Visual arts

Fashion designs for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute gala exhibit, "Camp: Notes on Fashion," are unveiled at a press preview, Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
May 06, 2019 - 2:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Louis XIV and Oscar Wilde, meet Bjork and Lady Gaga. What quality do they share, across the centuries? An innate sense of camp — the aesthetic that's being celebrated in the new fashion mega-exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, "Camp: Notes on Fashion."...
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An artistic rendering of Lorenzo Quinn's six pairs of arching hands creating a bridge over a Venetian waterway. Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn created a splash on the sidelines of the Venice Biennale contemporary art fair two years ago with a sculpture of gigantic child’s hands reaching out of the Grand Canal, calling attention to climate change that threatens, among other things, to sink the lagoon city. This edition, Quinn has created a successor sculpture that he wants to be a call to action: Six pairs of arching hands creating a bridge over a Venetian waterway, symbolic of the need overcome divisions. (BLJ via AP)
May 04, 2019 - 5:03 am
MILAN (AP) — Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn created a splash on the sidelines of the Venice Biennale contemporary art fair two years ago with a gigantic sculpture of a child's hands reaching out of the Grand Canal, calling attention to climate change that threatens, among other things, to sink the...
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May 02, 2019 - 2:22 am
LONDON (AP) — A major, rarely seen Leonardo da Vinci drawing is going on display in New York. Sotheby's announced the display Thursday on the 500th anniversary of the artist's death. The auction house is hanging "Leda and the Swan" in its redesigned Manhattan galleries next month as part of an...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, May 29, 2018, A museum employee looks at the screen depicting the damage inflicted to a painting by Russian painter Ilya Repin in an attack at the Tretyakov State Gallery in Moscow, Russia. A court in Moscow on Tuesday April 30, 2019, sentenced a man to two and a half years in prison for vandalizing the famous painting by renowned Russian artist Ilya Repin. (Sergey Vedyashkin, Moscow News Agency photo via AP, File)
April 30, 2019 - 9:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Tuesday sentenced a Russian man to 2 1/2 years in prison for vandalizing a famous painting by the renowned Russian artist Ilya Repin. The court found Igor Podporin guilty of damaging the painting, which depicts Russian czar Ivan the Terrible cradling his dying son...
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In this Monday, April 29, 2019 photo, an election campaign poster of the German Alternative fuer Deutschland (Alternative for Germany), AfD, party displayed at a road in Berlin, Germany. The poster for the European Parliament elections shows the painting 'Slave Market' from 1866 by the french artist Jean-Leon Gerome. The US museum 'The Clark Art Insitiute' in Williamstown, MA, owner of the painting, has asked the German far right party AfD not to use the picture any more. Top slogan reads 'So that Germany does not become an 'Eurabia'!. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
April 30, 2019 - 8:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — An American art museum is demanding that a German far-right party stop using one of its paintings, portraying a 19th-century slave auction, on an anti-Muslim campaign poster. The case is drawing attention to the ways in which populist parties are playing on fear of foreigners to win...
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In this photo made 27 April 2019, Polish actress Magdalena Cielecka aims a banana like a gun at her head to protest the removal of an art work from the National Museum in Warsaw that features a woman eating a banana with visible pleasure, which the conservative authorities say is obscene. wld (AP Photo/Dario Salina)
April 29, 2019 - 7:30 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's artists and opposition politicians are posting photos of themselves eating bananas in protest after the country's authorities called an artwork featuring the fruit obscene and removed it from a top national gallery. The 1973 video "Consumer Art," by prominent artist...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2018 file photo shows Sting performing at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Sting is heading to Las Vegas to launch a residency next year. Sixteen performances of “Sting: My Songs” will take place at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, beginning May 22, 2020. Shows are also planned for June, August and September. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
April 24, 2019 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sin City? More like Sting City. Grammy-winning superstar Sting is heading to Las Vegas to launch a residency next year. Sixteen performances of "Sting: My Songs" will take place at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, beginning May 22, 2020. Shows are also planned for June, August and...
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People attend a vigil in Paris, Tuesday April 16, 2019. Firefighters declared success Tuesday in a more than 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris' iconic Notre Dame cathedral that claimed its spire and roof, but spared its bell towers and the purported Crown of Christ. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
April 17, 2019 - 1:09 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that swept through Paris' Notre Dame cathedral (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Among those watching with horror as fire engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral was a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Justice Stephen Breyer is an architecture lover who heads the jury of...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 17, 2015 file photo Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek pose for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film Carol at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Businessman Francois-Henri Pinault and his billionaire father Francois Pinault said they were immediately giving 100 million euros from their company, Artemis, to help finance repairs to fire damaged Notre Dame cathedral. A statement from Francois-Henri Pinault said "this tragedy impacts all French people" and "everyone wants to restore life as quickly as possible to this jewel of our heritage." (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
April 16, 2019 - 10:40 am
PARIS (AP) — Two of France's richest men, long locked in a very public rivalry, are once again pitted against each other — this time over flashy and competing donations to rebuild Notre Dame. Billionaire luxury tycoons — Bernard Arnault, 70, and Francois Pinault, 82 — are among France's fiercest...
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FILE - This 1911, file photo shows the Notre Dame Cathedral, on the island called Ile de la Cite in Paris. Art experts around the world reacted with horror to news of the fire that ravaged cathedral on Monday, April 15, 2019. One shell-shocked art expert is calling the beloved Gothic masterpiece ‘one of the great monuments to the best of civilization.’ (AP Photo/File)
April 16, 2019 - 12:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame, a survivor of wars and revolutions, has stood for centuries as not merely the greatest of the Gothic cathedrals and a towering jewel of Western architecture. It has stood, in the words of one shell-shocked art expert, as "one of the great monuments to the best of...
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