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Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago is one of the few museums where contemporary visual culture is exhibited with grandeur through sculptures, sketches and paintings. The works of popular artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol are a part of the permanent collection of this museum. Works from and after the year 1945 have created a rich collection of more than 2000 art works since its inception in 1967.

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Girl with a Pearl Earring (1665)

Girl With a Pearl Earring

‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’  was painted in the year 1665 by the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. This Oil on Canvas work is considered the first globally known masterpiece by the artist. Most of Vermeer’s paintings was of domestic internal spaces, this painting being one of the few exceptions.  This painting remained obscure for decades, it was only in the year 1882 that the painting was re-discovered. The painting is popularly known as the Dutch Monalisa because of her calm and elegant beauty perhaps.

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Face Painting for Kids

If its a birthday party that you’re having for your kids, nothing can be more fascinating and colorful as face painting. Have couple of your friends with the face painting supplies ready and with a stall or two, the kids will start having a fun time. Here are some fun face painting ideas for kids.

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Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

Ontario Art Gallery

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is a museum of art in Toronto, Canada. This museum has more than 9,00,000 visitors per year to browse its collection more than 70,000 art works. This gallery which earlier housed the rich heritage of Canada in its art works, is now home to many other art works from all parts of the world. The AGO still is not for the Canadian art works dating as early as the 1st century.

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Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Claude Monet

Claude Monet was an impressionist artist born in France in the city of Paris. He was born on the 14th of November, 1980. Monet studied art in his teenage and started by painting seascapes and landscapes. He became known among the people of the town for his charcoal caricatures and his sketches.  

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Monet’s Water Lilies

Monet's Water Lilies

Claude Monet is known for his Impressionist paintings and specially for his series of paintings of  water lilies in a pond and their reflections. The Water Lilies are a series of approximately 250 oil paintings in the impressionist style. These paintings were made with the pond at Monet’s flower garden at Giverny as the model. Claude Monet famously once said “Suddenly I had the revelation of how magical my pond is. I took up my palette. Since that time I have scarcely had any other model.”

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