Visual arts http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23521/all en Art sleuth finds Matisse 25 years after Swedish heist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/art-sleuth-finds-matisse-25-years-after-swedish-heist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>STOCKHOLM, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A British art sleuth has<br /> recovered a painting by French artist Matisse that was stolen<br /> from a Stockholm museum 25 years ago.</p> <p>Matisse's "Le Jardin", valued at about 6 million crowns<br /> ($916,200), was recovered by Christopher Marinello, an art<br /> recovery specialist at the Art Loss Register in London.</p> <p>"It is fantastic that the painting has turned up again,"<br /> said Kristin Ek, spokeswoman for the Moderna Museet in<br /> Stockholm. "It was stolen so long ago that really we had almost<br /> given up hope."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/art-sleuth-finds-matisse-25-years-after-swedish-heist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art theft Christopher Marinello Entertainment Henri Matisse Modern art Modern painters Moderna Museet Person Career Quotation Visual arts Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731331 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympic cauldron to NYC park up for design award http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/olympic-cauldron-nyc-park-design-award <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Designs of everything from the London 2012 Olympic cauldron to a New York City park three decades in the making will compete for an annual award handed out by London's Design Museum.</p> <p>The more than 90 nominations for the 2013 "Designs of the Year" encompass seven categories and span the globe from London's newest landmark building, The Shard by Renzo Piano, to a non-stick ketchup bottle invented by a research group at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), the museum said in a statement this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/olympic-cauldron-nyc-park-design-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Architecture Fellows of the American Institute of Architects Visual arts Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:30:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734846 at http://www.globalpost.com The new U.S. philanthropic chic: bullets to bling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/the-new-us-philanthropic-chic-bullets-bling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mary Barr Mann</p> <p>MAPLEWOOD, N.J., Jan 18 (Reuters) - The age-old call to beat swords into ploughshares is being answered in Newark, New Jersey by turning bullets into bling.</p> <p>Guns and shell casings seized by the Newark Police are being melted down and made into bracelets by a jewelry company. A portion of proceeds from each sale goes to fund gun buy-back amnesty programs in New Jersey's largest city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/the-new-us-philanthropic-chic-bullets-bling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Jewellery Social Issues Technology Visual arts War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:15:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736449 at http://www.globalpost.com Extended hours for major Edouard Manet show in London http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/extended-hours-major-edouard-manet-show-london <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* London's Royal Academy stages Manet exhibition</p> <p>* Extends opening hours, anticipates big crowds</p> <p>* Manet hailed by some as "father of modern art"</p> <p>* Over 50 works brought together from around world</p> <p>By Mike Collett-White</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Bold claims have been made on behalf of 19th century French painter Edouard Manet - that he invented modern art, or was the man who bridged realism and impressionism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/extended-hours-major-edouard-manet-show-london" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art history Entertainment French art Human Interest Religion Visual arts Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:15:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737846 at http://www.globalpost.com Author Adam Mansbach moves out of bedroom, into graffiti http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/author-adam-mansbach-moves-out-bedroom-graffiti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Note strong language in book title in paragraph 3)</p> <p>By Andrea Burzynski</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Adam Mansbach moves out of the bedroom and into the world of graffiti in his new book "Rage is Back," a tale of redemption revenge featuring a "nerd with swagger" and his father.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/author-adam-mansbach-moves-out-bedroom-graffiti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Graffiti Human Interest Religion Street culture Visual arts Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:15:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737978 at http://www.globalpost.com Women face celluloid ceiling in US film industry, study finds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/women-face-celluloid-ceiling-us-film-industry-study-finds Women lag far behind men in reaching the top jobs in the film business as a study on Tuesday found only 9 percent of directors of the top 250 grossing Hollywood films in 2012 were women - the same level as 15 years ago.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/women-face-celluloid-ceiling-us-film-industry-study-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Entertainment Film Human Interest Social Issues Visual arts Entertainment United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737999 at http://www.globalpost.com Romania says more suspects involved in Dutch art heist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/romania-says-more-suspects-involved-dutch-art-heist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BUCHAREST, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A bigger crime ring than previously thought may have been behind the theft of seven paintings, including a Picasso and two Monets and worth 18 million euros, from a Dutch museum last year, a Romanian court said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Thieves made off with the paintings from Rotterdam's Kunsthal museum in October in a brazen and meticulously planned operation that was one of the biggest such thefts in the Netherlands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/romania-says-more-suspects-involved-dutch-art-heist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Fauvism Modern art Visual arts Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:45:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738352 at http://www.globalpost.com Rare works of famed photographers expected to get record prices at auction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/rare-works-famed-photographers-expected-get-record-prices-at-au <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Patricia Reaney</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Vintage photographs by some of the world's most famous photographers such as Edward Weston, Alfred Stieglitz and Man Ray are expected to fetch more than $5.2 million at auction and set record prices for their works, Christie's said.</p> <p>The 70 prints, which were made mainly in the 1920s, were amassed by a private collector and focused on photographers influenced by the artistic revolution in Western Europe at the turn of the century.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/rare-works-famed-photographers-expected-get-record-prices-at-au" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Photography Visual arts Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:39:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738878 at http://www.globalpost.com UK show puts Schwitters "rubbish" art back in frame http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/uk-show-puts-schwitters-rubbish-art-back-frame <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett-White</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Sheep bones, nails, pegs, a scrubbing brush, a metal toy - all, according to avant garde German artist Kurt Schwitters, are on a par with paint, and all appear in collages and sculptures in a London show dedicated to his time in Britain in the 1940s.</p> <p>Schwitters remains a relatively obscure figure in his adopted country, where he fled Nazi Germany and remained until his death, aged 60, in 1948.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/uk-show-puts-schwitters-rubbish-art-back-frame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Kurt Schwitters Modern art Modernism Visual arts War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:45:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741036 at http://www.globalpost.com Ancient petroglyphs stolen from California site recovered http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/ancient-petroglyphs-stolen-california-site-recovered <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Dan Whitcomb</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Four ancient petroglyphs that were stolen from a historic site in Northern California last year have been recovered, but no suspects have been identified in the brazen theft, federal authorities said on Thursday.</p> <p>The petroglyphs, which were carved into volcanic rock more than 3,500 years ago, were discovered missing in October from the site in the Volcanic Tablelands, east of Yosemite, near California's border with Nevada.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/ancient-petroglyphs-stolen-california-site-recovered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Native American art Prehistoric art Religion Visual arts Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:00:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742488 at http://www.globalpost.com Madrid exhibition shows off Impressionist outdoor works http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/madrid-exhibition-shows-impressionist-outdoor-works <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An exhibition showing off colourful open-air artworks by major Impressionist painters such as Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet is set to open its doors in Madrid on Tuesday. </p> <p>The "Impressionism and Open-Air Painting" show at the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum features 113 works and explores the evolution of outdoor painting -- an art-form perceived as having transformed the world of painting during the 19th century as Impressionists took it to its apex. </p> <p>Previously, artists had commonly produced landscape paintings indoors by using sketches.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/madrid-exhibition-shows-impressionist-outdoor-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment French art Modern art Visual arts AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:45:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745482 at http://www.globalpost.com Mammoth tusk art mirrors Matisse in new London show http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/mammoth-tusk-art-mirrors-matisse-new-london-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alice Baghdjian</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Voluptuous female forms crafted from mammoth ivory tens of thousands of years ago sit alongside curvaceous nudes by Henri Matisse at the British Museum in a new exhibition that aims to show how the modern artistic mind was carved.</p> <p>"Ice Age art: arrival of the modern mind" includes some of humanity's earliest known sculptures, such as a lion-headed man, and beads crafted from antler and bone at a time when giant woolly elephant-like beasts still roamed the Earth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/mammoth-tusk-art-mirrors-matisse-new-london-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Modern art Sculpture Visual arts Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:00:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746757 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Picasso fetches $45 million at Sotheby's sale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-picasso-fetches-45-million-at-sothebys-sale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A Pablo Picasso portrait of his mistress and "golden muse" Marie-Therese Walter sold for 28.6 million pounds ($45 million) on Tuesday, leading an important Sotheby's auction of impressionist, modern and surrealist art.</p> <p>The sale was the first of a series held in London this month by Sotheby's, Christie's and smaller auction houses in the latest barometer of the strength of the high-end art market.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-picasso-fetches-45-million-at-sothebys-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Modern art Visual arts Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:15:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747051 at http://www.globalpost.com Picasso lover portrait sells for £28.6 mn in London http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/picasso-lover-portrait-sells-286-mn-london-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A portrait of Pablo Picasso's lover Marie-Therese Walter sold in London on Tuesday night for £28.6 million ($45.0 million, 33.3 million euros), Southeby's auction house said.</p> <p>The colourful and curvaceous "Femme assise pres d'une fenetre" (Woman sitting by a window), painted in 1932, was sold at a crowded salesroom to an anonymous telephone buyer, a Sotheby's spokesman said.</p> <p>It had been expected to go under the hammer for between £25 million and £35 million.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/picasso-lover-portrait-sells-286-mn-london-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Modern art Pablo Picasso Visual arts AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:16:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747053 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan town demands pants for Michelangelo's David http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/japan-town-demands-pants-michelangelos-david <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A replica of Michelangelo's Renaissance sculpture David that was erected suddenly last summer is unnerving residents of a Japanese town, with some calling for the naked masterpiece to be given underpants.</p> <p>Okuizumo town in western Shimane prefecture received five-metre (16-foot) replicas of David and of Greek treasure the Venus de Milo, as donations from a businessman who hails from the area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/japan-town-demands-pants-michelangelos-david" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sculpture Visual arts AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 05:31:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747171 at http://www.globalpost.com