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A painting of three ghostly figures by Eugène Gabritschevsky.

Eugène Gabritschevsky: The Scientist Turned Mad Artist

Eugène Gabritschevsky, born in 1893, was a Russian artist and biologist from a family of noted scientists. His father worked with Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch, and Eugène built a solid career both in Russia and the United States before his thirties. And then at 38, he had a nervous breakdown. He spent the rest […]

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A painting of a house, created by artist Maureen Gallace.

Maureen Gallace Exhibit Receives Rave Reviews

Maureen Gallace, of Connecticut and New York, has probably always been an artist, but she was thirty when she began exhibiting her works. She paints on small canvases, little portraits of beaches, hillsides, and houses from her native New England, but no people. In fact, her houses seem people-less, often missing doors and windows in […]

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A photo of Adolf Hitler.

Art Critic Calls Hitler Painting a ‘Piece of S***’

Most people don’t know that Hitler was a painter. That’s because his artistic side is overshadowed by his ruthless dictatorship—and rightfully so. But just because he was an artist doesn’t necessarily mean that he was a good artist. In fact, art critic Vittorio Sgarbi has gone as far as to describe one of Hitler’s paintings […]

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A photo of ashes.

The Artist Who Paints With Human Remains

To many, the idea of painting with human remains is bizarre and unsettling—creepy even. But to U.K.-based artist Val Thompson, it’s a beautiful way to carry on a loved one’s legacy. Thompson runs her own company, called Ash 2 Art, where she paints with cremated ashes. “I do respect the ash that’s given to me, […]

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An expert places a Francis Bacon self-portrait up on a wall.

5 Francis Bacon Paintings Stolen

Five paintings by British artist Francis Bacon were stolen from a Madrid home. The paintings, worth an estimated combined 23.2 million pounds or 30 million euros. This theft is the largest one to take place in Spain in the last several decades. Though the heist took place in June 2015, it is just now becoming […]

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Kunsthal Museum, Rotterdam

Dutch Art Heist Suspects Apprehended

In October, seven masterpieces were stolen from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Picasso, Monet, Matisse, and Freud were among the artists whose works were thieved, making it one of the biggest art heists in history. Three suspects have now been apprehended in Romania, and though there are still no leads on where the […]

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