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Art & Entertainment News: 'Dancing With the Stars'
With the reality TV hit, "Dancing with the Stars," and the recent movie, "Let’s Dance," with Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere, is ballroom dancing making a comeback?
Architecture: Hagia Sophia Museum, Turkey
As one of the architectural wonders of the world, the Hagia Sophia faces structural damage and neglect. Why is it important to save this former mosque?
Angels in Art - US Postage Stamps
The first US postage stamps were issued in 1847: Benjamin Franklin on a five cent stamp and George Washington on a ten cent stamp. The first angel (a weathervane of an angel holding a trumpet) appeared in 1965 on the US Christmas stamp. Other angel stamps would follow in subsequent years.
Andrew Wyeth - Much Adieu About Christina & Helga
The American artist Andrew Wyeth is best known for ´Christina´s World´ and the Helga series. Have critics been unfair in evaluating Wyeth´s work?
And Yet Another Rembrandt Self Portrait
As it is difficult for any two art experts to agree on the actual number of Rembrandt self portraits, a painting dated 1665 from the Kenwood House, London will travel outside of Europe for the first time in 2012.
Ancient Columns & Greek Revival Architecture
Temples were built in ancient Greece using three orders of columns. Wanting to emulate this style, Thomas Jefferson was the architect of neo-classical buildings in the United States.
America's 'Mona Lisa' - 'Genevra de' Benci'
Leonardo da Vinci is best known for his painting the 'Mona Lisa' but there is another portrait of a woman who is not as well known, even though she resides in the U.S - Genevra de' Benci.
Albrecht Dürer - German Renaissance Artist
Albrecht Dürer was undoubtedly the greatest Northern European Renaissance artist in the late 15th century. Best known for his woodcut prints with religious and mythological themes, he also wrote books on geometry and human proportions.
Acts of Vandalism - Damaged Works of Art
From unintended accidents to deliberate acts of destroying works of art, vandalism is found even in the best of the world’s art museums.
Actor From 1950’s TV Show To Exhibit at Louvre
Tony Dow, best known as Beaver’s older brother in the 1950’s hit TV series "Leave It To Beaver" is about to exhibit a bronze sculpture at the Louvre in Paris.
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