ARNO NADEL

Arno Nadel (1878-1943).

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NAZCA

A massive “drawing” of a killer whale (60 m) has been found in the legendary Nazca Lines of Peru. It could be the oldest image ever recorded at the site.

More HERE.

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The Nazca Lines are a series of large ancient geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert, in southern Peru. The largest figures are up to 370 m (1,200 ft) long. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.

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‘Mona Lisa nude sketch’ found in France

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A charcoal drawing housed in another art collection for more than 150 years may have been a sketch for the Mona Lisa, a French art expert says.

The charcoal portrait of a nude woman, known as the Monna Vanna, was previously attributed only to Leonardo da Vinci’s studio.

But experts have found enough clues to suggest the artist worked on both.

Read full article HERE.

JANE AUSTEN

“The Rice Portrait”, by Ozias Humphry (1742-1810).

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The portrait drawing below, in graphite on vellum, had been in a private collection for years, and was being auctioned as an “imaginary portrait” of Austen, with “Miss Jane Austin” written on the back.

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