Author: Andrea Marvan

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Heaven and earth: the duality in Rodin’s work

Posted by Published on October 31, 2015

On 12 November 2015, we celebrate Auguste Rodin’s 175th birth anniversary, and what better way to honour him than talking about his work. Master of nineteenth-century sculpture, Rodin’s work presents the Impressionist quality of accentuating the surface texture of the medium; and just as the rest of the Impressionists, Rodin’s work was often bluntly criticized. His sculptures departed from the traditional style modelled with beauty…

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Claude Monet, Beyond the Water Lilies

Posted by Published on October 22, 2015

Probably Monet’s most recognizable work, the Water Lilies series, is without doubt a masterpiece and a trademark of the Impressionism movement. Monet painted this series in his garden at Giverny between 1900 and 1926, near the end of his life, but before the Water Lilies there is so much more that makes Monet ‘the ultimate Impressionist’. To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the artist’s birth (November 14,…

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Tucked away in a corner of historic Balboa Park, the Timken Museum of Art is probably one of San Diego’s best-hidden gems, and one of the finest small museums in the world. Established in 1965, this year the Timken celebrates its 50 anniversary. The modern travertine, bronze and glass building was designed by the firm of Frank L. Hope and Associates. Architect John Mock (Hope’s architect in charge of contemporary design),…

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Modigliani: The man behind the mask

Posted by Published on January 24, 2015

At the 95th anniversary of Modigliani’s death (January 24) we take a look at the man behind a controversial reputation. Self Portrait, 1919 by Amedeo Modigliani(1884-1920) / Museu de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil / Bridgeman Images   Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) is often referred to as one of the greatest—and most misunderstood—artists of the twentieth century. Despite his great talent, Modigliani lived a penurious life, which has…

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