Visual arts

The Chinese inked on paper original of the comic character Tintin and his dog snowy as a pirate made for an advertising and drawn by Belgian creator Herge, is displayed at the Artcurial auction house in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. The art work with an estimates value of 3000 to 5000 euros (US $ 3650 to 6080), is going on sale Thursday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
January 13, 2021 - 8:54 am
PARIS (AP) — Not even the coronavirus can get in the way of intrepid Belgian reporter and comic book legend Tintin. Comic book lovers and tourists alike can catch a socially distanced glimpse of a Tintin drawing by Herge in Paris before it goes under the hammer Thursday, estimated to sell between 2...
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In this photo made Monday, March 2, 2020, Danielle Moore poses for photos with Kana and also paintings of the pet Australian cattle dog in Dallas. In the dog-eat-dog world of online shopping, Chewy has an unusual plan to fend off Amazon: turning pets into works of art. The online pet shop surprises customers with oil paintings of their furry friends, a move the company says wins them customers for life. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
January 01, 2021 - 7:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Danielle Schwartz didn’t ask for an oil painting of her cat. But she loves the portrait of Stinky that hangs in her upstate New York home, a surprise gift from an unlikely place: an online pet store. It's one of the more than 1,000 free paintings that Chewy sends to select customers...
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This image made available on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, shows Lucifer, one of the original 88 drawings that went with Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy by artist Federico Zuccari. Florence’s Uffizi Gallery is making available for viewing online 88 rarely displayed drawings of Dante’s Divine Comedy to mark the 700th anniversary in 2021 of the famed Italian poet’s death. The virtual show of high-resolution images of works by the 16th Century Renaissance artist Federico Zuccari will be accessible from Friday “for free, any hour of the day, for everyone,’’ said Uffizi director Eike Schmidt. (Roberto Palermo/Uffizi Gallery via AP)
January 01, 2021 - 3:04 am
MILAN (AP) — Florence’s Uffizi Gallery is making available for viewing online 88 rarely displayed drawings of Dante’s “Divine Comedy” to mark the 700th anniversary in 2021 of the Italian poet’s death. The virtual show of high-resolution images of works by the 16th-Century Renaissance artist...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, French fashion designer Pierre Cardin acknowledges applause after a show to mark 70 years of his creations, in Paris. France's Academy of Fine Arts says famed fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at 98. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
December 29, 2020 - 9:32 am
PARIS (AP) — French fashion designer Pierre Cardin possessed a wildly inventive artistic sensibility tempered by a stiff dose of business sense. He had no problem acknowledging that he earned more from a pair of stockings than from a haute-couture gown with a six-figure price tag. Cardin, who died...
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December 16, 2020 - 6:25 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a restitution case brought by heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was bought by the city of Amsterdam at an auction in 1940. Amsterdam District Court upheld a 2018 ruling by the...
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Leesa Kelly, left, walks past plywood mural boards as she and Kenda Zellner-Smith, background right, and volunteers meet at a warehouse, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Minneapolis to organize them. The two women formed the Save the Boards to Memorialize the Movement to preserve the painted expressions and pain born of outrage after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
December 13, 2020 - 9:04 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Neither woman could bring themselves to watch the video of George Floyd’s final moments, his neck pinned under a Minneapolis police officer’s knee. But as their city grieved, Leesa Kelly and Kenda Zellner-Smith found much-needed comfort in the messages of anguish and hope that...
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FILE - This March 12, 2020 file photo shows people by the fountain at Josie Robertson Plaza in front of The Metropolitan Opera house at Lincoln Center in New York. The shuttered Metropolitan Opera said it will lock out its stagehands in Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees at midnight on Monday because it has been unable to negotiate wage cuts during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Met General Manager Peter Gelb said the company proposed 30% cuts, of which half would be restored when box office and core donations reach pre-pandemic benchmarks, as part of a five-year contract to replace the deal that expired July 31. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
December 07, 2020 - 6:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The shuttered Metropolitan Opera said it will lock out its stagehands in Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees at midnight on Monday because it has been unable to negotiate wage cuts during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Met General Manager Peter...
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Jed Leiber shows photos of his grandfather Saemy Rosenberg's life at home Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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December 05, 2020 - 7:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jed Leiber was an adult before he learned that his family was once part-owner of a collection of centuries-old religious artworks now said to be worth at least $250 million. Over a steak dinner at a New York City restaurant in the 1990s he had asked his mother about his...
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A monolith stands on a Stadium Park hillside in Atascadero, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Days after the discovery and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths half a world apart, another towering structure has popped up, this time at the pinnacle of a trail in Southern California. Its straight sides and height are similar to one discovered in the Utah desert and another found in Romania. (Kaytlyn Leslie/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)
December 03, 2020 - 6:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Days after the discovery and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths half a world apart, another towering structure has popped up and then quickly vanished, this time from the pinnacle of a trail in California. After photos were posted on social media, the tall, silver...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2008, file photo, Rhode Island School of Design outgoing president Roger Mandle, right, introduces his successor John Maeda, left, during RISD's commencement in Providence, R.I. The school said Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, that Mandle, who served as president from 1993 to 2008, has died. He was 79. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)
December 01, 2020 - 3:48 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Roger Mandle, an internationally renowned art scholar and the former longtime president of the Rhode Island School of Design, has died, RISD said Tuesday. He was 79. Mandle died Saturday in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, after a long battle with cancer, the school said in a...
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