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Banksy "Always Hope" Balloon Love Heart Girl

Banksy "Always Hope" Balloon Love Heart Girl

Banksy is the name of a mysterious artist whose graffiti art and poetic stencils cover walls in major cities and capitals of the world, and the retrospective of graphic murals enables visitors to rediscover famous works of art such as Girl with Balloon, The Flower Thrower and Mobile Lovers, among others. Banksy’s Girl with Balloon is perhaps as recognisable as the street artist is mysterious. It has appeared on walls, in prints, online, and even on the arm of a celebrity singer. It was first created in London in 2002 — the work was originally stencilled on the walls under...

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Wheat Field with Cypresses 1889 by Vincent van Gogh

Famous paintings Vincent van Gogh Wheat Field with Cypresses

Wheat Field with Cypresses 1889 by Vincent van Gogh

Cypresses gained ground in Van Gogh’s work by late June 1889 when he resolved to devote one of his first series in Saint-Rémy to the towering trees. Distinctive for their rich impasto, his exuberant on-the-spot studies include the Met’s close-up vertical view of cypresses (49.30) and this majestic horizontal composition, which he illustrated in reed-pen drawings sent to his brother on July 2. Van Gogh regarded the present work as one of his “best” summer landscapes and was prompted that September to make two studio renditions: one on the same scale (National Gallery, London) and the other a smaller replica,...

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