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German museum rejoices over Durer found at flea market

<b>A German art gallery says a print by Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer that was donated by a man who found it at a flea market is in very good condition.</b><p>The print, entitled Mary Crowned by an Angel, was bought for a few euros in the eastern French town of Sarrebourg.<p>The buyer saw the stamp of …

Art

The Cruel Beauty of Hieronymus Bosch: 500 Years of Breathtaking Imagery

Pieter van Huystee’s documentary ‘Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil’ is a fascinating tribute to the Dutch master.<p>This year, 500 annums after …

Art History

Michelangelo Would Love This Selfie Statue

There might be outrage over a Texas town’s statue of two girls taking a selfie, but the grandest classical statuary has long celebrated the …

Painter Tomo Campbell on finding beauty in imperfection

A Central Saint Martins graduate, former artist-in-residence at the English National Ballet, and briefly a model for Dior, Tomo Campbell is undeniably a talented artist who doesn't strive towards perfection in his art but finds joy in its flaws. This month, his debut show <i>Held On The Tips Of Fingers</i> …

Ballet

You Gonna Finish That? What We Can Learn From Artworks In Progress

How does an artist know when a work is finished? Sometimes it's a deliberate decision. Other times, the decision is made by fate or circumstance. Now, an extensive exhibition at The Met Breuer Museum in Manhattan is exploring great works of unfinished art.<p>The Unfinished show has an intriguing …

Art History

Artist uses mini figures to highlight big social issues on a small scale

The world's most pressing problems may not have small solutions, but one artist is using miniature means to take a look at some of the biggest social …

Five alternative careers for teachers

From working in a museum to corporate training, if you decide to leave teaching your skills stand you in good stead for securing a variety of other jobs<p>Teaching can be an enormously rewarding and attractive career, but it’s not for everyone. A growing number of teachers are choosing to walk away …

New year, new you – how to be happy

With so many external pressures can any of us be truly happy? As we welcome in a new year, Rachel Kelly suggests small changes to your life that can have a huge impact on your outlook<p>What’s top of your list of new year resolutions for 2016? Do more exercise? Eat better? Spend more time with your …

Where's This Painting? 30 Years After Its Theft, Nobody Knows

Thirty years ago, one of the most valuable paintings of the 20th century vanished. It wasn't an accident and it wasn't some elaborate movie heist. It was a simple theft — and it's still a mystery.<p>It was the day after Thanksgiving in 1985. Staff at the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson …

Artists

8 Food Artists Who Are Killing It on Instagram

The sun has set for people who say you shouldn't play with your food.<p>This one goes out to the kids of all ages who, to the chagrin of every imaginable authority figure, still insist on playing with their food. Now they're reaping the benefits on Instagram, pulling in thousands of likes because they …

Vincent Van Gogh

Why Do Babies in Medieval Paintings Look So Old And Scary?

Have you ever been wandering around an art museum and found yourself chuckling at the angry middle-aged-man heads on Medieval babies? "Wow, those …

Lost resting place of Egyptian queen Nefertiti may have been hidden by Tutankhamun's tomb, archaeologist says

An English archaeologist has suggested that the tomb of Tutankhamun, the most famous of Egypt's pharaohs, is hiding a secret that has eluded researchers since its discovery more than 90 years ago.<p>Dr. Nicholas Reeves of the University of Arizona told the Times of London that he believes he has …

Ancient History

14 Easy 5-Minute ‘Dos MADE for the First Day of School (Or Work ;)

If there is one thing we wish we could magically wake up to in the morning (besides Chris Pratt, of course), it’s beautiful, frizz-free hair. We are still waiting for <i>The Jetsons’</i>s hair machine that could easily fix all of our styling problems. But in the meantime, we’re sharing 14 updos that will …

Hairstyling

Essential Arts: Brazen bronze, thumbs down on a freeway and an art heist solved

I’m Kelly Scott, arts and culture editor of the Los Angeles Times, and our reporters and critics were all over these stories last week:<p>Unprecedented bronze<p>The J. Paul Getty Museum’s “Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World” is the first American museum survey of Hellenistic …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

7 Things You May Not Know About Vincent Van Gogh

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