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Switzerland puts up 2m SFr to track down Nazi loot in its museums

Over five years, Switzerland’s culture ministry will give 2m Swiss francs to encourage museums to investigate the provenance of works in their collections. According to a 2011 federal report, out of 326 museums that responded to a survey, 25 estimated that they could have works that were looted by Nazis.

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Art History

ABSOLUTISM

“Louis-Antoine de Gontaut, Duke of Byron (1700-1788) as a Peacock”, École Française, 1740.

Painting

Kansas City museum's painting attributed to Hieronymus Bosch

A newly attributed painting by Hieronymus Bosch has been identified in America, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. The Temptation of St Anthony, previously assumed to be by a pupil or follower, is now dated to 1500-10.

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Catching Up: First, Italy

After too long a silence we are posting some past events bringing us up to the present, 2016. Like always we will try our best to stay more current… 300 more words

Painting

Hegel—Abstract

Hegel was a German philosopher who lived from 1770 to 1831 and even today continues to influence discussions about aesthetics and art history. Despite his sometimes closed-minded judgments concerning art, he knew a remarkable amount about as well as a wide variety of art. 393 more words

Art

The Ballysaggartmore Towers

It’s the middle of winter here and many art ventures, events and venues are closed. So much of the art that is happening is my own, painting and sketching my impressions of this country and my time here. 296 more words

Architecture

Re-Opening the Renwick and the Morning After

The quiet child of the Smithsonian family of museums re-opened this November with a surprisingly bold statement.  The aptly named Wonder exhibit is well worth a visit for its truly impressive installation pieces.  1,139 more words

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