Christina’s World

Keith Haring was born in 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Using chalk, he began drawing small, vibrant characters and animals as well as various recognizable symbols such as dazibaos in New York

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Francois Quesnel

Pre-emption by the Musée Condé of Chantilly of a rare drawing of a child

Cultural exchange and cooperation are important parts of the comprehensive Sino-European strategic partnership. They play an irreplaceable role in enhancing mutual understanding between people and promoting the value of our relations. At the 14th Sino-European Summit in 2011, the leaders stressed that cultural exchange is one of the three pillars of Sino-European relations.

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The Fall of the Angel

Because of his origins, Marc Chagall intensely felt the problems of the Jewish community in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century, just as he intuitively experienced the problems that Russia, his native country, was going through with the First World War and the October Revolution.

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Art is usually understood as a concrete interpretation of reality. The process and result of expressing the inner and outer world in relation to the creator. Therefore, art is a creative activity that reflects not only the interests of the creators, but also the interests of others. The definition and evaluation of art as a reality phenomenon (existence and consciousness) has been discussed for a long time. The understanding of art has changed with the development of philosophical, social and aesthetic standards and evaluations. Art has long been considered a means of cultural activity to satisfy the love of beauty. In this sense, art is the technology by which a product provides aesthetic pleasure.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica defines it as “ art, also called (to distinguish it from other art forms) visual art, a visual object or experience consciously created through an expression of skill or imagination. The term art encompasses diverse media such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, decorative arts, photography, and installation“. However, with the development of social norms and ethical and aesthetic evaluations, art has acquired the right to claim all activities aimed at creating a form of expression, not only aesthetic and artistic.

Thus, the standard of art is the ability to evoke the emotional response of others. The concept of art has changed since Fin de Siècle. Whether an object can be called a work of art or not depends on the perspective of the artist and the viewer of the artwork; how one sees the body of an object as art or in art. The number of ways to achieve the perfect mode by making art is „at least“ equal to the imagination of each artist and „probably“ far more than the number of artists in the world. In other words, there are at least two ways to understand the body and materiality of an object in art: the body of an object as art and the body of an object in art. Things of daily use can become works of art through a special position. And this object can be used together with other materials to create a work. By defamiliarizing things, you can get closer to art objects. Positional poetics distinguishes art from non-art. There are literally no restrictions on using things as or in art. Basic materials, canvases, frames, paints, engraving metals, cameras and printing processes, film installations, all influence the construction of art.
Paul Gauguin, Where Do We Come From- What Are We- Where Are We Going-, 1897, oil on canvas, 139 × 375 cm (55 × 148 in), Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Letter from “Paul Gauguin” to “Daniel de Monfreid”

I did not write to you last month, I had nothing new to tell you and could only have repeated myself, and besides I did not have the courage to do so. Then when the letter carrier came a little later, there was again nothing from Chaudet. Since my health is completely restored, and I therefore no longer have a chance of dying a natural death, I wanted to kill myself.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Blonde bather(s) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Auguste Renoir painted two similar versions of Blonde Bather (La baigneuse blonde) in 1881 and 1882, both of which are now published as private collections. The 1882 version is seen above on the left. The model was Aline Charigot, who later became Renoir’s wife. Inspired by Renaissance paintings (especially Raphael’s frescoes) in Italy in 1881, these works are clearly different in style from Renoir’s earlier works. Some commentators have called these works beautiful, while others have called them vulgar.

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No Radio

Barbara Kruger was born in Newark in 1945. In 1965 she began her studies at Syracuse University, Syracuse, which she continued in 1966 at Parsons School of Design in New York. In the sixties and seventies she worked as a graphic designer for the American fashion magazine „Mademoiselle“. In 1980 she received a scholarship at PS1 (Project Studio One), New York. She lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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Grande Venus

Grande Venus de Milo aux tiroirs

Dali´s surrealistic obsession with women is revealed by the frequent use in his works of the image symbolising the Venus. The most beautiful of all Venuses, even though the most elusive, is certainly the Venus of Milo.

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