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Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi re-creates Van Gogh in stirring exhibition

It’s hard to imagine that any artist would take on the daunting task of re-inventing some of Vincent Van Gogh’s most iconic self-portraits and paintings. But in a new exhibition opening Friday in Amsterdam, one of China’s best known contemporary artists, Zeng Fanzhi, has done just that, and in a unique fusion presents a series of striking paintings that lend fresh energy and vibrancy to the Dutch artist’s works. “Many of the works by Vincent Van Gogh have become so iconic that you always feel that you know them, and we tend not really to look at them anymore,” said Axel Rueger, the director of the Van Gogh museum. “That an artist really dares to enter into that confrontation again, and look at Vincent’s work afresh, and … do his own thing with it. That is for us of course, really interesting and really inspiring,” he told AFP at a press preview on Thursday. For the exhibition “Zeng Fanzhi/Van Gogh” which runs until February 25, the Chinese artist has recreated six masterpieces b

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Red Deer | Harris-Warke Gallery Fundraiser

The Harris-Warke Gallery is hosting their Annual Fundraiser this year on November 10, 2017 between 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Harris-Warke Gallery located at Sunworks 4924 Ross Street, Red Deer, AB….

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First exhibition devoted to comparing Picasso and Lautrec opens in Madrid

The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza presents Picasso/Lautrec, the first monographic exhibition devoted to comparing these two great masters of modern art. Although their artistic link has been repeatedly established by literature and contemporary critics, this is the first time their works have been displayed alongside each other in an exhibition. The show also examines this fascinating relationship from new viewpoints, as it does not merely explore the cliché of the young Picasso as an admirer of Lautrec in Barcelona and his early years in Paris, but traces the latter’s lingering influence throughout the Spanish artist’s lengthy career, including his final period. Curated by Professor Francisco Calvo Serraller, professor of the department of Art History at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, and Paloma Alarcó, chief curator of Modern Painting at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Picasso/Lautrec brings togeth

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