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Struth photographed Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 2011. "They were actually quite nice together," he says of the experience. (Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh, Windsor Castle 2011) Thomas Struth/Promised Gift to the National Gallery of Art from the Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker hide caption

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Photography Writ Large: The Monumental Art Of Thomas Struth

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Kathleen Turner stars as Joan Didion in Arena Stage's production of The Year of Magical Thinking. C. Stanley Photography/Arena Stage hide caption

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'It's Very Lonely': Kathleen Turner Stars As Joan Didion In 'Magical Thinking'

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In a recent series of photographic drawings, David Hockney, shown above in his studio, plays with the relationship between painting and photography. Richard Schmidt/David Hockney/Abrams Books hide caption

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Artist David Hockney Says The Drive To Create Pictures 'Is Deep Within Us'

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Barbie has taken over Paris — she has her very own exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs. Mattel/Les Arts Décoratifs hide caption

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Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

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A wealthy American living in Paris, Romaine Brooks had the freedom to paint whatever and however she wanted. Don't let her sober, 1923 Self-Portrait fool you — Smithsonian curator Virginia Mecklenburg says in the 1910s and 1920s, Brooks and her circle of friends had plenty of fun in Paris. Smithsonian American Art Museum hide caption

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Painter Romaine Brooks Challenged Conventions In Shades Of Gray

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This rare 1700s robe volante, or "flying dress," was recently purchased by Palais Galliera, a fashion museum in Paris. Joan de Jean hide caption

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Joan de Jean

Vive Le Confort! For Corseted Courtiers, This Dress Was A French Revolution

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Chase exhibited this painting in 1884 under two different titles — The Young Orphan and later, At Her Ease. On loan from the National Academy Museum at The Phillips Collection hide caption

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Meet William Merritt Chase, The Man Who Taught America's Masters

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Looking Back On How The National Gallery Of Art Got Its Start 75 Years Ago

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The Mellon Family And The Start Of The National Gallery Of Art

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Anton Raphael Mengs left some key details out of his Portrait of Mariana de Silva y Sarmiento, duquesa de Huescar, 1775. Courtesy of The Met Breuer Museum hide caption

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You Gonna Finish That? What We Can Learn From Artworks In Progress

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Library Of Congress Opens 'Jazz Singers' Exhibition

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Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, may be best known as King Louis XV's Chief Mistress. But she was also a highly educated tastemaker, a patron of the arts, and an artist in her own right. Heritage Images/Getty Images hide caption

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More Than A Mistress: Madame De Pompadour Was A Minister Of The Arts

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Meryl Streep's First Acting Gig: Becoming Pretty And Popular In High School

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Workers tend a garden in Gomez's 2015 Jardín no 1. © Ramiro Gomez/Courtesy of Abrams hide caption

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Gardens Don't Tend Themselves: Portraits Of The People Behind LA's Luxury

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In Eugène Delacroix's 1827 lithograph, Mephistopheles Aloft, 1827, a demon flies over a dark city. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco/The J. Paul Getty Museum hide caption

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For 19th Century French Artists, 'Noir' Was The New Black

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