How much is the viewer missing out on when an artwork hasn’t been restored in a long time? Apparently, a lot. Recently, conservators were surprised when a Dutch still life was restored: the painting that was previously thought to depict a dirty 16th-century kitchen would prove to show something else entirely.
A portrait of Niccolò Machiavelli, discovered in the collections of the Château de Valençay, has been identified and attributed to da Vinci. However, the work needs to be analysed further for true confirmation, and some experts are already saying that the attribution was too hasty...
Being able to exhibit is every artist’s dream. Now, thanks to an innovative app, your young artists can get the chance to have their own works framed and put on display.
His latest record: £20 million. In case you missed it, here's who superstar Yoshitomo Nara is.
After three years of negotiations and controversy, Jeff Koons’ monumental tulips have been unveiled in the gardens of the Petit Palais. However the work, a gift from the artist to the city of Paris after the attacks of 2015, hasn’t necessarily captured the hearts of all Parisians.
The collector and patron Peggy Guggenheim is an iconic character. Behind the armour of a strong and confident woman, she lived a tumultuous life. From passion to tragedy, from her love of art to her love of her pets, here are 7 facts that highlight her unique life and personality.
Researchers have claimed that prehistoric mothers fed their children with small clay vessels moulded in the shapes of animals. These ‘baby bottles’ from more than 3,000 years ago bear witness to the eternal love and care given to infants.
Clinton was holidaying in Italy when she paid a visit to an exhibition of the emails that contributed to her losing the 2016 presidential election.
New Zealand’s capital has just welcomed ‘Quasi’, a giant hand-shaped sculpture which stands on a gallery’s roof – and which hasn’t necessary won the hearts of all inhabitants.
A large collection of 11th-century coins was discovered by an amateur during a metal detection lesson in a field in Somerset. According to the British Museum, the hoard is an example of tax avoidance.
'Le Poisson', a sculpture created by Constantin Brâncuși in the 1920s, was damaged and the owner is now suing for £18.4 million.
'ArcelorMittal Orbit' by Anish Kapoor, a flagship art project from Boris Johnson’s time as London Mayor, is £13 million in debt.
Sophisticated technology has revealed preparatory sketches under the masterpiece 'The Virgin of the Rocks' by Leonardo da Vinci, which will be the centrepiece of an upcoming exhibit at the National Gallery London.
The museum could help to tackle racism against the capital’s black and ethnic minority population.
From the Guggenheim in New York to Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, eight of Frank Lloyd Wright's modernist architectural designs are now officially UNESCO World Heritage Sites.