Art and Culture

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What will we call “art” tomorrow?

Art and Culture

The meaning of all words, in all languages, varies with time and place. As such, though everyone believes that they know the meaning of the word “art”, its meaning, however, fluctuates more so than any other word. On the one…

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For the love of art; and the art of love

Art and Culture

Not too long ago, a little less than three millennia, men and women were already living passionate love lives and their stories inspired works of art that are still admired today. More recently, less than a thousand years ago, people…

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Does a work of art have a gender?

Art and Culture

On January 7th, at the Opera di Firenze, the director Leo Muscato proposed a version of Carmen, the opera by Georges Bizet, in which the young gypsy heroine kills her rejected lover Don Jose with a pistol instead of being…

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How about playing with the stars?

Art and Culture

The emotions aroused by the concomitance of the deaths of a popular writer and a singer who was even more popular, showed the importance that each of us attaches to these two very different dimensions of culture: music and literature….

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Fame is a curse.

Art and Culture

Why should a work be more expensive if it is attributable to a well-known artist? Shouldn’t it only be worth by itself? The debate that preceded and followed the very recent New York sale of a painting attributed to Leonardo…

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The Major public works, beyond frontiers

Art and Culture, Society

Thanks to a very peculiar political organization, French presidents, after monarchs, successfully obtained from their subjects that they finance themselves beautiful monuments, to tell the glory of the prince and the nation. Museums are one of the most recent illustrations…

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Does an artistic intelligence exist ?

Art and Culture

Artists feed themselves at all times on technological innovations; sometimes these are determinant and disrupt art. Especially when they come at the right time, like the apparently modest development in 1841, by the American painter John Goff Rand, of the…