Drought face-lift: California paints lawns green

The heat is stifling, the soil dry as a bone, and a new law in drought-stricken California restricts sprinklers.

Rothko painting sells for $46.5 million in NY auction

A Mark Rothko painting sold for $46.5 million Tuesday at a Sotheby`s auction in New York, an evening in which several records were set including one for a work by German artist Sigmar Polke.

Van Gogh painting fetches $66.3 mn at Sotheby's auction
Van Gogh painting fetches $66.3 mn at Sotheby's auction

Sotheby's has sold a Van Gogh painting for $66.3 million, the highest price paid for a work by the Dutch artist since 1998, Efe news agency reported.

Deadline for painting roofs in Shimla expires

The extended deadline for painting the roofs of the houses here expired today and the defaulters, who failed to abide by the directives of the High Court, would face penal action, Deputy Mayor, Shimla Municipal Corporation, Takinder Panwar said.

Germany: Meet the artist who uses helicopter instead of paintbrush!

Like most artists he requires skill, precision and a firm hand - but unlike other painters he also needs a pilot’s licence and nerves of steel.

How Rembrandt's made changes in his iconic artworks without harming originals

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn planned and changed the artwork without harming the original.

Protest over painting insulting National Flag
Protest over painting insulting National Flag

 Two paintings by an Assam-based artist, including one which allegedly dishonours the National Flag, have been condemned by several organisations who have also demanded arrest of the artist.

PM Modi gifts 'Tree of Life' painting to French President

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who wound up his first visit to France, gifted President Francois Hollande a painting titled 'Tree of Life' which reflects the traditional societal respect for nature in India.

Painting in Dutch royal collection was Nazi loot: Official report

 The Dutch Royal Family owns a painting by a Dutch master that was looted by the Nazis during Germany`s occupation of the Netherlands in World War Two, according to a report published on Tuesday.

Italian police recover Picasso work valued at $16 mn
Italian police recover Picasso work valued at $16 mn

Italian police recovered a painting by Pablo Picasso, valued at $16 million, which had allegedly been stolen and was "about to be exported," an Italian culture ministry source said.

Why Vincent van Gogh paintings are turning white

After analysing one of the greatest works by famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, Belgian scientists have identified a very rare mineral that is turning his paintings white.

Paul Gauguin's creative process unveiled
Paul Gauguin's creative process unveiled

Researchers have found how famed French artist Paul Gauguin formed, layered and re-used imagery to make 19 unique graphic works.

Artist makes Kim K, Miley Cyrus painting with emoji art
Artist makes Kim K, Miley Cyrus painting with emoji art

 Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrushave now been immortalized inemoji art with the help of a new painting tool known as Emoji.ink.

Da Vinci's earlier Mona Lisa makes world debut

An earlier version of one of Leonardo Da Vinci's most celebrated works of art, "Mona Lisa", Monday made its world premiere in Singapore.

Here's the Danish artist's 'penis painting' of Kim K's Paper mag butt pic

A Danish artist has used his flaccid penis as a brush and some quality paints to paint Kim Kardashian's 'Break the Internet' naked snap featuring her oiled-up butt.

O'Keeffe painting sells for $44.4 mn, new record for female artist
O'Keeffe painting sells for $44.4 mn, new record for female artist

American Georgia O'Keeffe's "Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1" has been sold at a Sotheby's auction in New York for $44.4 million, a new record for a female artist.

Tagore's pocket book, art treasures at Christie's auction
Tagore's pocket book, art treasures at Christie's auction

Modernist painter Tyeb Mehta's "Untitled" (Falling Bull) is leading Christie's second auction in India that will take place here in December, organisers said Friday.

Adele wants 'iconic' painting of herself
Adele wants 'iconic' painting of herself

Singer Adele has contacted urban street artist Pegasus and commissioned an "iconic" painting for herself.

French scientist reveals secrets of Da Vinci's painting
French scientist reveals secrets of Da Vinci's painting

 

New Delhi: One of the most famous Renaissance painters, Leonardo Da Vinci might have been blessed with imagination powers, which are beyond a mortal being's capacity, but now reports suggest his idea and technique behind one of his paintings has been decoded.

S.H.Raza painting gets Rs.8.17 crore at Saffronart Delhi auction
S.H.Raza painting gets Rs.8.17 crore at Saffronart Delhi auction

Indian modern artist S.H.Raza's 1973 acrylic painting "La Terre" fetched Rs.8.17 crore ($1.36 million) at Saffronart's first live auction in the capital, organisers said Saturday.