Tuesday, December 12, 2006

December 12 in Creative History

1863: Birth of Norwegian painter Edvard Munch; his most characteristic work is the The Scream, in which an anonymous figure on a bridge clasps his hands to his ears.

1911: Birth of Thanh Tinh, real name Tran Van Ninh, Vietnamese writer. His works include Di Giua Mot Mua Sen Dai (Through a Long Season of Lotus), Que Me (Maternal Village) and Chi va Em (Two Sisters).

1913: Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting Mona Lisa is recovered in Florence two years after it had been stolen from the Louvre in Paris.

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