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John Singer Sargent, his landscapes, and his controversial portrait of Madame X

The leading portrait painter of his generation, John Singer Sargent is remembered on 14th April on his death anniversary. He died in 1925 and left behind a legacy of around 900 oil paintings, more than 2000 watercolours, numerous sketches and charcoal drawings. Although he was popular among art lovers as a portraitist, he was also …

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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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I walked into a gallery and saw my own face on a wall

The human face is one of the most dramatic subjects of art. Here, the author stumbles into his own face and writes his brief journey into the mysterious world of portraitures, and weird people with this obsession in these times of mobile cameras and selfie culture