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Double Vision

« Double vision » by William Middleton
The unerring eye of art world avatars Dominique and John de Menil

The long title of this biography is a tad misleading, suggesting parallel lives, when surely there was never a closer couple than Dominique and Jean ( John) de Menil ! What transpires is a most extraordinary partnership based on total trust ,curiosity, spirituality and a passion for all things new and exceptional. This long and complex biography proves that, although they were quite different characters from the outset, the love they had for each other and their common values were the basis of their wonderful collection and work : « Collectors without remorse » as John de Menil put it.

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The Judgment of Paris: The Decade that Gave the World Impressionism, Ross King

King (Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling) presents an engrossing account of the years from 1863—when paintings denied entry into the French Academy’s yearly Salon were shown at the Salon des Refusés—to 1874, the date of the first Impressionist exhibition.

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Mad Enchantment

Monet was such a renowned painter of seascapes that upon seeing the ocean along the Brittany coast for the first time, exclaimed:" Oh, how beautiful–it's a Monet."–Auguste Rodin

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Peggy Guggenheim

One of twentieth-century America’s most influential patrons of the arts, Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979) brought to wide public attention the work of such modern masters as Jackson Pollock and Man Ray. In her time, there was no stronger advocate for the groundbreaking and the avant-garde.

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Calder: The Early Years

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