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Andy Warhol: The Illustrator

We all know Andy Warhol as the leader of the American Pop Art Movement, but did you know that he started off as an illustrator working mainly with fashion magazines? No? Me neither! That’s why I was more than happy to stumble upon an exhibition of his illustrations in Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts back in November. On display there are  fifty posters and almost a thousand illustrations found in 400 magazines that belong to the collection of Paul Maréchal. Although Warhol sifted from illustration to painting, he still got commissions for advertisements and magazines. Take the Absolut Vodka bottle for…

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Van Gogh to Kadinsky exhibition

I told you before…November was “Museum month” for me and after presenting you a bit of the Harvard Art Museums, today is time to show you an exhibition that I found very interesting in Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts. I’ve visited many museums during my travels: The Louvre, Musee d’ Orsay, Tate Modern, New York’s Metropolitan Museum, MoMa, Chicago Art Institute and many more. So I can say that I have had my fair share of art from all times from antiquity until today. I came to appreciate 20th century’s art more, after taking an history of art class in…

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