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No 408 Man Ray

“It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.” Man Ray, a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, was born on August 27, 1890 in Philadelphia.

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No 398 Marcel Duchamp

“A painting that doesn’t shock isn’t worth painting.” Marcel Duchamp, commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the arts in the opening decades of the … Continue reading

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No 391 Edgar Degas

“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” Edgar Degas,  a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings, is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his … Continue reading

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No 389 Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

“Listen to the advice of others, but follow only what you understand and can unite in your own feeling. Be firm, be meek, but follow your own convictions. It is better to be nothing than an echo of other painters.” … Continue reading

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No 383 Camille Pissarro

“God takes care of imbeciles, little children and artists.” Camille Pissarro, a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter, was born on July 10, 1830.

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No 380 Marc Chagall

“Great art picks up where nature ends.” Marc Chagall,  a Russian-French early modernist artist, was born on July 7, 1887.

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No 378 Jean Cocteau

“An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.” Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau was a French writer, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. He was born on July 5, 1889.

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