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Stolen Van Gogh paintings back on display after 16 years

Apr 17, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Van Gogh's masterpieces 'View of the Sea at Scheveningen' and 'Congregation leaving the Reformed Church at Nuenen' have been recovered and restored in Amsterdam

Travel ban for 'fragile' Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'

Jan 24, 2019 - 10:53 PM

'It is therefore important that the painting is moved as little as possible and in a stable climate,' says Van Gogh Museum director Axel Rueger

Van Gogh Museum's senior paintings conservator Rene Boitelle explains the restoration process of De Zonnebloemen (The Sunflowers) by Vincent van Gogh, on January 24, 2019, in Amsterdam. - The world famous painting undergoes restoration work over the course of six weeks in the restoration studio of the Van Gogh Museum. (Photo by Olaf Kraak / ANP / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION

'Zebra' tribal body paint cuts fly bites 10-fold – study

Jan 16, 2019 - 1:47 PM

It is known that zebras get bitten far less than animals with a single fur color, so a team of researchers decided to see if the light stripes painted on humans would have a similar deterrent effect

Italy nationalists mull refusing Da Vincis to Louvre

Nov 18, 2018 - 7:30 AM

'We need to discuss everything again. Where museums' autonomy is concerned, national interest cannot come second. The French cannot have everything,' says junior culture minister Lucia Bergonzoni

MONA LISA. People take pictures of the Joconde painting (between 1503 and 1506) by Italian artist Leonard de Vinci as they visit the Louvre museum in Paris. AFP File photo

Cave paintings from 40,000 years ago are world's earliest figurative art

Nov 08, 2018 - 2:53 PM

The discovery adds to a growing body of evidence that cave painting did not emerge only in Europe, as was once thought

FIGURATIVE ART. A handout photo released on November 7, 2018 by the Nature Publishing Group shows the world's oldest figurative artwork from Borneo dated to a minimum of 40.000 years. AFP PHOTO / NATURE / LUC-HENRI FAGE/KALIMANTHROPE.COM

How to get started on watercolor painting

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:47 PM

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Remembering Corazon Aquino, the artist

Feb 25, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Rappler speaks to Jeffrey Consumo – former President Cory Aquino's art teacher from 1996 to 1998

Cafe by the Ruins Dua's 1st exhibit of 2018 features Kora Dandan Albano

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:39 PM

You are cordially invited to Cafe by the Ruins Dua's first exhibit of 2018

Saudi crown prince bought $450-M Da Vinci – report

Dec 08, 2017 - 10:34 AM

The young and dynamic crown prince used an intermediary to buy the much-sought-after painting of Christ, 'Salvator Mundi,' The Wall Street Journal reports

PRECIOUS. Christie's employees pose in front of a painting entitled Salvator Mundi by Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci at a photocall at Christie's auction house in central London on October 22, 2017 ahead of its sale at Christie's New York on November 15, 2017. Tolga Akmen/AFP

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Nov 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Nov 16, 2017 - 7:51 PM

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Da Vinci painting of Christ sells for record $450M

Nov 16, 2017 - 9:37 AM

(UPDATED) The whopping price dwarfs the previous record for the most expensive piece of art sold at auction, set at $179.4 million for Pablo Picasso's 'The Women of Algiers (Version O)' by Christie's in 2015

PRECIOUS. Christie's employees pose in front of a painting entitled Salvator Mundi by Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci at a photocall at Christie's auction house in central London on October 22, 2017 ahead of its sale at Christie's New York on November 15, 2017. Tolga Akmen/AFP

Los Angeles tests cooling pavement paint to beat heat

Aug 14, 2017 - 11:40 AM

Can a splash of gray pavement paint help combat global warming?

A morning view of downtown Los Angeles with the 101 freeway in the foreground, January 1, 2017 from the Hollywood Bowl Overlook in Hollywood, California. Robyn Beck/AFP

Microsoft Paint to become free standalone app on Windows Store

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Microsoft reassures the public by saying MS Paint is here to stay it will just have a new home soon

MS PAINT IS HERE TO STAY. Image from Microsoft, via Paint.

Microsoft's old Paint program is saying goodbye

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:05 PM

Paint will be going away alongside Microsoft s Reader application Reading list app and Outlook Express

THE NEW PAINT. Screen shot from Twitter video.

WATCH: Fisherman's son paints official portrait of 'Tatay Digong'

Jan 15, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Artist Macky Bongabong is giving the portrait to the Palace for free

OFFICIAL DUTERTE PORTRAIT. Artist Macky Bongabong paints a portrait of President Rodrigo Duterte that was commissioned by Malacañang. Photo courtesy of Macky Bongabong

VIRAL: Meet fisherman's son who painted portrait of 'Tatay Digong'

Oct 31, 2016 - 1:05 AM

Who would have thought a boy just sewing fishing nets by the port skin burnt by the sun would later be a part of Philippine history? says artist Macky Bongabong

PRESIDENTIAL PORTRAIT ARTIST. Macky Bongabong, who painted President Rodrigo Duterte's official portrait in Malacañang Palace, tears up when he met his subject. Photo by King Rodriguez

Microsoft reveals Creators Update for Windows 10

Oct 26, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The Creators Update for Windows 10 is set to come out in early 2017

CREATORS UPDATE. Screen shot from Livestream.

Microsoft's Paint app revamp to get 3D drawing capabilities

Oct 11, 2016 - 5:48 PM

Microsoft enthusiast WalkingCat reveals some leaked videos of the new Paint on Twitter

THE NEW PAINT. Screen shot from Twitter video.

ManilaArt 2016: Creating the new golden age for Philippine art

Aug 11, 2016 - 2:02 PM

ManilArt elevates the standards of the Philippine’s dynamic art scene through various exhibitions featuring conceptualized artists’ collections while it connects artists and galleries with local and international art communities and institutions

'Longest painting' by 6,000 artists finds home in Dapitan

Jul 06, 2016 - 9:11 PM

7 344 meters long Fishes of the Ocean could have held the world record as the longest continuous painting on canvas but it did not receive help from government

LONGEST PAINTING. 77 rolls of canvas bear  'Fishes of the Ocean,' which has been transferred from Quezon City to Dapitan City in Zamboanga del Norte. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

La Trinidad residents unite to beautify their local community

Jun 24, 2016 - 6:14 PM

Davies provided environment friendly paints for the community artwork project

Spain arrests seven over theft of Bacon paintings

May 28, 2016 - 7:03 PM

The stolen paintings are worth 25 million euros 27 8 million

BACON PAINTING. Handout photo released by Spanish National Police dept. on 28 May 2016 of one of five artworks by Irish painter Francis Bacon robbed last July from a home in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Spanish National Police HO/EFE

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Mar 10, 2016 - 7:21 PM

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Marcos central bank governor to testify on ill-gotten paintings

Feb 10, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Nearly 3 decades after the government is still looking for more than 100 paintings bought by Imelda Marcos using ill gotten wealth

IN PHOTOS: MSMEs showcased at APEC's Int'l Media Center

Nov 19, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Philippine based micro small and medium enterprises feature culture history versatility in their craftsmanship

From Expo Mandaue. A 1959 Porsche convertible (not for sale) hand-made with coconut twigs and ratan encased in fiber glass is displayed at Expo Mandaue in the IMC. It was designed by Clayton Togonon. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Beyond filters: Improving your Instagram game

Nov 06, 2015 - 1:50 PM

Instagram is a beautiful place to get lost in and get inspiration from Here are top tips to improve your posts

Rare Juan Luna painting fetches record P46.72M at PH auction

Sep 29, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Salcedo Auctions says the owner of ¿A Do Va la Nave? initially did not know that he possessed a masterpiece His sister even thought of discarding the painting to use its gilt frame for a mirror

Paintings by Hitler sold at German auction for $450,000

Jun 22, 2015 - 12:45 AM

The most expensive was a painting of King Ludwig II s Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria which went to a buyer from China for 100 000 euros

HITLER PAINTING. The frame of the watercolor painting 'Neuschwanstein', that is inscribed 'To the 80th birthday of Kommerzienrat (lit. councillor of commerce) Otto von Steinbeis', is on display at an auction house in Nuremberg, Germany, 12 June 2015. The painting is attributed to Adolf Hitler and will go under the hammer at the auction house Weidler on 20 June 2015. EPA/DANIEL KARMANN

Preserving Cordillera culture through solar drawing

May 02, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Jordan Mang osan and his fellow Tam awan artists try to bring to life the Cordilleran culture and tradition so that the next generation can see what was then and what is now

SOLAR ART. Artist Jordan Mang-osan paints this masterpiece featuring Manny Pacquiao through sunlight, with the help of a magnifying glass. Photo from Jordan Mang-osan's Facebook page

Art in Island: 3D paintings from floor to ceiling

Apr 14, 2015 - 10:30 AM

It s a museum with visually stunning 3D artworks you can interact with and be part of

IN PHOTOS: At this 3D art museum in Cubao, you're part of the artwork

Feb 14, 2015 - 11:41 AM

Have some crazy fun at this unique museum

Color Trend 2015: Express your personality through color

Feb 07, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Watch how color can add life to your space or home

National Museum to house paintings seized from Marcoses

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:57 PM

The anti graft court cites National Museum Director Jeremy Barns manifestation that the museum has all the expertise needed to properly care for the subject paintings

PCGG seeks transfer of Marcos paintings to National Museum

Dec 03, 2014 - 12:27 PM

The PCGG makes the appeal to the Sandiganbayan after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says it does not have the expertise or proper storage facilities for the artworks

Adolf Hitler painting goes under the hammer for 130,000 euros

Nov 23, 2014 - 1:58 PM

The buyer wishes to remain anonymous according to auction house Weidler

Science to the rescue of art

Sep 14, 2014 - 12:36 PM

Some of our most treasured paintings are fading warn experts who would like more money for the use of sophisticated technology to capture the masters original palettes

In this file photo, people look at Edvard Munch's "The Scream," which went on display in Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). The Norwegian artist's most famous motif, and one of the world's most iconic paintings, sold for nearly $120 million at Sotheby's auction house in May 2012 and is the only one of four versions that is in private hands. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Marina Cruz: From artist to investor

Aug 18, 2014 - 10:03 AM

Acclaimed Filipino artist Marina Cruz shares her insights about her craft her family and providing for the future

‘PBB’ apologizes for nude painting challenge

Jun 12, 2014 - 11:12 AM

The producers assured the public and MTRCB that they will continue to provide gender and audience sensitive entertainment to their viewers

MTRCB to meet with ABS-CBN over 'PBB' nude painting challenge

Jun 10, 2014 - 1:49 PM

The mandatory conference is scheduled on June 11 and ABS CBN has said that they will attend

MTRCB and ABS-CBN to meet regarding nude painting challenge

DFA revokes ASEAN art prize for 'plagiarism'

May 21, 2014 - 6:13 PM

The suspected plagiarized work was copied from a Spanish digital artist

PH gov't one of many claimants to Imelda Marcos paintings

May 10, 2014 - 9:07 AM

The District Attorney of New York is an innocent stakeholder in the case as the office is holding on to the property as evidence in the criminal case against Bautista

ART COLLECTOR. It is believed that some 200 paintings belonging to the Marcos family remain missing. File photo

The homecoming of Elmer Borlongan

Mar 22, 2014 - 1:16 PM

Get to know painter Elmer Borlongan as he talks about his life and his personal artistic journey through the years

Heart Evangelista to hold painting exhibit in Ayala Museum

Mar 19, 2014 - 7:14 PM

The actress considers painting therapeutic a way to release tension and express happiness

ARTIST. Heart Evangelista holds her first painting exhibit in May. Screengrab from her instagram (iamhearte)

Art in the Park 2014: More art, bigger space

Mar 05, 2014 - 3:40 PM

Art in the Park promises pieces from 58 galleries and groups over green grass and under the shade of Makati s Acacia trees

From car park to art space: Art Fair Philippines 2014

Feb 03, 2014 - 11:49 PM

Now on its second year Art Fair Philippines aims to bring art closer to everyone

PH to file US suit to retrieve Marcos' Monet painting

Jan 27, 2014 - 9:27 PM

But there are more than 150 masterpieces still missing including paintings by Van Gogh Rembrandt Picasso

MISSING WEALTH. The Philippine government is still trying to track down much of the Marcos wealth including paintings by some of the world's greatest painters. File photo from Agence France-Presse

Ex-Marcos aide sentenced over sale of Monet painting

Jan 14, 2014 - 3:12 PM

But Justice Renee A White of the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan says Vilma Bautista 75 who has a pacemaker and chronic heart disease could remain free on 175 000 bail while her lawyers appeal

File photo

Greeneration Summit: The importance of creating climate-smart industries

Nov 28, 2013 - 9:11 AM

UPDATED More than 500 businessmen gather to discuss the importance of creating climate smart industries

Ryan O'Neal accused as Warhol painting trial opens

Nov 26, 2013 - 6:12 PM

While the university says the portrait is worth about 12 million O Neal s lawyer estimates its value at just under 1 million

'LOVE OF HIS LIFE'. O'Neal lawyers say the university is trying to take away a portrait of 'the love of his life'