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- renowned /ri-NOUND/
- post-impressionist /pohst-im-PRESH-uh-nist/
- incursion /in-KUR-zhuhn/
- parsonage /PAHR-suh-nij/
- exposition /ek-spuh-ZISH-uhn/
[adjective] – famous for something
The Philippines is renowned for its breathtaking islands.
[noun] – a type of artist that uses a subjective approach to painting, opting to evoke emotion rather than realism in his/her work
Paul Cézanne is a famous post-impressionist.
[noun] – a sudden attack on or act of going into a place, especially across a border
An incursion happened at a bank yesterday.
[noun] – a church house that is provided for the members of the clergy
People in the parsonage were forcibly evacuated due to a fire in the building.
[noun] – a show in which works of art, industrial goods, etc. are shown to the public
The art students have been preparing for their upcoming school exposition.
Police added that in August of the same year, Dutch Golden Age artist Frans Hals’ “Two Laughing Boys With a Mug of Beer” was also snitched from the Hofje van mevrouw Aerden in Leerdam. A 58-year-old man from Baarn was then arrested for stealing the painting. The artwork, which was valued at 15 million euros, illustrates two boys laughing with a jug of beer. As described by Frans Hals specialist Anna Tummers, the 1626 painting was a “wonderful example of his loose painting style… it was very playful, daring and loose.” Authorities continue to search for both artworks that remain missing, as well as the other suspects involved.
- What do you think should authorities further do to find the missing artworks and prevent this incursion from happening again?
- In your opinion, what is the significance of time-honored artworks?
- What is your favorite art piece? Please tell me more about it.
- Should museums be free to all? Why or why not?
- If you were to create an artwork, what would it portray? Please explain.