Visual arts

This combination photo shows, from left, Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars in Los Angeles on March 2, 2014, singer Lady Gaga wearing a dress made of meat at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 12, 2010, first lady Michelle Obama wearing a Tracy Reese dress at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Sept. 4, 2012, Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, following her wedding to Britain's Prince Harry, and Fashion Icon Award honoree Rihanna at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York on June 2, 2014. (AP Photo)
December 12, 2019 - 1:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga wore meat and Rihanna went naked, practically. Kate Middleton delivered royal wedding opulence and Billy Porter went viral in a tuxedo gown. There was the much-coveted Olivia Pope white coat, Lupita Nyong'o's perfect powder blue Oscar gown and Karl Lagerfield's embrace of...
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The painting ‚Madonna of the Pinks' of Renaissance artist Raphael from London's National Gallery is on display at an exhibition at the Gemaeldegalerie in Berlin, Wednesday, Germany, Dec. 11, 2019. Berlin is opening the first of several Raphael exhibitions as the art world celebrates the 500th anniversary of his death next year. The show is dedicated to five famous Madonna paintings by the renowned Renaissance master that belong to Berlin's Gemaeldegalerie collections and another masterpiece of the Virgin Mary that is on loan from the National Gallery in London. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
December 11, 2019 - 10:12 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin is opening the first of three Raphael exhibitions this week as the art world celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance master's death next year. Five paintings of the Virgin Mary and her son that are usually not exhibited in the same space are all on display in one...
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The statue titled Rumor's of War by artist Kehinde Wiley gets fully unveiled after the tarp covering the statue got stuck for a while at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. The monumental bronze sculpture of a young black man astride a galloping horse was unveiled Tuesday, set to be permanently installed in Virginia's capital city, not far from the Confederate monument it mimics. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 10, 2019 - 6:54 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A massive bronze sculpture of a young black man in a hoodie astride a horse was permanently installed Tuesday in Virginia’s capital city, not far from one of the country’s most prominent displays of Confederate monuments. At least 1,000 people crowded the lawn of the Virginia...
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In this Dec. 4, 2019 photo, gallery owner Emmanuel Perrotin poses next to Maurizio Cattlelan's "Comedian" at the Art Basel exhibition in Miami Beach, Fla. The work sold for $120,000. (AP Photo/Siobhan Morrissey)
December 08, 2019 - 4:52 pm
MIAMI (AP) — 3D-printed cocktails, a traffic jam sculpture made of hundreds of tons of sand and more celebrity sightings than a Kardashian Christmas party were all part of over-the-top festivities during the week of Art Basel Miami, but it was a banana that stole the show. The most talked-about...
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Pro-democracy protesters march on a street in Hong Kong, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Marchers are again expected to fill Hong Kong streets Sunday in a rally that will test the enduring appeal of an anti-government movement marking a half year of demonstrations. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
December 08, 2019 - 9:52 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Almost hidden among the throngs of demonstrators who marched in Hong Kong on Sunday was one woman who crawled, literally on hands and knees on the rough road surface — an apt metaphor for the arduous path traveled by Hong Kong's protest movement in the past six months. Dragging...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speak to reporters at the Capitol in Washington. The House Judiciary Committee is moving to the forefront of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, starting with a hearing Wednesday, Dec. 4 to examine the “high crimes and misdemeanors” set out in the Constitution. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 07, 2019 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine. The findings from the House...
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In this June 2019 photo provided by Marvel Comics, left to right, Marvel writer Skottie Young, assistant editors Danny Khazem and Kathleen Wisneski, and executive editor Nick Lowe sit inside the historic Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop in the French Quarter of New Orleans, as they research their upcoming comic book Strange Academy, that is based in New Orleans. (Casey McCauley/Marvel Comics via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 11:11 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city known for 19th century Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and for the tarot card readers who tell fortunes in its historic French Quarter is about to play host to a different kind of sorcerer — at least in the Marvel comics universe. Marvel announced plans Thursday to debut a new...
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This image released by Neon shows Adèle Haenel, left, and Noémie Merlant in a scene from "Portrait of a Lady on Fire." (Neon via AP)
December 04, 2019 - 3:56 pm
“Do all lovers feel they’re inventing something?” asks Heloise, a young woman experiencing romantic passion for the first time. It’s a beautiful line, but it’s also emblematic of the spirit of “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” a film in which everything feels stunningly fresh, raw and new. And it’s all...
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Tai Shani, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock and Oscar Murillo, after being announced as the winners for the 2019 Turner Prize at Dreamland Margate Tuesday December 3, 2019. All four of the artists chosen as finalists won this year’s award after they wrote to the jury and asked to be treated as a collective, prize organizers said Tuesday. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
December 03, 2019 - 5:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — The prestigious Turner Prize for art has been awarded to — everyone. All four of the artists chosen as finalists won this year’s award after they wrote to the jury and asked to be treated as a collective, prize organizers said Tuesday during a ceremony at the Turner Contemporary...
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In this Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 photo, a woman poses for a photo in front of graffiti at the Saadoun tunnel, in Baghdad, Iraq. The tunnel that passes under Baghdad’s landmark Tahrir Square has become an ad hoc museum for Iraq's revolution: Young artists draw images and murals that illustrate the country’s tortured past, and the Iraq they aspire to. Arabic reads, "those are our women." (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
November 22, 2019 - 1:23 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The images are both haunting and inspiring, transforming a once dreary, grim underpass into a vivid, colorful wall of art. “We want a nation, not a prison,” says one painting that depicts a man bursting free from behind bars. “Plant a revolution, and you will harvest a nation,” reads...
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