Art of Pleasure is a Serious Business
At Versailles from the moment of her arrival King Louis XV's mistress Madame du Pompadour directed and inspired everyone. Untiring in her efforts and quest for perfection the arts in France reached a ...
Spanish Billionaire Jaime Botín Faces Prison for Allegedly Trying to Smuggle a Picasso on His Yacht
In the ongoing legal case against Spanish billionaire Jaime Botín, who’s accused of smuggling a Picasso out of Spain, the prosecutor has requested a four-year prison sentence and a €100 million fine a...
Opening Ceremony Blog Exclusive - Spike Jonze Presents: Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma
The other day, I was lucky enough to be at an event to bring the arts back into schools and got to see an amazing collaboration between Yo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck
Eight Things You May Not Know About Picasso
Pablo Picasso died on April 8, 1973, having become arguably the most famous artist of the 20th century. His productivity was unmatched, with tens of thousands of works to his name, including groundbre...
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark presents prize to students at University World Cup
Crown Princess Mary was at Industriens hus in Copenhagen to award students from Stanford University with the winning prize for their start-up idea.
Claude Lorius and Luc Jacquet on Ice and the Sky: 'Climate change is like a war'
The director and subject of a major new movie about the impact of greenhouse gases talk to Catherine Shoard about signing up to fight climate change, engaging petrolheads and launching their film at t...
Looted By The Nazis, Matisse's 'Seated Woman' Finally Finds Her Way Home
Missing for nearly 75 years, a painting by Henri Matisse is being returned to the family of its rightful owner Friday. Seated Woman belonged to renowned art dealer Paul Rosenberg, who fled the Nazis i...
Picasso Painting Sells For A Record $179 Million
Pablo Picasso would be a happy man if he were alive today. A painting by the iconic abstract artist sold for a record $179,365,000 at an auction Monday in New York, a Christie's spokesperson said. The...
The top 10 unforgettable faces in art
From Manet's dreamy barmaid to Warhol's multicoloured Marilyn Monroe and ancient Egypt's beauty queen … here are the painted faces you'll never forget.
The 10 greatest works of art ever
From mysterious 30,000-year-old cave paintings to a 'cathedral of the mind' by Jackson Pollock, art critic Jonathan Jones names his favourite artworks of all time – and where in the world you can see ...
Blood on the canvas: the greatest feuds in art history
In his exhibition You Were Shit in the 80s, artist Mackie imagines fictional feuds between great artists. He didn’t need to. Real art history is riddled with rivalries – from Leonardo’s attempted cast...
Missing Picasso, disguised as a holiday gift, is recovered in New York
U.S. officials inspected a FedEx package shipped from Belgium to New York in December with its happy holiday greeting, " Joyeux Noel." They opened it and instead of a $37 “art craft toy” promised on ...
The Women of Pablo Picasso
Picasso's relations with his various mistresses and wives were sometimes overlapping, sometimes, private, and sometimes public. It has been said that Picasso changed his companions as often as he cha...
Pablo Picasso - Pablo Picasso
Collection of art work by Pablo Picasso.
Michel Dupuy
Michel Dupuy, PC (born in Paris, France on January 11, 1930) is a Canadian diplomat, journalist, academic and politician.Dupuy was a long time diplomat in the Department of External Affairs. He serv...
Michel Dupuy - Wikipedia
Spanish Billionaire Jaime Botín Faces Prison for Allegedly Trying to Smuggle a Picasso on His Yacht
In the ongoing legal case against Spanish billionaire Jaime Botín, who’s accused of smuggling a Picasso out of Spain, the prosecutor has requested a four-year prison sentence and a €100 million fine a...
Louis, Duke of Vendôme
Louis de Bourbon (December 1612 – 6 August 1669), was Duke of Mercœur and later the second Duke of Vendôme, and the grandson of Henry IV of France and Gabrielle d'Estrées. He was the Duke of Ven...
Louis, Duke of Vendôme - Wikipedia
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark presents prize to students at University World Cup
Crown Princess Mary was at Industriens hus in Copenhagen to award students from Stanford University with the winning prize for their start-up idea.
Henri Désiré Landru
Henri Désiré Landru (12 April 1869 – 25 February 1922) ([ɑ̃ʁi deziʁe lɑ̃dʁy]) was a French serial killer and real-life "Bluebeard".
Landru was born in Paris. After leaving school, he spent f...
Henri Désiré Landru - Wikipedia
Claude Lorius and Luc Jacquet on Ice and the Sky: 'Climate change is like a war'
The director and subject of a major new movie about the impact of greenhouse gases talk to Catherine Shoard about signing up to fight climate change, engaging petrolheads and launching their film at t...
Looted By The Nazis, Matisse's 'Seated Woman' Finally Finds Her Way Home
Missing for nearly 75 years, a painting by Henri Matisse is being returned to the family of its rightful owner Friday. Seated Woman belonged to renowned art dealer Paul Rosenberg, who fled the Nazis i...