Art

A mural called “Humanistic Education” by artist Fred Ross showing three shirtless models on the left, which were based on sketch of a young Tom Connors , is shown at Harbour View High School in Saint John, N.B., in this undated handout photo. Decked out in his trademark Stetson and plywood-pounding cowboy boots, it’s hard to imagine country-folk legend Stompin’ Tom Connors as a male model. And yet, a recently acquired artist’s drawing from the 1950s - obtained by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton - offers a revealing glimpse of Canada’s best loved troubadour as a lanky, squared-jawed teen wearing nothing but tight athletic shorts and high-topped sneakers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Beaverbrook Art Gallery
A mural called “Humanistic Education” by artist Fred Ross showing three shirtless models on the left, which were based on sketch of a young Tom Connors , is shown at Harbour View High School in Saint John, N.B., in this undated handout photo. Decked out in his trademark Stetson and plywood-pounding cowboy boots, it’s hard to imagine country-folk legend Stompin’ Tom Connors as a male model. And yet, a recently acquired artist’s drawing from the 1950s - obtained by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton - offers a revealing glimpse of Canada’s best loved troubadour as a lanky, squared-jawed teen wearing nothing but tight athletic shorts and high-topped sneakers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Beaverbrook Art Gallery
A woman admires Leonardo da Vinci’s painting ’ The Last Supper ‘, dating back to 1494-1498 and preserved at the ex-Renaissance refectory of the convent adjacent to the sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie church, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. ‘Last Supper’ reopened Tuesday to the public after closure due to COVID-19 lockdown measures. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Leonardo’s ‘Last Supper’ reopens to public with short wait

Museum officials anticipate 60 per cent drop in visitors

  • Feb 9, 2021
A woman admires Leonardo da Vinci’s painting ’ The Last Supper ‘, dating back to 1494-1498 and preserved at the ex-Renaissance refectory of the convent adjacent to the sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie church, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. ‘Last Supper’ reopened Tuesday to the public after closure due to COVID-19 lockdown measures. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
An Italian police officer stands by a copy of the “Salvator Mundi” (Savior of the World) by Leonardo da Vinci, in Naples, Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Italian police have recovered a copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th century “Salvator Mundi” painting of Jesus Christ that was stolen from a Naples church without the priests even realizing it was gone. The discovery was made over the weekend when Naples police working on a bigger operation found the painting hidden in an apartment. Police chief Alfredo Fabbrocini said the owner offered a “less than credible” explanation that he had “casually” bought it at a small market. (Italian Police via AP)

Italian police find stolen copy of Leonardo ‘Salvator Mundi’

500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci painting

  • Jan 21, 2021
An Italian police officer stands by a copy of the “Salvator Mundi” (Savior of the World) by Leonardo da Vinci, in Naples, Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Italian police have recovered a copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th century “Salvator Mundi” painting of Jesus Christ that was stolen from a Naples church without the priests even realizing it was gone. The discovery was made over the weekend when Naples police working on a bigger operation found the painting hidden in an apartment. Police chief Alfredo Fabbrocini said the owner offered a “less than credible” explanation that he had “casually” bought it at a small market. (Italian Police via AP)
An example of a child’s artwork during the COVID-19 pandemic is shown in a handout. Many of the children’s drawings show people alone, haunted by shadowy spectres, or worse, their own thoughts.The researcher behind the childart.ca project says the virtual gallery of illustrations by Canadian kids and teenagers showcases a wide variety of visions of the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-childart.ca

‘This is too much’: Art shows children’s struggles during pandemic, says researcher

Recurring themes include confined figures, screaming faces and gory imagery

An example of a child’s artwork during the COVID-19 pandemic is shown in a handout. Many of the children’s drawings show people alone, haunted by shadowy spectres, or worse, their own thoughts.The researcher behind the childart.ca project says the virtual gallery of illustrations by Canadian kids and teenagers showcases a wide variety of visions of the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-childart.ca
Detail of James Wilson Morrice's "LaPlage."

James Wilson Morrice canvas outperforms at auction with more than million-dollar sale

A canvas by Montreal-born artist James Wilson Morrice exceeded expectations with a…

Detail of James Wilson Morrice's "LaPlage."
A pedestrian heads past the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax on Thursday, April 18, 2019. The winner of the international design competition for NS's new art gallery has been announced. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Winning design announced for N.S. art gallery to be built on Halifax waterfront

Winning design announced for N.S. art gallery to be built on Halifax waterfront

A pedestrian heads past the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax on Thursday, April 18, 2019. The winner of the international design competition for NS's new art gallery has been announced. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Alanna Cavanagh's "Signal for Help" is seen in an undated handout image. A group of 16 Canadian artists have reinterpreted the "Signal for Help" as part of an art campaign aimed at raising awareness for the single-hand gesture. The "Signal for Help" was introduced as a way for people experiencing domestic violence to discreetly communicate over video call that they would like someone to check on them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Alanna Cavanagh, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Canadian artists draw attention to Signal for Help campaign and domestic violence

Canadian artists draw attention to Signal for Help campaign and domestic violence

Alanna Cavanagh's "Signal for Help" is seen in an undated handout image. A group of 16 Canadian artists have reinterpreted the "Signal for Help" as part of an art campaign aimed at raising awareness for the single-hand gesture. The "Signal for Help" was introduced as a way for people experiencing domestic violence to discreetly communicate over video call that they would like someone to check on them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Alanna Cavanagh, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
A salvaging crew prepares to attach chain to lift to a metro train carriage of the whale’s tail of a sculpture after it rammed through the end of an elevated section of rails with the driver escaping injuries in Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Dutch train caught by whale sculpture to be salvaged

Train was empty at the time

  • Nov 3, 2020
A salvaging crew prepares to attach chain to lift to a metro train carriage of the whale’s tail of a sculpture after it rammed through the end of an elevated section of rails with the driver escaping injuries in Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
The main entrance to the Museums Island and the Neue Museum, left, in Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. A large number of art works and artifacts at some of Berlin’s best-known museums were smeared with a liquid by an unknown perpetrator or perpetrators earlier this month, police said Wednesday. The ‘numerous’ works in several museums at the Museum Island complex, a UNESCO world heritage site in the heart of the German capital that is one of the city’s main tourist attractions, were targeted between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 3, police said. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Over 60 exhibits damaged at Berlin museums, motive a mystery

Surveillance camera footage doesn’t show obvious signs of anyone applying the liquid

  • Oct 21, 2020
The main entrance to the Museums Island and the Neue Museum, left, in Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. A large number of art works and artifacts at some of Berlin’s best-known museums were smeared with a liquid by an unknown perpetrator or perpetrators earlier this month, police said Wednesday. The ‘numerous’ works in several museums at the Museum Island complex, a UNESCO world heritage site in the heart of the German capital that is one of the city’s main tourist attractions, were targeted between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 3, police said. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Afternoon Shopping, by David More.

Explore Red Deer’s public art collection

Take a day or two out of your Central Alberta staycation to…

  • Aug 25, 2020
Afternoon Shopping, by David More.
Canada’s arts and recreation businesses face greatest risk of closure: CFIB

Canada’s arts and recreation businesses face greatest risk of closure: CFIB

Canada’s arts and recreation businesses face greatest risk of closure: CFIB

Canada’s arts and recreation businesses face greatest risk of closure: CFIB
Indigenous arts leader Jesse Wente named head of Canada Council for the Arts

Indigenous arts leader Jesse Wente named head of Canada Council for the Arts

Indigenous arts leader Jesse Wente named head of Canada Council for the Arts

Indigenous arts leader Jesse Wente named head of Canada Council for the Arts
Colville’s 1976 canvas “Dog and Bridge” sold for more than $2.4 million, in a July 15, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Colville painting shatters sales record at auctions with strong bidding results

TORONTO — A painting by Alex Colville shattered a price record for…

Colville’s 1976 canvas “Dog and Bridge” sold for more than $2.4 million, in a July 15, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Raffle organizers Peri Cochin, left, and Arabenne Reille unbox the painting “Nature morte” by Picasso at Christie’s auction house, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Paris. Christie’s auction house in Paris hosted the raffle draw for “Nature Morte,” an oil on canvas that Picasso painted in 1921.(AP Photo | Francois Mori)

Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction

TORONTO — A portrait by Pablo Picasso is among the artworks on…

  • Jul 15, 2020
Raffle organizers Peri Cochin, left, and Arabenne Reille unbox the painting “Nature morte” by Picasso at Christie’s auction house, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Paris. Christie’s auction house in Paris hosted the raffle draw for “Nature Morte,” an oil on canvas that Picasso painted in 1921.(AP Photo | Francois Mori)
Police are investigating the theft of “Spring Garden” by Vincent van Gogh, taken from a Dutch museum, in a March 30, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Dutch museum says Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in raid

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch museum says that a painting by…

  • Mar 30, 2020
Police are investigating the theft of “Spring Garden” by Vincent van Gogh, taken from a Dutch museum, in a March 30, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Albert Uderzo, a creator of French hero Asterix, dies at 92

Albert Uderzo, a creator of French hero Asterix, dies at 92

PARIS — Albert Uderzo, one of the two creators of the beloved…

Albert Uderzo, a creator of French hero Asterix, dies at 92
For decades, the Allentown Art Museum displayed an oil-on-oak panel painting called “Portrait of a Young Woman” and credited it to “Studio of Rembrandt” in a Feb. 17, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Museum’s Rembrandt knockoff turns out to be the real thing

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Thanks to modern technology and some expert detective work,…

  • Feb 17, 2020
For decades, the Allentown Art Museum displayed an oil-on-oak panel painting called “Portrait of a Young Woman” and credited it to “Studio of Rembrandt” in a Feb. 17, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)