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1.The Triumph of Music

Marc Chagall has his group of archetypes, these images that he returns to, images that are part of his memories, of his imagination, that are part of popular culture as well. When we look at his paintings…

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1 Marceau

Marcel Marceau had a first-hand experience with the horror of the Nazis, having lost his father in Auschwitz, and even used the art of mime against it. The Jewish Marceau (née Mangel) got his first exposure…

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epa03006595 (FILE) A file picture dated 22 October 2002 shows visitors looking at paintings, entitled Maeda Primavesi (1912, L) and Adele Bloch Bauer II (1912), by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) during the opening of the exhibition ‘Gustav Klimt – Landschaften (Gustav Klimt – Landscapes)’ at the Oberes Belvedere in Vienna, Austria. Klimt’s 150th birth anniversary will be celebrated in 2012 with special exhibits in eight Viennese museums, reports state on 17 November 2011. EPA/BARBARA GINDL [ Rechtehinweis: (c) dpa ]

Last summer, Oprah Winfrey sold a Gustav Klimt portrait – called “Adele Bloch-Bauer II” – for $150 million to a Chinese collector, in one of the biggest private art deals of 2016. Winfrey and the U.S. dealer who engineered the sale…

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Richter

In the long arc of art history, we’ve become reluctantly accustomed to the devastating loss of cultural artifacts due to war and human misdeeds, natural disaster, and just plain unfortunate accidents. But what happens when the destruction is a conscious…

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The ultimate anthology of the Dada movement is a book planned in detail by the Romanian avant-gardist Tristan Tzara in Paris around 1921.
However, a lack of funds…

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German-born French photographer Gisèle Freund (1908-2000) offers a rare look at Frida Kahlo in intimate snapshots taken of the celebrated artist during some of the last years of her life. Freund met the legendary couple Kahlo and Diego Rivera when she…

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rothko

Before he killed himself in his Manhattan studio in February 1970, Mark Rothko wrote a will that was firm in its wishes if not its wording: his estate should not, it requested, be atomised and disappear into the vaults of the very wealthy. To this end, Rothko engaged three…

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At 84, Gerhard Richteris considered to be the world’s greatest living painter—and its priciest, too, at least at auction, where his record stands at $46.4 million for 1986’s AbstraktesBild, just behind Jeff Koons’s $58.4 million sculpture Balloon Dog (Orange). Gerhard Richteris still vigorously creating work, even though…

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