Author: John Francis

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14 Things You Didn’t Know About the Mona Lisa

Her tricky smile and timeless allure have inspired academic study and artistic emulation for more than five centuries. But the story of this perplexing portrait is even richer than it looks....

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Coast Art Show Reveals a Diverse World of Cultural Exchange

And farther on, from a lull near East Barnet, they saw two trains running slowly one after the other without signal or order....

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A Brief History of America’s Obsession With Sneakers

Invented for athletics, sneakers eventually became status symbols and an integral part of street style....

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5 Contemporary Tattoo Artists That You Will Love

Tattoos became popular amongst the servicemen of the Allies during World War II...

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Paul Cezanne

Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one’s sensations....

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Building a Deeper Narrative: Photography at Republicca

We spoke to the photo editor of one of Italy’s largest newspapers about commissioning for a daily paper, sourcing local talent, and looking for work that will excite the next generation of readers...

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White Bedroom – Marvelous Designer

After breakfast, instead of working, I decided to walk down towards the common. Under the railway bridge I found a group of soldiers–sappers, I think, men in small round caps, dirty red jackets...

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A Dutch Art Dealer Says He Discovered a New Rembrandt

This week, following 18 months of research, Six published a book arguing that “Portrait of a Young Gentleman” should indeed be attributed to the famed Dutch artist....

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The 16th of December

The 16th of December was the seventy-fifth day since Phileas Fogg's departure from London...

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