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Dutch police arrested a suspect Tuesday in the theft last year of two valuable paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Frans Hals from different museums, a spokeswoman said.
Italian police have recovered a 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th century “Salvator Mundi” painting of Jesus Christ that was stolen from a Naples church during the pandemic without the priests even realizing it was gone.
Danielle Schwartz didn’t ask for an oil painting of her cat. But she loves the portrait of Stinky that hangs in her upstate New York home, a surprise gift from an unlikely place: an online pet store.
As their city grieved, Leesa Kelly and Kenda Zellner-Smith found much-needed comfort in the messages of anguish and hope that appeared on boarded-up windows as residents turned miles of plywood into canvases. Now, they’re working to save those murals before they vanish.
For many, it starts with the discovery of a painted rock. Alla Cornwell, who lives in the Shadle neighborhood, found her first rock on a gas pump while filling her car more than a year ago. "I thought, 'This is so cool,' " she said. "From there, it just sucked me in." She now paints rocks with her daughter, grandchildren and friends.
Folks who know Geraldine Wagner aren’t surprised to find a 6-foot crocodile reclining on the bed in her guest room. After all, a 4-foot giraffe, sporting a sombrero resides in her kitchen, and a life-size tiger rests in front of the fireplace.
MANCHESTER, Vt. – After hiking over 200 miles on the country’s oldest long-distance trail, Rob Mullen had just 3 miles to go in the rain to meet up with his wife and father for a break.
Artist Jim McGee was at his easel when I arrived, working to create a vision in oil paints on a piece of hardboard.
Citadel founder and Chicago philanthropist Ken Griffin intends to keep in the public view the Jean-Michel Basquiat painting he recently purchased for more than $100 million, a spokesman said Friday.
When Jackie Casey went to her first paint and sip class at a Pinot’s Palette in Arizona, she was less than excited. In fact, she was preemptively embarrassed about her art skills. But after a glass of wine and a few hours, Casey was proud of her painting.
The theft of a painting changed how the world saw the Mona Lisa.
“She just approached everything with the idea that she was going to be as good as she possibly could be, and she stuck with it until she was,” said Leslie Randolph, her daughter.
The Spokane County Library District is offering Family Painting Parties at many branches this spring in a new program that is proving to be quite popular. Three sessions have been offered so far and they have been nearly full, said Public Services Manager for Early Learning Mary Ellen Braks. “Everyone had such a great time,” she said. “They’re asking when we’re gong to do it again.”
There are more than 35 venues and 200 artists – including actors, poets, filmmakers, painters, photographers, ceramicists, sculptors, fiber artists, and musicians – participating this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Students at Crossroads High School want their classmates to find hope in an unexpected place.
Alice and Chuck Harmon are preparing to add to the mix with a selection of new paintings to be presented today at their joint gallery opening, “The Moon in June Circles Around You.”
French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen.
“He is a giant, a titan, and an example to us all.”
I knew that the best way to lighten up the rooms and make the whole house look bigger was to paint the floors white. Our contractor expressed nervous doubt. He, like many traditionalists, thought that painting the wood – despite its inferiority – was sacrilege.
Jason Sanchez, a disabled Army veteran, paints a mural in the school he attended 30 years ago when he was a student.