| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Stillness, silence and calm are probably not the first features that come to mind when contemporary art is mentioned. Scandal is far more likely to make the headlines.
But if you spend any time with Scot Heywood’s slow paintings, you might get...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Aside from Mayan temples and Emiliano Zapata's mustachioed visage, perhaps nothing is more emblematic of Mexico's mysterious grandeur than the films of Gabriel Figueroa.
In a career that consisted of more than 200 movies in multiple genres, made in...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn was born on this day in 1606 in Leiden in what is now the Netherlands. A prolific artist, he created many self-portraits during his career -- one of which serves as the inspiration for Monday's Google Doodle birthday...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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The British government is once more trying to frustrate a major art purchase by the J. Paul Getty Museum, this time “Rembrandt Laughing,” a self-portrait from around 1628 in which...
| Aug 23, 2013
As if California and its municipalities were not already making life difficult for businesses and taxpayers, the Golden State's courts could pile on too.
On July 15, a trial began in San Jose, in which seven California counties (Santa Clara, Alameda,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Rochus Misch never expressed regret over his wartime service or doubts about the man he and his comrades called "the boss."
Misch was Adolf Hitler's bodyguard, messenger and telephone operator. He had tea and cookies with Hitler's sister in Vienna. He...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:37 AM
A newly identified landscape painting believed to have been created by Vincent Van Gogh in 1888, just two years before his death, was unveiled Monday by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
"Sunset at Montmajour" depicts a wooded area near Arles in the...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:47 AM
A new exhibit at Hollywood’s La Luz de Jesus Gallery, curated by the people behind L.A. Beer Week, showcases more than 400 works that began life as four-inch coasters before dozens of featured artists transformed them into a kaleidoscope of...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The competitive, often territorial world of street art has long been male-dominated. Increasingly, however, women artists are adding a distinct sensibility to the street art scene that, in Los Angeles and other cities, includes yarn bombing (or graffiti...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:16 AM
A painting by Wassily Kandinsky has sold for $21.2 million at a Christie's auction of Impressionist and Modern works of art in London. The auction on Tuesday brought in a hefty total of $100.4 million, but the sale lacked any major surprises. ...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:53 AM
British artist Phil Thompson took a page -- or screenshot -- from Google Art Project, which allows art fans views of prized paintings at museums from around the world.
Thompson's series, called "Copyrights," plays on Google's images that must be...