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The German architect Elias Holl was born in Augsurg, the same city where he died in 1646
He was first influenced by Palladiol and during the years 1602-03 was the architect of the city Augsburg, whose urban image he configured. His style united early Baroque ideas with the traditional architecture of his country, characterized by stylized Gothic constructions. -1573

Carl Goebel, an Austrian painter and lithographer, was born in Vienna
For over a decade he painted portraits of the most famous visitors to the Silesian spa towns of Gräfenberg and Freiwaldau. He recorded his impressions of different areas in Austria and from his extensive foreign travels in landscape and popular scenes, mainly in watercolors such as "Tow Men at Rest on the Danube" and "A Peasants' Room". -1824

In Baden, the German sculptor Karl Albiker died
He was greatly influenced by Rodin, whose work he saw while living in Paris from 1899-1904. Later as a professor at the Art Academy in Dresden, he made monumental pieces, as well as small-scale statues, generally depicting nudes. -1961

Dubuffet's Art Brut museum opens in Lausanne
After Jean Dubuffet repatriated his collection of art brut in 1962, he looked for a place to exhibit it. The collection was put on display at the Castle of Beaulieu in Lausanne, where it was inaugurated in the presence of local authorities. The art collection is the most complete that exists in Europe together with the Prinzhorn in Heidelberg. -1976

The Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston presented an exhibition on the art of Robert Cunning
Cunning has worked with a great variety of media, including painting, photography, drawing, sculpture and video. This show focused on the objects that had been constant in his art in the last 20 years. -1994

The German Supreme Court declared pieces of the Berlin wall "art"
The Le-Le Trading Company received more than one million marks for pieces of the wall which artists Thierry Noir and Kiddy Citny placed on auction. The pieces of the Berlin wall were presented as paintings because they contained "graffiti" by the aforementioned artists. -1995

The Dalí painting "La Madonna de Port Lligat" sold at auction for $5.3 million dollars to the Municipal Counsel of Education in Fukuoka, Japan
The 275 by 201 centimeter painting is displayed at the Museum of Art in Fukuoka as one of its key pieces. It was painted in 1950 by the Spanish surrealist master and shows the Virgin with Jesus surrounded by floating objects that make it appear as if an atomic bomb has struck the world. -1996

It was reported that the federal government of Germany presented a lawsuit against Sotheby's, obligating the prestigious auction house to return a painting by the Dutch master Joachim A
Wtewael. The painting from the end of the 16th century, by one of the most important Dutch exponents of Mannerism, disappeared from the city of Gotha during the Soviet occupation. -1997

An exhibition on the contemporary works given to the Tate by Janet Wolfson de Botton, titled "Janet Wolfson de Botton Gift" was on view at the Tate Gallery in London
They are the purchases of a woman who set herself the most ambitious standards, and refused to settle only for art she could accommodate with ease inside the limits of a home. De Botton's open-minded acceptance of new media is one of the most attractive aspects of her collection. To her, what really counts is imaginative power. -1998

An installation by local artist Simon Fenoulhet titled Aurora, was on view in the former Old Library building in Cardiff, England, in the soon-to-be-opened new Center for Visual Arts
Aurora recorded the sounds of the street in the daytime, and played them back at night through red, blue and purple lights that shifted and illuminated the building's 200 windows. -1999

The Brooklyn Museum of Art presented the exhibition titled "The Guennol Collection: Cabinet of Wonders"
This exhibition celebrated the eclectic taste and wide-ranging vision of Alastair Bradley Martin and his wife, Edith Park Martin, whose gifts and loans to major museums have enriched the public's appreciation for art and the aesthetic traditions of various cultures. The exhibition was comprised of 114 paintings, sculptures, drawings, carvings, and figurines including peerless pre-Columbian and Asian jade carvings, ancient Egyptian sculptures, American folk art, and exceptional works by Albert Pinkham Ryder and Joseph Cornell. -2000

 


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