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A \’scandalous\’ painting not displayed for 150 years: The art of and by Queen Victoria

June 21, On This Day Queen Victoria reigned over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from June 20, 1837 (shortly after she turned 18) until her death in 1901. This 63-year-long Victorian era was longer than that of any previous British monarch and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire …

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It\’s only \’appropriate\’ to mark the birthday of this Japanese artist

June 11, On This Day Copycat? Nah, it\’s recontextualizing art work into new forms! What is appropriation art? It\’s the art of using pre-existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to them. Inherent to this is the understanding that the new work re-contextualizes whatever it borrows to create new work. In most …

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Today marks a Post-Impressionist master, UK’s richest artist and one of America’s most influential painters

June 6, On This Day The man who developed Synthetism Vincent van Gogh was his friend, Edgar Degas his fan and Pablo Picasso heavily influenced by his works — Paul Gauguin, born on June 7, 1848, was a French Post-Impressionist artist, who was unappreciated until after his death. He has influenced the French avant-garde and …

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22 years in the last restoration of \’The Last Supper\’ ended on this day in history

May 28, On This Day The last restoration? The mammoth task of restoring one of the most iconic painting’s in world history finished 22 years ago today, on May 28, 1999 — and interestingly, the entire effort had also taken almost the same amount of year, having started circa 1977-78. In fact, many would argue …

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A towering reminder of a patron of the arts: Chrysler

May 27, On This Day A businessman and an art connoisseur Exactly 91 years ago today, on May 27, 1930, the 1,046-foot (or 319-metre) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, was opened to the public. The building was constructed by American automotive industry executive Walter Chrysler, the head …

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