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Dutch painter Liseth Visser on what motivates and inspires her Special

Veghel - This talented lady from the southern Netherlands is renowned for her beautiful, thought-provoking and deeply striking portraits. She agreed to answer some questions put to her by Digital Journal.

Gallery of fake paintings opens in Argentina

Buenos Aires - The paintings in Buenos Aires' newest gallery may look like the work of great artists, but they are actually rip-offs -- and the exhibition's organizers want you to know it.

Caravaggio found in attic is 'original' say some experts

Paris - A painting discovered in the attic of a house in France is an "authentic" work by Italian Renaissance master Caravaggio that could be worth up to 120 million euros, two experts said Tuesday.But others still have doubts over the spectacular canvas.

'Picasso' painting seized in Turkey dismissed as fake

Paris - A painting seized by Turkish authorities that was reported to be a stolen Picasso is a fake, the Picasso Administration, charged with managing the artist's estate, said on Monday.

Turkey police recover stolen Picasso in Istanbul: Report

Ankara - Turkish police have recovered an original painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso in an undercover operation in Istanbul, state-run Anatolia news agency reported on Saturday.

Russians break door at top museum as record crowds rush to art show

Moscow - A top Russian museum struggled to control record crowds on Friday as thousands rushed to see a 19th-century art exhibition, queing for hours in the snow and even breaking a door.

S. African women protest against Zuma 'sex act' painting

Johanesburg - Female supporters of South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday marched through the capital Pretoria to defend him against attacks including a satirical painting depicting him engaged in a sex act.

Sotheby's to auction Picasso's 'La Gommeuse'

London - A rare Pablo Picasso painting from the collection of US tycoon Bill Koch that will be sold on November 5 was shown in London for the first time on Friday.

Forgotten Whistler canvas found in Dutch museum

Den Haag - Forgotten for two decades, a dusty old canvas hidden in a corner of a small Dutch museum has been revealed as a painting by American artist James Whistler.

France willing to pay 80 mn euros for Rembrandt painting

Paris - France said Thursday it was willing to pay 80 million euros ($90 million) to acquire one of two Rembrandt paintings on sale by the Rothschild family for the Louvre museum.

Archaeologists find bone fragments in hunt for 'real' Mona Lisa

Florence - Italian archaeologists trying to solve the mystery behind one of the world's most famous paintings said Wednesday they had found bits of bone that could have belonged to the 'real' Mona Lisa.

World's oldest multicolor printed book has been digitalized

Cambridge - Cambridge University has a book in its massive collection that was once considered so old and fragile, it was forbidden to be opened. But the book was opened for the first time and digitized, revealing to the world its amazing and colorful pages.

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.
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A painting by Philip Gutson titled  Monument  from 1976.
A painting by Philip Gutson titled "Monument" from 1976.
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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Four frigates capturing Spanish treasure ships
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The title 'Two Worlds' recognizing the original settlers of Australia, a painting easily seen along a major business district street.
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Oil paintings The sunflowers by Champin de Lyon
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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.
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Handing over Professor Derrick Dickens' painting.
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Punks Madonna by Dorothee Golz
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Work by the artist Brett Whiteley.
Work by the artist Brett Whiteley.
Artist Reko Rennie’s mural at The Block  Redfern.
Artist Reko Rennie’s mural at The Block, Redfern.
Arturo Vega painting the Ramones famous “white backdrop ” 1978.
Arturo Vega painting the Ramones famous “white backdrop,” 1978.
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A French Music Hall  1906 oil on canvas by Everett Shinn.  On loan to Philbrook Museum of Art from C...
A French Music Hall, 1906 oil on canvas by Everett Shinn. On loan to Philbrook Museum of Art from Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. Tulsa, Okla. May 28, 2011
Detail from Marie: Femme Noire Nue Couchee 2012 Rhinestone  acrylic  oil and enamel on wood panel 96...
Detail from Marie: Femme Noire Nue Couchee 2012 Rhinestone, acrylic, oil and enamel on wood panel 96 x 120 x 2 in. (243.8 x 304.8 x 5.1 cm) by Mickalene Thomas.
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The Big Five
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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rapper notorious big
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A man paints a picture in Venice, Italy
Riccardo Cuppini