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How Six Different Artists Have Re-Interpreted Da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’

The “Mona Lisa” has been in the news a lot lately. Thanks to a new Leonardo da Vinci exhibition appearing at the Louvre—commemorating the 500th anniversary of the artist’s [...]

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Park West Gallery Founder Talks Live About New ‘Mona Lisa’ Controversy

Is the popularity of the “Mona Lisa” ruining the Louvre? Michael Patrick Shiels, the host of the popular iHeartRadio program “Michigan’s Big Show,” had Park West Gallery Founder [...]

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6 Facts You May Not Know About Famous Artists

Art history is full of wild tales and fascinating figures, which can make it tough to determine what is fact and fiction about artists. Some of these stories endure because they remind us of the [...]

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Behind the Artist: Csaba Markus

When someone is described with the adjective “Renaissance,” it means they’re someone who has an unusually wide range of talents. For artist Csaba Markus, however, the term “Renaissance man” takes [...]

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7 Things You Might Not Know About Illuminated Manuscripts

An illuminated manuscript is a beautifully crafted book, but it’s also so much more—it’s a literal piece of art history. Illuminated manuscripts are hand-crafted books with pages that feature [...]

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4 Contemporary Artists Answer ‘What’s Your Favorite Work of Art?’

Park West Gallery artists inspire collectors all over the world, but what art inspires the artists? How do they answer the question, “What’s your favorite work of art?” We asked four different [...]

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Park West Gallery Artist Csaba Markus Unveils Caldographs

For the first 15 years of his career, Csaba Markus didn’t sign his art because he was unsure of its quality. Today, Markus’ signature is the finishing touch on an innovative new medium he is [...]

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Csaba Markus on da Vinci and painting women

Park West artist Csaba Markus is known for painting ethereal and beautiful portraits of women, carrying on techniques from the old masters. When asked, Markus has a quick answer for why women are [...]

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Louvre reopens after flooding threatens art collection

The public can once again admire masterpieces such as the “Mona Lisa” with the reopening of the Louvre in Paris after flooding forced the museum to close. Louvre officials reopened the museum on [...]

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Art News — August 24, 2011

Art world news and upcoming arts events.

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