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7 Nov
The blockade in Gaza makes the living conditions of its 2 million residents a constant struggle, disrupting every aspect of daily life. The periodic outbreaks of war with Israel have only deepened the humanitarian crisis, leaving nearly every civilian in the enclave affected. To confront the trauma, Malak Mattar turned to painting as an outlet. A form of healing and resistance, her brightly coloured works often depict women grappling with the complex reality of life in Gaza. She joined us for Perspective.
30 Jun
Greece has recovered a Picasso painting personally donated by the Spanish master to the Greek people, almost a decade after it was stolen alongside two other artworks in an audacious heist at the National Gallery. "Head of a Woman", gifted by Pablo Picasso to Greece in 1949, was recovered in Keratea, a rural area some 45 kilometres (28 miles) southeast of Athens, officials told a news conference.
4 Feb
Angelina Jolie is selling a prized art piece, the only painting created by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during World War II.
20 Jan
Italian police have recovered a 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi", the world's most expensive painting, after it was stolen from the museum of the Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore in Naples. It was found hidden in a room of a flat in Naples.
14 Nov 2020
Kenyan artist Joseph Njoroge, also known by his artist name 'Josey Arts,' painted Sunday a portrait of US President-elect Joe Biden after he defeated the incumbent US President Donald trump in the 2020 US presidential election.
1 Sep 2020
Sacha Jafri, a British artist, has taken over the ballroom of a luxury hotel in Dubai to produce the largest painting ever created on canvas. The 1,980-square-meter (over 21,000 square feet) artwork will be cut into separate panels, which the painter is auctioning off in the hope of raising $30 million for charity.
27 Nov 2019
Gbadamosi Adefemi also known as Fola David is a Nigerian hyper-realism artist and medical doctor who came to prominence after drawing the image of Jesus Christ upside down within Five minutes. GuardianTV spoke with the Doctor cum artist as he reveals how he juggles his skills.
18 Oct 2019
Painting by Ben Enwonwu, a Nigerian artist named "African Mona Lisa" originally christened as 'Christine' has been sold at auction in London for £1.1m after the family who owned it googled the signature and realised its importance.
12 Oct 2019
In some paintings, the wounds are plain to see: an arm or leg lost to war. In others, the injuries that US veterans suffered are hidden from view. But all of the works by former president George W.Bush reflect some of the human toll of his decisions as commander-in-chief.
5 Oct 2019
A Bansky painting depicting the British Parliament full of primates has sold for a record $12 million at auction. The secretive artist criticized the sale as being against his principles.
27 Jan 2019
Thieves have removed a mournful painting by the mysterious British artist from an emergency door at the Bataclan concert hall. The work was an homage to those killed during the coordinated 2015 terror attacks in Paris.
23 Dec 2018
Nu Couche (Sur Le Cote Gauche) was painted by Amedeo Modigliani in 1917. This extraordinary nude was auctioned back in May 15, 2018 at Sotheby’s New York. The painting was sold for $157.16 million to an unidentified buyer.

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