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This artist’s voluptuous nudes sparked the term ‘Rubenesque’

May 30, On This Day Known for his rich and voluptuous art, Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish artist and diplomat from the Duchy of Brabant in the Southern Netherlands (modern-day Belgium), considered the most influential artist of the Flemish Baroque tradition.   He was born in June 1577 and passed away today, centuries...


When a 12-year-old kid punched through a $1.5-mn 17th century painting

August 23, On This Day That’s some expensive clumsiness! It was a cringe moment, and how. Six years ago, on this day — aka Sunday of August 23, 2015 — a 12-year-old boy accidentally tripped and fell straight into a painting worth $1.5 million at an exhibition in Taiwan, ripping his arm right through it....