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Secrets Of A Courbet 'Ghost' Landscape In Switzerland

Last year, an unknown painting by the famous French artist was left to a small Swiss canton. Months of investigation were needed to uncover the canvas's mysterious elements, but some questions remain.

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Virginie Nussbaum

DELÉMONT — Last autumn a painting appeared out of the blue, or rather by mail, with a simple letter addressed to the culture office of the canton of Jura in northwestern Switzerland. The letter said that Hugo Saemann, of Delémont, who had died a year earlier in Zurich, had left the canton a painting, Landscape in the Jura. A green oil on canvas signed by a certain Gustave Courbet.

"A Courbet in the canton, this was a first!" recalled Christine Salvadé, head of the culture office, still amazed a year later.

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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