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The color principle that drives up used car value

Selecting your car from a certain subset of colors may be the key to getting a great value later on according to one major driving site.

Hidden paintings found at Angkor Wat

Long-lost paintings that are almost 500 years old have been re-discovered on the walls of the ancient Angkor Wat in Cambodia by a researcher from the Australian National University (ANU).

Canadian artist infuses florals with emotion Special

Toronto - Artist Bobbie Burgers is one of Canada's most celebrated and popular working artists. Known for her lush, large-scale floral depictions, she's had sold out shows for over 10 years. Her latest exhibition explores emotion and the fleeting nature of beauty.

Hong Kong police search landfill for $3.7 mln painting

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police on Wednesday searched for a valuable painting mistakenly dumped in a landfill after it sold for $3.7 million at auction, reports said.

Review: Francis Bacon And Henry Moore Together In Terror And Beauty Special

Toronto - The work of two wildly different artists is paired for a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. While it's ambitious, Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty disappoints with a false sense of connection between the artists.

George W. Bush releases his 'inner Rembrandt' with new exhibit

Dallas - Former U.S. president-turned-painter George W. Bush has announced an art exhibit featuring his latest creations set to debut Saturday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Lowry collection nets £15 million at London sale

London - A collection of works by LS Lowry sold for £15.2 million ($25 million, 18.2 million euros)at a London auction, with a painting of Piccadilly Circus topping the night's bidding at £5.1 million.

Stolen Rembrandt found after 15 years

Some 15 years after it was stolen, a 17th Century painting by the renowned Dutch master Rembrandt has been recovered in France.

This parrot is actually a woman posing in bodypaint

What looks exactly like a parrot perched on a stump is really the work of artist Johannes Stoetter, who lives in Italy. He spent four hours painting the woman's body using special breathable paint.

Conjuring Burroughs Special

New York - Katelan Foisy was a drug addict by the time she was 20. She lost both her lover and her best friend in a short span of time, but found inspiration as an artist and businesswoman through an unlikely source: the work of William S. Burroughs.

John Constable oil sketch discovered

A previously unknown oil sketch by landscape artist John Constable has been discovered. The painting was found hidden behind one of his paintings by museum staff.

The Met's Balthus Show Offers Meditations on Power And Sex Special

New York - There’s a special sort of power in the new Balthus exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one combining the whimsy and fearlessness of youth with the tension of the male gaze.

Newly-discovered painting 'proven to be Leonardo da Vinci's'

A painting belonging to an Italian family was hidden away in the vault of a Swiss bank. It has now been authenticated as being the work of Leonardo da Vinci.

'Calvin' of Calvin and Hobbes fame all grown up in new painting Special

An image showing a painting of Calvin and Hobbes is going viral. The painting depicts an adult Calvin holding his beloved childhood buddy.

Project Compassion: Artist paints those killed in action (video)

Manti - Kaziah Hancock is a patriot with a difference. A skilled artist living in Utah, she paints portraits of sons and daughters who have been killed in action as a memorial for their families.

Laurel Holloman's new abstract art show lands in Berlin Special

American painter Laurel Holloman continues her successful series of European exhibitions, after her first two solo art shows last year in Paris, France, and Venice, Italy; this time on German soil, in the heart of Berlin.

Jon Cattapan announced as Bulgari Art Award winner Special

Sydney - The winner of the Bulgari Art Award 2013 was announced at the Art Gallery of NSW by Dr Michael Brand, director of the Art Gallery of NSW and Julie Ann Morrison, managing director of Bulgari Australia and UK.

In the present-day art scene, fragmentation delivers from vacuums Special

In a year-end analysis by the Huffington Post, 25 upcoming exhibits were profiled as the artists to watch; I caught up with local New York City artist Brad Darcy for his perspectives on the machinations of present-day art creation.

New mural at The Block in Redfern Special

Sydney - A new work of art has been created for The Block in an area close to Redfern Station, which has traditionally been home to many Aboriginal people.

Rapper/painter Chali 2na to host first ever art exhibition

Los Angeles - Jurassic 5 co-founder Chali 2na will be showcasing his talents as a painter Friday February 15 in LA at an exhibition at Mr. Music Head Art Gallery. The Chicago native first earned notoriety as a rapper in LA's underground Hip-Hop scene with Jurassic 5.

Interview with artist M. Aamir Naseer Special

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, M. Aamir Naseer holds a BSc in biomedical science from Staffordshire University. He is also a digital painter and aspiring author with a knack for not letting challenges, especially dyslexia, get in the way.

Poland to investigate Swedish artist's claim of Holocaust ashes

Lublin - Recently Swedish artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff claimed that he had created artwork using human ashes from the Majdanek Nazi death camp in Poland. Now Poland is investigating the claim and the artist may face a prison sentence.

Afghan Canadian artist brings plight of Afghan women to the world

Lunenburg - A 22-year-old Afghan Canadian is not only receiving praise from those in her home town in Nova Scotia, she is also being recognized by the international art community for her artistic depictions of life for women in Afghanistan.

Controversy as Swedish artist paints with Holocaust ashes

Lund - A controversy is raging as Swedish artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff unveils a painting made using ashes of Holocaust victims, taken from the Majdanek Nazi death camp in Poland.

Da Vinci's lost masterpiece found

Milan - Police in Italy have tracked down and returned to Italy a lost Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece: an incomplete fresco painting of the 'Battle of Anghiari' called the Doria Panel.

Scottish artist William Turnbull has died

The renowned Scottish artist William Turnbull has died aged 90. Although Turnbull excelled in a variety of media, it was sculpture for which he was most well known and admired

Mickalene Thomas shows her soul at the Brooklyn Museum Special

New York - Brooklyn painter Mickalene Thomas is receiving her first major show at the Brooklyn Museum. The New Jersey-born artist puts a female spin on art history while portraying a strong, highly eroticized vision of femininity.

Men now allowed to attend exhibition of women artists

Edinburgh - After being excluded for a month, men are now allowed to attend an exhibition of women only artists at an art gallery in Edinburgh.

Woman buys valuable painting at Goodwill, almost painted over it

A North Carolina woman recently found herself in possession of a valuable painting she'd bought at a Goodwill store. She'd only bought it for the canvas, as she wanted to paint over it.

Stolen Cezanne worth $130 million found and returning home

Belgrade - In 2008, four Serbs stole four paintings by Cezanne, Monet, Degas and van Gogh. The Cezanne has now found its way home to Switzerland.
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 Grandness Of the Minutia   Acrylic.  I have parents who never questioned individual creative expres...
"Grandness Of the Minutia", Acrylic. "I have parents who never questioned individual creative expression, and, instead, encouraged it, "Burgers explains. "From the time I was young, the most exciting activity for me was the process of figuring out what to do with a material and just playing with it. Maintaining this curiosity allowed me to become an artist."
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Heather McGee wildlife paintings on minerals.  2010 Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Fair.
Heather McGee wildlife paintings on minerals. 2010 Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Fair.
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Oil paintings The sunflowers by Champin de Lyon
Oil paintings The sunflowers by Champin de Lyon
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Star dust (detail) Painting by Greg Dwyer
Star dust (detail) Painting by Greg Dwyer
Greg Dwyer
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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.
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Fine Art Society New Zealand
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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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Sleep: Deux Femmes Noires 2011  by Mickalene Thomas. The painting is based on Gustave Courbet s 1866...
Sleep: Deux Femmes Noires 2011, by Mickalene Thomas. The painting is based on Gustave Courbet's 1866 painting Le Sommeil (Sleep), reimagining the two Caucasian women of the original and transposing their surroundings into a lush landscape of patterned textiles.
Peter Burke Studio
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Visitors to the Brooklyn Museum can stop and contemplate Mickalene Thomas beautiful works  including...
Visitors to the Brooklyn Museum can stop and contemplate Mickalene Thomas beautiful works, including Landscape with Camouflage, 2012. Thomas makes frequent use of collage, and in 2011 she presented an all-collage exhibition with gallery Lehman Maupin, who represent her.
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The defaced Rothko painting
The defaced Rothko painting
BBC News
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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.
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early abstract elephant painting - artist unknown
early abstract elephant painting - artist unknown
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Painting of fishing boats for sale at First Saturday on the River and Kiss-a-Pig Campaign kick-off a...
Painting of fishing boats for sale at First Saturday on the River and Kiss-a-Pig Campaign kick-off at Savannah's river front. Savannah, Ga. 3/2/13
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Oil paintings The sunflowers by Champin de Lyon
Oil paintings The sunflowers by Champin de Lyon
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Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)  Hospital Henry Ford  1932 (Henry Ford Hospital  1932)  oil on metal  31 X 3...
Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), Hospital Henry Ford, 1932 (Henry Ford Hospital, 1932), oil on metal, 31 X 38.5 cm. Collection Museo Dolores Olmedo, Xochimilco, Mexico
Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./A.R.S., New York
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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.
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LS Lowry standing in front of an easel
LS Lowry standing in front of an easel
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Artist Reko Rennie’s mural at The Block  Redfern.
Artist Reko Rennie’s mural at The Block, Redfern.
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Artist Hong Yi (Red)  Uses a Basketball to Paint a Portrait of Yao Ming
Artist Hong Yi (Red) Uses a Basketball to Paint a Portrait of Yao Ming
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Cattleya Orchid  Two Hummingbirds and a Beetle  ca. 1875-1890 oil on canvas by Martin Johnson Heade....
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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