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The Armory Show Celebrates 100th Anniversary

It is the 100th anniversary of the famous 1913 New York Armory Show and the New York Historical Society is celebrating with The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution.  In 1913 Arthur B. Davies and a small group of American artists wanted to introduce the American public to the latest developments in European culture including European avant-garde painting and sculpture so they brought the International Exhibition of Modern Art to New York and presented the works at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue, which earned the exhibition the nickname of The Armory Show. The American public was not ready for what they would see inside the walls of …..

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Where to Find Van Gogh Prints, Posters and Art Work

In March 2012, a mysterious piece of artwork–discovered in the town of Otterlo, Netherlands, “Still Life with Meadow Flowers and Roses”  was under  scrutiny since 1974 – has finally been proven an artwork by Van Gogh. Housed at the Kroeller-Mueller Museum, magnetic imaging made it possible for art connoisseurs to validate its authenticity. Other collections by the legendary Dutch artist Van Gogh, have  commanded values in the  millions. As was the case with “Portrait of Dr. Gachet” went for $82.5 million; “Sunflowers” sold  for $39.9 million; and “Irises” was bought for $53.9 million. (Source: CNN.com). On the contrary, the discovery of Van Gogh’s new found work  is timed with Google’s newest release of its …..

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At Home with the Artists

One of the best ways to get in touch with artists and their work is to see where they lived.  Today the homes of many famous artists have been made into museums which give tours so that visitors can see the environment where artists created some of their most famous works.  One of the most famous artist homes and studios is the home of Claude Monet in Giverny, France.  Here visitors can wander through his famous gardens, over the Japanese footbridge and gaze at floating water lilies as if to set foot in one of his paintings.  His most famous scenes captured on canvas exist to this day in addition …..

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