21MAR 2017
Marcel Duchamp Works of art

Marcel Duchamp Works of art

One of the most moving images in the current show of early Duchamp paintings, Marcel Duchamp. La peinture, meme at the Centre Pompidou, is actually the last work he ever did, Given (Etant donnes) 1: The Waterfall. 2. The Illuminating Gas . For an artist famous for trumpeting cold thought, it s a memory of lost emotion, a fading and elusive eroticism in the form of a naked spread…

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15MAR 2017
Degas Little Dancer

Degas Little Dancer

One of the 29 bronze castings of Degas s most famous sculpture, La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans, has been lent by the St Louis Art Museum to the National Gallery of Australia, to serve as the centrepiece of its current exhibition, Degas: Master of French Art. In another room stands a nude version of the same figure, modelled some time between 1878 and 1881. The subject was a…

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09MAR 2017
Duchamp chess

Duchamp chess

In 2014, Scott Kildall and Bryan Cera, both 3D-fabrication artists in the United States, gave the world something they considered a gift and homage: a re-creation of Marcel Duchamp’s personal hand-carved chess set. It had come from an earlier work of Kildall. “In 2010, I made Playing Duchamp, which was a commissioned art project, ” said Kildall. “I reprogrammed an open-source chess…

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03MAR 2017
Was Claude Monet French

Was Claude Monet French

CLAUDE MONET (FRENCH) – “House of Parliament, Sunset” – West Wing, Ground Floor, Gallery 87 Impressionist, didn’t like what he painted, slashed and burned many works, loved food, cooking, fine food, silver, linen. Impressionist had art show of their own. Reflections on water, colors danced on water. Biography > Art History Occupation: Painter Famous works: Impression: Sunrise…

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25FEB 2017
Vincent van Gogh fact File

Vincent van Gogh fact File

The Starry Night Artist Year 1889 Medium Oil on canvas Location Museum of Modern Art, New York City Dimensions 29 in × 36.25 in 73.7 cm × 92.1 cm Vincent van Gogh was known to be one of the famous and well-renowned painters in the history of art. His works were considered by the world, the works of a genius. One of his masterpieces which brought him to the portals of fame and honor…

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19FEB 2017
Claude Monet Japanese Bridge

Claude Monet Japanese Bridge

Claude Monet (artist) French, 1840 - 1926, 1899 oil on canvas overall: 81.3 x 101.6 cm (32 x 40 in.) framed: 101 x 120.7 x 7.6 cm (39 3/4 x 47 1/2 x 3 in.) Gift of Victoria Nebeker Coberly, in memory of her son John W. Mudd, and Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg 1992.9.1 On View From the Tour: Claude Monet: The Series Paintings Object 7 of 7 In the last decades of Monet s life, his…

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13FEB 2017
Edgar Degas works

Edgar Degas works

Edgar Degas The Private Impressionist Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle A Traveling Exhibition The great French artist Edgar Degas (1834–1917) once said, “I would like to be illustrious and unknown.” To a large degree, his wish has been granted. By the time of Degas’ death, more than ninety years ago, his art had become famous; his reputation since then has only grown…

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07FEB 2017
La Promenade Claude Monet

La Promenade Claude Monet

For those seeking masterpieces of art, Los Angeles is a must-see destination filled with cultural treasures from around the world. Many of these iconic works are unexpectedly in Los Angeles, from Van Gogh’s Irises and Diego Rivera’s Flower Day to The Thinker and The Blue Boy. Please note, paintings may occasionally be rotated out of public viewing or loaned to other museums. Throughout…

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01FEB 2017
Paul Gauguin Manao Tupapau

Paul Gauguin Manao Tupapau

1538 (Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy) Artists often revisited themes that had already been painted by artists of previous generations, paying homage to them or reworking them in their own style. Paul Gauguin s Manao Tupapau (The Spirit of the Dead Watching) from 1892 and Paul Cezanne s A Modern Olympia from 1873-1874 are both referencing Edouard Manet s Olympia from 1863. The subject…

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26JAN 2017
Duchamp clothing

Duchamp clothing

In March 1917, the Philadelphia-based modernist painter George Biddle hired a 42-year-old German woman as a model. She visited him in his studio, and Biddle told her that he wished to see her naked. The model threw open her scarlet raincoat. Underneath, she was nude apart from a bra made from two tomato cans and green string, and a small birdcage housing a sorry-looking canary…

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