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Mini Biography: Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Birth: November 2, 1699
Death: December 6, 1779
Nationality: French
Movement: Rococo time period, but French Provincial Realism in practice (yes, I totally made French Provincial Realism and to see why check out… 192 more words
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Matthew Baigell & the Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards 2016

Our Advisory Board member Matthew Baigell’s Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish American American Art, 1880-1940 (Syracuse University Press, 2015) was awarded Honorable Mention in the Association of Jewish Studies Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards for 2016 in the category for Jews and the Arts.
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On a truly grand scale

Sometimes a single photograph simply doesn’t convey the sheer scale and drama of a building. Last month I was staying in Milan and took the opportunity to visit the magnificent Italian Gothic cathedral – the Duomo di Milano. 282 more words

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The Mysterious Mary Magdalene.

Penitent Magdalene by artist Guido Reni, c. 1635,Walters Art Museum.

Mary Magdalene is to simply put it an enigma. She is one of the more fascinating characters or persons from the gospels. 1,399 more words

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Van Gogh's Bloody Self-Portrait Hidden For 128 Years, Now The Most Valuable Painting!

Billed as “the best kept secret in art history”, Van Gogh’s self-portrait with bleeding ear is the most sought after painting in the international art market today. 662 more words

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