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Klimt was the master of symbolism, but was his personal life as scandalous as his paintings? Born on July 14 1862 in Baumgarten, Austria, Gustav Klimt was the son of a struggling gold engraver. Klimt was the second of seven children and lived in poverty while he studied architectural painting at Vienna’s School of Applied Arts. All three of the Klimt boys displayed early artistic talent—as a member of the ‘Company of Artists’ (a group...

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One of the most recognisable, successful and intriguing figures in the modern art world, Andy Warhol came from very humble beginnings.  Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1928 as Andrew Warhola. Emerging from family poverty, Warhol became the most successful commercial illustrator in New York and a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop art. His work explores popular culture, celebrities, comics, mundane items and advertising, reducing the boundary between...

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Pablo Picasso’s enormous influence on 20th century art is unparalleled. Thanks to his innovative spirit, he is without doubt among the most celebrated artists of his time. Today, Picasso’s work continues to weave indelible traces into the fabric of humanity, and he will be remembered as one of the most enduring artists of all time. A School of Paris painter, etcher, sculptor, lithographer, ceramist and designer, Picasso was responsible for pioneering the Cubist movement along...

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Jheronimus Bosch – Visions of a Genius is the highlight of the Bosch Year 2016, a unique event that marks the 500th anniversary of the most important medieval artist of the Netherlands. Jheronimus Bosch – Visions of a Genius at the Noordbrabants Museum celebrates the 500th anniversary of one of the Netherland’s most extraordinary artists. From 1450 to 1516 the visionary artist (an almost exact contemporary of Leonardo da Vinci), known for his depiction of...

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