Painters

Sofonisba Anguissola, "Self-Portrait at the Easel Painting a Devotional Panel," 1556

Madrid’s Prado Museum Will Spotlight Pioneering Duo of Female Renaissance Artists

Lavinia Fontana is widely considered the first professional female artist, while Sofonisba Anguissola served as Philip II of Spain’s court painter

Michaelina Wautier, "The Triumph of Bacchus," ca. 1643-59

'Baroque's Leading Lady' Artist Michaelina Wautier Finally Gets Retrospective

The 17th-century painter mastered an array of genres at a time when most female artists were consigned to painting flowers

Circumstantial evidence links Rita and Jerry Alter to the 1985 heist.

Did This Couple Steal a $160 Million de Kooning?

The Thanksgiving snapshot places Jerry and Rita Alter in Tucson, Arizona, just a day before the 1985 heist

Last November, "Salvator Mundi" sold for $450 million, becoming the most expensive work of art ever sold privately or at auction

Historian Asserts That Leonardo’s Assistant Painted Majority of 'Salvator Mundi'

The Oxford research fellow names Bernardino Luini as main artist, believes da Vinci only painted between five to 20 percent of the painting

Researchers at the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas, have attributed the painting to British portraitist and illustrator John Vanderbank

Have Researchers Unraveled the Six-Decade Mystery of a Kansas Museum Portrait?

The team believes it has identified the rightful artist behind ‘Mrs. Thomas Pelham,’ a nearly life-size portrait depicting an 18th-century aristocrat

A new mural by the artist Five8 created for June's MURAL Festival in Montreal.

Where to See the Best Mural Festivals Around the World

Every year, cities across the globe bring in artists to transform buildings

Willem de Kooning photographed in studio

Art Dealer Discovers Six Alleged Willem de Kooning Paintings in New Jersey Storage Locker

Boxes labeled with artist's name were found among the 200 abandoned works

Rare Landscape Attributed to Lucian Freud Discovered Underneath Another Work

Freud's friend, the little-known artist Tom Wright appears to have recycled a canvas that was left unfinished by the famed portraitist

Archangel Gabriel

Is This Painted Tile Da Vinci’s Earliest Known Work?

Two Italian scholars believe the tile was painted by the Renaissance master in 1471, but other experts are not convinced

Researchers examined 400 photographs and 100 paintings dating between 1500 and 2015

Why Artists Have so Much Trouble Painting Lightning

A new study compares painted versus photographed depictions of lightning bolts' offshooting branches

Some of Van Gogh's most iconic floral artworks, painted in 1888 and 1889, are facing the test of time.

X-Rays Show That Van Gogh’s Sunflowers Will One Day Wilt

A new analysis shows that half of the canvas held in Amsterdam is painted with pigments that darken with exposure to UV light

"Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan" by Ilya Repin

Man Attacks Ivan the Terrible Painting, Blames Vodka

The painting has been a focal point of recent debate around the notorious tsar’s image

Harold Stein, [Georgia O’Keeffe on Leho‘ula Beach, near ‘Aleamai, Hāna, Maui], 1939, Gelatin silver print

See Georgia O’Keeffe’s Little-Known Hawaii Paintings Blossom Next to Real Plants

The show at the New York Botanical Gardens features 300 Hawaiian plant types

Until June 15, "Portrait of a Young Gentlemen" will be on temporary view in the Amstel wing of the Hermitage Amsterdam.

A Dutch Art Dealer Says He Discovered a New Rembrandt

The claim is supported by 15 leading experts

George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page from an American History Textbook, 1975, Robert Colescott, acrylic on canvas

What Happens When Art History Gets Refigured

A museum in Seattle shows the incredible power of subverting the traditional course of representation

This Mawson & Swan camera owned by Winslow Homer, ca. 1882, was gifted to Bowdoin College Museum of Art by Neal Paulsen.

Exhibition to Bring Winslow Homer’s Long-Lost Camera—and Photography—Into Focus

After four years of research, the new medium's impact on Homer's art will be explored this summer at Bowdoin College Museum of Art

American Farm Hand by Sandor Klein, 1937

How Portraiture Gave Rise to the Glamour of Guns

American portraiture with its visual allure and pictorial storytelling made gun ownership desirable

Maar’s Surrealist work is on display at SFMOMA and will be featured at Paris’ Centre Pompidou and L.A.’s Getty Center in 2019.

A Look Back at the Artist Dora Maar

The photographer best remembered as Picasso’s muse steps out of his shadow

Sunshine Sheds Light on 17th-Century Mystery Painting At Hearst Castle

Two bright-eyed guides found an abbreviation and inscription leading to Spanish painter Bartolomé Pérez de la Dehesa

The castle in 2012

Rubens’ Sprawling Castle in the Belgian Countryside Is on the Market

The famed Flemish painter redesigned the castle in Flemish Renaissance style

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