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Restorer dedicates 60 years to saving China's ancient art treasures

People Daily 28 May 2024
"My master found a clue — there was an old method of steaming paintings, but it had been lost over time ... They should master superb skills and promote excellent professional ethics to extend the lifespan of ancient paintings and calligraphy works.

Lost Caravaggio goes on display after almost being sold at auction for just $1,600

CNN 28 May 2024
Ecce Homo,” which was painted by ... “The painting is one of around only 60 known works by Caravaggio in existence, and thus one of the most valuable old master artworks in the world,” said the museum.

Exhibition expounds on 'vision and verse' in Chinese art 28 May 2024
For Joseph Dolberg, an expert on ancient Chinese painting from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the painted album, with each page in the style of an old master who had come before Wang, is a priceless item of art.

6 art exhibits to see in Milwaukee before they close, including '25 Million Stitches'

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 28 May 2024
'25 Million Stitches ... Info ... Through Aug ... Local artist Jean Roberts-Guequierre draws from the visual style of Old Masters Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Breughel the Elder in paintings that often place middle-age women and their situations in the forefront.

Spain unveils ‘lost Caravaggio’ that nearly sold for 1,500 euros

Al Jazeera 27 May 2024
“The painting is one of around only 60 known works by Caravaggio in existence, and thus one of the most valuable old master artworks in the world,” read a press release from the museum published on Monday.

Stolen Francis Bacon painting recovered in Spain

Taipei Times 24 May 2024
A painting by Francis Bacon recovered by the Spanish police is pictured in Madrid on Thursday ... Bacon often visited Madrid, where he spent time studying old masters’ paintings in the Prado Museum, and died in the city in 1992, aged 82.

Spanish police recover fourth of 5 Francis Bacon paintings stolen in Madrid in 2015

Wtop 23 May 2024
The five paintings stolen were said then to be worth a total of 25 million euros ... Bacon often visited Madrid, where he spent time studying old master paintings in the Prado Museum.

Road trip

Provo Daily Herald 22 May 2024
While my wife took care of her business on Friday, I went to the old Spanish mission ... It’s a large art museum and it has many paintings of the old masters and impressionists in its collection.

Artist Kehinde Wiley denies accusations of sexual assault

CNN 21 May 2024
Before that, the Yale University-trained painter had already built a career in portraiture and sculpture, depicting Black people posed in the style of Old Master paintings to bold, ornate effect.

22 essential artworks at the Getty and the surprising stories behind them

The Los Angeles Times 21 May 2024
(Old hinge marks are visible.) On the back, it’s painted as an ... The astronomical sum approached sky-high prices then being paid for Van Gogh and Picasso, not Old Master paintings, but it sent a signal.

Hardwick’s Caja Taqueria Spices It Up With Hot Sauce and Axe Throwing

Seven Days 21 May 2024
He has now upped the ante by adding an unusual recreation opportunity ... Patrons can enjoy their tacos and other Mexican dishes while tossing axes at bull's-eyes painted on wood targets. Master Fin's Axe Throwing is named for Palilonis' 5-year-old son.

Artist Kehinde Wiley Accused of Sexual Assault

New York Magazine 20 May 2024
“I kindly ask for privacy as I work to clear my name.” Wiley is known for his portraiture of Black men and women in the style of the Old Masters. He painted Barack Obama’s official presidential portrait in 2018.

Five things you probably didn’t know about the biggest art heist in history

CNN 19 May 2024
The Rape of Europa” by Titian, which Gardner bought from a London art gallery in 1896, then a record price for an old master painting ... Two Frenchmen with alleged ties to the Corsican mob were trying to sell two paintings.

New psychology research reveals the hidden benefits of hitting a mental wall

PsyPost 18 May 2024
“Dame Dora owns an Old Masters painting in a heavy gilded frame. The cord for hanging the painting, as old as the painting itself, is made of thick 3- ply hemp, and is somewhat frayed ... Sneaking behind the painting, they chewed right through the cord.

Unique Zsolnay Sculpture Could be Auctioned for an Incredible Price

Hungary Today 18 May 2024
In keeping with the collecting conventions of the time, the collection mixes works of universal art, with an emphasis on Italian and Central European old masters, with works by prominent representatives of Hungarian national painting.

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