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Masters of French painting Exhibition in Paris

A fascinating exhibition featuring previously unpublished pencil works by Monet and Pissarro will be running until 3 July at the Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris. Art and Child features many other masters of French painting including Cezanne, Manet, Matisse, Morisot, Renoir and Picasso whose works have been taken from private collections and prestigious museums around […]

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Five Interesting Things About Wassily Kandinsky

“Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.” – Wassily Kandinsky Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow, Russia, on the 16 December 1866. Now one of the most famous […]

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Art news / 21 – 27 March

Here's hoping you've all had a wonderful Easter weekend, before the Bank Holiday comes to a close, catch up on the art news you might have missed this week. 1. This week the Musée d’Orsay’s exhibition Le Douanier Rousseau: Archaic Candor opened in Paris. Rousseau, who only became a painter in his 40s is explored here […]

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Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery has opened its latest exhibition, Jeff Koons: Now, by Hirst’s pal Jeff Koons. The exhibition has been co-curated by the two heavyweight artists, and the trove of pop art goodies on display are from Hirst’s own private collection of Koon’s work; and since Koon’s hasn’t had a major retrospective in the […]

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Tracey Emin: first solo exhibition in China and her marriage to an ancient stone

Tracey Emin has just opened her first solo exhibition in greater China, coinciding with the launch of Art Basel in Hong Kong. Her show I Cried Because I Love You is a joint presentation by the competing Lehmann Maupin and White Cube galleries, which Emin explains, “It’s about me being able to not have to […]

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Street Art: everything you need to know

What is Street Art?  Street Art is essentially any visual art created in a public location. However traditionally Street Art is usually illegally done and unsanctioned by any authority (which is why the artist will sometimes attempt to conceal part or all of their identity); and motivated by the artists’s need to communicate a message […]

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A Guide to Marc Chagall

“In our life there is a single colour, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the colour of love.” – Marc Chagall Marc Chagall was born as he put it “born dead” in 1887 in Vitebsk, Belarus – then part of Russia. He was the eldest of nine […]

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Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North in Brexit dispute

In anticipation of the referendum on 23 June, when the British public will vote for the country to either stay or leave the European Union, an anti-Europe group has enraged Sir Antony Gormley after using his infamous Angel of the North statue for a politick stunt, projecting their slogan “Vote Leave, Take Control” next to […]

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Art news / 14 – 20 March

Five stories from the art world this week which piqued our interest at MyArtBroker HQ. 1. Last month an historically themed French amusement park bought a silver ring, supposedly that of Joan of Arc, at auction in London for £300,000 (£286,000 over the top estimate). The auction battle for the French amusement park is, however, not […]

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