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Was it Murder? - Chilean Artist Jorge Selarón Found Dead Near His Work in Brazil

Was it Murder? - Chilean Artist Jorge Selarón Found Dead Near His Work in Brazil

The body of Chilean artist Jorge Selarón was found in Brazil near one of his most recognizable works of art, the Escadaria Selarón (Selarón's Steps). continue reading »

Latino Blotter: Man Who Vandalized Picasso Painting in Museum Arrested at Border

Latino Blotter: Man Who Vandalized Picasso Painting in Museum Arrested at Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a man wanted out of Houston, Texas for vandalizing a famous Picasso painting. continue reading »

Prehispanic Teotihuacans Exhumed Dead and Used Make-Up in After-Death Rituals

Prehispanic Teotihuacans Exhumed Dead and Used Make-Up in After-Death Rituals

In the case of the Teotihuacans, these cosmetics were used as part of the after-death ritual to honour their city’s most important people. continue reading »

Spain’s Rubén Belloso Adorna Creates Amazingly Realistic Pastel Art (PHOTOS)

Spain’s Rubén Belloso Adorna Creates Amazingly Realistic Pastel Art (PHOTOS)

Artist Rubén Belloso Adorna, of Seville, Spain has created some of the most realistic looking faces we’ve ever seen. Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that he creates them using pastels. continue reading »

Long-Hidden Frida Kahlo Garments on Display at Casa Azul through Nov. ‘13

Long-Hidden Frida Kahlo Garments on Display at Casa Azul through Nov. ‘13

Four years after the death of the world's most famous Latin artist, Frida Kahlo, her home, Casa Azul, was transformed into a museum using a trust created b continue reading »

Nearly Intact 1,200 Year-Old Funerary Vessel Identified in Oaxaca, Mexico Temples

Nearly Intact 1,200 Year-Old Funerary Vessel Identified in Oaxaca, Mexico Temples

nformation surrounding an exceptional effigy vessel, found a few months ago in a mortuary temple at the Atzompa Archaeological Zone in Oaxaca continue reading »

Mexico Preserves Cultural History With New Museum Collections

Mexico Preserves Cultural History With New Museum Collections

The year now drawing to a close witnessed the renovation of a number of historic structures that now house museums, making room for new collections, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said. continue reading »

Archaelogists Find 4,000 Year-Old Spearheads in Sinaloa, Mexico

Archaelogists Find 4,000 Year-Old Spearheads in Sinaloa, Mexico

Researchers discovered 4,000-year-old spearheads and other artifacts at a site in the northwestern state of Sinaloa, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said. continue reading »

Spanish Woman Responsible for Botched Fresco of Christ Sells Other Works on eBay

Spanish Woman Responsible for Botched Fresco of Christ Sells Other Works on eBay

The elderly Spanish amateur artist who made news worldwide for the failed restoration of a Christ painting is now selling other works on eBay. The botched restoration of an oil painting titled "Ecce Homo" ("Behold the Man") continue reading »

Mexican Archaeologists Discover 1,200 Year-Old Zapotec Tomb

Mexican Archaeologists Discover 1,200 Year-Old Zapotec Tomb

Mexican archaeologists have discovered a roughly 1,200-year-old tomb at the Zapotec site of Atzompa, a find that shows the city's central complex not only had a civic-ceremonial area but also a residential section. continue reading »