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Doing Wrong: Tilly's Positive Message Looks Awfully Familiar

I have only been painting for a short time but I’ve been really fortunate to have had moderate success in terms of sales, business relationships and even… 327 more words


The Art Forger

The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

Three intertwined stories.  Page-turning mystery questions how art becomes ART.

Canada balks at returning statue believed stolen from world heritage site in India

India is trying to repatriate a “voluptuous” 12th-century statue of a woman with a parrot on her bare shoulder that somehow ended up in the hands of the Department of Canadian Heritage. 705 more words


Image Use and Art Theft

A little while back I wrote an article on how to keep your artwork safe. It was written from the viewpoint of the artist – even though I don’t consider myself one, I was once told that if you create art you are an artist… I’ve even been in an exhibition or two and sold some of my art, so that can’t be bad. 917 more words


Stolen $3 Million Matisse Returns to Venezuela

A painting of a partially-nude woman by Henri Matisse was finally returned to Venezuela on Monday. The work, titled Odalisque in Red Pants (Odalisque à la culotte rouge) 363 more words


Montecassino inspired “The Monuments Men”

Having recently watched the movie “The Monuments Men”, the visit to Montecassino was exceptionally meaningful.


The reconstruction of this hilltop abbey was incredible.


“The Monuments Men” was formed as part of the effort to recover pictures, antiques and cultural monuments stolen by Hitler across Europe. 122 more words


Her name means A Beautiful Woman has Arrived

Her hat’s a bit dinged up, but she is undoubtedly beautiful, despite missing an eye. She is, or was, Nefertiti — and if her portrait bust is a true likeness, she outshines Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra, the Mona Lisa, the Rococo chubbies of Rubens, Michelangelo’s metrosexually buff David, or the unknowable Helen of Troy. 483 more words