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Art museums fight Facebook over nudity

Business / Tech 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 ...

Famous Russian painting damaged in vodka-fuelled attack

World 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," ...

Heavily damaged missing Monet returns home to Japan

Art Feb 27, 2018

Heavily damaged missing Monet returns home to Japan

A painting by French Impressionist master Claude Monet that belonged to a Japanese collector but was lost for decades after World War II is now back in Tokyo, a museum official said Tuesday. The oil painting, around 2 meters long (about 6½ feet) and 4.2 ...

World Dec 28, 2017

Dutch experts doubt authenticity of rare 'Hitler' painting

Two researchers in the Netherlands have raised doubts about a rare watercolor painting signed by Adolf Hitler, saying it appears more likely to be the work of a forger, a Dutch newspaper reported Wednesday. "It is very probably a fake Hitler" painting, Bart Droog and ...

Elephant's paintings auctioned in Hungary

World / Offbeat Nov 5, 2017

Elephant's paintings auctioned in Hungary

Paintings created by an Indian elephant who enjoys wielding a brush were auctioned off by a Hungarian traveling circus on Saturday. Three of 42-year-old elephant Sandra's abstract canvasses, with colored lines flowing across them resembling rivers, fetched about 40,000 forints ($150) each. A painting depicting Sandra ...

Harlem burgeons as an art gallery district

Art Jul 31, 2016

Harlem burgeons as an art gallery district

The opening of the Clara Francis Gallery on Wednesday in a renovated Harlem storefront was an exciting moment for Haile King Rubie. It was the first solo show for the 26-year-old painter, whose expressive works are all the more remarkable because he was born ...

Geographic profiling may reveal identlty of elusive artist Banksy

Art Mar 5, 2016

Geographic profiling may reveal identlty of elusive artist Banksy

The elusive street artist Banksy may have been unmasked by mathematics. Scientists have applied a type of modeling used to track down criminals and map disease outbreaks to identify the graffiti artist, whose real name has never been confirmed. The technique, known as geographic profiling, is ...