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Artists often identify with other artists, using them as an alter ego. Here is an exceptionally clever one.
Altdorfer's scene of incest is an early example of a long tradition with very similar and surprising meaning
Major Artworks by MuseumLearn some secrets before you visit
If a poet uses a storm as a metaphor, who mistakes it for a real storm? Why do so in art?
Here, in a novel turn, the American artist turns a paintbrush into the oars of a scull
Edouard Manet's MasterpiecesManet's the man who taught me everything
Everyone knows that Boating is a masterpiece. Why is it so difficult to explain?
Pablo Picasso's MasterpiecesWho better to learn from than a modern master?
Picasso must have learnt early on that great artists often adopt the persona of earlier great artists....
Learn about the mystery behind Picasso's name and the importance of artist's names in general
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