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Online museum showcases Britain's hidden art
Online museum showcases Britain's hidden art

Britain has some of the best galleries in the world, but the vast majority of the oil paintings in public ownership have for decades been hidden away in private offices or storage.

Online museum showcases Britain's hidden art
Radium Mine' by Group of Seven artist A.Y. Jackson. Photo courtesy of ca.news.yahoo.com
Painting tied to Manhattan Project to be auctioned

A 74-year-old painting depicting the Canadian mine that produced uranium for the world's first atomic bomb will go under the hammer in Toronto on November 22, set to fetch up to Can$300,000.

Painting tied to Manhattan Project to be auctioned
Picasso sells for $41.5 million. Photo courtesy of news.xin.mns.com
Picasso sells for $41.5 million in New York

An erotically charged Picasso oil painting of his mistress alongside tulips and fruit sold Thursday for $41.5 million on an otherwise anemic night for high-end art in New York.

Picasso sells for $41.5 million in New York
Painting by Wassily Kandinsky. ©REUTERS
Kandinsky painting sets $23 mn record in New York

A painting by Wassily Kandinsky sold for $23 million in New York on Wednesday, setting an auction record for the Russian avant-garde artist.

Kandinsky painting sets $23 mn record in New York
Salvador Dali's "Oasis". ©REUTERS
Canada circus shows off long-lost Dali painting

A massive painting by Salvador Dali created in 1944 as a backdrop for a ballet put on by New York's Metropolitan Opera was recently found and displayed Monday in Montreal.

Canada circus shows off long-lost Dali painting
"The Scream," Edvard Munch's eerie 1895 masterpiece. Photo courtesy of zazzle.com
Munch's iconic 'The Scream' goes on display in New York

"The Scream," Edvard Munch's eerie 1895 masterpiece which sold in May for $119.9 million, is on view for the first time since that record-breaking auction, at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Munch's iconic 'The Scream' goes on display in New York
Chinese-born artist Yan Pei-Ming. ©REUTERS
Kadhafi corpse inspires artist trio

The day after Moamer Kadhafi died, Chinese artist Yan Pei-Ming set to work painting a wall-sized oil of his corpse -- the first in an unlikely trio of artworks inspired by the Libyan strongman's grisly demise.

Kadhafi corpse inspires artist trio
Pop Art painting, missing for 42 years, returns to owner
Pop Art painting, missing for 42 years, returns to owner

A $4 million painting by Pop Art legend Roy Lichtenstein was returned Tuesday to its rightful owner, 42 years after it went missing.

Pop Art painting, missing for 42 years, returns to owner
Pop Art genius Lichtenstein gets major US retrospective
Pop Art genius Lichtenstein gets major US retrospective

Roy Lichtenstein, the American painter whose comic book-inspired canvases gave the Pop Art movement some of its most vivid images, is getting his first major retrospective since his death 15 years ago.

Pop Art genius Lichtenstein gets major US retrospective
painting by U.S. artist Mark Rothko. ©REUTERS
Man arrested over Rothko graffiti

British police on Monday arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of defacing a mural by US artist Mark Rothko at London's Tate Modern gallery.

Man arrested over Rothko graffiti
Kazakh artist seeks record with giant Nazarbayev canvas
Kazakh artist seeks record with giant Nazarbayev canvas

A Kazakh artist is aiming to smash the record for the country's largest painting with a gigantic Soviet-style canvas depicting its long-serving leader surrounded by white doves and a rainbow.

Kazakh artist seeks record with giant Nazarbayev canvas
Mark Chagall. ©RIA NOVOSTI
Moscow exhibition probes Chagall's Russian roots

Once banned as "bourgeois", the work of painter Marc Chagall is enjoying a revival in the ex-Soviet Union with a new exhibition delving into the influence folk art and his Russian Jewish roots had on his work.

Moscow exhibition probes Chagall's Russian roots
The original and the copy of Matisse's <i>Odalisque in Red Pants</i>. Photo courtesy of abcnews.go.com
FBI agents recover stolen Matisse after art heist

FBI agents have recovered what is believed to be a Matisse painting valued at $3 million that was stolen from a Venezuelan museum 10 years ago, and arrested two suspects.

FBI agents recover stolen Matisse after art heist
Fragment of Anara Abzganova works tilted "It snows". Photo courtesy of art-preview.ru
Kazakh painter became “Golden Winner” at exhibit in Chile

Abzhanova is deaf from childhood, her early interest in painting however determined her life path. Her sacred dream is to become famous worldwide.

Kazakh painter became “Golden Winner” at exhibit in Chile
©Aizhan Tugelbayeva
PHOTO: Famous Kazakhstan painter introduced Almaty with nomads' heritage

A famous Kazakhstan painter and sculptor Serzhan Bashirov offered Almaty residents to take a dip into nomad's history and heritage.

PHOTO: Famous Kazakhstan painter introduced Almaty with nomads' heritage