Visual arts

German art historian and director of the Uffizi galleries, Eike Schmidt, poses for portraits at the foreign press club in Rome, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The Uffizzi Galleries in Florence aims to discourage visitor overcrowding and ticket scalpers. Director Like Schmidt says Italy's most-visited art museum is meeting with Italian privacy guarantors to devise ways to use purchasers' photos to thwart scalpers looking to resell tickets at exorbitant prices. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
December 05, 2018 - 11:57 am
ROME (AP) — The Uffizi Galleries have turned to algorithm experts in hopes of slashing crowds bunching up in front of the likes of masterpieces by Leonardo and Botticelli and drastically reducing the lines that form outside Italy's most-visited art museum. It's also intent on combatting another...
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In this Monday, July 27, 2015 photo, reporter Sookee Chung takes a photo of a sculpture titled "Statue of a Victorious Youth, 300-100 B.C." at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has vowed to assert its right to keep an important Greek statue after Italy's highest court rejected its appeal of a ruling ordering the artwork to be returned to Italy. The ANSA news agency said Tuesday that the Court of Cassation rejected the appeal outright earlier this week. "Victorious Youth," a nearly life-sized bronze dating from 300 B.C. to 100 B.C., is one of the highlights of the Getty collection. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File )
December 05, 2018 - 9:22 am
ROME (AP) — The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has vowed to assert its right to keep an important Greek statue after Italy's highest court rejected its appeal of a ruling ordering the artwork returned to Italy. The Court of Cassation confirmed Wednesday the appeal had been rejected Nov. 30...
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Models walk the runway at the Chanel Metiers d'Art 2018/19 Show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
December 04, 2018 - 11:43 pm
An air of ancient Egyptian luxury ruled the night as Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld brought his traveling fashion show to New York and its famous Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lagerfeld chose the venue for his 17th annual "Metiers d'Art" show, which takes place in a different...
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FILE - This May 12, 2005, file photo shows an unidentified visitor viewing the Impressionist painting called "Rue St.-Honore, Apres-Midi, Effet de Pluie" painted in 1897 by Camille Pissarro, on display in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. In the epic, 16-year battle over the priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree: When Lilly Cassirer and her husband fled Germany ahead of the Holocaust, they surrendered their Camille Pissarro masterpiece in exchange for their lives. (AP Photo/Mariana Eliano, File)
December 04, 2018 - 7:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The great-grandson of a Jewish woman who surrendered her priceless Camille Pissarro painting to escape the Holocaust watched Tuesday as his lawyer relentlessly grilled officials of the Spanish museum where it now hangs, expressing incredulity that they didn't know it was Nazi...
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A makeshift memorial sits at the base of a statue of former President George H.W. Bush in downtown Houston, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness. Bush, died late Friday at his Houston home at age 94, is to be honored with a state funeral at National Cathedral in the nation's capital on Wednesday, followed by burial Thursday on the grounds of his presidential library at Texas A&M.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 02, 2018 - 3:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Although he was born and grew up on the East Coast, former President George H.W. Bush was the quintessential Texan. He found early success in the state's oil fields, helped change the landscape of Texas politics and loved Tex-Mex food. And in his adopted hometown of Houston, Bush,...
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The CCTV image provided by the Vienna police shows one of the three man who are suspected of stealing a renoir painting from an auction house in Vienna, Austria. The unknown thieves walked into the Dorotheum auction house, removed the painting from the wall and walked off with it Monday. (LPD Vienna via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 10:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — Three unknown men allegedly stole a painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir from an auction house in Vienna, police said Wednesday. The thieves walked into the Dorotheum auction house on Monday and removed the painting from a wall in a room on the second floor where it...
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November 21, 2018 - 11:08 am
LONDON (AP) — Auctioneer Sotheby's says it plans to sell a Rembrandt portrait with a difference: the artist's fingerprints may be preserved in the paint. George Gordon, Sotheby's co-chairman of Old Masters, says the prints were discovered during examination and restoration of the oil sketch "Study...
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Honoree Martin Scorsese, center, poses with actors Jonah Hill, left, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel and Leonardo DiCaprio at the Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit tribute to Martin Scorsese, presented by Chanel, on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
November 20, 2018 - 6:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Many young boys grow up with superheroes adorning their walls. Jonah Hill grew up with a picture of Martin Scorsese on his. The actor related the poignant anecdote at a star-studded benefit Monday evening at the Museum of Modern Art, honoring the celebrated director both for his...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 file photo, the empty space where Henri Matisse' painting "La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune" was hanging, right, is seen next to a painting by Maurice Denis, center, and Pierre Bonnard, left, at Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Romanian prosecutors are investigating if a painting by Pablo Picasso taken from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania it was reported on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Four Romanians were convicted of stealing Picasso's "Tete d'Arlequin" and six other valuable paintings from the Kunsthal gallery. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
November 18, 2018 - 9:01 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors are investigating if a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania. Four Romanians were convicted in the 2012 heist of Picasso's "Tete d'Arlequin" and six other valuable paintings...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2009, file photo, artist Robert Indiana poses at his studio in Vinalhaven, Maine. The estate of Indiana, creator of the iconic LOVE series, is auctioning off two paintings that belonged to him to raise money to defend against a lawsuit and to stabilize his deteriorating home. (AP Photo/Joel Page, File)
November 16, 2018 - 7:44 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The estate of artist Robert Indiana, creator of the iconic LOVE series, auctioned off two paintings that belonged to him to raise money to defend against a lawsuit and to stabilize his deteriorating island home off the Maine coast. Christie's Auction House sold the two works...
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