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Artist: Maurice-quentin De La Tour (1704 - 1788)
Nationality: French
Movement: Rococo
Media: Painting
Influences:

Biography:
Maurice-Quentin De La Tour was the son of a musician who disapproved of his painting career. He left home at fifteen to study in Paris with a Flemish painter and then became a portraitist in England. After returning to Paris in the mid-1720’s, De La Tour began working in the pastel medium. He exhibited at the Salon from 1738 to 1763 and became a member of the Academie Royale in 1746. De La Tour was appointed portraitist to the king in 1750, which established his reputation among the royalty and upper middle class. Towards the end of his life, he founded and art school and became a philanthropist before begin confined to his home because of mental illness.


Artworks in Museum Collections: (60)
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Portrait de Mlle de Chastagner de Lagrange (1ère moitié 18e siècle) by LA TOUR Maurice Quentin de (d'après)
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Tête d'homme, de face (18e siècle) by LA TOUR Maurice Quentin de
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LOUIS DE FRANCE, DAUPHIN (1729-1765) (2e quart 18e siècle) by anonyme ; LATOUR Maurice Quentin de (d'après), LA TOUR Quentin de (dit, d'après)
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Maurice Quentin de La Tour Self-Portrait pastel on laid paper circa 1760
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MARIE LECZINSKA, REINE DE FRANCE (1703-1768) (18e siècle) by anonyme ; LATOUR Maurice Quentin de (d'après), LA TOUR Quentin de (dit, d'après)
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Partie d'un mécanisme (?) (18e siècle) by LA TOUR Maurice Quentin de
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Cheveux d'une tête d'homme (18e siècle) by LA TOUR Maurice Quentin de
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Tête d'homme (18e siècle) by LA TOUR Maurice Quentin de
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Tête d'homme, presque de face (18e siècle) by LA TOUR Maurice Quentin de
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Portrait de Marie-Josèphe de Saxe (1820 en) by JAQUOTOT Marie Victoire ; LA TOUR Maurice Quentin de (inspiré par)
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FRANCOIS-MARIE AROUET, DIT VOLTAIRE (1694-1776) (1736 après) by anonyme ; LATOUR Maurice Quentin de (d'après), LA TOUR Quentin de (dit, d'après)
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MARIE LECZINSKA, REINE DE FRANCE (1703-1768) (1747) by VAN LOO Charles André, VAN LOO Carle (dit) ; LATOUR Maurice Quentin de (d'après), LA TOUR Quentin de (dit)
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JEANNE-ANTOINETTE POISSON, MARQUISE DE POMPADOUR (1722-1764) (1ère moitié 19e siècle) by STEUBEN Charles baron de ; LATOUR Maurice Quentin de (d'après), LA TOUR Quentin de (dit, d'après)
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MARIE-JOSEPHE DE SAXE, DAUPHINE DE FRANCE (1731-1767) (18e siècle) by anonyme ; LATOUR Maurice Quentin de (d'après), LA TOUR Quentin de (dit, d'après)
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Tête d'homme, tournée vers la droite (18e siècle) by LA TOUR Maurice Quentin de
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Tête d'homme vue de face ; reprise du menton ; bouche (18e siècle) by LA TOUR Maurice Quentin de
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Maurice-Quentin De La Tour au bonnet (1760) by COCHIN Charles Nicolas, COCHIN le Jeune (dit) COCHIN Charles Nicolas Père
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Esquisse d'un visage tourné vers la gauche (18e siècle) by LA TOUR Maurice Quentin de
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Tête d'homme légèrement tournée vers la droite (18e siècle) by LA TOUR Maurice Quentin de
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Maurice-Quentin de la Tour - Self-Portrait 1764 pastel on paper Norton Simon Museum French
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LOUIS DE FRANCE, DAUPHIN (1729-1765) (1747) by NATOIRE Charles Joseph ; LATOUR Maurice Quentin de (d'après), LA TOUR Quentin de (dit, d'après)
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MARIE-THERESE-ANTOINETTE-RAPHAELLE D'ESPAGNE, DAUPHINE DE FRANCE (1726-1746) (1748) by TOCQUE Louis ; LATOUR Maurice Quentin de (d'après), LA TOUR Quentin de (dit, d'après)
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LOUIS-CHARLES-AUGUSTE FOUQUET, DUC DE BELLE-ISLE, MARECHAL DE FRANCE (1684-1761) (1748 vers) by anonyme ; LATOUR Maurice Quentin de (d'après), LA TOUR Quentin de (dit, d'après)
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Portrait de Marie-Josèphe de Saxe, femme de Louis, Dauphin de France (1776 vers) by RIBOU Jean Marie ; LATOUR Maurice Quentin de, LA TOUR Quentin de (dit)
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Autoportrait (18e siècle) by LA TOUR Maurice Quentin de
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LOUIS XV, ROI DE FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE (1710-1774) (1748) by VAN LOO Charles André, VAN LOO Carle (dit) ; LATOUR Maurice Quentin de (d'après), LA TOUR Quentin de (dit)
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Portrait de Mademoiselle Dangeville (18e siècle) by LA TOUR Maurice Quentin de
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Jean Paris de Montmartel (1746) by DE LA TOUR Maurice Quentin (pastelliste)
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Maurice-Quentin De La Tour à la croisée (1742) by SCHMIDT Georg Friedrich (graveur) ; DE LA TOUR Maurice Quentin (pastelliste, d'après) ; BIHN Henri (marchand)
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) (1874 en) by ESCOT Charles (d'après) ; LA TOUR Maurice Quentin de (inspiré par)
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Pierre-Ambroise-François Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803), écrivain (18e siècle) by LA TOUR Maurice Quentin de (attribué à)
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Portrait de Rousseau (1763 entre ; 1764 et) by LA TOUR Maurice Quentin de (dessinateur)
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Portrait du frère Fiacre, quêteur des Pénitents de Nazareth (1739) by DE LA TOUR Maurice Quentin (pastelliste)
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Jean-Nicolas Vernezobre (18e siècle) by DE LA TOUR Maurice Quentin (pastelliste)
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Maurice Quentin de La Tour, French, 1704-1788 Portrait of a Woman in a Rose-Colored Gown
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Portrait de Voltaire (1735) by DE LA TOUR Maurice Quentin (pastelliste)
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Autoportrait (1742) by DE LA TOUR Maurice Quentin (pastelliste)
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Portrait de la marquise de Pompadour (1752) by DE LA TOUR Maurice Quentin (pastelliste)
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Le maréchal de Saxe en armure (1747) by DE LA TOUR Maurice Quentin (pastelliste)
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Marc-René, marquis de Voyer d'Argenson (1753) by DE LA TOUR Maurice Quentin (pastelliste)
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Antoine-Gaspard Grimod de La Reynière (1751) by DE LA TOUR Maurice Quentin (pastelliste)
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Portrait de Voltaire (18e siècle) by anonyme (peintre)
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SCENE GRIVOISE (1er quart 17e siècle) by METSYS Quentin (école) ; METSYS Quentin (d'après)
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Frédéric-Maurice de la Tour d’Auvergne, Duc de Bouillon, Robert Nanteuil (France, Reims, 1623 - 1678) , circa 1655-1656, Engraving
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Maurice-Godefroi de la Tour d’Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon, Robert Nanteuil (France, Reims, 1623 - 1678) , 1657, Engraving
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12 SAINT-QUENTIN - MOULIN DE TOUS-VENTS - UN EPISODE DE LA BATAILLE DE SAINT-QUENTIN, 19 JANVIER 1871 (1903 entre ; 1950 et) by ROYER
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Portrait d'Alexis Vinmer (1874) by GENAILLE Félix, GENAILLE François Félix Barthélemy (patronyme)
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Jean Le Rond d'Alembert (1753) by DE LA TOUR Maurice Quentin (pastelliste)
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Louis de Silvestre (1753) by DE LA TOUR Maurice Quentin (pastelliste)
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Prise de St Quentin (18 août 1557) par Emmanuel-Philibert (16e siècle) by anonyme
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PORTRAIT DE MME ADELAIDE DE FRANCE, FILLE DE LOUIS XV (3e quart 18e siècle) by VALADE Jean
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Portrait de l'abbé Jean-Jacques Huber (1742) by DE LA TOUR Maurice Quentin (pastelliste)
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S.G. Monseigneur Mennechet, Evêque de Laon-Soissons et Saint-Quentin (2004/01) by LEMARECHAL L (photographe ; éditeur)
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Anatole de la Forge de profil (1881) by BARRIAS Louis Ernest (sculpteur)
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Jean Restout (18e siècle) by DE LA TOUR Maurice Quentin (pastelliste)
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau (3e quart 18e siècle (?)) by DE LA TOUR Maurice Quentin (pastelliste)
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ARRIVEE DE LOUIS-PHILIPPE A WINDSOR.8 OCTOBRE 1844 (2e quart 19e siècle) by PINGRET Edouard (attribué)
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Monument de la Défense de Saint-Quentin (1880) by BARRIAS Louis Ernest (sculpteur)
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SAINT-QUENTIN - MOULIN DE TOUS-VENTS (1903 entre ; 1950 et) by P D
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SAINT-QUENTIN - MOULIN DE TOUT VENT (1903 entre ; 1950 et) by P D

Artnews Articles and Exhibition Information: (40)
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De Vleeshal: Middelburg Residents Curate Exhibitions from the De Vleeshal Collection
Dick Anbeek (Veenendaal, 1949) will put together the first presentation. During the opening on sunday october 29, he will guide a tour explaining his choices. His presentation can be seen through to sunday nov...

Home + Style Studio Tour: Call for Artists: Sixth Annual Event to Benefit Canadian HIV/AIDS Research
Those who wish to participate that do not have their own space can be placed as a guest professional at an existing Tour-Destination. Join your community in a city-wide celebration of art and design for a worthy cause and promote your business...

FUNOMENA: Mobile Museum of the Weird and Strange
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Art For God Museum: MUSEUM OPENS
There is no fee to visit the Art for God Museum, open 6 days a week except when on tour and Sundays by appointment only. (It is also advised to call for times.) The Art for God Gift Shop is in the Museum and products can also be ordered on ...

Detroit Institute of Art: Last Chance! Ancient Gold: The Wealth of the Thracians
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Geelong Gallery: Shearing the Rams Touring Regional Galleries
The painting will be shown as part of the National Gallery of Victorias Centenary of Federation celebrations. Dr Vaughan said the exhibit was a fantastic opportunity for people in regional Victoria to view the much-loved artwork without ha...

Dylan Thomas Centre: Especially When the October Wind: Works by Twelve Printmakers
The set will tour as an exhibition which will be launched at the Dylan Thomas Centre on Tuesday 6th May at 6pm. It will be opened by Malcolm Parr who wrote the catalogue introduction. Dylan's daughter Aeronwy Thomas will be present at this even...

Cafe Thou Art: Jeff Packard's World Tour Miniature Golf Celebrity Tournament
Volunteers will participate in the Candle Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 30th at exactly 8:00pm around the perimeter of manhattan. Tee off for the miniature golf tournament on that same day will be at exactly 2pm. cafethouart.com will pos...

National Arts Club: BALTIC ART EXHIBITION STAGES WORLD PREMIERE IN THE UNITED STATES
From New York the exhibition will travel to Washington, DC.In a choice of venues that may be fitting, given the role of the International Monetary Fund in post-Soviet economics, the exhibition will be hosted in the IMF`s Gallery March 9 throug...

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Star Wars: The Magic of Myth
The exhibition was organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibitions Service. All artifacts in the exhibition are on loan from the archives ...

Australian Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Indigenous Appointments

Ms Sharon Firebrace has been appointed to the Playing Australia/Festivals Australia Committee and Mr Phillip Gordon has been appointed to the Visions of Australia Committee. Both appointments are for three years from July 1999. ...
Bishop's University Art Gallery: Video Art
The first video presentation, entitled Speaking Bodies is a compilation of ...

Art House Co-op: Like a Concert Tour, but with Sketchbooks...
Art House Co-op, Atlanta GA takes all the artists sketchbooks on a 7 city tour to galleries and museums across the U.S. including Art House Gallery-Atlanta, GA; Museum of Contemporary Art-Washington, DC: Chris Jazz Cafe, Philadelphia, PA; Laconia ...

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman House: Gossip Pop - The Reality TV Tour: Sue Dodd
The performance combines deadpan ‘rap-on-mogadon’ vocal delivery and robotic movements with beats generated by GameBoy and palm pilot. Sue Dodd will perform exciting new material gleaned from the pages of trashy gossip magazines (Starfucker, ...

Cairns Regional Gallery : Torres Strait Exhibition starts national tour
The exhibition includes rare 19th century artefacts from Australian and overseas collections alongside the work of contemporary artists from the Torres Strait Islands. This major exhibition highlights the unique culture and artwork of Australia...

Woodstock Art Gallery: A Week to Peek - Oxford Studio Tour Artists
Michael Hunter states, "My primary concern is to paint things that I am passionate about. The environment is something we all depend on and use to our advantage, either to make a living as a farmer, or manufacturer, or to sustain our own lives. Ho...

Christie's: Old Master Pictures
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Saint Louis Art Museum: Art in Bloom: A Weekend of Flowers
This year's arrangements are being created by area garden clubs. Free docent-led tours will be available to give visitors a better understand of the artworks and their relationship to each flower arrangement. The honorary...

ASU Art Museum: ART ENCOUNTERS: ARGENTINA AND BRAZIL
*Privileged access to private collections, artists' studios and contemporary art galleries in Argentina and Brazil
*Enjoy 4-star hotel accommodations and exceptional regional and international cuisine at top-rated restaurants in Buenos ...

Bolton Museum and Art Gallery: Family Fortunes: Paintings on Tour from the National Gallery, London
'Family Fortunes' focuses attention on shifting attitudes towards the family from the 16th century to the present day. For example, the sentimental appreciation of children and childish pleasures which emerged in the 18th century is reflected ...

South Australian Museum: Body Art
Intimate photographs, audio visual displays and artefacts from private and public collections will explore the body art of individuals and communities all over the...

UnScene Photography Tour: Call for Artists: Photography Tour - UnScene San Diego and UnScene Scottsdale
WHEN:
UnScene Scottsdale
November 15
Mondrian Scottsdale (7353 East Indian School Road)
7-10 p.m. UnScene San Diego
November 20
W San Diego (421 West B Street)
7-10 p.m. HOW:
Whether they ...

Frick Collection: The Medieval Housebook: A Fifteenth-Century View of Life
Organized exclusively for The Frick Collection by Timothy B. Husband, Curator of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The MedievalHousebook: A View of Fifteenth-Century Life presents...

Mills Reef Winery: Bryce Brown: Vitality
Born in Auckland in 1971, Bryce grew up in the lush Northland Surrounds, of Whangarei. He began to take art seriously in the mid 90s With the outstanding beauty of the Northland area providing him with a major source of inspiration. ...

Sheffield Galleries and Museum Trust, Graves Art Gallery: Travellers’ Tales
Travellers’ Tales will take a grand tour of the world from South of France and Venice to Jamaica and the Far East and there will also be a chance to revisit favourite haunts. Turner was not the only artist to paint Venice, and the exhibition will ...

Centre for Contemporary Photography: Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Exhibition + Award
The exhibition presents the work of fifteen finalists selected from over 250 entries by a panel of artists and arts professionals, and will subsequently tour capital city and regional galleries from 2001-2003. The work explores a range of document...

Texas Fine Arts Association at Jones Center for Contemporary Art: New American Talent: The Sixteenth Exhibition
Other states represented include Arkansas, California, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington. Texas and California lead the selection with nine artists respectively. Due to the generous support of Philip Morris Companies Inc., TFAA was...

Dahl Arts Center: Deena des Rioux: Robotic Portraiture
As a retrospective, her exhibition at The Dahl features "Cable Network", the first computer print to be represented at the Polish International Graphic Triennale in 1991. Over the Internet in tandem to this year’s Polish event, the artist was des...

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney: Last Week! Cindy Sherman: Retrospective
A touring exhibition jointly organised by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.The exhibition has already been shown at MOCA, Los Angeles; MCA, Chicago; Galerie Rudolfinum, Pr...

Zanesville Art Center: Robotic Portraiture: Deena des Rioux
Inspiration for robotic portraits may originally derive from science fiction, but theoretical concepts of a part-human/part electronic device are now being played out in the laboratory. Implants, prosthetics, replicates and cognitive reprogrammin...

Il SOPPALCO: Christmas with… us - Project Small Places Tour
The Head of Culture for the City of Taranto, Prof. Angela Mignogna, will attend the opening.  The show adheres to the Project Small Places Tour on the occasion of the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Huma...

Parlor Gallery: People-Places-Spaces: Works by D. Lammie-Hanson, Kathleen Hayek and GG Stankiewicz
The Parlor Gallery began taking shape when Kathleen Hayek participated in a neighborhood Artist's Open Studio tour in the fall of 1998. Since her studio is a small room on the third floor of the 4 floor brownstone and can't accommodate more than 3...

Bristol Museums and Art Gallery: Family Fortunes: Paintings on tour from the National Gallery, London
Also on display is work on the theme of the family today by Bristol school children and young people. ...

Grant Hill: Call for Artists: Something All Our Own Scholarship
The Something All Our Own scholarship has been created to provide educational assistance to students interested in pursuing a degree in visual arts. The scholarship is open to high school (and/or GED) graduates, and the students must be enrolled ...

National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto: Chefs - d'Oeuvre du Misee de l'Orangerie
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Stedelijk Museum: DOCKING STATION: Danh Vo – Package Tour
Vo’s personal history of migration and adjustment is an important reference point for his artistic practice. In his work, he explores themes ranging from identity, authorship, and ownership to origin. He uses intimate, personal material to show th...

Gold Coast City Art Gallery: Otherworlds: Images of Fantasy and Fiction
Minister for the Arts Matt Foley said this was the first Queensland Art Gallery exhibition curated and designed specifically for the youth audience to tour Queensland. 'Fantasy, surrealism and science fiction are genres which ...

Montreal Museum of Fine Art: From Renoir to Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée de l'Orangerie
The exhibition will feature eighty-one masterpieces from the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume collection of the Musée national de l'Orangerie in Paris: fourteen paintings by Cézanne, six Derain...

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Brilliantly Birmingham: Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
The annual celebration is a chance for the city to promote the Jewellery Quarter's reputation as the largest centre for jewellery making in Europe and raise the profile of the up and coming makers that are the quarter's hidden tal...

Graves Gallery, Museums Sheffield: Robert Mapplethorpe : Works from the 70s and 80s
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Robert Mapplethorpe,
Patti Smith, 1975
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
Born in 1946, American artist Robert Mapplethorpe produced some of the most striking images of the last 50 years. Garnering fame and notoriety in e...

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