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London Museum Displays Murillo Art Collection

London Museum Displays Murillo Art Collection

A collection of the works of Spanish artist Bartolome Esteban Murillo, who fascinated Britons in the 19th century, when his work first caught the eye of collectors, is on exhibit in London. continue reading »

1932 Picasso Sells for $44.9 Million at Sotheby’s

1932 Picasso Sells for $44.9 Million at Sotheby’s

Pablo Picasso's 1932 painting of his mistress Marie-Therese Walter sold Tuesday at Sotheby's of London for 28.6 million pounds ($44.9 million). The work, "Femme assise pres d'une fenetre," was th continue reading »

Madrid Welcomes “The Birth of Modern Art” Exhibitions

Madrid Welcomes “The Birth of Modern Art” Exhibitions

Madrid has been transformed into a festival of art, thanks to the two exhibitions that the Mapfre Foundation has dedicated to the birth of modern art. continue reading »

Francisco Jose de Goya Painting Goes Unsold at Sotheby’s Auction Despite $5.5M Bid

Francisco Jose de Goya Painting Goes Unsold at Sotheby’s Auction Despite $5.5M Bid

Francisco Jose de Goya's portrait of his grandson went unsold Thursday in an auction of works by Old Masters at Sotheby's New York. The highest bid for "Portrait of Mariano Goya," was $5.5 million, short of the undisclosed reserve price continue reading »

New DNA Study on Aztecs and Pre-Aztecs Yield Interesting Finds

New DNA Study on Aztecs and Pre-Aztecs Yield Interesting Finds

For centuries, the fate of the original Otomí inhabitants of Xaltocan, the capital of a pre-Aztec Mexican city-state, has remained unknown. Researchers have long wondered whether they assimilated with the Aztecs or abandoned the town altogether. continue reading »

Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei’s Work Being Exhibited at Spanish Musem

Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei’s Work Being Exhibited at Spanish Musem

The first exhibition in a Spanish museum of the work of Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, under house arrest in his homeland and stripped of his passport for his criticism of the government, shows his obsession for truth and falsehood. continue reading »

Spainish Archaeologists in Egypt Find 3550-Year-Old Sarcophagus

Spainish Archaeologists in Egypt Find 3550-Year-Old Sarcophagus

The discovery of a 3,550-year-old child's sarcophagus near the southern Egyptian city of Luxor could shed light on a little-known period of Ancient Egypt, Jose Manuel Galan, continue reading »

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 »