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    • Russians decorate isolation by recreating artworks

      Russians decorate isolation by recreating artworks

      In the coronavirus lockdown, Russians can’t go to their beloved and renowned museums. So they’re filling the holes in their souls by recreating artworks while stuck at home and posting them on social media. The Facebook group where the works are posted has become a huge hit. The art recreations range from studious and reverent to flippant and goofy.

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    • New York's Metropolitan Museum turns 150 in lockdown

      New York's Metropolitan Museum turns 150 in lockdown

      Parties, new exhibits and a big anniversary show: The 150th anniversary of New York Metropolitan Museum was supposed to be marked with fanfare. Monday, 13 April was to be an occasion to celebrate the achievements that brought the museum to this moment, as well as to show where things go from here, director Max Hollein said last year when presenting the anniversary program. The museum was even making its own biscuits bearing the anniversary logo in sugar icing: "The Met 150".

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    • The fascinating history of the prestigious Paris Salon

      The fascinating history of the prestigious Paris Salon

      In 1874, several artists based in Paris banded together to hold an independent art show. Later known as the Impressionists, these figures took it upon themselves to present their own paintings, prints, and sculptures, bypassing an external selection process. Today, this may seem like standard practice. In 19th-century France, however, it was considered a radical move, as it subverted the Salon.

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    • Become your own Italian masterpiece...at home

      Become your own Italian masterpiece...at home

      What is an art enthusiast to do, now that galleries and museums worldwide have closed their doors to vistors? The world-famous J. Paul Getty Museum, based in Los Angeles, has a suggestion: recreate famous works of art using household items. And the results are simply marvelous. 

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    • 'Italy, I love you': Marina Abramovic in a moving video message

      'Italy, I love you': Marina Abramovic in a moving video message

      "Italy, I love you. And my heart is with you." These were the moving words leading performance artist Marina Abramovic spoke in a special video message regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, that has devastated the European country. The video statement was made in association with Palazzo Strozzi as part of project IN TOUCH.

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    • Anish Kapoor to debut first vantablack sculptures

      Anish Kapoor to debut first vantablack sculptures

      Renowned artist Anish Kapoor announced he will present a new series of works using the “blackest material in the universe” at the Gallerie dell'Accademia during next year's Venice Biennale. The event will mark the first time the public has the chance of seeing the so-called Vantablack S-VIS material used in Kapoor's work of art, even though he already unveiled a limited-edition $95,000 Vantablack timepiece with Swiss watchmaker Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps in fall 2016.

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    • Urban icons

      Urban icons

      Painting and graphics are the art mediums to which the young creative tandem Martina Roetlingova and Matus Matatko gives preference in their joint exhibition at the Arosita gallery in Sofia. Their Urban Icons exposition may be seen until 2 March. The Slovak artists have created most of the works during their one-month stay in Sofia. Martina and Matus draw inspiration not so much from the cultural and historical heritage of Sofia but rather from the pulsating urban life, modern architecture, stray animals and current social and public issues.

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