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How old paintings are professionally restored

Sara Drew is a conservator at Centre Art Studio in New York City. She showed us how she cleans and restores a 180-year-old painting of English opera singer Lucia Elizabeth Vestris. The painting has paint loss, thick layers of dirt and tobacco smoke, and physical tears. Visit Insider.com for more […]
How old paintings are professionally restored
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These are 8 artists who use everyday items to create portraits

These eight artists use things you can find around the house to create portraits. Their techniques include hammering on glass, weaving a single thread, kissing a canvas, and using Rubik’s cubes. The creative choice of materials makes their realistic portraits even more intriguing. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. For […]
These are 8 artists who use everyday items to create portraits
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A litre of oil paint can cost $1,100 — here’s why it’s so expensive

Oil paint has been used for hundreds of years. Although its rise is associated with the Renaissance, paintings using poppy-seed oil date back to seventh-century Afghanistan. The paint is made from a drying oil and pigment. Sometimes, fillers and thickeners are added to the mix. A litre of oil paint […]
A litre of oil paint can cost $1,100 — here’s why it’s so expensive
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Jim Carrey got in a Twitter fight with Mussolini’s granddaughter over a painting of her grandfather’s corpse

Alessandra Mussolini, an independent, right-wing member of the European Parliament, criticised actor Jim Carrey after he posted a drawing of Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini’s execution. Carrey captioned the drawing with: “If you’re wondering what fascism leads to, just ask Benito Mussolini and his mistress Claretta.” Alessandra Mussolini called Carrey […]
Jim Carrey got in a Twitter fight with Mussolini’s granddaughter over a painting of her grandfather’s corpse
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11 times famous art was stolen and recovered

Arthur Brand is known as the “Indiana Jones of the art world” for recovering hundreds of stolen pieces of art. A New York resident stumbled upon a $US1 million stolen painting in a pile of trash on the curb. Two of Edvard Munch’s paintings were stolen in broad daylight and […]
11 times famous art was stolen and recovered
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An artist Photoshops classic art onto modern-day scenes, and the results are hilarious

Artist Hayati Evren Photoshops classic paintings onto modern-day images for hilarious new takes. His Instagram following is steadily growing, with 70,500 followers currently consuming his work. Popular characters throughout his work include Vincent van Gogh, the “Mona Lisa,” and the “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” Visual designer Hayati Evren (Hayati’nin […]
An artist Photoshops classic art onto modern-day scenes, and the results are hilarious
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Conservative artist Jon McNaughton doesn’t care about the haters, he just wants to paint Trump and Jesus

Jon McNaughton is a Utah-based artist who depicts American politics from a conservative and Christian perspective. McNaughton’s paintings often go viral on the internet because of their overly flattering or demeaning depictions of political figures, like President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. McNaughton, while a highly skilled painter, […]
Conservative artist Jon McNaughton doesn’t care about the haters, he just wants to paint Trump and Jesus
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