Latest Visual arts News

Dreams become ‘reality’ at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg

Jan. 29, 2023 03:14 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A new exhibit at The Dalí Museum is turning dreams into physical images. Literally. From ones centuries old to ones not yet realized, dreams are at the center of a new two-part exhibit running through April 30. One part of “The Shape of...

AI tools can create new images, but who is the real artist?

Jan. 19, 2023 14:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Countless artists have taken inspiration from “The Starry Night” since Vincent Van Gogh painted the swirling scene in 1889. Now artificial intelligence systems are doing the same, training themselves on a vast collection of digitized artworks to produce new...

Italian film legend Gina Lollobrigida dies at age 95

Jan. 16, 2023 10:23 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian film legend Gina Lollobrigida, who achieved international stardom during the 1950s and was dubbed “the most beautiful woman in the world” after the title of one of her movies, died in Rome on Monday, her agent said. She was 95. The agent, Paola Comin, didn't...

Carpaccio the artist, not the appetizer, now getting his due

Jan. 15, 2023 11:58 AM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — When most people think of “carpaccio,” they think of the thinly sliced raw beef appetizer made famous by Venice’s iconic Harry’s Bar. Few people know that the dish is named for a lesser-known Venetian, the Renaissance painter Vittore Carpaccio, because of the intense...

Fayetteville woman still painting at 100

Jan. 07, 2023 00:06 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Melva Lopez turned 100 recently, but she’s not done creating. The self-taught artist has lived in Fayetteville for more than 70 years and produced more than 10,000 paintings along the way, granddaughter Amy Johnson said in a November interview. ...

Northern California statue of meat-packing magnate beheaded

Dec. 28, 2022 21:01 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The statue of a 19th-century Northern California rancher and meat-packing magnate was decapitated earlier this week, leaving investigators in the state's capital city scratching their heads to find a motive behind the vandalism. Tipsters could receive a...

Chance the Rapper to bring free concert, festival to Ghana

Dec. 21, 2022 14:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Chance the Rapper visited West Africa earlier this year, he initially thought his trip with fellow Chicago hip-hop artist Vic Mensa would be just another vacation getaway. Instead, the Grammy winner connected with Mensa’s father’s family in Ghana and...

Paul Bettany explores being art star Andy Warhol on Broadway

Dec. 21, 2022 14:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Bettany has long been an admirer of art superstar Andy Warhol, from a distance, like an art lover wandering a favorite gallery. But when he was initially offered a chance to get much closer and play his hero on stage, he declined. “I don’t know how you get...

Cuban artists blocked from once-promising NFT trading sites

Dec. 20, 2022 15:51 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — When everything seemed to be going wrong, Cuban multimedia artist Alejandro Pablo García Alarcón found a solution in what some might consider an unusual place: NFTs. Artists like him have been dealt multiple blows in recent years: The pandemic wreaked havoc on...

Red swings art exhibit visits Fayetteville

Dec. 19, 2022 00:04 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The red two-seater swings shaped like small houses in Downtown Fayetteville that visitors may have noticed are part of a world-tour art exhibit. The Cool Spring Downtown District and the Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County, brought a...