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Syrian children's paintings on display in Shanghai

A non-governmental organization in China is exhibiting paintings by Syrian children to raise awareness about the migrants crisis from the war-torn country.

A non-governmental organization in China is exhibiting paintings by Syrian children to raise awareness about the migrants crisis from the war-torn country.

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Capturing wildlife on Art Safari

A group of safari artists have the privilege to create a still life of the fastest land animal, the cheetah, at the Na an Kuse Game Reserve, Namibia.

A group of safari artists have the privilege to create a still life of the fastest land animal, the cheetah, at the Na an Kuse Game Reserve, Namibia.

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John Marshall: the man who paints cows

British painter John Marshall has spent the last decade deliberately restricting himself to just one subject: the humble cow.

British painter John Marshall has spent the last decade deliberately restricting himself to just one subject: the humble cow.

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Four Dutch masterpieces stolen from museum show up in Ukraine

Four Dutch masterpieces dating from the country’s 17th-century Golden Age have been recovered by security services in Ukraine over 10 years after

Four Dutch masterpieces dating from the country’s 17th-century Golden Age have been recovered by security services in Ukraine over 10 years after

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Painting found in French attic could be 120m euro Caravaggio

It was a chance discovery, made by a family looking for a leak in their attic. But is a painting found in the French city of Toulouse the work of

It was a chance discovery, made by a family looking for a leak in their attic. But is a painting found in the French city of Toulouse the work of

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'Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse'

It has been a wildly popular exhibition, but now London’s Royal Academy of Art’s show, Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse is in its final

It has been a wildly popular exhibition, but now London’s Royal Academy of Art’s show, Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse is in its final

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Bosch is back! 500 years on, Dutch artist's works return to hometown

It is an historic homecoming for an illustrious son. Exactly 500 years after his death, most of the fantastical works of painter Hieronymus Bosch

It is an historic homecoming for an illustrious son. Exactly 500 years after his death, most of the fantastical works of painter Hieronymus Bosch

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Jonathan Yeo adopts actress Cara Delevingne for new exhibition

Jonathan Yeo is one of the UK’s most highly regarded portrait artists. He is known for his portrayal of famous subjects, from politicians and royalty

Jonathan Yeo is one of the UK’s most highly regarded portrait artists. He is known for his portrayal of famous subjects, from politicians and royalty

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2015: a record-breaking year at auction

Auctioneers have had a busy year. Hammers have been brought down around the world to seal the fate of objects which have achieved huge sums. Some

Auctioneers have had a busy year. Hammers have been brought down around the world to seal the fate of objects which have achieved huge sums. Some

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Modigliani nude fetches record $170 million at auction

A nude painting by Amedeo Modigliani has just fetched a record price of $170.4 million for the Italian artist – and achieved the second highest price

A nude painting by Amedeo Modigliani has just fetched a record price of $170.4 million for the Italian artist – and achieved the second highest price

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The Golden Age of selfies

Back in the 17th century there was no such thing as a smartphone, but selfies did exist in a way. The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague currently has an exhibition showcasing such images.

Back in the 17th century there was no such thing as a smartphone, but selfies did exist in a way. The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague currently has an exhibition showcasing such images.

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Bones found in Florence likely belong to 'Mona Lisa'

Experts think that bone fragments found at a monastery in Florence likely belong to the woman many people believe was immortalised in the “Mona

Experts think that bone fragments found at a monastery in Florence likely belong to the woman many people believe was immortalised in the “Mona

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Picasso painting seized in Corsican port

French customs officials have seized a Picasso painting worth 25 million euros from a boat moored in the Corsican port of Calvi. There were concerns

French customs officials have seized a Picasso painting worth 25 million euros from a boat moored in the Corsican port of Calvi. There were concerns

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Photojournalist makes a call on the past with mobile phone

Have you ever given any thought about how figures from old masterpieces would look in everyday situations? Well this is what a Hungarian

Have you ever given any thought about how figures from old masterpieces would look in everyday situations? Well this is what a Hungarian

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Picasso goes for record $179 m at auction

A Picasso oil painting from 1955 has smashed the record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction when it went for $179.4 million

A Picasso oil painting from 1955 has smashed the record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction when it went for $179.4 million

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Dutch royals have painting looted by Nazis, inquiry reveals

The Dutch royal family has found out that one of its paintings was looted by Nazis, during Germany’s occupation of the Netherlands in World War Two

The Dutch royal family has found out that one of its paintings was looted by Nazis, during Germany’s occupation of the Netherlands in World War Two

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Artists hints at Monica Lewinsky scandal in Bill Clinton portrait

The artist who painted a portrait of Bill Clinton for Washington’s National Portrait Gallery says he made reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal in

The artist who painted a portrait of Bill Clinton for Washington’s National Portrait Gallery says he made reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal in

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Missing da Vinci masterpiece found in Swiss bank vault

A long-lost portrait by Leonardo da Vinci has been seized from a Swiss bank vault by Italian police investigating tax and insurance fraud. Talks were

A long-lost portrait by Leonardo da Vinci has been seized from a Swiss bank vault by Italian police investigating tax and insurance fraud. Talks were

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Van Gogh paintings have lost their original colours

To many people, Van Gogh means light blue and soft yellow. But now scientists say he used different colours. The original colours have aged. The

To many people, Van Gogh means light blue and soft yellow. But now scientists say he used different colours. The original colours have aged. The

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Author of East Side Gallery's 'Fraternity Kiss' 25 years on

Twenty five years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, wall art graffiti remains one Berlin’s most famous attractions. The East Side Gallery , a

Twenty five years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, wall art graffiti remains one Berlin’s most famous attractions. The East Side Gallery , a

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Vatican breathes new life into Sistine Chapel

The Vatican has breathed new life into the Sistine Chapel, choosing a very special day – October 29, 2014. To coincide with the 450th anniversary

The Vatican has breathed new life into the Sistine Chapel, choosing a very special day – October 29, 2014. To coincide with the 450th anniversary

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Timothy Spall is Mike Leigh's 'Mr Turner'

The stormy seas and fiery skies of J.M.W. Turner have been brought to the big screen in Mike Leigh’s biopic of the British painter. British actor

The stormy seas and fiery skies of J.M.W. Turner have been brought to the big screen in Mike Leigh’s biopic of the British painter. British actor

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Cyprus: Precious Degas painting stolen

Cyprus police say thieves broke into the home of an art collector and took a painting by famed Impressionist Edgar Degas worth millions. Police

Cyprus police say thieves broke into the home of an art collector and took a painting by famed Impressionist Edgar Degas worth millions. Police

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Asilah arts festival shines

In Morocco, the arts festival in Asilah showcases all kinds of different disciplines – music, painting, writing, performances and everything in

In Morocco, the arts festival in Asilah showcases all kinds of different disciplines – music, painting, writing, performances and everything in