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French museum learns half its collection is counterfeit

A French art museum displaying a town’s local artist discovered that nearly half of its collection are fakes.<p>An art historian raised questions about …

Wondrously Detailed Paintings by Alice Lin Show the Complex Relationship Between Self and Surroundings | Colossal

<p>Illustrator Alice Lin uses watercolor and pigment on rice paper and silk to create intricately detailed worlds. Human and animal figures are …

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The Movements of a Symphony Conductor Get Artistically Visualized in an Avant-Garde Motion Capture Animation

Some classical music enthusiasts are purists with regard to visual effects, listening with eyes firmly fixed on liner notes or the ceilings of grand …

From Gordon Parks to LaToya Ruby Frazier, Here Are 35 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York City This January

On View<p>Plus, Mark di Suvero, Channa Horwitz, Robert Indiana, and much more.<p>,<p><i>The editors at artnet News searched New York City high and low for the</i> …

NASA Langley Asks Student Artists to Envision 'The Next 100 Years'

NASA’s Langley Research Center is inviting children grades K-12 attending public, private, parochial and homeschools in the U.S. to use their …

The Public Art Fund to Reveal Ai Weiwei's Largest Ever Citywide Exhibition

Towering over the 60th Street/5th Avenue entrance to Central Park South, <i>Gilded Cage</i> is a formidable installation by dissident Chinese artist, Ai …

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How angry street art is making Athens hip - Chic Greek graffiti

Chic Greek graffitiHow angry street art is making Athens hip<p>GREECE is enjoying a record year for tourism, and not just on whitewashed Cycladic …

Bristol street art class lets you make believe you're Banksy

Graffiti is the sexy cousin of fine art. It’s the college dropout that arrives on a motorbike, in a fug of cigarette smoke, to take you on a night …

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Street art museum opens in Berlin and presents itself as canvas

<i></i>Street art is the ultimate form of democracy according to the curators of the new Museum for Urban Contemporary Art that has just opened in Berlin. …

Mind-Boggling Art Installations By Cyril Lancelin

(Installation "weight 2", outdoor sculpture, Burgundy, France)<p>Art installations are supposed to engage the viewer and make them feel like they're …

Picasso exhibition in Rome celebrates centenary of artist's visit to Italy

An exhibition to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s trip to Italy has opened in Rome.<p>‘Between Cubism and Classicism’ at the Museum Scuderie del Quirinale showcases the artist’s works from 1915 to 1925 and features paintings, drawings, gouache, watercolors, sketches and stage …

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Picasso nudes reunited after more than 80 years

Three “sexually charged” Picasso nudes which have not been seen together in more than 80 years are being reunited at a new show at Tate …

Morning Links: Aesthetics of Paperweights Edition

A paperweight.<p>HANNES GROBE/COURTESY CREATIVE COMMONS<p><b>Around the World</b><p>TripAdvisor, the online home for travel-related listings and reviews of …

Johann Valentin Gevers | Mirror | German, Augsburg | The Met

This sumptuous mirror beautifully evokes the wealth of silver furnishings at the Versailles of Louis XIV (1638–1715) and, to a lesser extent, at …

I Express My Love For Nature In Drawings With A Touch Of Surrealism

Having to grow up in a small town in the Philippines, and having a veterinarian father, I had the chance to see nature up close. I have always been …

What happens when artists have camera-phone ‘conversations’?

NEW YORK — So when Mia Fineman, associate photography curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, contacted the participants in “Talking Pictures: …

Did Pablo Picasso Really Paint 'Nude Woman in a Red Armchair' in One Day?

Examining one of the legendary artist’s most famous works.<p>The 1929 painting <i>Nude Woman in a Red Armchair</i> stands as one of legendary artist Pablo Picasso’s most renowned pieces, serving as a remarkable part of the painter and sculptor’s series of portraits of Marie-Thérèse Walter. Created at …

World’s First Fully-Painted Feature Film Brings Van Gogh’s Paintings to Life

The animated film <i>Loving Vincent</i> is one that’s nearly six years in the making. If that seems excessive, just wait until you find how it’s made. The movie, which examines the life of post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh, uses hand-painted canvases to bring its action to life. It takes 12 oil …

31 Artists Who Transform Ordinary Paper Into Astonishing Works of Art

Paper is one of the great artistic chameleons. This easily accessible material that’s used in crafting incredible, gallery-worthy works of art is the same that contains crude sketchbook doodles never meant to see the light of day. It’s this fascinating dichotomy that entices creatives to experiment …

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Japanese Artist Spends 3+ Years Drawing Massive, Incredibly Detailed Tsunami

Three years, three months, and 12 days later, Manabu Ikeda's 'Rebirth,' is nothing short of epic.<p>Standing 10 feet tall and 13 feet wide, a great wave crashes into an ornate cherry blossom tree rendered in exquisite pen-and-ink lines in Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda's latest epic drawing, <i>Rebirth</i>. …

Colorful Paintings Visualize the Energetic Souls of Wildlife

Expressive and emotive, British artist Emily Tan‘s colorful creature portraits imaginatively capture the beauty of the animal kingdom. Each polychromatic piece combines the sketch-like quality of drawing with dreamy washes of watercolor to present an ethereal series of animal paintings.<p>Though …

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Italian culture minister travels to Kiev to retrieve works by Rubens, Tintoretto and Mantegna taken from Verona art museum<p>Seventeen masterpieces valued at €17m (£14.3m) have been returned to Italy from Ukraine after being stolen by armed robbers from a Verona art museum last year.<p>Italian culture …

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Michelangelo and More: Works of the Week Honoring 100 Years of Drawings and Prints at The Met

To celebrate the centenary of a curatorial department dedicated to works on paper, The Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Gallery will feature one highlight …

Installing Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio

If you like opening gifts (and who doesn't?), then try to imagine 48 crates, each with a marvelous painting of varying dimensions, the loan of which …

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celebrating pioneering art collector peggy guggenheim

She brought together one of the most incredible sprawling collections of 20th Century art, but Peggy Guggenheim’s real importance lies as one of the first and few female art collectors, and who battled against sexism in her personal life to build a...<p>The pioneer American art collector Peggy …