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French police recover Rembrandt stolen 15 years ago

Rembrandt self portrait. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

A Rembrandt painting stolen from a French museum in 1999 and worth millions has been recovered in the southern city of Nice, a source close to the investigation said Wednesday.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Provocative Argentine artist Leon Ferrari was 92

Argentine artist Leon Ferrari. AP

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentines are mourning the death of world-renowned artist and human rights activist Leon Ferrari, known for works challenging dictators and bishops and a world at war.   The 92-year-old Ferrari was buried Friday in his native Buenos Aires, where he did his most provocative work. His most memorable piece may be [...]

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Inner grace in the works of Remy Boquiren

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There’s an inner glow in the women of Remy Boquiren, as if a mysterious fire like that which radiates from a gemstone has been placed at the heart of the figures, highly idealized and unabashedly romantic, as only a woman of the old school could render them. Boquiren calls them “that radiant, luminous effect,” an inner light that she situates at the chest and core of the figures.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Rockwell exhibit pays tribute to the Joya legacy

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National Artist José Joya had a peculiar way of greeting each New Year. On New Year’s eve, Peping, as he was known to family and friends, would lock himself in his studio, away from the charivari and excess of the holidays, to work on a painting and would emerge only after the revelries had the died down.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Lumina’ exhibit gathers Orlina, Cacnio, Magno

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Light affects visual arts in a number of profound ways. An artwork’s ability to work with light through techniques such as illumination and shadowing allows the viewer to evaluate the work.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Gaultier exhibit the hottest ticket in San Francisco

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Jean Paul Gaultier’s exhibition at M.H. De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park blurs the line between fine art and fashion. The multimedia exhibition includes 120 haute couture and prêt-à-porter designs created between the early 1970s and 2010.

Posted: April 13th, 2012 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

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