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Giant art project transforms East German housing blocks

Halle (saale) - An enduring reminder of the communist era, the vast, concrete "Plattenbau" tower blocks that surround cities in eastern Germany are usually considered eyesores rather than works of art.

World can see museum restore Rembrandt's 'Night Watch'

Amsterdam - Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum on Monday began the biggest ever restoration of Rembrandt's "The Night Watch", building a giant glass case around the famed painting so the world can see the work carried out live.

Monet painting draws $110.7 mn at New York auction

New York - A Claude Monet painting from his celebrated "Meules" (Haystacks) series drew $110.7 million in New York on Tuesday in an auction record for the French Impressionist master.

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death

Amboise - French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella on Thursday kicked off commemorations to mark 500 years since Leonardo da Vinci died in France, paying their respects to the Renaissance genius in a show of unity after months o...

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death

Amboise - The Loire Valley town of Amboise will kick off festivities marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death in style on Thursday, with the French and Italian presidents topping the bill.

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death in Loire Valley

Amboise - Five hundred years after the death of Italian master painter Leonardo da Vinci, the Loire Valley town where he spent his last three years will host top-level festivities celebrating his life.

Stolen Van Goghs due back on display after 16 years

Den Haag - Two Vincent van Gogh masterpieces stolen 16 years ago from the Amsterdam museum dedicated to his works will go back on display this week after extensive restoration, curators said Tuesday.

Rare Van Gogh photo is of Vincent's brother, say experts

Amsterdam - For decades bright-eyed boy in the photograph was believed to be the legendary artist Vincent Van Gogh at the age of 13.

North Korea puts Kim painting on show for first time

Seoul - North Korea has displayed a portrait of Kim Jong Un in public for the first time, with analysts saying the move could herald the building of a personality cult around the young leader.

Dutch Nazi art probe rejects Kandinsky claim

Den Haag - The heirs of a Jewish art collector have lost their bid to reclaim a prized Kandinsky painting sold to Amsterdam's famous Stedelijk Museum during World War II, the museum said Friday.

Buyer of shredded Banksy work goes through with deal

London - The buyer of a work by street artist Banksy that was partially destroyed moments after it sold has gone through with the purchase, Sotheby's auction house said Thursday.

Shredded Banksy painting worth more than original, experts say

Paris - When street artist Banksy destroyed one of his works of art last week seconds after it was sold at auction, he probably added to its value, with some experts suggesting it could now be worth double its original price.

Sweden returns Nazi-looted Kokoschka painting to Jewish heir

Stockholm - Sweden's modern museum on Tuesday said it had returned a Nazi-confiscated painting by Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka to the heir of a persecuted Jewish art collector.

Willem Dafoe: 'I flirted with Van Gogh's ghost'

Venice - When Willem Dafoe was limbering up to play Vincent Van Gogh in a new film about the famously tormented painter, he did something that will give museum curators nightmares for years to come.

New 'Banksy' mural appears next to Bataclan in Paris

Paris - An image of a woman veiled in mourning appeared next to the Bataclan concert hall in Paris Monday, the latest attributed to the mysterious British street artist Banksy.

Monet sister paintings reunited in US for first time

Washington - For the first time since they were painted more than a century ago, two oil paintings of Claude Monet's garden in Vetheuil have been reunited, in Washington.

Picasso's $115-million 'Young Girl' to be loaned to Paris museum

New York - Picasso's "Young Girl With Basket of Flowers," recently sold at a New York auction for $115 million, will be loaned to Paris's Musee d'Orsay for a Picasso exhibit opening in September.

Picasso painting of muse, future lover fetches European record £50 mln

London - A Pablo Picasso portrait of his muse Marie-Therese Walter with future lover Dora Maar emerging from the shadows fetched £50 million (57 million euros, $69 million) at a London sale Wednesday, a European auction record for a painting.

Picasso's hidden mistress set to fetch millions at sale

London - A Pablo Picasso painting depicting his muse Marie-Therese Walter with future lover Dora Maar emerging from the shadows behind is expected to fetch an eye-watering sum at a London sale next week.

French, Dutch teams unveil two newly restored Rembrandts

Amsterdam - Dutch and French art historians on Monday unveiled the surprising results of 18 months of painstaking restoration work on a pair of 17th century portraits by Dutch master Rembrandt.

Artist 'released' in China after Liu Xiaobo tribute

Bejing - An artist that could not be reached for more than a week after he painted a politically charged mural in southern China wrote on Twitter Monday that he has been "released".

Exiled Parisian Impressionists reunite in London show

London - Nearly 150 years after the Franco-Prussian War prompted artists to flee Paris, the works of Claude Monet and other Impressionists in London are to go on display in the British capital.

Last privately-owned Da Vinci to go on sale for $100 mn

New York - The last Leonardo Da Vinci painting still in the hands of a private collector will go under the hammer next month in New York, the Christie's auction house said Tuesday, estimating its worth at $100 million.

Oxford college removes Suu Kyi portrait

London - The Oxford University college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied said Saturday it had taken down a portrait of the Myanmar leader, a decision that follows widespread criticism of her over the Rohingya crisis.

Leonardo da Vinci may have drawn 'Nude Mona Lisa', experts say

Paris - A nude drawing that bears a striking resemblance to the Mona Lisa may have been done by Leonardo da Vinci, experts told AFP Thursday.

Afghan migrant 'Little Picasso' exhibits in Belgrade

Belgrade - A 10-year-old Afghan refugee dubbed "Little Picasso" exhibited his paintings and photographs in Belgrade on Wednesday, hoping to raise money for a Serbian child's post-cancer therapy.

Spanish police recover 3 stolen Francis Bacon paintings

Madrid - Spanish police have recovered three of five paintings by British artist Francis Bacon that were stolen from a Madrid apartment in 2015, they said Thursday."I can confirm that three paintings have been recovered," a police spokeswoman said.

Painted huts offer DR Congo village a tourism lifeline

Lubumbashi - There's no electricity and only 500 residents in the Congolese village of Makwatsha, but a longstanding tradition by its womenfolk has turned it almost by accident into a star attraction for Chinese tourists.

Art community remains divided over Caravaggio found in French attic

Paris - An original Caravaggio or a master fake? This is the question that continues to befuddle art historians and experts about a painting discovered in a French attic three years ago.

Canvas credited to Velazquez sold for 8 mln euros in Madrid

Madrid - A painting that had been in the same family for generations and was only recently credited to Spain's famed artist Diego Velazquez was sold Tuesday in Madrid for eight million euros, auction house Abalarte said.
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early abstract elephant painting - artist unknown
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The Three Amigos, an acrylic by Janice Guinan.
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Heather McGee wildlife paintings on minerals. 2010 Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Fair.
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'Assault on the Tuileries' on Aug 10, 1792, during the French Revolution, painting at the Musée du chateau de Versailles
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Francis Bacon, Second Version of Triptych, 1944 / 1988. Oil and alkyds on canvas. Each panel 198 x 147.5 cm (each panel), Tate Modern, London. © Estate of Francis Bacon / SODRAC (2013)
© Estate of Francis Bacon / SODRAC (2013)
Painting on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Bentonville  Ark.
Painting on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville, Ark.
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Kaziah Hancock paints portraits of sons & daughters killed in action as a memorial for their families.
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A French Music Hall  1906 oil on canvas by Everett Shinn.  On loan to Philbrook Museum of Art from C...
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