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Amsterdam museum presents results of 5-year Chagall research

Sep. 13, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — For much of Russian-French Modernist painter Marc Chagall's life, which took him from a tiny village in rural Russia to St. Petersburg, Paris and New York, he remained remarkably faithful to eight pigments in his colorful works, according to new research unveiled Friday at Amsterdam's...

Democrats step on shaky political ground with fracking bans

Sep. 11, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on the controversial natural gas extraction process — backed by Sens. Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth...

Groundbreaking photographer Robert Frank dies at age 94

Sep. 10, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Frank, a giant of 20th-century photography whose seminal book "The Americans" captured singular, candid moments of the 1950s and helped free picture-taking from the boundaries of clean lighting and linear composition, has died. He was 94. Frank died Monday in Inverness, on Cape...

Siriano brings art to the runway in glittery pop-art party

Sep. 7, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion lovers argue that it's not only a business but also a true art, and Christian Siriano made that argument in a literal way on Saturday by bringing an actual artist to his runway, putting the finishing touches on her paintings as models strutted by. Artist Ashley Longshore went from...

Mexicans mourn painter Francisco Toledo, defender of culture

Sep. 6, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans left candles and flowers at impromptu offerings Friday for expressionist painter Francisco Toledo a day after his death at age 79, remembering an artist respected for his fights to preserve historic sites and green spaces. In a country where politicians talk endlessly about...

Mexican expressionist artist Francisco Toledo dies at 79

Sep. 5, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Expressionist painter Francisco Toledo, who was well-known and respected in Mexico both for his art and his activism, has died, the country's president announced late Thursday. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wrote in his Twitter account that "art is mourning." He called the...

AP PHOTOS: Nepal's painter caste struggles to save dying art

Aug. 28, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Chitrakar families in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu were renowned traditional painters and sculptors who depicted gods and goddesses on temples, masks of Hindu deities and posters for various religious celebrations. The art and tradition, however, is dying because of mass...

Atlanta couple gifts High Museum collection of European art

Aug. 27, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's High Museum of Art has announced a couple has gifted it a collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, including works by Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Henri Matisse. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Tuesday that the 24-painting donation from...

Oklahoma woman charged with racist vandalism hospitalized

Aug. 21, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A woman charged with spray-painting racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic graffiti on the county Democratic Party's offices, an art center and an elementary school in Norman, Oklahoma, was hospitalized for medical and mental health treatment. Court documents show that on Aug. 1,...

Not a 'tattooed guy': Larry Bird mural will be changed

Aug. 21, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tats. An artist says she'll remove most tattoos from a large painting of the former NBA star on an Indianapolis multi-family residence. The tattoos include two rabbits mating on his right arm and a spider web on a shoulder. Artist Jules Muck says...