Visual arts

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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April 09, 2019 - 5:53 am
There's almost always a reason for photographs — an engagement , wedding, graduation, pregnancy, you name it. For many of these occasions, you'll want a professional on hand who can do more than add a fancy filter to an ordinary snapshot. But hiring a photographer to capture life's important...
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Visitors walk behind the credle (1922) by Peter Keler during the press preview prior to the opening of the new Bauhaus Museum of the 'Klassik Stiftung Weimar' (Classic Foundation Weimar) in Weimar, Germany, Thursday, April 4, 2019. The museum designed by Berlin-based architect Heike Hanada will focus on the early Bauhaus that was founded in Weimar in 1919 and stayed there until 1925. The official opening of the new Bauhaus Museums will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
April 05, 2019 - 4:14 am
WEIMAR, Germany (AP) — The German city where the Bauhaus was born a century ago is paying tribute to the school behind a string of modern design icons with a new museum opening Friday meant to anchor it in its turbulent historical context. The Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, a functional but elegant...
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This image provided by Larry Robbins shows a numbered outline of a self portrait of Dan Robbins. Family members say Robbins, an artist who created the first paint-by-numbers pictures and helped turn the kits into an American sensation during the 1950s has died. Dan Robbins' son says his father died Monday, April 1, 2019 in Sylvania, Ohio. He was 93. (Courtesy of Larry Robbins via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 3:53 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Dan Robbins, an artist who created the first paint-by-numbers pictures and helped turn the kits into an American sensation during the 1950s, has died. He was 93. Robbins, whose works were dismissed by some critics but later celebrated by the Smithsonian Institution's National...
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April 03, 2019 - 12:42 pm
PARIS (AP) — A Paris auction house says it's selling a revolver that was possibly used by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh to take his own life. Hailed by some as the art world's most famous weapon, Auction Art is putting the 7mm pocket revolver up for sale June 19 at the Drouot auction center in...
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French street artist JR poses in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum near the glass pyramid designed by architect Leoh Ming Pei, in Paris, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 as the Louvre Museum celebrates the 30th anniversary of its glass pyramid. JR project is a giant collage of the pyramid to bring it out of the ground by revealing the foundations of the Napoleon courtyard where it is erected. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
March 29, 2019 - 3:13 pm
PARIS (AP) — A French street artist has created an optical illusion installation around the Louvre's glass pyramid entrance to mark its 30th birthday. The collage work, made from strips of paper, gives the famed 21-meter-high (nearly 70-foot-high) structure added depth and the illusion of a...
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In this photo made available by English Heritage on Thursday March 28, 2019, English Heritage Conservator Rachel Turnbull completes the conservation of "Madonna of the Pomegranate", a painting revealed as a rare example by the workshop of Botticelli. After stripping back a century of yellowing varnish and surface dirt, the painting thought to be a fake Sandro Botticelli, in fact came from the master’s own Florence workshop. (Christopher Ison/English Heritage via AP)
March 28, 2019 - 6:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Art experts in Britain have discovered that a painting long thought to be a fake Sandro Botticelli in fact came from the master's own Florence workshop. After stripping back a century of yellowing varnish and surface dirt, conservators confirmed Thursday that "Madonna Of The...
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This image released on Tuesday March 26, 2019 by Arthur Brand, shows Dutch art detective Arthur Brand with "Buste de Femme", a recovered Picasso painting. The painting was stolen from a wealthy Saudi's yacht 20 years ago. Arthur Brand, whose previous finds include a pair of bronze horses sculpted for Adolf Hitler, said Tuesday that he took possession a couple of weeks ago of the 1938 painting "Buste de Femme" after trailing it for years through the Amsterdam underworld. He has since returned the work, which he estimates to be worth some 25 million euros ($28 million) to an insurance company. (Arthur Brand via AP)
March 26, 2019 - 10:45 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch art detective says he has recovered a valuable painting by Pablo Picasso 20 years after it was stolen from a wealthy Saudi's yacht in France. Arthur Brand said Tuesday that he took possession two weeks ago of the 1938 painting "Buste de Femme" after trailing it for years in...
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In this Feb. 26, 2019 photo, artist Aaron Angelo takes a sledgehammer to the leg of a baby grand piano in a house where two rooms are being transformed to look as they might have looked once floodwaters receded following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The house sits in front of one of the flood walls that failed when Katrina hit nearly 14 years ago. The nonprofit group Levees.org bought the house and is transforming it as part of its effort to educate the public on the causes of the 2005 flood. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)
March 20, 2019 - 12:22 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Patches of black mold on the ceiling. Water marks on the dingy walls. Toys, furniture and a baby grand piano tossed about and covered in a gray muck. The busted floodwall behind the long-abandoned house in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood was mended over a decade ago but the...
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