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Gijs van Hensbergen’s “Training Our Muscles to Understand Art”

2 pages | 430 words

In "Training Our Muscles to Understand Art," Gijs van Hensbergen makes a case for why we should all take the time to study and understand art. He argues that we need to look at both the painting and the process by which it was created in order to gain a deeper understanding of it.

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Guernica: The Biography of a Twentieth-Century Icon

2 pages | 430 words

This essay tells the story of Pablo Picasso's painting Guernica, from its creation in response to the bombing of the Basque town of that name during the Spanish Civil War, to its current status as an icon of anti-fascism and modern art. The author discusses the meaning of the painting and its legacy, and describes how it has inspired other artists.

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Guernica: A Paradigm of Modern Art

1 pages | 250 words

In his book "Guernica: A Paradigm of Modern Art," Anthony van Hensbergen tries to show his attitude to the representatives of modern art and this work in particular. He is not always successful in this, but his opinion is still interesting.

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