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Friday Finds 4

I Was Vermeer: The Forger Who Swindled the Nazis, by Frank Wynne – This is a fascinating account of swindler and art forger Han van Meegeren and it raises larger questions about the authenticity of much of the art hanging on … Continue reading

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Friday Finds

I’m changing things a bit again. If you follow the blog regularly, you will know that I’ve been trying to publish a “Five on Friday” post for the last several months. The problem is, however, that the school year is … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 15

  Degas: A New Vision – I’ve never been to Houston, but this Degas exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts could be a good reason for a trip. Two hundred works from public and private collections, including paintings, drawings, photography, … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 14

Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio – The Met in New York has a new exhibit opening on October 7 featuring the greatest follower of Caravaggio, French artist Valentin de Boulogne (1591–1632). Although de Boulogne was one of the most talented … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 10

The Spectacular Second Empire 1852-1870 – If I were still in Paris, I would totally go to this exhibit at the musée d’Orsay. The Second Empire marks the reign on Napoleon III, a time of wealth and ostentation, but also tremendous social … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 3

  Peabody Essex Museum – Salem, Massachusetts is a funny town. There are great antique shops next to purveyors of witch-kitsch and lovely dockside restaurants next to people who are willing to sell you a magic potion. We’ve had luck antiquing … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 2

Well, the verdict on the new format was positive, so here we go again with a round-up of francophile recommendations: Artist makes the Louvre Pyramid disappear – I am looking forward to seeing this when I get to Paris in … Continue reading

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