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Mughal Miniature Paintings: Delicate Paintings from the Courts of India

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In addition to commissioning epic poems and musical scores, many Mughal leaders also ordered detailed paintings to accompany various texts in bound book forms. These paintings formed the foundation for Mughal miniature paintings that are revered for their intricacy and opulence. Iran and Mughal India, 16th and 17th century.

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8 Famous Color Field Paintings that Define the Genre

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This venture spawned a revolutionary style of abstractionism that would come to be known as Color Field Painting. “We What is Color Field Painting? Color field painting represents a style of abstract painting that emerged during the 1950s and ‘60s in New York City. Sold for $84,165,000 via Christie’s (May 2014).

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The Hunt: The World’s Most Valuable Stolen Painting

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The post The Hunt: The World’s Most Valuable Stolen Painting appeared first on Artnet News. Vermeer’s domestic scene has an estimated value of $250 million.

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Stedelijk Museum Restitutes Matisse Painting Sold Under Duress During WWII

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The painting will be returned to the heirs of a Jewish textile manufacturer Albert Stern. The post Stedelijk Museum Restitutes Matisse Painting Sold Under Duress During WWII appeared first on Artnet News.

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Eureka: How Henri Rousseau Painted Luscious Jungles—Without Once Leaving France

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The post Eureka: How Henri Rousseau Painted Luscious Jungles—Without Once Leaving France appeared first on Artnet News. The artist made a name for himself with “exotic” visions entirely of his own making.

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10 Times Artists Hid Themselves in Their Paintings

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For centuries, artists have peered out at us from the very canvases they painted. The post 10 Times Artists Hid Themselves in Their Paintings appeared first on Artnet News.

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Artist Ian Mwesiga Crafts Seductive, Eerie Paintings That Challenge Reality

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We spoke with the Ugandan artist about his blue-hued, metaphysical paintings. The post Artist Ian Mwesiga Crafts Seductive, Eerie Paintings That Challenge Reality appeared first on Artnet News.

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