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Picasso and Monets Are Stolen From Dutch Museum

Picasso and Monets Are Stolen From Dutch Museum | The History of Art | Scoop.it
A museum in Rotterdam was robbed of works worth hundreds of millions of dollars on Tuesday.
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Costco Returns to the Business of Selling Fine Art

Costco Returns to the Business of Selling Fine Art | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Costco, the giant discount retailer, is returning to the art market after a six-year hiatus prompted by the sale of two disputed Picasso drawings online.
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Museum of Modern Art Plans to Be Open Every Day

Museum of Modern Art Plans to Be Open Every Day | The History of Art | Scoop.it
In response to growing attendance, the Museum of Modern Art plans to be open every day, beginning in May.
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Love art? Try Philadelphia for a fix

Love art? Try Philadelphia for a fix | The History of Art | Scoop.it
The City of Brotherly Love has the largest amount of public art in the United States...
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Munch’s ‘Scream’ to Hang for Six Months at MoMA

Munch’s ‘Scream’ to Hang for Six Months at MoMA | The History of Art | Scoop.it
After paying nearly $120 million for it at auction, the new owner of Edvard Munch’s “Scream” is lending it to the Museum of Modern Art.
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Color Change in Van Gogh Painting Explained : Discovery News

Color Change in Van Gogh Painting Explained : Discovery News | The History of Art | Scoop.it
A chemical reaction between the paint and a varnish in Van Gogh's painting made his flowers turn from yellow to orange-gray.
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Shock Me if You Can

Shock Me if You Can | The History of Art | Scoop.it
A hundred years after “Rite of Spring” sparked an uproar in Paris, shock has grown mainstream, raising a question: Can art still shock today?
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Open Air - Philadelphia

Open Air - Philadelphia | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Open Air is an interactive artwork that allows participants’ voices to transform the sky over Philadelphia.
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For Museum, Long-Lost Picasso Is Too Costly To Keep : NPR

For Museum, Long-Lost Picasso Is Too Costly To Keep : NPR | The History of Art | Scoop.it
For more than 40 years, Pablo Picasso's Seated Woman with Red Hat went unnoticed in the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science's storage area.
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Sansom Street wall becomes canvas for temporary murals — NewsWorks

Sansom Street wall becomes canvas for temporary murals — NewsWorks | The History of Art | Scoop.it
A new mural has gone up on a wall in Center City Philadelphia Don t blink or you ll miss it Dubbed Freewall a program of temporary outdoor murals has been launched at 12th and Sansom streets Sansom...
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Robert Hughes - Telegraph

Robert Hughes - Telegraph | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Robert Hughes, who has died aged 74, combined the roles of art critic, social historian and cultural commentator in an erudite yet accessible manner.
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Italian art historians 'find 100 Caravaggio paintings' - Telegraph

Italian art historians 'find 100 Caravaggio paintings'  - Telegraph | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Italian art historians claim they have found 100 previously unknown works by Caravaggio, one of the giants of the Renaissance.
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The Last Supper Undergoes A Robotic Makeover

The Last Supper Undergoes A Robotic Makeover | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Giles Walker's installation The Last Supper refracts the famous biblical scene through a glass darkly.
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Ancient Egyptian Fake Toes Earliest Prosthetics : Discovery News

Ancient Egyptian Fake Toes Earliest Prosthetics : Discovery News | The History of Art | Scoop.it
The big toes, created between 950 to 710 B.C., were most comfortable when worn with sandals, volunteers discovered.
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In Paris, an Exhibition Dedicated to Hair

In Paris, an Exhibition Dedicated to Hair | The History of Art | Scoop.it
A new show at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris celebrates the importance of hair in art, fashion, style, ritual, sexuality, religion and culture, from antiquity to today.
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Housekeeper arrested with $3 million Franklin bust

Housekeeper arrested with $3 million Franklin bust | The History of Art | Scoop.it
24-hour breaking news, sports, weather, entertainment, and more with coverage from The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.
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Who needs pictures in an art book??

Who needs pictures in an art book?? | The History of Art | Scoop.it

"Students at Ontario College of Art and Design were forced to buy a $180 textbook filled with blank squares."

 

 

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New Demotic Dictionary Translates Lives of Ancient Egyptians

New Demotic Dictionary Translates Lives of Ancient Egyptians | The History of Art | Scoop.it
The first dictionary of Demotic Egyptian, the language common people spoke in ancient Egypt while the pharaohs were drawing their hieroglyphics, has just been completed.
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Goldman’s 13th Street Legacy At Street Level & High Up In The Air | Hidden City Philadelphia

Goldman’s 13th Street Legacy At Street Level & High Up In The Air | Hidden City Philadelphia | The History of Art | Scoop.it
The late Tony Goldman's recent 13th Street project brought street art back to Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program in the form of three contemporary art projects--a fourth is on the way in October.
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Carrie Mae Weems, Photographer and Subject

Carrie Mae Weems, Photographer and Subject | The History of Art | Scoop.it
The photographer Carrie Mae Weems has made a career of representing American life in terms of race, gender and class, often using her own image to illustrate her point of view.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Considers Opening on Mondays

Metropolitan Museum of Art Considers Opening on Mondays | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Rising tourism and a steady stream of attempted Monday visits have led the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s director, Thomas P. Campbell, to propose opening every day of the week.
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Japanese Scientist Says Vincent van Gogh Was Colorblind — But Does it Matter? | Artinfo

Japanese Scientist Says Vincent van Gogh Was Colorblind — But Does it Matter? | Artinfo | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Medical scientist Kazunori Asada argues that the painter lacked red receptors, after passing his paintings through an imaging filter.
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Botched art is an online sensation

Botched art is an online sensation | The History of Art | Scoop.it
The Spanish pensioner who has achieved worldwide notoriety for her botched attempts to spruce up a 19th-century fresco of Christ is herself in need of some restoration.
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