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Exploring 18th-Century Fashion, Garment by Garment

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Did you know that artists used pig bladders to carry paint before tubes were invented, that the gold leaf used to gild paintings and manuscripts was made by pounding a coin into thin sheets, or that 18th-century fashion designers used… More»

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      Olé, Olé, Olé!

      On this day in 1930, the inaugural games of the FIFA World Cup took place in Uruguay. Today, the 2014 FIFA World Cup comes to a close with Argentina versus Germany.

      While no one seems to care about the rag-tag ball game happening here, we know all eyes will be on Brazil today!

      A Jeu de Paume Before a Country Palace, 1614, Adriaen van de Venne. J. Paul Getty Museum.

      07/13/14

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