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Facebook censors 150-year-old Courbet painting

This is a French TV video, about Facebook censoring Gustave Courbet‘s painting L’origine du monde in 2011.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands, today: 399 more words

Human Rights

Beyond the French Impressionists: 2 The Macchiaioli, Giovanni Boldini

Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931)

Boldini was brought up in Ferrara, where his father owned a restaurant and painted in his free time. Today the town houses the largest collection of Giovanni Boldini’s work, in its Museo Giovanni Boldini, part of the Gallerie d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. 1,142 more words


Art History - Realism

Realism: 1848-1860

what was going on?

Realism flourished during a time of turmoil in Europe. Revolutions were occurring throughout Italy, Germany, and Austria. In France, the Revolution of 1830 had placed a weak constitutional monarchy in charge, led by Louis-Phillipe, who despoted himself and was replaced by Napoleon III who would only wreak more chaos in Europe by igniting the Franco-Prussian War. 311 more words

Art History

Book review: The Work of Art, Anthea Callen

“The Work of Art. Plein air Painting and Artistic Identity in Nineteenth-century France”
Anthea Callen
Reaktion Books, April-May 2015
Hardback, 19.7 x 25.7 cm (7.75 x 10.1 in), 336 pp., £30.00, US$50 (due 15 June) 2,118 more words


Sexualisation of everything

As a feminist, the human form and its representation is something that troubles me constantly, because I’m always second guessing what I find acceptable and unacceptable. 877 more words


From Flickr: "Village in Winter" by lluisribesmateu1969

c. 1868. Oil on canvas. 44,5 x 54 cm. Städel Museum, Frankfurt. 1406.

via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/rWmJf6

Coupe-coupe au Tonkin

Coupe-coupe au Tonkin  

Grüß Gott !

Les soldats français, au Tonkin, achèvent les blessés, exécutent les prisonniers, tranchent les têtes.

A la conquête du Tonkin / Journal de marche d’un Turco / 1885-1887 / Emile Deguine / L’Harmattan / 2009: 1,371 more words