Painters

That's not an art forger—it's a copyist.

What's With the People With Easels in Art Museums?

Inside the longest-running program at the MET

Jackson Pollock
Blue poles, 1952
Enamel and aluminium paint with glass on canvas, 212.1 x 488.9 cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Why London's New Abstract Expressionism Show Is a Big Deal

It's a survey of luminaries from Pollock to De Kooning

"Portrait of a Woman" being scanned by the synchrotron.

Scientists Uncover a “Hidden” Portrait by Edgar Degas

A powerful X-ray unveiled one of the painter’s rough drafts

The Secret Meaning of Food in Art

Discover 17th-century drinking games and coded political messages in this unique food tour of the Metropolitan Museum's art collection

Was this 1660 self-portrait painted with the help of high-tech optics?

Did Rembrandt Have Help With His Most Famous Paintings?

A new study suggests the old master also knew his optics

Self-Portrait by Romaine Brooks, 1923

The World Is Finally Ready to Understand Romaine Brooks

An early 20th-century artist, Brooks was long marginalized, her work overlooked, in part because of her fluid sexual and gender identity

Self-Portrait on the Border Line Between Mexico and the United States, 1932, by Frida Kahlo (Colección Maria y Manuel Reyero, New York)

Explore Frida Kahlo's Mexico City

Here are four places with connections to the late Mexican artist to visit on her birthday, July 6, and beyond

"Beach at Bologne" by Edouard Manet

Inventing the Beach: The Unnatural History of a Natural Place

The seashore used to be a scary place, then it became a place of respite and vacation. What happened?

Instead of Tagging Real-Life Surfaces, Graffiti Artists Can Use a New Simulator

Fake bombing has never felt so real

"Red and Green II"
Georgia O'Keeffe, 1916
Watercolor on paper, laid down on paper.

A Painting Georgia O’Keeffe Wanted Destroyed Is on Display for the First Time in Nearly 60 Years

O’Keeffe’s watercolor returns to the town where she painted it

A scene from "Ice Age" rendered through ta computer algorithm to look like an animated painting.

This Computer Algorithm Transforms Movies Into Breathtaking Works of Art

These neural networks can make any moving image into a masterpiece from Picasso to van Gogh

"The Unconscious Patient (Allegory of the Sense of Smell)," about 1624 - 1625 by Rembrandt van Rijn

Early Rembrandt Found in Basement Goes On Display

The painting is one of five in a series about the senses that the Dutch master created as a teenager

Super 8 Said Farewell to Its Kitschy Motel Art With a Gallery Show

Sending mediocre art off in style

Pictured left: Cancun, Mexico on May 14, 2014; pictured right: Helen Frankenthaler, Canyon, 1965

These Photos Taken From Space Look Astonishingly Like Art Masterpieces

ASTER reveals how art imitates reality

Judith Beheading Holofernes (1598) by Caravaggio at the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica at Palazzo Barberini, Rome. A recently discovered painting in France thought to be by Caravaggio depicts a similar scene

Multi-Million Dollar Painting Found in Leaky French Attic

Homeowners may have found a lost Caravaggio masterpiece behind a sealed attic door in their home near Toulouse

Two watercolors by Egon Schiele, "Self-Portrait With Red Hair And Striped Oversleeves" and “Seated Boy With Folded Hands,” are being returned to the family of their original owner.

In "Solomonic Solution," Museum Returns Two Nazi-Looted Artworks to 95-Year-Old Descendant

After nearly 20 years of fighting, the Leopold Museum in Vienna has agreed to return the watercolors

This Mural Honoring Garbage Collectors Covers More Than 50 Buildings in Cairo

An enormous painting brightens up one of Cairo’s poorest neighborhoods

Every single one of the 148 million pixels in this portrait was based on Rembrandt's body of work.

"New" Rembrandt Created, 347 Years After the Dutch Master's Death

The painting was created using data from more than 168,000 fragments of Rembrandt’s work

A red pigment reference from the Forbes Pigment Collection helped prove that a supposed Jackson Pollock painting was a fake.

This Could Be the World’s Most Colorful Library

Harvard’s Forbes Pigment Collection preserves some of history’s most precious colors—and helps conserve the world’s greatest art

The Garden of Earthly Delights

Even 500 Years After His Death, Hieronymus Bosch Hasn’t Lost His Appeal

A trip to the painter’s hometown reminds us how his paintings remain frightfully timely

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