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The Famous Artists

The Famous Artists is a growing site that strives to celebrate the art of the great masters while taking a peek behind the canvas to learn something about the artist themselves.

I suspect most of the news about The Famous Artists will be filed under the Artist Biographies section of Art Filled Days. But, here’s where I’ll post items of interest relating to artists featured on The Famous Artists, my activities on the site and other things I think folks beside myself might find interesting.

Nativity Paintings by Famous Artists

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Some of the most beautiful paintings are those that share the artist’s view of the Nativity. We are building a collection of Nativity paintings by famous artists. We’ll also tell you about the first use of a Nativity to celebrate Christmas mass.

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Art Export Licenses

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Did you know that selling some works of art in the UK to a foreigner requires an export license? And did you know that the export licenses are often deferred to give UK museums and institutions the opportunity to purchase the work and prevent it from leaving the country? A little more digging after my article on the controversy surrounding the Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus led me to the Arts Council of England website where I learned that the Manet painting is far from the first object de art that was temporarily restricted from leaving the country.

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Controversy Surrounding Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus

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The Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest in the UK barred the exportation of one of Edouard Manet’s paintings. Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus is an unfinished work that may or may not be coming up on the auction block and may or may not be leaving England. It all depends if someone can come up with $43.9 million American dollars.

While many are reporting the scant facts available, the real question everyone should be asking is how this action will change the rights of ownership and the rights of an artist or their heirs to control the disposition of their works.

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Nativity Paintings

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Christ is the reason for the season. On both of my vintage art sites, I have added a beautiful variety of nativity paintings for you to use in your own projects.

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New Art Website

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted here but that’s because I’ve been working on an exciting new project. Now, along with great vintage, public domain illustrations on Reusable Art, I’m sharing a growing collection of public domain paintings by The Famous Artists of the world.

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