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Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Opening 19th-Century Art Exhibit

Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Opening 19th-Century Art Exhibit

Madrid's Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is opening a new exhibition, "Impressionism and Open-air Painting. From Corot to Van Gogh," on Feb. 5 that looks at the role that painting outdoors played in continue reading »

Picasso Art Thief Nabbed in Europe

Picasso Art Thief Nabbed in Europe

A suspected smuggler who tried to enter Ukraine from neighboring Poland was arrested by border guards when they found he was carrying five paintings and an etching supposedly signed by Spanish master Pablo Picasso, officials said Monday. continue reading »

110-Million-Year-Old Fish Species Found in Mexico

110-Million-Year-Old Fish Species Found in Mexico

Mexican scientists have discovered fossils of two fish species that lived some 110 million years ago during the Cretaceous period in what is today the southeastern state of Chiapas, officials said continue reading »

San Diego Museum of Art Featuring Work of Mexican Artist Marianela de la Hoz

San Diego Museum of Art Featuring Work of Mexican Artist Marianela de la Hoz

Marianela de la Hoz was born in Mexico City and has lived in San Diego for the last 10 years. According to the museum, her detailed painting technique is informed by Surrealism continue reading »

Swiss Museum Looks Into the Importance of Windows in Art

Swiss Museum Looks Into the Importance of Windows in Art

A new exhibition at Switzerland's Fondation de l'Hermitage in Lausanne showcases 150 works of art from the 15th century to the present day, analyzing the use of windows to frame landscapes in paintings, transforming a frame and marking the interior and exterior boundaries, or creating a barrier between reality and dreams. continue reading »

Colombian Artist Fernando Botero Celebrates His 80th with National Tributes

Colombian Artist Fernando Botero Celebrates His 80th with National Tributes

Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero said at the conclusion of a months-long series of events to mark his 80th birthday that he spent 15 years of his career striving to achieve a "radical, distinct and original" style. continue reading »

Survival Launches ‘Stop Complaining’ Ad for Earth’s Most Threatened Tribe

Survival Launches ‘Stop Complaining’ Ad for Earth’s Most Threatened Tribe

Human rights organization Survival International has launched a worldwide advertising campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the Awá tribe in Brazil, Earth’s most threatened tribe.The advert, entitled ‘Stop Complaining, and put your problems in perspective’ was designed by Tribe Global. continue reading »

Petroglyphs Dating Back From 850 to 1350 AD Found in Nayarit, Mexico

Petroglyphs Dating Back From 850 to 1350 AD Found in Nayarit, Mexico

Mexican archaeologists have discovered in the western state of Nayarit a series of petroglyphs estimated to have been carved between 850 and 1350 A.D., the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

American Artist Roni Horn Wins Joan Miro International Prize

American Artist Roni Horn Wins Joan Miro International Prize

U.S. artist Roni Horn on Monday was named the winner of the 4th Joan Miro International Prize 2013, one of the most prestigious such awards in the world and which comes with a relatively large cash stipend of 70,000 euros ($93,000). continue reading »

Colombians Clean 23 Botero Sculptures in Medellin

Colombians Clean 23 Botero Sculptures in Medellin

The 23 sculptures by Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero and the plaza where they are displayed in the Colombian city of Medellin underwent a thorough cleaning on the weekend, a task participated in by both public and private institutions. continue reading »