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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
An original watercolour illustration from the children’s book “The Little Prince” is up for auction in Paris next week. The sketch from Antoine de
The super-wealthy have descended on Miami Beach for the Art Basel fair, a spin-off of the contemporary art fair held each June in Switzerland
Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong are taking action again, this time to preserve their artwork, which authorities plan to remove.
Young creative spirit is on show at 'Eksperimenta!' in Estonia.
Participants in the contemporary art triennial come from all over the world to
The restoration laboratory of the Vatican Museums is home to one of the largest collections of paintings and sculptures in the world. This is where
Jeremy Curl has just returned to Europe after an epic voyage on foot through the Sahara desert in search of prehistoric art. The Anglo-Irish explorer
The Colosseum in Rome is being cleaned and restored so that the five million tourists who visit the site every year will finally see its true
In Transylvania, in Romania, a group of young Europeans are on a very special year-long mission. Generation Y followed them as they took up the
Cleaners inadvertently threw away a painting that had been auctioned for HK$28.8 million (2.67m euros) just days earlier, media reports
Chinese dissident-artist Ai Weiwei has released a video politely asking Chinese authorities to return his confiscated passport.
An elixir of eternal youth may be the stuff of legend and beyond the reach of humans, but it is not such a fantasy in the world of art restoration
World-famous Hungarian director Miklós Jancsó has died at the age of 93, it was announced on Friday.
His fifth film, The Round-Up (1965), scripted
If you find yourself a tad nauseated by the festival of backing-slapping and self-congratulation that is the Hollywood awards season, then the
A group of people crawling up a bus, trying to get inside it through the window. Right next to that, a man is busy rolling out a red carpet. These
He is the British priest who wanted to sell a seemingly modest €478 painting to raise money for some new church bells.
But, when Father Jamie
Does creativity come from within or is it a skill which can be developed? Creative education is currently considered very effective. In this edition
Artists wrapped a Paris Metro train in Christmas paper in a stunt to spread some festive cheer.
Production company Sisaprod covered part of the
In a theatre in Athens a lone dancer thrashes around the stage in a display of agile anguish.
It is one performer’s artistic response to the crisis
After spending a month carrying out an artistic “residency” in New York City, world famous street artist Banksy was briefly thought to have made
What does an early Picasso self-portrait have in common with a 3,000-year-old Egyptian lapis-lazuli beetle?
They are both under close examination
British artist Banksy, who is working for a month in New York City, has left the streets of the Big Apple to launch a new art project
The decline of the city of Detroit is a clear example of the rapid effects of deindustrialisation. In the 1950’s it was the capital of the American
The streets of the UK are being transformed into the world’s largest art gallery as part of a new project, "Art Everywhere".
Leonardo da Vinci’s enigmatic Mona Lisa is one of Europe’s best-known paintings. Now it is perhaps one of its smallest.
Researchers at the
The global art market is worth 43 billion euros annually, according to the European Fine Art Foundation’s latest report.
Europe’s share of the