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Art museums fight Facebook over nudity

/ Jul 29, 2018

Art museums fight Facebook over nudity

For four centuries, the opulent, exuberant nudes of Peter Paul Rubens have been known to shock and delight in sometimes equal measure. Now his baroque paintings are jolting the internet. Belgian museums are uniting in protest against Facebook because they cannot promote Flemish masters, including ...

A unique 'Japanese tip': The origami art left by diners

Jul 9, 2018

A unique 'Japanese tip': The origami art left by diners

Yuki Tatsumi was waiting tables at an izakaya pub in the city of Kyoto when something on the table caught his eye — a chopstick wrapper folded and fiddled into an abstract shape. It was the catalyst for the creation of a collection that now ...

Famous Russian painting damaged in vodka-fuelled attack

May 27, 2018

Famous Russian painting damaged in vodka-fuelled attack

One of Russia's most famous paintings, which depicts Czar Ivan the Terrible cradling his dying son, has been badly damaged after a man attacked it with a metal pole after drinking vodka. The canvas, "Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581," ...