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Lord Dunsany

Lord Dunsany – First Edition Books: Identification Points

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878 – 1957) was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist, published mostly as Lord Dunsany. Over 90 of his books, mainly fantasy, appeared in his lifetime; his original work and compilations have continued to appear. They include several hundred short stories, and many plays, novels, and essays. …

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Picasso Massacre In Korea

Pablo Picasso – Later Artworks to final years: 1949–1973

Pablo Picasso was one of 250 sculptors who exhibited in the 3rd Sculpture International held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in mid-1949. In the 1950s, Picasso’s style changed once again, as he took to producing reinterpretations of the art of the great masters. He made a series of famous works based on Velázquez’s painting …

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Guernica, Pablo Picasso, 1937

Pablo Picasso – The Great Depression to MoMA exhibition Artworks: 1930–1939

During the 1930s, the minotaur replaced the harlequin as a common motif in his work. His use of the minotaur came partly from his contact with the surrealists, who often used it as their symbol, and it appears in Pablo Picasso’s Guernica. The minotaur and Picasso’s mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter are heavily featured in his celebrated …

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Pablo Picasso, 1921, Nu Assis S'essuyant Le Pied (Seated Nude Drying Her Foot)

Pablo Picasso – Neoclassicism and Surrealism Artworks: 1919–1929

In February 1917, Pablo Picasso made his first trip to Italy. In the period following the upheaval of World War I, Picasso produced work in a neoclassical style. This “return to order” is evident in the work of many European artists in the 1920s, including André Derain, Giorgio de Chirico, Gino Severini, Jean Metzinger, the …

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