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The Gerdarsafn Art Museum in Kópavogur Shows a major Barbara Árnason...

Kópavogur, Iceland.- On the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the biirth of artist Barbara Árnason (1911-1975), a major retrospective of her work opened at the Gerdarsafn Art Museum in Kópavogur. The popularity and importance of this Engl...

Research by Italians Confirms that Raphael’s ‘Madonna dell Granduca’ was Amended

FLORENCE.- An X-ray analysis has shown that the dark background that appears in one of the most famous paintings by Raphael, the Madonna dell Granduca, is not original, but was added by a painter, who is still unknown. It was until the seventeenth cent...

Exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery Focuses on Cézanne’s Paintings of Card...

LONDON.- Paul Cézanne’s famous paintings of peasant card players and pipe smokers have long been considered to be among his most iconic and powerful works. This landmark exhibition, organised by The Courtauld Gallery in London and The Metropolita...

Arcimboldo’s Famous Paintings on View for the First Time in the...

WASHINGTON, DC.- The bizarre yet scientifically accurate composite heads painted by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526–1593) will be exhibited together for the first time in the United States, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from September 19, ...

Spain Debates Enshrining Ancient Tradition of Bullfighting as Culture

MADRID (AP).- Ernest Hemingway was fascinated by bullfighting and artist Goya depicted it in some of his most famous paintings. Now Spain's leading opposition party wants to enshrine it as part of the nation's cultural heritage — and stop efforts ...

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza opens Monographic Exhibition Devoted to Henri Fantin-Latour

MADRID.- The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid is presenting Fantin-Latour (1836-1904), the first major monographic exhibition to be devoted in Spain to this French painter. It has been organized in conjunction with the Fundaçao Calouste Gulbe...

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