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Tate Modern announces huge sponsorship deal with Hyundai

Tate Modern has announced its largest and longest corporate sponsorship deal, in which the South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai will support 11 years of Turbine Hall commissions from 2015.<p>Sir Nicholas Serota, Tate's director, called it a landmark partnership. "It marks a new chapter for Tate but …

Wright there: Derby artist's sojourn in Bath revisited

It probably won't be used on the city's promotional material, but for one of the 18th century's greatest English artists Bath proved an ideal place to come for a midlife crisis.<p>An exhibition opening this weekend will for the first time explore the little known period during which Joseph Wright of …

An Ancient City Is Discovered Underwater. What They Found Will Change History Forever

The city of Heracleion was engulfed underwater 1500 years ago. This grand city had been mentioned by the Greek writer Herodotus, the 5th-century BC …

Ancient History

Show me the Monet - Philippines seeks return of Marcos paintings

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines aims to recover three paintings, including one by French Impressionist Claude Monet, that a former aide of Imelda Marcos has been jailed in the United States for trying to sell.<p>Vilma Bautista, 75, a one-time secretary to the powerful wife of former Philippine …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

London's enduring South Bank problem

What the South Bank really needs is fewer buildings and more open space, says Rupert Christiansen<p>Ever since the <b>Festival of Britain</b>, London’s South Bank has been envisioned as a string of cultural pearls. Today, stretching from the old County Hall down to Tower Bridge, it ranks as one of the …

Philanthropists pledge over $330 million to help Detroit art museum

(Reuters) - U.S. philanthropic foundations have pledged more than $330 million to help preserve the Detroit Institute of Art’s collection and assist in shoring up the cash-strapped city’s employee pensions, the mediators overseeing Detroit’s bankruptcy negotiations said on Monday.<p>People at a mural …

‘Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose’, John Singer Sargent, 1885-6 | Tate

This painting is set in a garden in the Cotswolds village of Broadway, where John Singer Sargent stayed in the summer of 1885. The children lighting …

The 10 most subversive women artists in history

Artemisia Gentileschi<p>When she was a teenager, this 17th-century baroque artist was raped by a painter. She responded by turning her art into a weapon. In Gentileschi's repeated paintings of the biblical story of Judith slaying Holofernes, the Israelite hero is helped by her muscular servant. As one …