Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-93) was born in Milan, son of an artist. Dad worked for Fabbrica Office in the Milan Duomo, that oversaw the devel­op­ment of the city’s cathedral architecture and art. Some of young Arcim­bol­do’s earliest works were 1549 com­mis­s­ions for st­ained glass windows at the Duomo. In 1556 he worked on Duomo di Monza…

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We Can Do It! 1942by J Howard MillerNorman Rockwell Museum, Massc350,000 women joined U.S’s Arm­ed Services, serving at home and abroad. As encouraged by El­eanor Roose­velt, and impres­sed by the British enc­ouragement of women in ser­v­ice, Gen George Marshall supported the introd­uc­tion of a women’s service branch into the Army. In May 1942 Cong­ress inst­ituted the Women’s Auxiliary Army…

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Pieter Brueghel the YoungerPeasant Wedding Dance, 1623Private collection, WikiStrasbourg’s Dancing Plague of 1518 was not the first. Previous dancing plagues had inv­olved people who were in towns and cit­ies close to the River Rhine, along with the merch­ants, pilgrims and soldiers who plied its waters.A] In the 1020s in Bern­burg in Saxony, a group of peasants started…

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Alex Greenberger discussed History’s 10 Dealers Who Changed the Way Art Is Shown and Sold. I’ve already liked 8 of these deal­ers in my blog, so I thank Alex for his other 2 stars and photos.Edith Halpert and some of her artists,in a photograph for Life magazine, 1952.Paris-born Paul Durand-Ruel (1831-1922) saw himself the first…

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