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The day a tiny French museum found that half of its paintings are fakes

April 30, On This Day ‘That wasn’t painted by Étienne Terrus!’ It all began innocently enough, when art historian Eric Forcada was hired by the Étienne Terrus Museum, located in the artist’s tiny hometown of sunny Elne in Southern France, to rehang its dedicated collection after the building’s recent restoration. But within minutes of looking...

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Meet one of the harbingers of Modern Art

April 30, On This Day Manet, an Impressionist herald A pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism, French modernist painter Édouard Manet was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life. Born in January 1832, he died on April 30 1883. His early masterworks are today considered watershed paintings that mark...