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Portrait of The Artist as a Sick, Beaten, Shot, Cut, and Dying Man

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  Just the other day, a newly discovered painting (above left) by reclusive English modern master, Lucian Freud, was unveiled before heading to auction. Like so much of Freud’s work, the piece exalts in the rheumy yellows, reds, and purples of human flesh that most painters avoid. Unlike other Freud examples, though, this one gives a peek into the secretive ... Read More »

Goya’s Great Mystery

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Painter Francisco Goya is Spain’s national treasure — in fact, even the nation’s version of the Oscars are named after him. For most of his life, the artist was a painter to the royal court, but in his old age, he left Spain, disillusioned with the political situation, and settled in France. It was there that he painted what some ... Read More »

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