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Turner Was A Brute, But He Painted With Romantic Radiance

One of Britain's best-loved artists, J.M.W. Turner, has been brought to life on the big screen. A new film paints him as an occasionally boorish man who turns out incandescent work.
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'Mr. Turner' Is A Snuffling, Growling Work Of Art

Critic Bob Mondello says Mike Leigh's earthy new biopic about the famed British painter J.M.W Turner shows viewers the incandescent beauty of the world as Turner himself must have seen it.
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'Mr. Turner' About A Man Trying To Find His Place In The World

The new film from British director Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner, takes up an historical figure: iconic British painter JMW Turner. But it also incorporates another theme of Leigh's: the human story of the working person. Painting was Turner's job and he was as down to earth as a factory worker.
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Painting Or Photograph? With Richard Estes, It's Hard To Tell

The American artist starts by taking dozens of photos of the same thing. Then he paints it, staying as faithful to photos as he can. The Smithsonian American Art Museum has an exhibition of his work.
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'#Blackmendream': Showcasing A Different Side Of Black Manhood

In Shikeith Cathey's short film, faceless strangers answer questions like "What makes you happy?" and "Do you cry?" The artist says, "These questions, as simple as they are ... they aren't discussed."
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Spanish Artist Francisco Goya On Display In Boston: An Extraordinary Exhibit

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has assembled one of the largest exhibits of Goya's artwork ever seen in the U.S. His paintings, prints and drawings range in technique from exquisitely refined to raw.
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After Decades Of Success, Joni Mitchell Is Still Just 'A Painter Who Writes Songs'

Mitchell talks about her new four-disc boxed set, Love Has Many Faces, and the different colors such a collection can reveal in a lifetime of work.
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The Fine Art Of Deception

When visual tricksters play with perception, things are not always what they seem.
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How Private Collectors Helped Make Miami An Art Destination

Every December, tens of thousands of visitors descend on Miami. But they aren't there for the beaches; they're there for Art Basel, a giant art fair that private collectors helped lure to the city.
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Missing Painting Found On Set Of 'Stuart Little'

A Hungarian art expert was watching the movie on TV when he noticed a painting hanging on a wall. He knew it as a famous, missing work of art that hadn't been seen by the general public since 1928.

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