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Franz Marc

18 million dollars was paid in November 2007 for Franz Marc’s “The Waterfall (Women Under a Waterfall)” from 1912 at the New York auction house Sotheby’s – a record sum for the German Expressionist. Thus the fame and popularity of Franz Marc (1880-1916) is beyond question. With his animal depictions of dogs, cats, deer, cows, […]

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How To Make Good Macro Flower Pictures

In spring and summer, nature shows its best side. Now you can find great motifs right on your doorstep: all flower fields shine in the most beautiful colours and are perfect as motifs. In our article we will show you how to master natural and often difficult light situations for photographing impressive macro photos of […]

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The art behind “Alien”

The summer cinema season became much more frightening with the release of “Alien: Covenant” on 18 May. The film, which follows on directly from “Prometheus – Dark Signs” from 2012, is Ridley Scott’s second prequel to his groundbreaking “Alien” film from 1979. In contrast to his predecessor, in which many felt that the cult figure’s […]

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How to shoot a panorama photo?

The world is big and wide and a single photo is often far too small to capture the magnificent view over the city or the land photo of the deep valley: the solution is a panorama picture. For professional photographing of a panorama photo a reflex camera is almost a must. But there are also […]

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Power of colours – the colour red

Whipping, dynamic, invigorating – the colour red combines numerous properties. It symbolizes happiness and love, it strengthens our willpower and ensures positive vibrations in our home. In China it symbolizes happiness and wealth, in other countries it stands for love. It increases our self-confidence and encourages us to act. We have compiled some exciting facts […]

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Landscape painting

As a genre of painting, this genre includes the pictorial artistic reproduction of the untouched nature surrounding or influenced by man. These can be pure natural landscapes, those with signs of human design, urban or industrial landscapes. The special features of a region that the artists consider to be worth depicting from their subjective point […]

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Nature & Landscape photography is always fascinating

Nature & Landscape photography is always fascinating: the different light moods and seasons. I’ll show you which camera settings you can use to get the best out of your landscape motifs. In order to really enjoy your picture, you need to invest some time. With a few tricks and tips, you’re guaranteed to get more […]

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Salvador Dali – His Life

Salvador Dalí in 1965 with his tame ocelot, which he kept as a pet. The twirled mustache became an iconic trademark and was portrayed in Dali’s Mustache. Photo by Roger Higgins “My whole ambition in the field of painting is to make the imaginary images of concrete irrationality manifest with the most domineering accuracy.” Quote, […]

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Larry Gagosian and Pablo Picasso’s Buste de femme

Can Larry Gagosian’s declaratory action over the ownership of a $100 million Picasso sculpture change the art trade forever? Larry Gagosian is one of the most powerful gallery owners in the world. His annual turnover for 2015 alone was estimated at 652 million US dollars. What he is prepared to do about it could only […]

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The Life Story of Andy Warhol

When I heard that Maren Gottschalk was working on a Warhol biography, I lifted my finger early to get a review copy. (Many thanks, dear Beltz-Verlag for the uncomplicated transmission.) I read down the first hundred pages of “Factory Man” like this. Then I was stupidly distracted with jobs. Now I could reach for the […]

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