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Devastating Fire Destroys Thousands of Artworks in Abkhazia’s National Gallery

A tragic incident unfolded in Abkhazia, a Russian-backed breakaway region of Georgia, as a fire ravaged the National Gallery of Abkhazia, reducing thousands of cherished artworks to ashes. The National Gallery, more storage space than a museum, suffered irreparable losses in a blaze that swept through its exhibition hall in the capital, Sukhumi, early on […]

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Disaster and Architecture: How Catastrophes Have Shaped Iconic Buildings

Throughout history, some of the world’s most famous buildings have endured various catastrophes, including fire, war, and natural disasters. Despite the challenges they faced, these architectural marvels have not only survived but also bear the scars that tell their compelling stories. This article looks into the remarkable resilience of iconic structures such as the Parthenon,

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Tragic Loss: Seminal Sculpture by Michelangelo Pistoletto Destroyed in Fire in Naples

In a devastating incident, a renowned sculpture by Michelangelo Pistoletto, one of Italy’s most celebrated living artists, was destroyed in a fire that broke out outside Naples City Hall. The artwork, titled “Venus in Rags,” depicted a neoclassical nude Venus amidst a pile of colourful rags, juxtaposing divine beauty with earthly destitution. This tragic event

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