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A Closer Look at David Webb
A Closer Look at David Webb

For any woman who considers herself a collector or connoisseur of antiqu...

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The Surreal Life and Work of Rene Magritte
The Surreal Life and Work of Rene Magritte

"The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, s...

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The Master of Modern Art: Pablo Picasso
The Master of Modern Art: Pablo Picasso

  Tête d'Homme Barbu V by Pablo Picasso, 1965, M.S. Rau     One...

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Andrew Wyeth and The Helga Pictures
Andrew Wyeth and The Helga Pictures

In the Summer of 1985, while on a drive in their eggplant-colored Stutz ...

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Pictures Set in Stone: Micromosaics and Pietre Dure
Pictures Set in Stone: Micromosaics and Pietr...

A jeweler’s precision and an artist’s eye make micromosaic and pietre du...

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John Steven Dews: Britain’s Preeminent Marine Painter
John Steven Dews: Britain’s Preeminent Marine...

Famed for his spectacular maritime paintings, John Steven Dews is one of...

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Wedgwood: A Collector's Guide to English Ceramic Treasures
Wedgwood: A Collector's Guide to English Cera...

“Beautiful forms and compositions are not made by chance, nor can they e...

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Pablo Picasso
10 Things You Didn't Know About Pablo Picasso

More than any other artist, Pablo Picasso defined Modern Art of the 20th...

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J.C. Leyendecker: American Sophistication, Illustrated
J.C. Leyendecker: American Sophistication, Il...

Aviator and Woman in a White Hat by J.C. Leyendecker Before Norman R...

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John Singer Sargent: American Master
John Singer Sargent: American Master

Portrait of Laurence Millet by John Singer Sargent. Circa 1887 John Si...

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Visions of Genius: Vincent van Gogh
Visions of Genius: Vincent van Gogh

The art is long. Life is short. -Hippocrates Swirling stars within an a...

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George Inness: American Landscape Painter
George Inness: American Landscape Painter

[callout]“Never put anything on your canvas that isn't of use, never use...

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