Category: Art

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Jan
2021

Police Recover 500-Year-Old Stolen Leonardo Da Vinci Painting Of Jesus In ItalyPolice Recover 500-Year-Old Stolen Leonardo Da Vinci Painting Of Jesus In Italy

Police in Italy recovered a 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” painting of Jesus Christ after it was stolen in 2020 from a basilica museum in Naples without the priests realizing the painting was missing, numerous sources reported. The 16th century copy was discovered while Naples police were searching an apartment less than […]

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Dec
2020

Art Work Featuring Human Blood Will Go On Display In Washington To Confront Trump VotersArt Work Featuring Human Blood Will Go On Display In Washington To Confront Trump Voters

December 11, 2020 1:51 PM ET An art work featuring human blood donated by Americans will be installed in Washington, D.C. to confront Donald Trump supporters, the Hill reported. Russian-born, French-based artist Andrei Molodkin’s “The White House Filled With the Blood of US Citizens” will be projected onto the windows of CulturalDC’s Source Theater, according […]

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Dec
2020

Mysterious Benefactor Returns Long-Lost Key To 900-Year-Old TowerMysterious Benefactor Returns Long-Lost Key To 900-Year-Old Tower

An 11th century English tower’s long-lost key was anonymously returned to the charity English Heritage this month, 50 years after its disappearance, according to multiple reports.  The mysterious sender also sent a note apologizing for “borrowing” the key and failing to return it in time, the Guardian reported. (RELATED: Buckingham Palace Staffer Admits To Stealing Items, […]

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Nov
2020

Art Expert Believes Newly Unearthed Sketch Of Jesus Christ Was Made By Leonardo Da VinciArt Expert Believes Newly Unearthed Sketch Of Jesus Christ Was Made By Leonardo Da Vinci

Some art experts believe a chalk depiction of Jesus Christ that appeared to have been hidden for centuries was created by Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci, the Telegraph reported. Annalisa Di Maria is an Italian historian who has studied the work and believes the sketch was created by da Vinci, noting features of the sketch […]

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Nov
2020

Winston Churchill Painting Showing The British Leader’s Favorite Alcoholic Morning Beverage Sells For $1.3 MillionWinston Churchill Painting Showing The British Leader’s Favorite Alcoholic Morning Beverage Sells For $1.3 Million

A painting by Winston Churchill that depicts the British statesman’s favorite whiskey was sold for $1.3 million, among the highest prices the amateur artist’s works have ever fetched, numerous sources reported.  The oil painting, called “Jug with Bottles” was made in the 1930s and shows a bottle of Johnny Walker’s Black label whiskey, Churchill’s favorite […]

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Nov
2020

‘How Could They Have Done This?’: Spain Botches Another Art Restoration Project‘How Could They Have Done This?’: Spain Botches Another Art Restoration Project

November 12, 2020 10:41 AM ET Another piece of artwork in Spanish has been botched during renovations, sparking laughs from locals, a report showed. Antonio Capel, a local Spanish artist, posted on Facebook showing the before and after photos of a sculpture at what he told Associated Press News was a bank in Palencia. This […]

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Oct
2020

60 Artifacts And Pieces Of Artwork Damaged In Berlin With Weird, Oily Liquid. Motive Remains A Mystery60 Artifacts And Pieces Of Artwork Damaged In Berlin With Weird, Oily Liquid. Motive Remains A Mystery

More than 60 artworks and artifacts at Berlin’s Museum Island were smeared with an oily liquid by an unknown perpetrator in early October, and a motive remains unclear, numerous sources reported. In total, 63 works at the Museum Island complex, a UNESCO world heritage site and Berlin’s cultural center, were vandalized with an oily but […]

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Jul
2020

San Francisco Museum Curator Reportedly Resigns After Using Phrase ‘Reverse Discrimination,’ Being Accused Of White SupremacySan Francisco Museum Curator Reportedly Resigns After Using Phrase ‘Reverse Discrimination,’ Being Accused Of White Supremacy

The chief curator of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has resigned after a petition demanded his departure for allegedly using the phrase “reverse discrimination” and saying he wouldn’t exclude white male artists from contributing to art collections, SFist reported. Gary Garrels, the chief curator of painting and sculpture at the museum, was accused […]

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Jun
2020

Two Of The World’s Most Famous Artists Wrote Letter About Brothels In 1888 And It Sold At Auction For $237,000Two Of The World’s Most Famous Artists Wrote Letter About Brothels In 1888 And It Sold At Auction For $237,000

June 17, 2020 12:01 PM ET A letter written by Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin that is described as the most important one not yet held by a museum and discusses brothel visits has been sold at auction, Reuters reported. The Vincent Van Gogh Foundation bought the four-page letter written in French in Paris […]

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