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Posts by Valeria Turturro, page 1

  1. 30 Aug
    Thu / 2012
    Kitty Fisher may have been the most scrutinized beauty featured in the magnificent Kenwood House portraits. She maintained a regular spot in the social spotlight thanks to her well-known affairs with wealthy men. Artists were no exception, and Sir Joshua Reynolds was one of her greatest admirers. . . .

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  2. 23 Jul
    Mon / 2012
    The subjects of portraits by English painter Thomas Gainsborough were more than just pretty faces. John Joseph Merlin, for instance, was an ingenious inventor and maker of musical instruments, and he’s now known as the father of the roller skate. . . .

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  3. 27 Jun
    Wed / 2012
    The name Guinness may first have become famous because of the world-renowned brewery, but today the name might be just as recognizable to fashion aficionados as it is to beer drinkers. That’s thanks to fashion icon Daphne Guinness . . .

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  4. 04 Jun
    Mon / 2012
    “You’ll never regret this,” the seller told him. That’s what art collector George Abrams remembers from his first Rembrandt purchase. Now, five decades later, selections from the Maida and George Abrams Collection comprise the exhibition "Drawings by Rembrandt, His Students, and Circle." This show marks . . .

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  5. 17 May
    Thu / 2012
    When we sat down with Anne Tucker, MFAH curator of photography, to discuss the news of Eastman Kodak Co. filing for bankruptcy, our conversation evolved from the history of a company to how Kodak forever changed the way artists and historians viewed the world. . . .

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