Diego de Velazquez, the greatest of court painters, ironically was an unlikely candidate for that job.
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Frans Hals is often overshadowed by the other two great artistic geniuses of the Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer. Yet there is one dimension in which Hals stands clearly apart.
One of the most despicable things that can happen to a great work art is to be willfully cut in pieces for the greedy purpose of making more money through multiple sales.
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In keeping with tradition, the art world has taken its usual late-summer vacation, with many venues and events on hiatus in July a...
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