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More than 90% of cultural heritage was rescued from Danish stock exchange fire, government says

Jun. 04, 2024 11:45 AM EDT

VINGE, Denmark (AP) — As fire tore through downtown Copenhagen’s Old Stock Exchange in mid-April, many people in the Danish capital rushed toward the flames and emerged carrying paintings, sculptures, and other important items from Denmark’s cultural heritage. Seven weeks on...

A Ghana toddler sets a world record as the youngest male artist. His mom says he just loves colors

May. 31, 2024 14:34 PM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Meet Ace-Liam Ankrah, a Ghana toddler who has set the record as the world's youngest male artist. His mother, Chantelle Kukua Eghan, says it all started by accident when her son, who at the time was 6 months old, discovered her acrylic paints. ...

Spanish police recover fourth of 5 Francis Bacon paintings stolen in Madrid in 2015

May. 23, 2024 06:09 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have recovered the fourth of five paintings by Irish-born painter Francis Bacon that were stolen from a Madrid apartment in 2015. A police statement Thursday said the 1989 painting of a man's head, titled on the back as “Study for Portrait of...

Bob Ross' legacy lives on in new 'The Joy of Painting' series

May. 10, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

A new generation can learn how to paint happy trees and to make happy accidents with a TV series teaching the Bob Ross -method of painting using some of the prolific artist's work that have never been seen before. Before Ross died in 1995 from cancer, he had completed seven paintings...

Spain's Prado Museum confirms rediscovery of lost Caravaggio. Painting will be unveiled May 27

May. 06, 2024 11:44 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A painting whose auction in Spain was halted in 2021 on suspicion that it might be a Caravaggio has been confirmed as a work by the Italian Baroque master, Spain’s Prado Museum announced Monday. The painting, once considered to have been lost, will be unveiled to...

A portrait by Gustav Klimt has been sold for $32 million at an auction in Vienna

Apr. 24, 2024 13:19 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — A portrait of a young woman by Gustav Klimt that was long believed to be lost was sold at an auction in Vienna on Wednesday for 30 million euros ($32 million). The Austrian modernist artist started work on the “Portrait of Fräulein Lieser” in 1917, the year...

Major Berlin show marks 250th anniversary of German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich's birth

Apr. 17, 2024 08:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A major show of Caspar David Friedrich's iconic landscapes that marks the 250th anniversary of his birth is opening in Berlin, where he made his breakthrough and where a 1906 exhibition kicked off an enduring revival of interest in the German Romantic master. The show...

A painting of Winston Churchill by an artist whose work he hated is up for auction

Apr. 16, 2024 20:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A portrait of Winston Churchill by an artist whose work the British leader loathed went on display Tuesday at Churchill’s birthplace ahead of an auction in June. The painting by modernist artist Graham Sutherland was made in preparation for a larger portrait that...

Morocco hosts one of Africa’s first exhibitions of Cuban art, a milestone for Afro-Cuban painters

Apr. 03, 2024 03:52 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — When Morocco 's King Mohamed VI visited Havana in 2017, Cuban-American gallery owner Alberto Magnan impressed him with a “full immersion” in the Caribbean island's art and culture, drawing a line between the cultural and historical themes tackled by Cuban artists and...