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The Nazi art hoard that shocked the world

p05qw4p3Two new exhibitions look at how Hildebrand Gurlitt was able to exploit the Nazi system in order to amass a vast collection of work by ‘degenerate artists’ and Jewish collectors, writes Cath Pound.

via BBC – Culture – The Nazi art hoard that shocked the world

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Magritte and the subversive power of his pipe

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René Magritte’s The Treachery of Images (This is Not a Pipe) is one of the most famous yet persistently enigmatic works in the history of art. One of the word-image series of paintings in which the Belgian artist sought to challenge linguistic and visual conventions, it was also part of his life-long quest to show that images could be equal to words in the expression of consciousness.

via BBC – Culture – Magritte and the subversive power of his pipe