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Paula Rego, one of the most famous Portuguese painters of all time, has died
Painter Paula Rego, one of the most acclaimed and awarded Portuguese artists internationally, died this morning in London, aged 87, a source close to the family told Lusa. According to gallery owner Rui Brito, the artist “died peacefully at home, with her children”. Paula Rego studied in the 1960s at
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IN 1911, MONA LISA WAS STOLEN
Missing for 2 years, the work was found in an unusual place. With the fall of Napoleon in 1815, the Mona Lisa, the work of Leonardo da Vinci, went to its definitive home: the Louvre. Amidst some of the greatest artistic treasures of all time, she seemed to have finally
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10 Renoir works you need to know
If you want to brighten up your weekend, travel virtually through the works of Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). The French artist was not only an important figure in 19th century art, but also played a central role in the Impressionist movement. Along with Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Camille Pissarro, he
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War in Ukraine also digs trenches in the arts
Svetlana Zakharova, the biggest star of the Bolshoi Ballet and Teatro La Scala, cried after the performance of “Silentium” in Moscow. The moment was the visible face of a silent conflict that is affecting artists. Svetlana Zakharova is a prima ballerina, having achieved all possible awards in the world of
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Famous works in the world and their locations (part 1)
Here we have gathered famous works of western art that have entered the hall of fame, made by painters from different times and countries. 1) Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa (“Lady Lisa”), also known as La Gioconda (in Italian: La Gioconda, “the smiling one” [; in French, La
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Villa with a fresco by Caravaggio is up for auction
Villa Aurora in Rome is up for auction. Inside this opulent mansion is a fresco by the Italian artist Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio. This is the only fresco known by the Baroque painter, as the art historian Claudio Strinati says: “This work is unique because it is a
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Forty years ago, writer Milan Kundera’s Czech citizenship was revoked by the Czech government.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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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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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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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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