Judie Gaines

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The Dealer Who Made Impressionism Famous

LONDON — Impressionism is easily one of, if not the most, accessible and universally enjoyed art movements. Monet’s water lilies and Degas’s dancers …

Write A House, Detroit's awesome writer in residency program

Detroit takes its writer's residency program seriously, writers end up owning a renovated home! Write A House is accepting applications for its 2015 …

Before You Start: Introductions, Forewords, and Prefaces

A letter appears before the text of <i>The Comedians</i>, the 1966 novel by <b>Graham Greene</b>. The author penned the letter to <b>Alexander Stuart Frere</b>, his longtime …

Literature

56 Quotes and Strategies for Getting Published.

<i>“May your stride be longer returning from the mailbox than on the way to it.”</i> ~ Paul Raymond Martin<p>If you’re like me, as a writer, you dream of a …

Science Is Story: Why We Need More Stories About Science

Banned and dangerous art: Eisler, Korngold and Stravinsky

Our upcoming concert, <b>From Hollywood to New York</b>, explores the work of various European composers who sought fame, fortune or refuge in the USA in the …

Why George Orwell was right about Salvador Dalí

George Orwell isn't usually thought of as an art critic. The author of 1984 is rightly remembered as one of the great political journalists and witnesses of the 20th century. But his contribution to the literature of modern art is also worth celebrating. In 1944 Orwell wrote an essay called Benefit …

“Degenerate art” stolen by the Nazis, Castle Niederschönhausen, Berlin, 1937 #history #war #Nazi http://t.co/0yA6BT7vA9

Does the Munich hoard turn the story of art and the Nazis on its head?

It is one of the most shuddered-at chapters in the story of art. In July 1937, Nazi officials turned up in full uniform alongside evening-suited cultural eminences of the Third Reich at an art gallery in Munich for the opening of the Exhibition of Degenerate Art. They came not to praise modern art, …

Modernist art haul, 'looted by Nazis', recovered by German police

About 1,500 modernist masterpieces – thought to have been looted by the Nazis – have been confiscated from the flat of an 80-year-old man from Munich, in what is being described as the biggest artistic find of the postwar era.<p>The artworks, which could be worth as much as €1bn (£860m), are said to …

Degenerate Art

By Sadie Stein May 6, 2014<p>Our Daily Correspondent<p>Lasar Segall, <i>Eternal Wanderers</i>, 1919, oil on canvas; on display at the Neue Galerie.<p>Cornelius Gurlitt, identified in obituaries as a “Nazi-era art hoarder,” died this morning in Munich of heart trouble. Gurlitt’s cache of more than 1,400 important …

Crowds flock to Neue Galerie in N.Y. to see art condemned as ‘degenerate’ by Nazis in 1937

In March, shortly after the Neue Galerie in New York opened its exhibition “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937,” lines were forming outside the ornate Fifth Avenue mansion the museum calls home. The gallery recently announced a two-month extension of the show — through …

'Degenerate' Exhibit Recalls Nazi War On Modern Art

One of the most unsettling rooms in an important art exhibit at New York's Neue Galerie is a room in which numerous empty frames are hanging, with guesses about which paintings might have been in them. The paintings themselves were all lost or destroyed by the Nazis. Encouraged by Hitler, most …

This Is The 'Degenerate' Art Once Banned By Hitler

Chagall, Picasso, Ensor, Kokoshka… During Hitler's era, Jews were not the Nazis' only victims. Artworks suffered as well, especially the art that Hitler considered "degenerate." Today, an exhibition set up in Liege, Belgium is showcasing artworks that artists under the Third Reich refused to modify …

Art

21 Photos That Show Just How Badass American Women Were During WWII

This month marked the 69th anniversary of the Japanese surrender that formally ended World War II. Those six years of fighting saw approximately 16 million American men leave their jobs and homes for war.<p>American women, then, were left to clean and tend to their households. And ration supplies. And …

WWII British Undercover Agent Turned Out to Be Bank Clerk

MOSCOW, October 24 (RIA Novosti) – A WWII era secret agent who posed as an undercover Gestapo officer has been identified as a bank clerk, according …

NOAA discovers WWII vessels off coast of North Carolina

After six years of research, a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has identified two Word War II vessels, which until now …

WWII’s most daring escape

<i>Zero Night: The Untold Story of World War Two’s Most Daring Great Escape</i> is a new book written by author Mark Felton that tells the story of an …

Tech Time Warp of the Week: Before WWII, 'Computers' Were Rooms Full of Humans

Nowadays, just about everyone is trying to build computers that can think and reason like humans. Or so out seems. Google and Facebook and Baidu and …

Artist Develops 31 Rolls of Lost Film Shot by a Soldier in WWII

Watch photographer Levi Bettwieser of The Rescued Film Project discover and process 31 rolls of film shot by an American WWII soldier over 70 years …

This Is What a WWII-Era Codebreaking Machine Sounds Like

"The Imitation Game" is ​hitting all the right notes at the box office. But what did codebreaking during World War II era actually sound like?<p>​Audio: Matt Parker.<p><i>The Imitation Game</i> is ​hitting all the right notes. But what did codebreaking in the World War II era actually sound like?<p>Well, have a …

Missing WWII Aircrew Comes Home - CNN iReport

Release No: NR-065-15 <br>February 24, 2015 <br>Airmen Missing From WWII Accounted For<p>The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced yesterday that the remains of U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been accounted for and are being returned to their families for burial with …

70 Years Later, WWII Vet Reads Long-Lost Letter He Wrote To His Future Wife

World News Videos | US News Videos<p>“You are so lovely, darling, that I often wonder how it is possible that you are mine. I'm really the luckiest guy in the world, you know. And you are the reason.”<p>Bill Moore of Aurora, Colorado, wrote these words 70 years ago. He was a 20-year-old soldier fighting …

The Smashed God: How Paul Allen Solved the Mystery of a WWII Battleship Lost at Sea

<b>1. A Brief History of the Super Battleship</b> <b>Musashi</b><b>; or, the Best-Laid 70,000-Ton Warships Often Go Awry</b><p>Until last week, when the billionaire Paul …

Archaeologists Find What They Believe is a WWII Nazi Hideout in the Argentine Jungle

Argentine archaeologists from the University of Buenos Aires have discovered what they believe to be a WWII-era secret Nazi lair. According to …

Remains of Japanese WWII soldiers found in sealed cave

The island nation of Palau is preparing for a visit from Japan's Emperor Akihito next week with an unusual and grim task: It's investigating long-sealed caves on the island of Peleliu to look for the remains of Japanese soldiers from World War II.<p>The remains of six soldiers have been discovered so …