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Mona Lisa Craquelure

Craquelure: History’s Crack In Time

Time and climate are not our friends when it comes to paintings or our skin. Craquelure is the network of fine cracks that appear in the skin of a painting. Many things can cause these cracks. Sadly, much like the human face, cracks occurring in the paint layers or ground are usually indicative of age …

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Art Critics

Art Critics: ​Keeping Art In Its Proper Framework

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]rt critics evaluate art in a historical context. They see the big, overall picture of what is going on in a culture during the specific time it is created. The most successful art is a reflection of the zeitgeist of its creator. It is the art critic that is able to spot a movement. An example …

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