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How a museum restores a beautiful painting from hundreds of years ago

Charles Le Brun’s painting of Everhard Jabach and His Family was finished in 1660. Now that it’s 2015 and hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, my favorite museum in New York, it was in need of a little bit of, um, reviving. The Met guides us through as it restores the giant piece of art and shows the steps the… » 7/01/15 4:30am 7/01/15 4:30am

Enormous Paintings Sliced From Their Frames Return Home To Bolivia

The long saga of two giant, colonial-era paintings — stolen from a Bolivian church in 2002 and unwittingly purchased in 2003 by New York collectors, who discovered they were stolen after loaning them for a 2013 exhibit — came full circle yesterday when they were unveiled at the government palace in La Paz. » 4/10/15 1:20pm 4/10/15 1:20pm

Paintings of an Astronaut Exploring the Strangest Planet of Them All:…

The NASA astronaut who stars in Scott Listfield's ever-growing series of paintings explores a world much like our own, but with a fantastical twist. It's a planet Earth where crop circles appear in the streets, where Star Wars droids shill for Coca-Cola, where every pop culture apocalypse is happening at the same time. » 1/27/13 5:00pm 1/27/13 5:00pm

Lichtenstein's Aquaman, Norman Rockwell's Optimus Prime, and Other Fine…

Earlier this week, we showed you Hillary White's amazingly bizarre mashups of pop culture characters with classic paintings. Now other artists are getting in on the act, taking Wolverine, Black Canary, and a host of other heroes out of their normal comic book element and putting them in pieces of fine art. » 4/21/12 7:30am 4/21/12 7:30am

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