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Picasso in Arles: A Modern Master Follows in the Footsteps of Van Gogh

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  We’ve gone on and on both on this blog and in our recently released “ART + TRAVEL EUROPE: Step into The Lives of Five Famous Painters” about Vincent Van Gogh’s troubled but productive time in Arles on the western edge of the Provence region of southern France that spanned from early 1888 to mid 1889. But Van Gogh was ... Read More »

Birds on A Wire, Japan’s Penis Festival, and An Abstract Artist Battle Royale

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  At London’s Barbican, zebra finches play guitar for the pleasure of museum goers—play “Freebird”, dudes! (Guardian UK)   Only 33 years after its last use, France has opened a museum dedicated to their favorite method of capital punishment, the guillotine. (Guardian)   If you’re liable to blush or giggle at the sight of giant wooden weewees and whowhodillys, you ... Read More »

Old Master to Be New Movie Hero: Da Vinci Action Flick in Development

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  Whether or not they’re wholly truthful, Derek Jarman’s “Caravaggio” and Robert Altman’s “Vincent and Theo” are at least faithful to the stories of the artists they portray—delivering the tone, the feeling of those real lives if not their exact details. Wonderful and effective as they are, these and other films following the histories of these great painters do lack ... Read More »

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