Visual arts

A view of a painting during an exhibition of culturally significant paintings that were recently exchanged as part of an effort to boost confidence between the ethnically divided island nation's two communities, at the Ledra Palace Hotel inside the UN controlled buffer zone in divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades and the leader of the ethnically divided island's breakaway Turkish Cypriots Mustafa Akinci attended the exhibition. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
February 04, 2020 - 8:23 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — It took more than 45 years, but 219 paintings thought lost or stolen — artwork that includes some of the most significant works produced by Greek Cypriot artists — have gone on display. One work by artist George P. Georghiou has been hailed as one of Cyprus' “most iconic...
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February 04, 2020 - 8:18 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has raised the sentence against a former bank president found guilty of trying to smuggle a painting by Pablo Picasso out of the country. The Madrid court announced the decision Tuesday to raise the sentence against fined ex-Bankinter head Jaime Botín to three years...
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Police at the scene after items were stolen from an exhibition at an art gallery in Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Police in Sweden say at least two thieves have stolen items from an art gallery in central Stockholm. Swedish media report the missing artwork includes 10 to 12 table-size bronze sculptures by Spanish artist Salvador Dali. (Ali Lorestani/TT News Agency via AP)
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January 30, 2020 - 8:57 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — At least two thieves have stolen items from an art gallery in Stockholm, police said, with Swedish media reporting that they include 10 to 12 table-size bronze sculptures by Spanish artist Salvador Dali. Police said “at least two thieves” entered the Couleur gallery in...
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January 22, 2020 - 5:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The MacDowell Colony, one of the country's oldest and most prestigious artist colonies, has chosen the author-educator Nell Painter as its new board chair. Painter will be the first woman and first African American to hold the position since it was established in the early 1970s,...
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A journalist takes a closer look at the previously contested painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh, a 1889 self-portrait, of which the authenticity was confirmed during a press conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. The painting, which belongs to the National Museum in Norway, was painted at the Saint-Paul de Mausole psychiatric institution in Saint-Remy de Provence, France. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
January 20, 2020 - 5:36 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — After years of doubts about its authenticity, experts in Amsterdam have confirmed that a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait was indeed painted by the Dutch master as he recovered in a French asylum from a mental breakdown. Van Gogh Museum researcher Louis van Tilborgh dispelled the...
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Striking employees hold a banner reading "Louvre on strike" outside the Louvre museum Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 in Paris. Paris' Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
January 17, 2020 - 11:21 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris' Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. Also closed, therefore, was the Louvre's Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit marking the 500th anniversary of the Italian master’s death,...
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This image taken from a video distributed Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 by Italian police shows two police officers standing next to painting which was found inside a gallery's walls, in Piacenza, northern Italy. A gardener at the Ricci Oddi modern art gallery in the northern city of Piacenza told Italian state TV on Tuesday that he was clearing ivy from the gallery's walls when he noticed a metal panel in which he found a bag inside a space within the walls. When the bag was opened it contained a painting that might be Klimt's “Portrait of a Lady,” which disappeared from the gallery during renovations in February 1997. (Italian Police via AP)
January 17, 2020 - 9:45 am
PIACENZA, Italy (AP) — Art experts have confirmed that a painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery's walls last month is Gustav Klimt's “Portrait of a Lady,” which was reported stolen from the gallery nearly 23 years ago. The authentication of the painting announced Friday solved one...
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January 05, 2020 - 9:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — Activists said Sunday that Berlin police prevented them from dismantling an art installation that angered Jewish groups after those who erected it claimed it contained Holocaust victims' remains. A group calling itself Performance Art Committee said about 20 of its members attempted...
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In this handout photo provided by Buckingham Palace and taken Wednesday Dec. 18, 2019, Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George pose for a photo to mark the start of the new decade in the Throne Room of Buckingham Palace, London. This is only the second time such a portrait of the monarch and the next three in line to the throne has been released, the first was in April 2016 to celebrate Her Majesty's 90th birthday. (Ranald Mackechnie/Buckingham Palace via AP)
January 04, 2020 - 6:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has marked the start of the decade with a new formal photograph of her and the first three heirs to the throne: son Prince Charles, grandson Prince William and great-grandson Prince George. The portrait of the four was taken in Buckingham Palace's throne...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 14, 2016 file photo, an exterior view shows a new building called the Switch House, at left, which has been added on to the Tate Modern gallery in London. London police have charged a man with criminal damage after an attack on a Picasso painting at the Tate Modern gallery. Police said charges were brought Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 against 20-year-old Shakeel Ryan Massey of northwest London for an attack that happened on Saturday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
December 31, 2019 - 10:22 am
LONDON (AP) — A 20-year-old man is being held in custody pending his next court hearing after being charged with damaging a Picasso painting at the Tate Modern gallery in London. London police said Tuesday that Shakeel Ryan Massey of northwest London has been charged with criminal damage. He...
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