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Disguised as old lady, man throws dessert on the Mona Lisa in Louvre

Bulletproof glass protected the 16th century masterpiece from damage, even as the attacker was escorted out by security while espousing against climate change    View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lukeee💕🏄‍♂️ (@luke_sundberg_) A man disguised as a wheelchair-bound elderly lady attacked what is probably the most famous painting in the world on...


‘Basquiat painting’ in Orlando under FBI scrutiny; in New York, couple tries to casually walk away with his $45,000 painting

Young and enigmatic American Neo-expressionist Jean-Michel Basquiat is in the eye of the storm of recent news On view at the Orlando Museum of Art beginning February 12, 2022: 26 works by Jean-Michel Basquiat from 1982. Mark your calendars! 👑#HeroesandMonsters #Basquiat #OrlandoMuseumofArt — Orlando Museum°Art (@omaorlando) January 17, 2022 Fresh concerns have erupted about...


Tintoretto: The Venetian ‘dyer’s boy’ who became an art legend

May 31, On This Day   For his phenomenal energy in painting, he was also termed Il Furioso (‘The Furious’) as much of his work is characterized by his muscular figures, dramatic gestures and bold use of perspective, in the Mannerist style. Famed 16th century Italian painter identified with the Venetian school Tintoretto (born Jacopo...


Claude Rutault, French Artist Who Rewrote the Rules of Painting, Dies at 80

Claude Rutault, a French artist whose paintings were made according to rigorous sets of rules, has died at 80, the ARTnews reports. Born in 1941 in Trois Moutiers, France, Rutault’s paintings had an intrinsic quality of departure from the traditional and were, he thought, often covert depictions of humour. Rutault’s paintings bridged the gap between...


This artist’s voluptuous nudes sparked the term ‘Rubenesque’

May 30, On This Day Known for his rich and voluptuous art, Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish artist and diplomat from the Duchy of Brabant in the Southern Netherlands (modern-day Belgium), considered the most influential artist of the Flemish Baroque tradition.   He was born in June 1577 and passed away today, centuries...


Odd-shaped canvases, saw dust textured works, colorful copper sculptures: Sidharth Kerkar is a youth of many passions

Engaged in many pursuits, young gun from Goa Sidharth Kerkar hails from a family of artists, including his grandfather Chandrakant Kerkar and father Sudobh Kerkar, installation artist, sculptor, and founder of an expansive art museum and gallery, Museum of Goa. Having had such exposure to art it is but obvious that Sidharth’s artistically inclined upbringing...


Moscow gallery restores iconic Ilya Repin painting for the second time

Once attacked by an “overwhelmed” drunk man wielding a metal pole in 2018, Ilya Repin’s 1885 masterpiece Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan will be back on display at Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery after its proper restoration and with a “protective capsule” on it, reported The Art Newspaper. Before getting the protective capsule on...

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