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Interview: Horace Panter of The Specials discusses music and art Special

The bass player with the ska/2 Tone legends is also an accomplished artist who has exhibited his paintings all over the world. He gave an exclusive interview to Digital Journal.

Karachi artists reclaim city walls from hate graffiti

Karachi - For years Karachi's walls have been spattered with the bloodstains of murder victims and scrawled with graffiti touting everything from sectarian hatred to quack cures for erectile dysfunction.

Chinese librarian replaced artworks with own fakes

Bejing - A Chinese librarian stole 143 artworks from his own gallery and replaced them with his own fakes, he told a court -- only to find his works being substituted by other fraudsters.

Paris probes theft of painting from Picasso's step-daughter

Paris - A French art dealer has been taken into custody after Picasso's step-daughter accused him of stealing some of the artist's works, a judicial source said Wednesday.

Russia's Tretyakov gallery targeted in art scam probe

Moscow - Russian investigators are carrying out a probe into art valuations by experts at one of the country's top museums, Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery, a gallery spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Looted Nazi painting returned to heir of owner in New York

New York - A 17th century painting stolen by the Nazis from a Jewish German art curator in Paris who was later murdered at Auschwitz was returned to the late owner's daughter at a ceremony in New York on Tuesday.

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.
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Painting by Adolf Hitler
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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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Painting on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Bentonville  Ark.
Painting on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville, Ark.
House painting
House painting
Flickr user Lyza
Kaziah Hancock paints portraits of sons & daughters killed in action as a memorial for their familie...
Kaziah Hancock paints portraits of sons & daughters killed in action as a memorial for their families.
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Handing over Professor Derrick Dickens  painting.
Handing over Professor Derrick Dickens' painting.
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
Painting at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Bentonville  Ark.
Painting at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville, Ark.
 Love is Everything   Acrylic. Bobbie Burgers  latest show   Lovely Fugitive   is on at the Bau-Xi G...
"Love is Everything", Acrylic. Bobbie Burgers' latest show, "Lovely Fugitive", is on at the Bau-Xi Gallery in Toronto now through June 24th.
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Arturo Vega painting the Ramones famous “white backdrop ” 1978.
Arturo Vega painting the Ramones famous “white backdrop,” 1978.
Omnibus Press
early abstract elephant painting - artist unknown
early abstract elephant painting - artist unknown
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.
Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski)
Bobbie Burgers  latest exhibition explores the roles of memory and longing  using the context of flo...
Bobbie Burgers' latest exhibition explores the roles of memory and longing, using the context of florals as a means for expression.
Billy Wishloff
The Nightmare (1781)
The Nightmare (1781)
Henry Fuseli
The Golden Days  1944 - 1946. Oil on canvas 58 1/4 x 78 3/8 in. (148 x 199cm). Hirshhorn Museum and ...
The Golden Days, 1944 - 1946. Oil on canvas 58 1/4 x 78 3/8 in. (148 x 199cm). Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966.
Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski)
 Field of Daisies
"Field of Daisies"
Dana Idlet
A painting of Queen Nefertiti playing a game
A painting of Queen Nefertiti playing a game
history.com
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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