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The Magpie*(La Pie) [enlarged] [the bird] [about] [photo: a magpie], 1869, Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). Oil on canvas, 35 in. x 51 in. (89 cm x 130 cm). Musée d'Orsay, Paris. [The Athenaeum: 1,290 works by Monet]. Impression, Sunrise (1872) [about].
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Marivaux at the Frick // Julian Onderdonk (1882-1922), American Impressionist // About CURRENT NEWS
EXHIBITION: Charlotte Brontë in Word and Image at the Morgan - Michelle Marder Kamhi
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Stradivarius Violins: (1)"The Brilliance of a Stradivari Violin Might Rest Within Its Wood," Steph Yin, New York Times, December 20, 2016. "For hundreds of years, the best violin players have almost unanimously said they prefer a Stradivari or a Guarneri instrument. Why nobody has been able to replicate that sound remains one of the most enduring mysteries of instrument building." (2) Antonio Stradivari, 1644-1737; Guarneri, family name: 17th and 18th centuries. (3) Who Are the Musicians Playing a Stradivarius?" See and hear them play on instruments that they exclusively use (one is Yo Yo Ma, on cello). A few explain why. Cmuse, August 5, 2015.
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What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand (Open Court, 2000). Chapter Summaries, Reviews/Responses. . .
The Definition of Art (Ch. 6)
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Supplement to What Art Is--articles and excerpts
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A Commonsense View of the Visual Arts (Pro Arte Books, 2014). Contents, Introduction, Reviews, Image links
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