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Elective Affinities, hors-série: Noti Klagka

Desperation, some three hundred years apart, and for apparently very different reasons (comparison established by Noti Klagka). 44 more words

Elective Affinities


Gustave Courbet, The Stone Breakers

  • Oil on canvas, 1.6 X 2.59 m. Formerly Gemäldegerie, Dresden; destroyed in World War II.
  • Realism
  • The characters themselves, what they are doing, the clothes that they are wearing, the size of the painting, and the organization of the landscape all make…
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Art History


It seems I am always seeing things through the lens of art history. I thought I’d share something I came across today, an image, an image that reminded me of an old painting, and for some reason that deepened something. 64 more words

Paris - Day 3 - La Palette & Musee d'Orsay

Today was about history!!!

La Palette is a five minute walk from our apartment.  This bar opened in 1913 and was frequented by Picasso, Cezanne, Ernest Hemingway and Jim Morrison. 390 more words


View From A Lens

With the introduction of the camera, early photographers struggled over whether or not to classify their work as art or science. They were correct that science played a large part in the development of this medium. 463 more words


Today's image in thearthistoryroom. Gustave Courbet's "L'origine du monde" "The origin of the world"

Nude painting furore: court rules Facebook can be sued in France
Teacher wins right to sue over suspension of account after he posted photo of Gustave Courbet’s The Origin of the World. 136 more words

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French court rules against Facebook in censorship dispute

The Parisian school teacher whose Facebook account was suspended after he posted a picture of Gustave Courbet’s “L’Origine du Monde” (“The Origin of the World”) has won the right to have his case heard in France. 297 more words

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