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May 22, 2019

How Mondrian Won the Art World with Just Three Colors

A true master of modern art, Piet Mondrian was a risk taker whose bold, fearless choices allowed him to become one of the most recognized artists of the 20th century. His abstract paintings in red, yellow, and blue rely on lines and geometry to make a statement and are a far cry from the conservative Dutch art scene he came of age in.

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May 22, 2019

97-Year-Old Grandpa Saves Village by Painting Buildings with Colorful Art

A little over 10 years ago, a then-86-year-old Huang Yung-fu faced a dilemma. The Taiwanese government was threatening to knock down his village, as he was the last remaining resident, in attempts to build a more modern apartment complex. He was offered money to pack up his home and move elsewhere, but couldn’t bear the thought of leaving the only home he’d ever known in Taiwan. That’s when he started painting.

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May 21, 2019

6 Places in Paris Where You Can Still Experience Notre-Dame’s Medieval Magic

In April, a fire devastated Notre-Dame Cathedral, one of Paris’ most beloved monuments. Fortunately, firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before the 850-year-old building lost its integrity. Sadly, however, efforts to save the church’s iconic spire were unsuccessful; as the oak and lead roof was reduced to ashes, the 750-ton structure crumbled and collapsed into the interior.

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May 21, 2019

Jeff Koons Becomes Living Artist with Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold

Jeff Koons has reclaimed his title as the living artist with the world’s most expensive artwork sold at auction. The triumph comes after his 1986 stainless steel sculpture Rabbit fetched $91.1 million—including fees—at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art sale in New York. The record is one previously held by the controversial artist, whose love it or hate it work has made him one of the most talked about artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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