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The Idiot's Guide To Identifying Classic Paintings

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts

Can you tell a Rembrandt from a Caravaggio? Or a Rubens from a Michelangelo? If you answered no, have no fear. There's a quick and painless guide to t...

This Gun Ad Just Pissed Off An Entire Country

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business

ROME, March 10 (Reuters) - Italian cultural officials have threatened court action to stop an American arms manufacturer showing the revered Renaiss...

Movie Review: The Monuments Men

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As the evidence shows, Monuments Men would not have been in the awards mix. Well-made and honorable, it's also a movie that never achieves much momentum.

A Look at High Art in the 21st Century: Pictures at a Museum's Shop.

Jura Margulis | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Jura Margulis

We created abundance in the civilized world and cherish the history of our culture and the culture of our history, or so we say, and that last room before the museum's shop exhibits the best we can do in and with the visual arts sector?

Piano's Light Touch at the Kimbell

J. Michael Welton | Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It may be safe to say -- whether you favor the site of Renzo Piano's new pavilion or not - that Louis Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum has never looked as good as it does today.

Politics as Un-usual: My Dinner With Adolfo

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

A bona fide politician actually put down his fork mid-air to listen to me. Not one minute was spent on fundraising or self-promotion. Nope. Instead, Adolfo Carrion, running on the Independent Party ticket, concentrated on us -- all young independent artists struggling to survive in New York City.

Was A Long Lost Michelangelo Sculpture Finally Found?

Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts

Art historians and restorers gathered excitedly in Spain last week to catch a glimpse of "San Giovannino," a sculpture which, according to the New Yor...

From Leonardo to Michelangelo: Now Silverman Enters the Louvre

Simon Hewitt | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

One hot summer's day 30 years ago, Canadian-born art collector Peter Silverman was preparing to dive into Bavaria's scenic Starnberger.

Michelangelo's Ugliest Drawing May Not Be His

Posted 04.12.2013 | Arts

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 04/12/2013 01:55 PM EDT on LiveScience Michelangelo's portrait of Cleopatra holding an asp to her breast...

A Brief Guide to National Poetry Month

John Lundberg | Posted 05.31.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

April is National Poetry Month, poetry lovers! An annual celebration (since 1996) sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, the event aims to spread the gospel of poetry and celebrate the art's rich past and vibrant present.

The Conclave

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Joe Peyronnin

As Roman Catholic cardinals gather in the magnificent Sistine Chapel to select a new pope, their conclave is at a critical crossroads. Will the cardinals vote for a pope who can re-energize the faithful, and restore the trust that has been missing for millions of lapsed Catholics?

Happy Birthday, Michelangelo!

Posted 03.06.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, the Italian Renaissance mastermind who counts artworks like the Sistine Chapel ce...

82nd & Fifth: THINKING ALOUD by Carmen Bambach

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Did you know that a boy, a model in Michelangelo's studio, posed for this study, which was to depict a female, the figure of the Libyan Sibyl? To cura...

Thoughts for Ash Wednesday: The Dirt on David

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

The beginning of our Lenten journey is a unique one that marches us toward the cross and ultimately resurrection. Let us believe through faith that just as the dirt on David was removed, thanks to the love and mercy of God that a fallen humanity can also be scrubbed clean in the very same way.

Michelangelo Exhibit Heads To Virginia

AP | By STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 02.08.2013 | Arts

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Twenty-five drawings by Michelangelo begin a two-city U.S. exhibition in Virginia on Saturday, including some works never before ...

Michelangelo Sculpture Heads To... Jail?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.07.2013 | Arts

An unfinished sculpture by Michelangelo is heading to an unlikely temporary location -- prison. The noted Italian artist worked on "La Pieta Ronda...

Another Look at 'Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings From the Courtauld Gallery'

Liz Insogna | Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts
Liz Insogna

One has a sense that as we move closer and more connected globally, we're nostalgic for the variance that make each country's artistic expression all the more appealing.

National Gallery Of Art Will Host Rare Display

AP | Posted 12.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Italy's foreign minister is opening a yearlong celebration of Italian culture in 30 U.S. cities with a rare display of Michelangelo's "D...

25 Years Later, An Homage To The Original 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 01.12.2013 | TV
Chris Jancelewicz

In honor of one of the greatest cartoons of my generation, I've picked my favorite episode from each season. Sit back, gorge on some pizza, and recollect why you loved 'TMNT' in the first place.

Who Is Nicola Samorì?

Mia R. Benenate | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Mia R. Benenate

Known for the smoldering intensity of his figurative work, Samorì deftly wields his artist's brush to create moody and atmospheric pieces. The following interview sheds light on the prolific artist who spends most of his time in the shadows.

Yer Cheatin' Art: An Art Forger Tells All (Part I)

Janice Harper | Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts
Janice Harper

For all the forgers' mastery of art, there remains the troubling issue of morality. What does it mean to turn such a phenomenal skill toward criminal ends? And just how criminal is it, really?

Check Out A Different Side Of Florence

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.19.2012 | Travel
Lev Raphael

Thanks to a friend, I found a quarter of this famous city that felt completely apart. The architectural beauty was there, but the tourists weren't.

Our Favorite Fathers In Art

Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts

HuffPost Arts would like to officially thank all the Dads out there for all of their hard work, generosity and insight. We can think of no better disp...

Naked David Storms Louisville as Museum Hotels Raid the Gothic South (PHOTOS, NSFW)

Frank Browning | Posted 08.08.2012 | Arts
Frank Browning

The Brown family of Kentucky claim to hold the biggest collection of contemporary art in North America, and they're scattering it in the bars, lounges, restrooms and elevators of their hotel group, which they're marketing as "museum hotels."

The Best Mothers In Art

Posted 05.13.2012 | Arts

HuffPost Arts would like to officially thank moms everywhere for their countless gifts of strength and inspiration. What better way is there to expres...