Fine art

Spain court orders exhumation of Dali's remains in paternity claim - 06/27/2017

MADRID, SPAIN, Laurence Boutreux- A Spanish court has ordered that the remains of Salvador Dali be exhumed after a woman who claims to be the daughter of the world-famous artist filed a paternity...

Art community remains divided over Caravaggio found in French attic - 05/18/2017

PARIS, FRANCE, Antoine Froidefond- 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...

Ancient sacred art resurrected in city of Jesus's birth - 04/13/2017

BETHLEHEM, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES, Sarah Benhaida- Down a Bethlehem alleyway, sunlight illuminates a golden icon of the Virgin Mary and Jesus, signalling the revival of an ancient art being...

First gay British art exhibition opens in London - 04/03/2017

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Robin Millard- The first major retrospective of gay British art opens this week at the Tate Britain gallery in London, featuring a portrait of Oscar Wilde next to his prison...

Mona Lisa's smile decoded: science says she's happy - 03/11/2017

PARIS, FRANCE, Mariëtte Le Roux- The subject of centuries of scrutiny and debate, Mona Lisa's famous smile is routinely described as ambiguous. But is it really that hard to read? Apparently not. In...

Artisans break the mould in Britain's pottery capital - 02/19/2017

STOKE-ON-TRENT, UNITED KINGDOM, Robin Millard- At the 18th-century Spode pottery works in Stoke-on-Trent, start-up artisans like 22-year-old Emma Price are moving into abandoned buildings and...

Penone's trees planted in Rome's art landscape - 01/27/2017

ROME, ITALY- The career of Giuseppe Penone, the Italian artist best known for his tree-inspired sculptures, is celebrated in an exhibition spanning 50 years of his work which begins Friday in Rome....

Poland buys Da Vinci's 'Lady with an Ermine' - 01/01/2017

WARSAW, POLAND, Anna Maria Jakubek- Poland's culture ministry on Thursday bought a private art collection worth an estimated two billion euros that includes Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine"....

Artist brings beauty to war-damaged Gaza home - 12/26/2016

KHAN YUNIS, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES, Adel Zaanoun- Dutch artist Marjan Teeuwen walks past a column formed from rubble to show off her latest creation, a barren house in the Gaza Strip where doorless...

Tensions fly as Mucha's epic Slav paintings set for tour - 12/13/2016

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, Jan Marchal- The giant Slav Epic series by Art Nouveau icon Alfons Mucha is caught in a legal tug-of-war between the city of Prague and the Czech painter's grandson, triggered...
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