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Peter Paul Rubens – The power of transformation

He was already one of the most versatile and well-known painters of his time in the 17th century: Peter Paul Rubens. And even today, the painter, born in Siegen in 1577, is one of the most important artists in the history of art. In his paintings, he executed fantastic pictorial worlds with virtuosity and showed […]

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10 steps to becoming true art experts

In the film Midnight in Paris, there is a wonderful scene in which an art layman steals the show from a (supposed) art expert: through circumstances that are not explained in detail, the protagonist (Gil) has the opportunity to travel into the past every night and ends up in the illustrious Paris of the 1920s. […]

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Paintings of Henry VIII of England

It is well known that a love affair begins when you meet someone you will fall in love with sooner or later, and you will meet them with love. Partnership exchanges are supposed to support the modern person and increase the probability of this meeting. The path to romance is rather unromatic. Earlier… yes, earlier, […]

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How to look at art professionally

A very long time ago, the magazine of the Süddeutsche Zeitung in its series Say Nothing Now – An Interview Without Words portrayed the former daily news presenter Ulrich Wickert. Among other things, he was asked: “How do you look at the Mona Lisa without being considered an art philistine? As a non-verbal answer, Wickert […]

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