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American French Film Festival open in Hollywood
Los Angeles: The American French Film Festival opened Monday in Hollywood, marked by concerns over the sharp drop in theater attendance in France and the United States since the pandemic. “There´s no hiding the fact: cinema is experiencing a real upheaval,” director Jean-Jacques Annaud told AFP at the 26th edition
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The Nobel Prize in Literature 2022 was awarded to French writer Annie Ernaux
  She is the 17th woman to win the prestigious prize among the 119 laureates of literature since the first Nobel was awarded in 1901. The 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to French writer Annie Ernaux, the Swedish Academy announced today. “In her writing, Ernaux, consistently and
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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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