Art History

ANGELS: FAMOUS PAINTINGS OF HEAVENLY CREATURES

Paintings of angels<p>God’s messengers<p><b>An angel in Giotto’s painting of the Madonna and Child</b><p><b>Madonna and Child, Giotto.</b> This lush angel is only a small …

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The Dutch Masters Are Back: Blockbuster Vermeer Exhibition Opens at the National Gallery of Art

The last time a major Vermeer exhibition came to the U.S., crowds went nuts. This time, the exhibition's curators have something up their sleeves.<p>It was an exhibition that remains legendary—21 of the world’s 36 known Vermeer paintings, a government shutdown, a blizzard, and hordes of fanatics …

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Pissarro in Norwood, Monet at the Savoy: what the exiled impressionists saw in London

Many great artists found refuge in London after fleeing tumult in France. Their sensational landscapes – beautifully capturing its streets, waters and winter snows – are the highlight of a major new exhibition at Tate Britain<p>Commemorative plaques on buildings frequently take us by surprise, …

London

Famous Paintings that Would Make Great Halloween Costumes

<i>Dressing up as the joker for Halloween has been done. But what about artist Francis Bacon's Study after Velázquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X?</i> …

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Art dealer stole millions to fund ‘lavish lifestyle’: DA

A crooked art dealer stole tens of millions of dollars from affluent clients after brokering the sales of their pricey pieces, according to the …

New York City

The amazing photos of London’s apocalyptic sky

It looked more like a cinematic special effect than an actual atmospheric phenomenon: Saharan dust, swept up by Hurricane Ophelia as the storm barrelled up the Atlantic, choked the southern English sky earlier this week in a saffron scarf of mist and suspended desert minerals. Silhouetted against a …

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‘Loving Vincent’ Breaks Out in Italy

Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s “Loving Vincent,” a Vincent van Gogh biopic using the painter’s hallmark impasto style, has broken out in Italy to …

Art

Intimate Pablo Picasso Show Captivates the FIAC Crowd

The latest exhibition by Diana Widmaier Picasso presents her grandfather Pablo Picasso in father mode, with a series of intimate works based on his …

Art

Extraordinary Ordinary

In the world of art, Johannes Vermeer is a name to conjure with, and any exhibition of his work qualifies as a blockbuster. For the first time since …

Conservative View

Jean-Claude Van Damme is a little rusty in Amazon's new Van Johnson trailer

“My name is Jean-Claude Van Damme. I used to be super famous.” Now, he goes by Jean-Claude Van Johnson.<p>The ’80s and ’90s action movie star comes back …

Entertainment

How Spain’s Kings Hid Thousands of Nude Paintings from the Catholic Church

Jan Brueghel el Viejo and Hendrick de Clerck, <i>Abundance and the Four Elements</i>, 1606. Image via Wikimedia Commons.By the mid-17th century, a clear …

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The Case of the Mafia and the Stolen Caravaggio

Charley Hill, the art world's preeminent sleuth, relates his ongoing search for a missing masterpiece, a mission that so far has taken him to a Sicilian town that's "wall-to-wall gangsters."<p>Meet Charley Hill, the legendary bloodhound who has retrieved stolen masterpieces the world over. Most …

Crime

An Art Print Featuring the Evolution of American Flags Throughout the History of the United States

(larger)<p>“American Flags” is a patriotic art print created by Pop Chart Lab that features the “evolution of star-spangled banners flown throughout …

Art

Lebanon arrests 4 people over stolen Salvador Dali painting

A Lebanese police official says the police have arrested four people who were trying to sell a stolen painting believed to be of famous Spanish …

Entertainment

Solid all-round performance at Strauss & Co’s upbeat spring sale in Cape Town

An important drawing from William Kentridge’s award-winning 1991 film <i>Sobriety, Obesity, and Growing Old</i> was the top lot by value at Strauss & Co’s …

Art

Trump bragged about the Renoir painting on his private jet — but experts say it's a fake

• <b>President Donald Trump has a copy of the painting "Two Sisters (on the Terrace)" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir hanging in his personal jet. He has claimed that it's the original.</b>• <b><br>Two art historians came forward and stated that the authentic Renoir painting hangs at the Art Institute of Chicago.</b>• <b><br>Donald</b> …

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A lost Leonardo da Vinci painting was rediscovered after 500 years — but critics are saying there's a huge flaw

• <b>The Leonardo da Vinci painting "Salvator Munti" has a major flaw.</b>• <b><br>It doesn't obey the laws of physics in a crucial way that's uncharacteristic of da Vinci.</b>• <b><br>Critics say the flaw indicates it's a fake.</b>• <b><br>Defenders say he did it on purpose.</b><p>A major flaw in a painting identified as one of Leonardo da Vinci's …

Art

Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts: What’s th...

They all start with “art,” but each of these three styles has its own distinct look. Here, you’ll learn how to decipher the differences between art …

History

Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Male Mona Lisa' can be yours for just $100M (or more)

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The De Stijl Movement Turns 100

Sotheby's S|2 has organized an exhibition to celebrate<p>Photographs by<p>In 1917, an art journal that would change the world was born. The Dutch-based publication titled <i>De Stijl</i>—The Style— was a space for young artists and architects (including Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg) to form the basis for …

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Vincent Van Animated

Vincent Van Gogh’s life has been fodder for many movies, and it’s easy to understand the appeal: The painter embodies the romantic ideal of the …

Vincent Van Gogh

First exhibition devoted to comparing Picasso and Lautrec opens in Madrid

The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza presents Picasso/Lautrec, the first monographic exhibition devoted to comparing these two great masters of …

Art

Monumental Lawren Harris painting may fetch monumental auction price | The Province

Last fall, the Lawren Harris painting, Mountain Forms, sold for $11.2 million, doubling the previous Canadian record for a work of art sold at …

Canadian News

President Trump thinks he owns a Renoir — but the real one hangs in Chicago

There are two versions of French impressionist <b>Pierre-Auguste Renoir</b>’s “Two Sisters (On The Terrace).”<p>One has hung in the Art Institute of Chicago since 1933.<p>The other is in President <b>Donald Trump</b>’s New York apartment.<p>But one of them is a fake — and the Art Institute says it isn’t the one in …

Art

Ten Vermeers, but a whole world of Dutch art

In 1995, the National Gallery of Art opened an exhibition of works by Johannes Vermeer that attracted enormous crowds. Lines stretched around the block and people set up camp on the sidewalk in hopes of snagging timed-entry tickets. Despite two government shutdowns and a major blizzard, about …

Entertainment

What we can learn from Leonardo da Vinci's passion for both art and science

For biographer Walter Isaacson, Leonardo’s breadth of interests would have led him embrace the Internet age<p>Currently a professor of history at Tulane …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Evening: Landscape with an Aqueduct | Théodore Gericault | 1989.183 | Work of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Artist: Théodore Gericault (French, Rouen 1791–1824 Paris)<p>Date: 1818<p>Medium: Oil on canvas<p>Dimensions: 98 1/2 x 86 1/2 in. (250.2 x 219.7 …

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Why Da Vinci's Last Privately Owned Painting Probably Won't End Up In A Museum

The last known privately owned painting by Leonardo da Vinci is going up for auction. But it will probably go back into private hands because no museum can afford the price. "Salvator Mundi" is likely to sell for more than a $100 million.

Culture

Isaacson's 'Leonardo da Vinci': Gay, and a Renaissance 'giant'

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Spotlight on Kehinde Wiley

The artist was selected to create a presidential portrait of Barack Obama for the Smithsonian National Gallery.<i>Image courtesy of Wikipedia</i> When it …

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