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Vincent van Gogh trivia

Young van Gogh would regularly attempt to turn in flowers instead of his homework, which he often didn’t complete. Van Gogh had little interest in doing homework, perhaps one of the more relatable details of his lifetime. When he studied theology in Amsterdam, he also had to take courses on subjects such as algebra, Latin and [...]


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Gauguin Self Portrait with Yellow Christ

Painted on the eve of Gauguin’s first trip to Tahiti, Portrait of the Artist with the Yellow Christ is a veritable manifesto. In fact it is a triple portrait, in which the artist reveals different facets of his personality. Little known at the time, misunderstood, and abandoned by his wife who had gone back to Denmark with their [...]


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Edgar Degas facts

Where did Edgar Degas grow up? Edgar Degas grew up in Paris, France where his mother was an Opera singer and his father a French banker. Edgar’s parents had money and he was able to go to good schools growing up. His mother died when he was thirteen years old. Edgar showed a talent for drawing while young and wanted to become an [...]


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Teddy Duchamp Stand by me

This is the story of four twelve year olds living in a small town in the year 1959, whose lives were changed by a chance adventure that they embarked on at the end of an indolent summer. The four boys were Gordie Lachance (Wil Wheaton), Chris Chambers (River Phoenix), Teddy Duchamp (Corey Feldman), and Vern Tessio (Jerry [...]


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Facts about Claude Monet for kids

Soft wonderful colours and the use of light and shadows is probably how most people would describe the work of Claude Monet, one of the greatest painters of all time. His date of birth was in 1840 in Paris, France. His family owned a grocery business and naturally they expected their clever son to work for them as he became older. Monet [...]


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Vincent van Gogh top 7 famous paintings list

1. The Last Supper – Leonardo da Vinci. This world famous painting is not shown in a museum, but rather covers the back wall of the dining hall at Santa Maria delle Grazie monastery in Milan, Italy. It was painted by the most famous artist of all time, Leonardo da Vinci in the late 15th-century. The painting depicts the scene of The Last [...]


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Paul Gauguin Tahitian Women

In 1891, Gauguin went to Tahiti, an island he imagined to be a primitive paradise. The artist wanted “to live there in ecstasy, calm and art”. His financial difficulties, his aesthetic concerns and this very Baudelairian “invitation au voyage” drove him to that distant land to escape “the European struggle [...]


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Camille Pissarro famous paintings

Camille Pissarro was born on July 10, 1803 U.S. Virgin Islands, and died at the age of 100 on November 12, 1903 in Paris. He was one of the most important and prolific representatives of Impressionism. Camille Pissarro’s painting “Bords de la Seine at Bougival” of 1871 has the dimensions of 27 x 40 cm. It is from the [...]


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Manet the Artists

As a young artist Manet quickly began to work in a different style to many of his friends and broke from the rules that he had been taught in the atelier of Thomas Couture. As a result he received a great deal of harsh criticism and was mocked by both the general public and art critics of his time. Today Manet is considered by many to [...]


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Gauguin exhibition

Almost as legendary as Paul Gauguin’s colorful depictions of Tahitian utopia is the colorful story of how he got there and what he did once in the tropical locale – the bourgeois stockbrocker picked up and left his wife and five children to embark on a hunt to discover the primitive. After testing out and abandoning lands not [...]


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Auguste Renoir famous paintings

Renoir was born on February 25, 1841 in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France. His parents were working class, and his dad was a tailor. He was the sixth child. As a boy, Pierre worked at a porcelain factory. He was a skilled artist by that age, because he showed his drawings around at work, and he was chosen to paint designs on the fine china [...]


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Famous paintings of Renoir

A popular spot for artists and writers, the Moulin de la Galette was the subject of many paintings during the 19th and early 20th century. Like Renoir, artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh were keen to capture its ambience and joyfulness, though each canvas differs from the next. Below are examples of other works focused on the Moulin de [...]


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Renoir Famous Painter

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) The Jardin d’Essai, Algiers, 1881 Oil on canvas, 31 7/8″ x 25 5/8″ MGM MIRAGE Corporate Collection (157) These paintings of The Jardin d’Essai, Algiers and the Piazza San Marco, Venice were painted by Renoir in the same year, 1881, recording his travels to Algeria and Italy. Each image shows [...]


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Eugene Delacroix famous paintings

A heightened interest in foreign cultures throughout the nineteenth century led to the popularity of European art and literature of Oriental themes. With the establishment of new colonial territories and military conquests in North Africa and the Middle East, a number of artists began traveling to lands that they had previously only been [...]


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Paul Gauguin Biography

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin was born in Paris on 7 June, 1848, the son of Clovis Gauguin, a Republican editor, and his wife Aline Marie Chazal. In 1849, after Louis Napoléon came to power, the family emigrated to Peru. Clovis Gauguin died on the way. His widow and 2 children (Paul and his elder sister Mari) stayed in Lima with their rich [...]


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Claude Monet Camille

Claude and Camille begins when as an old man in Giverny, Claude discovers a letter from Camilles sister written nearly forty years earlier, holding him responsible for her death. Through the book, traveling back and forth between the young man so in love and the old man remembering, the reader will decide for herself if the terrible [...]


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Paul Cezanne information

Paul Cézanne was apart of a roster of artists who rebelled against established art norms of the middle 19th century. Bored and unsatisfied with depicting natural scenes and people, many artists during this time period began experimenting with abstract and geometric forms in order to bend reality according to their artistic visions. [...]


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Paul Gauguin Self Portrait With Halo

After returning to France to live with his grandfather, he joined the merchant marines, served a stint in the navy, took work as a stockbroker, married, and had several kids. His tumultuous life could have settled into middle-class ease, but then Gauguin went spectacularly off the rails. I’ll leave it to the biographers and historians to [...]


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Marcel Duchamp Gallery

The directors of Blain|Southern are delighted to present a group exhibition in which works by ten leading contemporary artists are placed in dialogue with the readymades of Marcel Duchamp. The exhibition examines the ways in which artists today continue to respond to the activation of memory and the phenomenon of ‘haunting’ so present in [...]


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Edgar Degas bathers

Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). Woman Drying Her Hair, ca. 1889. Pastel and graphite on brown wove paper mounted on board, 331⁄8 x 411⁄2 in. (84.1 × 105.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 21.113 Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). Seated Nude Woman Drying Her Hair, ca. 1902. Pastel on translucent paper mounted on paperboard, [...]


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