In recent years, requests for the permanent return of items taken during the imperial era without their owners’ consent have gathered pace. LONDON—In a storeroom of the British Museum here sits a collection
Today, Impressionism remains one of the most popular and prevalent types of painting. Considered the catalyst of modern art, the Impressionist genre has played a pivotal role in art history, with its evident
(CNN) — The designs of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright are joining the ranks of revered UNESCO World Heritage sites such as The Great Wall of China, The Palace of Versailles and the Taj Mahal. The
The restorers, data experts and art historians at the Rijksmuseum call it Operation Night Watch. “Because it is like a military operation in the planning,” said Taco Dibbits, the museum’s general director.
“After seeing this no one need wish to look at any other sculpture or the work of any other artist,” wrote Giorgio Vasari, the Italian 16th century historian, about Michelangelo’s David. Such is the beauty
Creating portraits that are startlingly lifelike, Chinese artist Leng Jun is a master of hyperrealism. The accomplished painter is particularly known for his detailed oil paintings of women, where every
They came to auctioneer Marc Labarbe’s studio last week to stand mere inches from the painting of Jewish heroine Judith decapitating Assyrian general Holofernes, a dazzling yet bloody masterpiece attributed