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Haere Mai – Auckland Art Gallery

http://www.aucklandartgallery.com/ Heralded in 1888 as ‘the first permanent Art Gallery in the Dominion’, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki remains the largest art institution in New Zealand, with a collection numbering over 15,000 works. These include major holdings of New … Continue reading

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http://www.luxartasia.com/ Christieâ€s announced the single-owner sale of A Connoisseurâ€s Vision: Property from the Xu Hanqing Collection, which will be offered on September 15. This elite group of 150 objects includes rare and important examples of ancient Chinese paintings, rare calligraphy, … Continue reading

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BibliOdyssey: Ornithologia Manetti

http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2011/08/ornithologia-manetti.html Hand-coloured engravings from Vol. 4 of Saverio Manetti’s 5-volume treatise on birds from 1776: ‘Storia Naturale Degli Uccelli Trattata con Metodo e Adornata di Figure Intagliate in Rame e Miniate al Naturale. Ornithologia Methodice Digesta Atque Iconibus Aeneis ad … Continue reading

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The Chinese art of elegant bribery | openDemocracy

http://www.opendemocracy.net/openeconomy/antony-ou/chinese-art-of-elegant-bribery There is more than aesthetics and investment in today’s demand for Chinese art. Art has become an invisible cloak that helps businessmen navigate Chinese corruption. Traditional Chinese art works of the past and present have become increasingly valuable commodities … Continue reading

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Fifty Two Pieces

http://www.fiftytwopieces.blogspot.com/ Marcel Duchamp’s Boite-en-valise seems quite full. And it turns out from this image of the Portland Art Museum’s Boite (shown to the left and above) there’s even more in that box. The National Museum of Scotland owns one of … Continue reading

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BODY PAINTING: Upper Body Painting Picture

http://gobodypainting.blogspot.com/2011/01/upper-body-painting-picture.html Fishing On The Susquehanna In July I have never been fishing on the Susquehanna or on any river for that matter to be perfectly honest. Not in July or any month have I had the pleasure — if it … Continue reading

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Kandinsky at the Bauhaus, 1922–1933

http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/exhibitions/on-view/kandinsky-at-the-bauhaus-1922-1933 In 1922 Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) accepted a teaching position at the Bauhaus, the state-sponsored Weimar school of art and applied design founded in 1919 by architect Walter Gropius. The schoolâ€s curriculum was based … Continue reading

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