Stolen Van Gogh painting 'Vase with Flowers,' worth $50 million, has not been seen since Saturday. The prosecutor general ordered the detention of Deputy Culture Minister Mohsen Shalaan and four of the museum's security guards while they are investigated on suspicion of neglect and professional delinquency.
Louvre Museum, Paris, 1911, recovered – In one of the most audacious of crimes, not just art thefts, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci was swiped from the gallery, shocking the French nation. Italian officials arrested a Vincenzo Perugia, who was intending to sell it and return it to Italy. He was released after just a few months and viewed as a hero in his home country. The painting returned to the Louvre in 1914.
A mosaic image of Vincent van Gogh's self-portrait, made from 2,070 polo shirts in 24 colors, is displayed in a lobby in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday.
Tolerant European societies are prosecuting 'blasphemers' of Islam. Does this leave artists like Lars Vilks more vulnerable to terror plots and attacks like the one allegedly planned by American ‘Jihad Jane’?
Fine art collection of two prescient Welsh sisters set to dazzle small cities in US.
The unique individual expression of the qualities we all have in common is true art.
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