READING

“Eichmann in Jerusalem” (1963), by Hannah Arendt (1906-1975).

 

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WHO WAS HILDEBRAND GURLITT?

by Cath Pound (click HERE).

The exhibitions (click HERE and HERE).

 

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(Click on the names in blue to see more)

 

AUGUST MACKE

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MILTON AVERY

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GUSTAV KLIMT

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HENRI MATISSE

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ÉDOUARD MANET

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AMEDEO MODIGLIANI

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PETER PAUL RUBENS

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PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR

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ALEKSEJ VON JAWLENSKY

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JANKEL ADLER

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PABLO PICASSO

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JOHANNES VERMEER

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MADGE GARLAND

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ANDY WARHOL

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ANTIKYTHERA

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Sometime before Easter 1900, Elias Stadiatos, a Greek sponge diver, discovered the wreck of an ancient cargo ship (150-100 BC) off Antikythera island at a depth of 42m. Sponge divers retrieved several statues and other artifacts from the site,
including a mechanical computer designed to calculate astronomical positions.

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No earlier geared mechanism of any sort has ever been found. Nothing close to its technological sophistication appears again for well over a millennium, when astronomical clocks appear in medieval Europe.

At the photo below a reconstruction of the mechanism.

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More information HERE.

NUDES

by Sebastiano Ricci (1659-1734)

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Charles-Antoine Coypel (1694-1752)

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Jacques Reattu (1760-1833)

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Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)

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Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572)

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Théodore Géricault (1791-1824)

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Manuel Benedito Vives (1875-1963)

Manuel Benedito Vives

William Bourgereau (1825-1905)

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Karl Pavlovich Bryullov (1799-1852)

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Osmar Schindler (1867-1927)

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THE ARMADA PORTRAIT

The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I of England is the name of any of three surviving versions of an allegorical panel painting depicting the Tudor queen surrounded by symbols of imperial majesty against a backdrop representing the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588.
The three surviving versions are:
. The version at Woburn Abbey, in Bedfordshire, England. (below)
. The version in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
. The version owned by the Tyrwhitt-Drake family.

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Unknown artist, 1588.