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Thursday, August 18, 2022



Behind the Art: What makes 'Portrait of Dr Gachet' one of Van Gogh's best works?

August 13, 2022 9:33 pm

Does 'Portrait of Dr Gachet' hold the answer as to why the painter died by suicide a short time after painting it?

Behind the Art: Why was Pablo Picasso's 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' so controversial in its time?

August 06, 2022 4:29 pm

After hundreds of sketches and several months of painting, Picasso changed the face of the Western art world by producing Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

Behind the Art: What makes Sandro Botticelli's 'The Birth of Venus' the most famous mythological painting?

July 30, 2022 8:26 pm

'The Birth of Venus' is one of the most famous mythological paintings and is always mentioned in the top 100 paintings of the world. Why was it so controversial in its time and what makes it so significant?

Protest held at Uffizi's 'Spring' but painting not damaged

July 24, 2022 1:13 pm

The three were taken to a police station in Florence. Italian media said the activists were issued official orders to stay out of the tourist-popular city for three years

Behind the Art: Is Katsushika Hokusai’s 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa' the most famous Japanese artwork?

July 31, 2022 10:41 am

The Great Wave off Kanagawa influenced several notable artists and musicians such as Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Debussy, Claude Monet, Hiroshige and more. But what is the story behind this print? Why will it appear on the new 1,000-yen bill in Japan starting 2024?

Exquisite 19th century stolen painting of Maharaja Serfoji II traced to US museum

July 22, 2022 12:11 pm

The painting, which has Raja Serfoji and his youthful son, according to some historians, was probably painted between 1822 and 1827 and kept in the Saraswathi mahal. In 1918, the Saraswathi Mahal Library was opened to the public

Italy thwarts illegal auction abroad of Gentileschi painting

July 20, 2022 5:29 pm

Gentileschi's early work, with strikingly dark sections of her canvases contrasting with her illuminated subjects, reflects influences from Baroque giant Caravaggio.

Behind the Art: Is Vincent van Gogh's 'The Red Vineyard' the only known painting sold in his lifetime?

July 31, 2022 10:40 am

'Red Vineyards at Arles' is the only painting known to be sold by Vincent van Gogh in his lifetime. How did it end up in Russia and what is so special about this painting? Is it really the only painting sold by Van Gogh before his death?

Hidden Van Gogh self-portrait found behind painting in Scotland

July 14, 2022 9:40 pm

Van Gogh is known to have often re-used his canvases, working on their reverse as well.

Why a painting in the Naumburg Cathedral is causing controversy

July 13, 2022 5:10 pm

German painter Michael Triegel has created a three-winged altarpiece for the famous Naumburg Cathedral near Leipzig, adding his own personal touches. But whether or not the work can remain is up for debate


In pictures: COVID-inspired murals around the world

January 18, 2022 8:03 pm

Take a look at COVID-inspired murals around the world