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Regency nip and tuck … ‘new’ Constable portrait reveals the artist’s diplomacy

The newly discovered painting of Emily Treslove, the artist’s neighbour, was redone to lose her double chinA previously unknown painting by John Constable has been discovered, to the excitement of art historians. A portrait of a Regency woman in all her finery has not only been identified for the first time, but it has survived with the sitter’s diaries in which she had written about it.In various diary entries, Emily Treslove described receiving the portrait in 1826 from Constable and sitting f...
Tags: Art, Painting, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, John Constable, Emily Treslove


Mugabe, My Dad and Me review – a personal lesson on empire and identity

York Theatre RoyalTonderai Munyevu reflects on the men who have loomed large in his life in a thought-provoking show‘Where are you from?” It’s a question that writer and actor Tonderai Munyevu gets a lot. In the opening moments of Mugabe, My Dad and Me, he recalls it being asked by a white man he was serving in a bar, who went on to offer strong, ill-informed opinions about Munyevu’s native Zimbabwe. This show is Munyevu’s response.As the title suggests, it revolves around two men who have loome...
Tags: UK, Africa, Theatre, World news, Culture, Stage, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Tonderai Munyevu, Mugabe My Dad, RoyalTonderai Munyevu, Munyevu


Pencil drawing of old man identified as Van Gogh work

Drawing has been in private hands since around 1910 and is now going on display in AmsterdamA pencil drawing of a broken old man, head in hands looking utterly exhausted, has been identified as a work by Vincent van Gogh.The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam said on Thursday that it had authenticated the drawing as being the work of the man himself. Teio Meedendorp, a senior researcher at the museum, said it was a “spectacular” discovery shining light on Van Gogh’s early career as an artist living in...
Tags: Art, Europe, France, World news, Culture, Art and design, Drawing, Paris, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Van Gogh, The Hague, Vincent Van Gogh, Van Gogh Museum, Teio Meedendorp


‘Heartbroken’ Osage Nation leaders decry sale of sacred Missouri cave with ancient artwork

Indigenous leaders had hoped to purchase the land, which is home to 1,000-year-old drawings and was auctioned off for $2.2mA Missouri cave containing Native American artwork from more than 1,000 years ago was sold at auction Tuesday, disappointing leaders of the Osage Nation who hoped to buy the land to “protect and preserve our most sacred site”.A bidder agreed to pay US$2.2m to private owners for what’s known as “Picture Cave,” along with the 43 hilly acres that surround it near the town of Wa...
Tags: Art, US, World news, US news, Missouri, Indigenous Peoples, Native Americans, Warrenton, St Louis Continue, Osage Nation


‘Heartbroken’ Native American leaders decry sale of sacred Missouri cave with ancient artwork

Osage Nation leaders had hoped to purchase the land, which is home to 1,000-year-old drawings and was auctioned off for $2.2m A Missouri cave containing Native American artwork from more than 1,000 years ago was sold at auction Tuesday, disappointing leaders of the Osage Nation who hoped to buy the land to “protect and preserve our most sacred site”.A bidder agreed to pay US$2.2m to private owners for what’s known as “Picture Cave,” along with the 43 hilly acres that surround it near the town of...
Tags: Art, US, World news, US news, Missouri, Indigenous Peoples, Native Americans, Warrenton, St Louis Continue, Osage Nation


Art collection expected to fetch at least $600m to help settle divorce

Macklowe collection includes works by artists including Picasso, Rothko and GiacomettiIt is a collection that has attained almost mythical status in the art world, one that contains spectacular works by Picasso, Rothko, Warhol and a nightmarish Giacometti sculpture of a Pinocchio-like nose in a cage.After a US judge ordered its sale to help settle a billionaire couple’s acrimonious divorce there has been a string of rumours and stories about who would sell the collection and when. Continue readi...
Tags: Art, US, World news, US news, Giacometti, Macklowe, Picasso Rothko, Picasso Rothko Warhol


How street art is helping young migrants paint a brighter future in Italy

An innovative community project has brightened buildings, ‘brought people together’ and provided an emotional outlet after traumatic journeysJadhav*, 18, from Bangladesh, arrived in Italy 10 months ago, but is still haunted by memories of his journey with people smugglers across the Mediterranean Sea.“There were 156 people packed into a small boat. There were women and children,” says Jadhav in broken Italian and Bengali translated on a smartphone app. “Waves were coming over the side. People we...
Tags: Art, Europe, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Art and design, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Global development, Bangladesh, Street Art, Migration And Development, Mediterranean Sea, Jadhav


‘Forgotten masters’: auction shines light on India’s overlooked artists

Paintings commissioned by East India Company in 18th and 19th century up for sale at Sotheby’sRemarkable paintings of the flora and fauna of India, including a work once owned by Jackie Kennedy Onassis depicting a stork eating a snail, are to go on sale in the first auction dedicated to Company School art.Sotheby’s has announced details of a sale that shines light on overlooked Indian artists today regarded as forgotten masters. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, India, UK News, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Sotheby, East India company, Company School


Tsitsi Dangarembga’s next work won’t be read by anyone until 2114

The Zimbabwean writer joins authors including Margaret Atwood and Ocean Vuong who have agreed to lock away new writing in the Future LibraryTsitsi Dangarembga made the Booker shortlist for her most recent novel, This Mournable Body, the story of a girl trying to make a life in post-colonial Zimbabwe which was praised as “magnificent” and “sublime”. Her next work, however, is likely to receive fewer accolades: it will not be revealed to the world until 2114.The Zimbabwean writer is the eighth aut...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, Fiction, World news, Culture, Art and design, Libraries, Installation, Zimbabwe, Norway, Margaret Atwood, Oslo, Karl Ove Knausgård, Ocean Vuong, Katie Paterson


'I came close to death’: David Harewood on racism and psychosis

Thirty years ago, fresh out of drama school, the Homeland star found himself in the midst of a breakdown, ending up in a locked hospital ward. He recalls the years of racial abuse that had pulled him apartWaking up in a mental institution is a strange experience made slightly more bearable by the drugs administered the night before arrival. It’s an odd sensation to come round on a ward – in my case, one at the Hollymoor psychiatric hospital in Birmingham – and not recognise your own body. It too...
Tags: Health, Books, London, Race, Theatre, Homeland, Society, World news, Mental Health, Culture, Stage, Birmingham, David Harewood, Hollymoor


In your face: how Chuck Close built images and tore them apart

Face blindness meant the photorealist artist, who has died aged 81, had to dismantle and reconstitute, making every cell of his pixellated portraits ever more dramaticChuck Close, painter of outsized photorealist portraits, dies aged 81Hugely enlarged, Chuck Close stares back at you from behind his glasses, a cigarette lodged in the corner of his mouth. It is a face with a what-you-looking-at stare, and you look back, dwarfed by his image, thinking get-out-of-my-face in return.Taking us from the...
Tags: Art, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Chuck Close


‘They call us bewitched’: the DRC performers turning trash into art – photo essay

Dolls found in rubbish dumps, radio parts and discarded flip-flops are among items used to create surreal costumes by a Kinshasa collective highlighting political and environmental issuesAs a child, Shaka Fumu Kabaka witnessed the atrocities that took place during the six-day war between Ugandan and Rwandan forces in his home town of Kisangani in June 2000. “It was not even our war, but a war between two foreign armies,” he said. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Africa, Environment, World news, Culture, Art and design, Ethical and green living, Global development, Recycling, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Waste, Street Art, Performance art, KINSHASA, Drc, Kisangani


Alleged Italian drugs kingpin linked to stolen Van Goghs arrested in Dubai

Raffaele Imperiale, suspected of buying Van Gogh paintings on black market, considered one of Italy’s most dangerous fugitives One of Italy’s most wanted men, an alleged top drug trafficker suspected of having bought two stolen Van Gogh paintings on the black market, has been arrested in Dubai.Raffaele Imperiale, an alleged kingpin in the Naples-based Camorra organised crime syndicate, was arrested on 4 August, Italy’s state police and financial crimes police corps said in a joint statement on T...
Tags: Art, Europe, World news, Italy, Dubai, Organised Crime, Naples, Van Gogh, Camorra, Van Goghs, Raffaele Imperiale


Alleged Italian drugs kingpin arrested in Dubai

Raffaele Imperiale is suspected of having bought two stolen Van Gogh paintings on black market One of Italy’s most wanted men, an alleged top drug trafficker suspected of having bought two stolen Van Gogh paintings on the black market, has been arrested in Dubai.Raffaele Imperiale, an alleged kingpin in the Naples-based Camorra organised crime syndicate, was arrested on 4 August, Italy’s state police and financial crimes police corps said in a joint statement on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, World news, Italy, Dubai, Organised Crime, Naples, Van Gogh, Camorra, Raffaele Imperiale


Yayoi Kusama pumpkin sculpture washed into sea by Japan storm

Experts consider possibility of rebuilding artist’s work, which was swept off a pier near NaoshimaExperts are determining whether it is possible to reconstruct one of Japan’s most recognisable works of modern art after it was badly damaged during a recent tropical storm.The sculpture, a giant black and yellow polka-dotted pumpkin by the celebrated artist Yayoi Kusama, has stood at the end of a pier on the “art island” of Naoshima in the Seto inland sea since 1994. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Japan, World news, Asia Pacific, Sculpture, Yayoi Kusama, Naoshima


Picasso pieces worth about $100m to be auctioned in Las Vegas

Sotheby’s to sell 11 works in Bellagio hotel and casino, in one of most valuable Picasso auctions yetLas Vegas: the city of sin, where you can gamble away your savings, get married on a whim, dine on an octuple bypass burger at the Heart Attack Grill – and soon, it has been announced, take part in one of the most valuable Picasso auctions ever staged.Sotheby’s has announced it is to sell 11 Picasso works owned by MGM Resorts, which have a combined value of about $100m (£72m). Continue reading...
Tags: Art, World news, US news, Art and design, Pablo Picasso, Las Vegas, Bellagio, Picasso, Sotheby, MGM Resorts


Peaceophobia: Muslim men who love their modified motors

Mistaken for drug dealers? Monitored by police? A new play staged in a Bradford car park weaves stories of everyday racism, faith and petrolheads“I don’t go out, I don’t really go clubbing, I don’t drink, I don’t do none of that,” says Sohail Hussain, who is explaining how all encompassing his hobby is. “All my money goes on cars – for me it’s an investment.”Hussain is one of three actors starring in Peaceophobia, a piece from collaborative theatre company Common Wealth that interweaves stories ...
Tags: Religion, Theatre, UK News, World news, Culture, Islam, Stage, Bradford, Hussain, Sohail Hussain, Peaceophobia, Ahmed Mohammad Ali Yunis


How the ‘art of the insane’ inspired the surrealists – and was twisted by the Nazis

The author of an acclaimed new book tells how Hitler used works by psychiatric patients in his culture warOn a winter’s day in 1898, a stocky young man with a handlebar moustache was hurrying along the banks of a canal in Hamburg, north Germany. Franz Karl Bühler was in a panic, fleeing a gang of mysterious agents who had been tormenting him for months. There was only one way to escape, he thought. He must swim for it. So he plunged into the dark water, close to freezing at this time of year, an...
Tags: Health, Art, Books, Germany, Nazis, Society, World news, Mental Health, Disability, Culture, Art and design, Holocaust, Second world war, The far right, Hitler, Adolf Hitler


Departures at high-profile Barcelona museum provoke anger in art world

Hundreds sign petition after the jobs of Tanya Barson and Pablo Martínez, two senior figures at Macba, are axedA row has broken out in the international art world over the departures of Tanya Barson, the English curator, and Pablo Martínez, the head of programmes, from the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Macba).The pair departed on 16 July, the day after Elvira Dyangani Ose, the director of the Showroom in London, was appointed as the museum’s new director. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, London, Spain, Barcelona, World news, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Pablo Martinez, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art MACBA, Tanya Barson, Elvira Dyangani Ose


Global art takes root in the Balearics – with a whiff of Somerset

Hauser & Wirth is known for its galleries in Zurich, Monaco, Hong Kong, New York, LA and Bruton.For all the lizards, the loquats and the lantana, Menorca’s newest art gallery, which lies amid the blue waters and lolling yachts of Mahón harbour, carries the faintest whiff of a corner of Somerset.Illa del Rei, a 40,000-sq-metre island a short boat ride from the Menorcan capital, Mahón, has a long and unique history. As well as being the site of a sixth-century Christian basilica and a staging post...
Tags: Art, Spain, World news, Culture, Art and design, Royal Navy, Somerset, Menorca, Balearics, Bruton, Mahon, Hauser Wirth, Balearic Islands holidays, Zurich Monaco Hong Kong New York LA, Somerset Illa, Alfonso III


Marcus Rashford mural damage ‘not believed to be of racial nature’, say police

Officers investigating damage to Manchester artwork keeping open mind over motiveThe vandalism of a mural of England footballer Marcus Rashford was “not believed to be of a racial nature”, police have said as they appealed for witnesses.The artwork was attacked hours after England’s European Championship final defeat on Sunday as Rashford and fellow players Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, suffered racist abuse on social media. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, England, Police, Race, Football, Sport, UK News, World news, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Football violence, Rashford, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saka


A love from beyond the grave – Kurt Tong on his ‘ghost marriage’ photographs

His latest project, piecing together the story of a bereaved Hong Kong man who wed his dead fiancé, has won an award. The photogapher reveals how it began with the discovery of a trunk of keepsakesAt the centre of Kurt Tong’s elaborate visual narrative Dear Franklin, there is a doomed love story that is also a ghost story. It traces the intertwined lives of Franklin Lung, a man who rose from poor beginnings to become part of Hong Kong’s social elite in the 1940s, and a young woman known only as ...
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, Books, Photography, China, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Awards and prizes, Colonialism, Franklin, Tong, Kurt Tong, Art and design books, Dear Franklin


Basque country hails ‘forgotten’ retelling of Picasso’s Guernica

Agustín Ibarrola’s 1977 version was painted as part of campaign to get the original returned from New YorkThe grief-snapped mother is still there, cradling her dead child 84 years on, as is the fallen soldier with his stigmata and the horse with its silent screams.However, the Guernica now on its way to a museum in the Basque country is not Pablo Picasso’s monochrome howl of anti-fascist fury but a retelling of the work intended to help bring the original to the market town whose agonies beneath...
Tags: Art, Europe, Painting, Spain, World news, Culture, Art and design, Pablo Picasso, Picasso, Guernica, Agustín Ibarrola


Basque museum snaps up ‘forgotten’ retelling of Picasso’s Guernica

Agustín Ibarrola’s 1977 version was painted as part of campaign to get the original returned from New YorkThe grief-snapped mother is still there, cradling her dead child 84 years on, as is the fallen soldier with his stigmata and the horse with its silent screams.However, the Guernica now on its way to a museum in the Basque country is not Pablo Picasso’s monochrome howl of anti-fascist fury but a retelling of the work intended to help bring the original to the market town whose agonies beneath...
Tags: Art, Europe, Painting, Spain, World news, Culture, Art and design, Pablo Picasso, Picasso, Guernica, Agustín Ibarrola


‘I had designed it a little too small’: Abraham Poincheval on spending a week inside a sculpture of himself

He’s lived within a boulder, hatched a nest of hen’s eggs, and now plans to encase himself in a beehive. Is this France’s most extreme performance artist –and how does he go to the toilet? Last month, in a smart gallery in Paris, the back of a sculpture was removed and a man was lifted out. He looked around, disoriented, as his body slowly unfurled. A doctor rushed to his side and, after inspecting him, announced he was in good health. The crowd cheered. He’d been in there for seven days.Abraham...
Tags: Art, France, World news, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Paris, Performance art, Hartung, Abraham Poincheval, Hans Hartung


Picasso and Mondrian paintings found as builder arrested over Athens gallery theft

Works by 20th-century masters recovered nearly a decade after audacious burglaryA Picasso gifted to the Greek people by the artist in honour of their resistance to Nazi rule has been found in a gorge after a builder admitted to stealing the masterpiece and two other artworks in an audacious theft from the National Gallery in Athens nearly a decade ago.For nine years, Head of a Woman had lain hidden in the home of the self-described art lover alongside Stammer Windmill, a work by the Dutch painte...
Tags: Art, Europe, Greece, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Athens, Pablo Picasso, National Gallery, Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Mondrian


Greek police recover two stolen paintings by Picasso and Mondrian

Works by the 20th-century masters recovered nearly a decade after their theft from the country’s biggest state art gallery in AthensGreek police have recovered two paintings by 20th-century masters Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian, nearly a decade after their theft from the country’s biggest state art gallery in Athens.A statement late on Monday said the two works were in the hands of the police, but provided no detail on their condition and on whether any arrests had been made. Continue reading....
Tags: Art, Europe, Greece, World news, Culture, Art and design, Athens, Pablo Picasso, Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Mondrian, AthensGreek


AI helps return Rembrandt’s The Night Watch to original size

Rijksmuseum reproduces Dutch master’s work in all its glory, 300 years after it was cut to fit between doorsThe Night Watch by Rembrandt has enraptured millions visiting Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and its previous homes over the centuries, dazzling with its scale and fine detail.But it is only from today, thanks to the use of artificial intelligence to recapture some of the Dutch master’s genius, including the sweep of his brush strokes and perspective of his eye, that it can for the first time in ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Rembrandt


Opera star detained at Paris airport accuses immigration of racial discrimination

South African soprano Pretty Yende, due to star in Bellini opera, given French visa after strip searchThe South African opera star Pretty Yende has accused French immigration authorities of “outrageous racial discrimination” after being detained, strip searched and held in a dark room at Paris’ main airport.“Police brutality is real for someone who looks like me,” Yende, who is black, said in a social media post on Tuesday, a day after the encounter at the Charles de Gaulle airport. Continue rea...
Tags: Europe, France, Theatre, World news, Paris, Opera, Charles de Gaulle, Bellini, Yende


German police appeal for information after 17th century paintings found in skip

An art expert believes the paintings are by Dutch artist Samuel van Hoogstraten and Italian Pietro BellottiGerman police have appealed for information from the public after two 17th century paintings were discovered in a skip at a highway rest stop.Police said a 64-year-old man found the oil paintings at the rest stop near Ohrenbach in central Germany last month. He later handed them in to police in the western city of Cologne. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Germany, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Cologne Continue, Samuel van Hoogstraten, Pietro BellottiGerman, Ohrenbach



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