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Notre Dame through the ages in pictures

3421A coloured photograph of the Îsle de la Cité in about 1900. Photograph: Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which erupted in fire on Monday April 15th, 2019, is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in the world. Notre-Dame Cathedral has been at the main iconic building of the city of Paris for over 850 years. Dating back to its consecration in 1163, the building itself is a stone and stained-glass representation of Biblical stories and morals. A historical landmark, a pillar of the Arts and a centre for spirituality that is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.

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First images inside the Notre Dame

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First images from inside Notre Dame show smoke rising inside the cathedral as the devastating fire continues to burn - Source: ABC NEWS

Today, April 15th of 2019, the cathedral was on fire causing significant damage, including the collapse of the main spire and the entire roof. Due to the collapse of the roof many valuables were destroyed. Notre Dame Cathedral contained one of the oldest surviving wood-timber frames in Paris, involving around 52 acres of trees that were cut down in the 12th century. Each beam was made from an individual tree. So the ingenious lattice of historic woodwork was nicknamed "The Forest.". All this has been lost to the massive fire, according to the cathedral's rector.

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Notre Dame Cathedral, then and now

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Notre-Dame Cathedral has been at the main iconic building of the city of Paris for over 850 years. Dating back to its consecration in 1163, the building itself is a stone and stained-glass representation of Biblical stories and morals. A historical landmark, a pillar of the Arts and a centre for spirituality that is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.

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Chromatic Photography Awards Winners 2018


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Chromatic Photography Awards has announced the Winners and finalists of their 2nd Annual Color Photography Contest. This year, The Winners were selected from nearly 3000 entries received in 2018 in 20 different categories.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat, from the streets of New York to the walls


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The amazing works of Jean-Michel Basquiat in Taschen book. From the streets of New York to the walls of its most prominent galleries, follow the short, prolific, and politicized career of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a cult figure of artistic social commentary. This introduction explores how the young trailblazer drew from inspirations as varied as Greek, Roman, and African art, along with French poetry and jazz, to create visceral images mixing word with bold color.

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Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving - Brooklyn Museum


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Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s unique and immediately recognizable style was an integral part of her identity. Kahlo came to define herself through her ethnicity, disability, and politics, all of which were at the heart of her work. Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is the largest U.S. exhibition in ten years devoted to the iconic painter and the first in the United States to display a collection of her clothing and other personal possessions, which were rediscovered and inventoried in 2004 after being locked away since Kahlo’s death, in 1954. They are displayed alongside important paintings, drawings, and photographs from the celebrated Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art, as well as related historical film and ephemera. To highlight the collecting interests of Kahlo and her husband, muralist Diego Rivera, works from our extensive holdings of Mesoamerican art are also included.

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"Not all heroes wear capes" - Stan Lee 1922 - 2018


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Stan Lee was an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics.

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Siena International Photo Awards WINNERS


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Siena International Photo Awards (SIPAContest) is a photography competition for professional, amateur and student photographers from around the world. It is judged by an international panel of experts that includes renowned photographers, editors and picture buyers. First presented in 2015, by their second year the awards and the associated Siena Art Photo Travel Festival were considered prestigious.

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A blind date with a book - Dont judge a book by its cover


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Blind Book Date 📚. A brilliant idea where books are carefully wrapped in paper with short descriptions so no one will “judge a book by its cover”.

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Places that inspired Vincent van Gogh's famous paintings


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Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life.

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International Coffee Day


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If the only way to start your day is with a coffee then get celebrating. Coffee isn't just a great way to start your day, it can be an art form. Check out these awesome selection of coffee art!

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Proportion in Art Composition and Design


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Proportion is a principle of art that describe the size and the amount of one element in relation to another. They have a great deal to do with the overall harmony of an individual piece and our perception of the art. As a fundamental element in artistic work, it is also quite complex.

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Vans officially announces a partnership with post-impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh


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Vans officially anounces a partnership with post-impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh, highlighting his most influential artwork through a collection of footwear and apparel.

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When High Fashion gets inspiration from Art


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The Art of A Kiss


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Love is a war of lightning, and two bodies ruined by a single sweetness. Kiss by kiss I cover your tiny infinity, your margins, your rivers, your diminutive villages, and a genital fire, transformed by delight, slips through the narrow channels of blood to precipitate a nocturnal carnation, to be, and be nothing but light in the dark - Pablo Neruda

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Mori Building - Digital Art Museum, Tokyo


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TeamLab Borderless is a group of artworks that form one borderless world. Artworks move out of the rooms freely, form connections and relationships with people, communicate with other works, influence and sometimes intermingle with each other.

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Incredible City and Architecture made from discarded denim clothing and acrylic paint



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Choi So Young is a contemporary Korean artist from Korea. She is best known for her urban landscape compositions made from discarded denim clothing and acrylic paint, Choi explores city life in range of highly textural and detailed works.  

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