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Claude Monet’s ‘Coin du bassin aux nymphéas’ could fetch $40 million
The painting ‘Coin du bassin aux nymphéas,’ created by Claude Monet late in his life and one of his famous water lily paintings, is expected to achieve more than $40 million at a Sotheby’s auction in New York later this month.
Unseen Van Gogh sketches that rework scorned masterpiece on display
A collection of Vincent van Gogh’s preparatory drawings sketched ahead of a planned “redoing” of ‘The Potato Eaters,’ a masterpiece brutally slated by buyers, friends and family at the time of its painting, are being exhibited for what is believed to be first time.
17th century European paintings found in roadside dumpster
Police are appealing for information on how two original paintings from 17th century European artists ended up in a roadside dumpster in southeast Germany.
Should museums sell treasured works?
US museums hit hard by the pandemic are selling paintings to bridge revenue gaps, with some going further and using the funds to diversify collections, but critics say the sales betray the institutions’ mission of preserving artwork for the public.
Promoter of Klee paintings, museum dies
Alexander Klee, one of the promoters of the renowned Paul Klee museum in the Swiss capital, Bern, died aged 80.
Paintings discovered inside coffin of 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy
Conservators have discovered paintings inside the coffin of an Egyptian mummy after she was lifted out of it for the first time in more than 100 years.
Iranian artist’s paintings on view in the Netherlands
The Iranian Embassy in the Netherlands is holding a painting exhibition titled, ‘The Enthusiasm of Letters,’ featuring 24 paintings of the Iranian artist Hossein Fadaei.
Illustrations on show narrate classic Chinese anecdotes
Phrases, lines and stories from classic Chinese literature are still being used by ordinary Chinese, guiding people in moral conduct and inspiring them in every aspect of work and life.
Persian names lost in translation of 18th century Calcutta paintings
Natural history and conservation experts pointed out that the English names of the birds and flora in the two 18th century Calcutta paintings that were auctioned in Sweden on June 12 might not have been the best translation of their accurate Persian description.
11-year-old artist becomes a sensation in Nigeria
An 11-year-old artist named Waris Kareem is creating waves with his unique creations in Lagos, Nigeria.
New scanning technique reveals secrets behind great paintings
Researchers in the US have used a new scanning technique to discover a painting underneath one of Pablo Picasso's great works of art, the Crouching Woman.
Indonesian island found to be unusually rich in cave paintings
A tiny Indonesian island, previously unexplored by archeologists, has been found to be unusually rich in ancient cave paintings following a study by researchers from The Australian National University (ANU).
Tiny Persian paintings, golden carpets decorate Houston exhibition
From teeny tiny paintings with a royal pedigree to monumental carpets that shimmer with actual gold, the 'Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands' exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) mines a super-secret (but not for long) private collection of Persian art.
Harvard Art Museums to showcase Persian paintings
An exhibition of Persian classic paintings will be held at the Harvard Art Museums at the Harvard University in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the US from May 20 to August 13.

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