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Remembering Artist Edvard Munch: Died 67 Years Ago Today
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Munch The ScreamArtist Edvard Munch died 67 years ago today at the ripe old age of 80, leaving behind a legacy of some of the most famous — and stolen — artworks in history.

Yes, people love to steal the Norwegian’s famous paintings like The Scream, Madonna, and Vampire, all of which were robbed during Olympic Games. Actually several versions of The Scream, Munch’s most popular piece, have been snatched, but luckily eventually recovered.

Munch’s “Vampire” was stolen in 1988 during the Calgary Winter Olympics, another version of “The Scream” was taken from the National Gallery on the opening day of the Lillehammer Winter Games in 1994 and Sunday’s [August 2004] robbery was staged during the Athens Summer Games.
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Remembering Artist Paul Cézanne: Born 127 Years Ago Today
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Cezanne Pyramid Of Skulls

As Google’s front page reminds us, today is the birthday of famous painter Paul Cézanne. While Google decided to use Cézanne’s still life of fruits and tableware for their Doodle, I chose to feature one of the artist’s darker pieces, Pyramid Of Skulls (1901), because, well, I just think it’s so metal. The artist did plenty of other still life paintings of skulls, some of which have skulls and fruit in them.

The 19th-century French Post-Impressionism painter was born 172 years ago on January 19, 1839. His work influenced other great artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, and art movements like Cubism.

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