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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.

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.

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.

Op-Ed: Spring is time for art in the San Francisco Bay Area Special

San Rafael - As spring blossoms out, the points of interest for art lovers in the San Francisco Bay area are abundant. Like the those 'April rain showers' that bring forth the flowers, like the rhyme says, is so true for the local artistic scene.

South Africa's 'chicken feather' painter brushes off fame

Siyabuswa - Esther Mahlangu's colourful geometric artwork is exhibited in galleries around the world, but she remains in her South African village unfazed by fame and determined to preserve her ethnic Ndebele culture.

'Spiderman' burglar on trial over $100m Paris art haul

Paris - A burglar dubbed "Spiderman", notorious for daring acrobatic heists, went on trial Monday for a $100-million art heist in 2010 that saw works by Picasso and Matisse stolen from a Paris gallery.

'Spiderman' burglar on trial over $100m Paris art haul

Paris - A burglar dubbed "Spiderman", notorious for daring acrobatic heists, went on trial Monday for a $100-million art heist in 2010 that saw works by Picasso and Matisse stolen from a Paris gallery.

'Spiderman' burglar on trial over $100m Paris art haul

Paris - A burglar dubbed "Spiderman", notorious for daring acrobatic heists, went on trial Monday for a $100-million art heist in 2010 that saw works by Picasso and Matisse stolen from a Paris gallery.
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Nude with Cat  1949. Oil on canvas 25 9/16 x 31 1/8 in. (65 x 69 cm). National Gallery of Victoria  ...
Nude with Cat, 1949. Oil on canvas 25 9/16 x 31 1/8 in. (65 x 69 cm). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Felton Bequest, 1952.
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Painting on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville, Ark.
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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Visitors to the Brooklyn Museum can stop and contemplate Mickalene Thomas beautiful works  including...
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The Three Amigos, an acrylic by Janice Guinan.
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The Henry an...
Vincent van Gogh Tarascon Stagecoach (La diligence de Tarascon), 1888 oil on canvas The Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, on long-term loan to the Princeton University Art Museum
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Painting at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Bentonville  Ark.
Painting at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville, Ark.
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Cattleya Orchid, Two Hummingbirds and a Beetle, ca. 1875-1890 oil on canvas by Martin Johnson Heade. On loan to Philbrook Museum of Art from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. May 28, 2011
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Project Wetbrush  the world s most advanced 3D Oil Painting Simulator
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