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Rembrant's The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp.
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May 29, 2015 The artist's painting of a medical school demonstration is more than just a picture; it is an occasion for thinking about the ways sight and thought, art and science, need each other, says Alva Noë.
The Picasso work Women of Algiers (Version O) was sold for a record-breaking $179,365,000 Monday by Christie's auction house, making it the most expensive painting ever sold.
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May 11, 2015 Another record was set at the same auction when a Giacometti sculpture sold for $141 million. Thirty-four works of art were auctioned by Christie's at the event for a total of $706 million.
April 25, 2015 Maureen Gibbon's new novel, Paris Red, delves into the life of Victorine Meurent, Manet's favorite model and the central figure in some of his most famous paintings.
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Wong's style focused more on evoking emotion than capturing a photographic reproduction of nature.
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March 28, 2015 Tyrus Wong's expressive paintings caught Walt Disney's eye and became the visual guide for Bambi. Born in China, Wong — now 104 — used forged papers to enter the U.S. under the Chinese Exclusion Act.
Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?), a 1892 oil on canvas by French artist Paul Gauguin, was reportedly sold for a record $300 million.
February 7, 2015 The oil-on-canvas entitled Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) was produced in 1892 during the first of two trips to Polynesia by the French Post-Impressionist.
December 8, 2014 Mitchell talks about her new four-disc boxed set, Love Has Many Faces, and the different colors such a collection can reveal in a lifetime of work.
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Vincent van Gogh, The Road Menders, 1889
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October 10, 2013 There's a lot to be gained from repeating the same creative tasks over and over again, introducing small variations with each turn, says commentator Barbara J. King after reading about a Van Gogh exhibit set to open this weekend at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.
The Berlin-Potsdam Railway (1847) by Adolph Menzel
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February 15, 2013 You have to go to Berlin to see Adolph Menzel's best work. In the estimation of Alva Noë, it would be well worth the trip. Menzel is an exciting artist whose work explores the nature of human experience.
January 25, 2013 Meet the new Dutch master: Tjalf Sparnaay's food paintings are so gobsmacking in their level of detail, it's hard to resist the temptation to pick one up and take a bite.
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