The living Mona Lisa

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Florent Aziosmanoff has created a new interactive version of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Named “Living Mona Lisa”, she’s equipped with the same motion-sensing device that’s used in interactive video games. This allows her to pick up spectators’ movements and respond depending on her mood. Jean-Claude Heudin, who is the head of the Paris Internet… Read more »

Da Vinci? No! It’s Sally from the Co-op

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Shaun Greenhalgh is widely known as an art forger. For seventeen years between 1989 and 2006, he produced and sold a wide variety of paintings, sculptures and pottery forgeries. These were sold to museums, auction houses and private buyers, making him, his parents and brother nearly £1 million. In November 2005, he was responsible for… Read more »

Fundraising drive to restore 17th century painting

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The Entombment of Christ, by Il Guercino St Mary’s Church in Wanstead has reached out to the public to help them raise money to restore their 17th Century painting. Much to their relief, it has been confirmed that their painting is a contemporary studio copy of The Entombment of Christ, by Il Guercino. The painting… Read more »

2500 year old cave paintings restored

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In 1968, Dr David Grove, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, discovered a series of 2500 year old cave paintings. These paintings had been known to the locals for years and had been hidden by a mass of mineral stains and graffiti due to them being neglected. The locals believed… Read more »

Boy punches hole In $1.5 million painting

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On Sunday 23rd August 2015, a 12 year old boy tripped and punched a hole in a $1.5 million painting. This is the first time that a piece of art loaned to Taiwan has suffered such damage. He was recorded on camera, tripping over the rope barrier around the 17th century oil painting “Flowers” at “The… Read more »

Art collector sued by the museum he donated to

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Joel Alexander Greene was sued on the 31st July 2015 after failing to provide sufficient documentation for the provenance of works of art he had donated to the Honolulu Art Museum. This is following Department of Homeland Security seizing seven of the works donated after being informed they were smuggled into America. All of the… Read more »

Bringing 3D printing to oil painting

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It’s no secret that the key to artists promoting and selling their work is to get people to look at it. They need to catch their attention, and Guido Salimbeni has found a completely new way of doing so. The Italian artist has started to embrace 3D printing technology by incorporating it into his artwork.… Read more »

Historical painting saved thanks to grant

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After having spent close to 100 hours working, the 114 year old painting is nearly restored. Thanks to Anne Zanikos and her team, the painting “Ben Milam Calling For Volunteers” can return back to the shrine next month. Painted by Harry Arthur McArdle in 1901, his descendants donated it to the Alamo Hall at some… Read more »

Picasso painting seized

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The painting, Head of a Young Woman, by Picasso drew the attention of French officials when an attempt was made to export the painting on Thursday 30th July. The Spanish authorities had previously refused to allow the painting to be exported. The painting is valued at more than €25 million and is thought to be… Read more »

Fake Picasso painting for sale

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On 26th June 2015, Dominic Currie made headline news. He had supposedly discovered a Pablo Picasso painting rolled up in one of his mother’s old suitcases in the loft. He claimed that the painting was given to his mother by his father, a Russian soldier in the 1950s who she had met on holiday in… Read more »

£100,000 masterpiece discovered in Lancashire church

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A lost masterpiece has been discovered in a Lancashire church. The painting, by Francesco Montemezzano, was hung in the church of St John the Baptist in Tunstall for two centuries before research by the BBC confirmed its value. The churchwarden, Jane Greenhalgh, had contacted BBC TV’s Fake or Fortune a number of times to get… Read more »

Pensioner unknowingly harbours stolen paintings

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In 1972, 49 pieces of artwork were stolen from the storage depot of the Amsterdam Museum. Some Romanians pleaded guilty to the theft of the multi-million pound paintings, but they were never recovered. It is thought that the woman had bought six of them from a man selling paintings door to door to care homes… Read more »

Iconic painting details revealed after restoration

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Landing of the Pilgrims before restoration Halfway shot of the restoration Thanks to a grant from the state, restoration work started on the iconic Henry Sargent’s “Landing of the Pilgrims” in April 2015 at The Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The restoration work was expected to finish in June, but even in the early… Read more »

History of the self portrait

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On 2nd June 2015 at Christie’s Mayfair, an exhibition started titled Reflections of The Self: Durer to Struth. This is an exhibition displaying the history and the evolution of the self-portrait from the 1400s. Cristian Albu and Jacob Uecker curated the exhibit that shows over 70 works of art produced by over 50 artists. It… Read more »

Rothko painting vandalised

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Wlodzimierz Umaniec’s graffiti Rothko’s painting ‘Black on Maroon’ Back in October 2012 at the Tate Modern art gallery, Wlodzimierz Umaniec, an art blogger, vandalised the iconic Rothko painting ‘Black on Maroon’. Witnesses were astonished as he climbed over the gallery’s rope and painted graffiti onto the painting spelling out “A Potential Piece of Yellowism” before… Read more »