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The paradox of 'Power and Pathos' at the Getty: Disasters rescued these ancient bronzes

Here's a paradox: Today's art lovers would recoil at the thought of travel disasters, building collapses or volcanic eruptions afflicting their own communities. But over the next three months, visitors to the Getty Museum can enjoy a unique display of bronze statuary that was saved for posterity …

Why babies in medieval paintings look like ugly old men

Why are the babies in medieval art so ugly?<p>To find the answer, I spoke to Matthew Averett, an art history professor at Creighton University who edited the anthology <i>The Early Modern Child in Art and History</i>. But really, just how ugly are these babies?<p>Ugly might be too weak a word for medieval …

Death: Marina Abramović's Final Performance?

Her recently-announced funeral plans include a bright dress code, a cask-side serenade by Antony Hegarty, and three separate grave sites.<p>Even in death, the artist will be present. During a speech at her 12-day residency for the Kaldor Public Art Projects in Sydney, according to <i>The Guardian</i>, the …

Modern Art

Matisse and Van Gogh paintings' bright yellows are turning slowly beige

Paintings by Henri Matisse and Vincent Van Gogh are losing their rich yellow hues because of chemical reactions in the paint<p>Paintings by Henri Matisse and Vincent Van Gogh risk fading to a dirty beige because of a chemical reaction which is oxidising their bright yellow hue.<p>Scientists in France, …

Henri Matisse

British art dealer discovers unknown Monet pastel taped to another work

Art gallery director Jonathan Green found depiction of jetty at Le Havre hidden after he purchased two of Impressionist’s works at auction<p>Bargains always go down well with consumers, but a British art dealer was all the more excited to discover that he had unknowingly bought three pastels by Claude …