The new Picasso? Meet Ai-Da the robot artist

FALMOUTH, England (Reuters) – Can robots be creative? British gallery owner Aidan Meller hopes to go some way towards answering that question with Ai-Da, who her makers say will be able to draw people from sight with a pencil in her bionic hand. Meller is overseeing the final stages of her construction by engineers at Cornwall-based Engineered Arts. He calls […]

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Winter Olympics seeks young viewers

A survey in South Korea, before the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics began, showed those aged under 20 were largely indifferent about the Olympics. While the Winter Olympics is a huge global event, organisers are concerned about how many young people are watching. A survey in South Korea before the games showed those aged under 20 were largely indifferent about the Olympics. […]

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Brexit is making British art of compromise look like a dead parrot

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Brussels after a special meeting of the European Council on the Brexit withdrawal agreement.Credit:Bloomberg The announcement that Britain's House of Commons will hold its "meaningful vote" on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal with the European Union on December 11 can only be compared to Monty Python's famous Dead Parrot sketch, with one exasperated […]

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Archaeologists uncover erotic art in ancient Pompeii bedroom

Pompeii archeologists announced Monday the discovery of this erotic depiction of the Greek myth “Leda and the Swan,” which was hidden under ash for centuries It’s believed to have adorned a bedroom wall in a home at the center of the ancient city, near modern-day Naples, which was buried by the lava of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79. The […]

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‘Indiana Jones of art’ recovers 1,600-year-old mosaic stolen four decades ago

An art detective has managed to track down a valuable sixth-Century mosaic. after finding it in the possession of a British family. Arthur Brand discovered the 1,600-year-old piece in a flat in Monaco, France and described his discovery as "very special". Known as "the Indiana Jones of the art world", he handed the work over to the Cypriot embassy in […]

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From Hockney to Hopper, 4 record-breaking collectibles that were auctioned this week

This week marks a year since Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” became the most expensive painting ever sold, fetching over $450 million at Christie’s auction house in New York City. The 500-year-old oil on panel depicts Jesus Christ in robes holding a crystal orb in his left hand. Also called “Savior of the World,” the piece was “painted in the […]

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Julian Schnabel painted Willem Dafoe portrait for van Gogh film

For Julian Schnabel’s new film “At Eternity’s Gate” — starring Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh — the film’s prop department painstakingly re-created van Gogh’s paintings, but for his self-portraits, they tweaked the images to look like Dafoe. Schnabel displayed two of the Dafoe-as-van Gogh prop paintings in his Manhattan home at a Saturday party for the film. We hear […]

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Bill Cosby is selling pieces from his art collection

Imprisoned funnyman Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, quietly sold a rarely seen work by Thomas Hart Benton earlier this year, according to reports. In addition to “Going West,” the Cosbys pledged a second Benton painting, “The Instruction,” as collateral for a loan from a finance firm specializing in art, Bloomberg reports. While it’s not clear how much “Going West” sold […]

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World’s oldest painting dating back 40,000 years found in Borneo cave

Stunned archaeologists have discovered the oldest painting in the world – believed to date back an astonishing 40,000 years. The incredible discovery was made in a cave in deepest Borneo, Indonesia. Now the red and orange cave art, which depicts a bison-like creature, is the earliest known coloured image of a figure. The dramatic discovery adds to mounting evidence cave […]

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