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Printmaking and knowledge

Printmaking and knowledge

In the early modern period (sixteenth century), knowledge of the natural world was organized around such categories as: -natural philosophy, which examined the physical universe as it was perceptible to the senses, seeking the causes of natural phenomena; -natural history, which described the particular properties of objects in the natural […]

Prints and the pursuit of Knowledge

Prints and the pursuit of Knowledge

“Prints and the pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe” is an exhibition now able in the Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, USA). This exhibition (it will be open until December 10, 2011) examines the relationship between print-making and scientific instruments, looking at both the producers and their production. Because […]

The house of love

The house of love

The Castle of Vauvenargues, near Aix-en-Provence, in France, has been opened to guided visits, for 2 years now, but only in summer. The Castle of Vauvenargues was the residence, between 1958 and 1960, of Pablo Picasso and his family, Jacqueline first of all. The park of this castle is the […]