini’s films, Cartier-Bresson’s photographs, cherry blossoms in the Japanese spring, the tension that precedes the
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THE SAD HISTORY OF GUERNICA, THE MASTERPIECE OF PABLO PICASSO
It is said that during the Nazi occupation of France in World War II, a German officer, in the face of a retraction from the Guernica panel, would have asked Picasso if he had made the famous and tragic panel, in which the painter quickly replied: “No, it was you!”
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Compressed abstract expressionism: Willem de Kooning’s painting
  It is not new that much of what was characterized as the language of modern art consisted of a journey towards abstraction. If it is the impressionists who make the break with the linear perspective and the cubists the first to decompose the figure, for many, it followed with
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Munch wrote a secret message in ‘The Scream’
For decades, the phrase hidden in the upper left corner of the picture was attributed to an act of vandalism. But after all, it was written by the painter himself. It could only have been painted by a madman “. The scrawled and almost invisible phrase in the upper left
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Yellow color predominates in Van Gogh’s paintings (and this has a scientific explanation)
The works of the painter Van Gogh fit the artistic current of post-impressionism. These are characterized by having strong colors capable of attracting a very diverse audience. But why did the same colors almost always predominate? Science can answer that puzzle. Van Gogh’s work is extensive, but among his best
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Author Milan Kundera Given Back His Czech Citizenship After 40 Years
Forty years ago, writer Milan Kundera’s Czech citizenship was revoked by the Czech government. At that point, the author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being was living in France; he’d later become a French citizen. This contentious moment arose out of Kudera’s criticism for the oppressive regime currently in power in the
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How Renaissance masters captured the Adoration of the Magi
From Leonardo to Botticelli, the arrival of the three Kings has been a staple subject of Renaissance masters. hink of Christmas paintings, and images of the Christ child surrounded by an ox and a donkey probably come to mind. But many Renaissance artists have focused on the figures of the three magi,
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Prête-moi Ton Rêve Is this the most important art show ever seen in Africa?
Fully organised and created by Africans, and featuring the continent’s finest contemporary artists, a touring exhibition is marking a bold new dawn Jems Robert Koko Bi may be hard to reach by phone, say museum officials. The sculptor is in a forest near Abidjan in his native Ivory Coast, convening
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9 Books From the 1930s That Resonate Today
Reading 1930s Literature as Past or Prediction The 1930s saw protectionist policies, isolationist doctrines, and a rise of authoritarian regimes worldwide. There were natural disasters that contributed to mass migrations. The Great Depression cut deep into the American economy and changed the way people lived day-to-day. Many of the books published during
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