Controversial artworks in the history of art

The art history has shown us along the years artists who have tried several times to revolutionize the perception of the art work itself and furthermore, tried to show us how we could adopt a different view on our world and keep an open mind. Édouard Manet, has painted “Le Dejeuner sur l’Herbe”, in 1863 but when he tried to exhibit […]
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The Truth in Museums | Part 2

How the financing of museums is intertwined with the people the museums serve is a crucial issue in museum exhibit design. Museums which are nationally financed or supported by private donors, museum members, educational institutions, and international funds, should give rights in equal measure to all members of our society and should not create an “elite” group of people at […]
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The Truth in Museums | Part 1

Museums have a mission To exhibit, preserve, promote and scholarly interpret their collection. Over the years, more and more people are visiting museums, but the controversy of the artifacts in exhibitions is also intensifying. Ethics demand that museums tell the truth and do not mislead their audience. But what about situations when a museum can’t tell the absolute “truth” in […]
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Big Storm in the World of Art

On an early morning, 1:24 am, after Saint Patrick Day in 1990, two men dressed up as police officers rang the bell at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Art Museum in Boston claiming “some disturbance on the grounds” and were let in by the guards who finished “handcuffed and locked in the cellar”. Thirteen art masterpieces were stolen from the museum […]
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Five Art Thefts of the 20th Century

The theft of valuable art masterpieces has represented a subject of movies, books and newspaper headlines. It has captured the public’s imagination like few other types of crime have. The 20th century hosts several unbelievable art thefts. Whilst some of the masterpieces have been recovered, other haven’t been found as of yet. Amongst these is the art heist which has […]
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Romanian Art in 19th Century

In time, Romanians created folk art as ceramics, woven clothes and wooden sculptures. Besides craft art, in 19th century, traditional artists created astonishing masterpieces, in Romania, by revolutionizing the art movement and adopting a new way of presenting their subjects from simple landscapes and portraits to historical and contemporary scenes. All of their work had roots in the folk art […]
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UNUSUAL PLACES TO EXHIBIT ART

A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge, and becomes a portable object or surface disengaged from the outside world.                                                                                                 Robert Smithson (Land Art artist) Most of the time, we are accustomed to see the artwork in museums or galleries. But what happens when artists or curators choose to give other places the function of […]
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The soap balloon of the art market

The year 2017 was for the art market the passing of a threshold, which ten years ago, the actors of this market were only hopping to attain: Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi, was sold for $ 450,312,500.00, a price which was 250% higher than the price paid by the owner of the painting in 2013. This event “changed the rules […]
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