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On Anniversary of Death, King
Shares Unreleased Queen Pic
Sep 8, 2023 10:59 AM CDT
On Anniversary of Death, King Shares Unreleased Queen Pic
Charles III, Queen Camilla also held prayer service for Elizabeth II near Balmoral
- Friday marks one year since the death of Queen Elizabeth II , and the royal family has circulated a never-before-released portrait of the late monarch in commemoration. "We recall with great affection her long life, devoted service, and all she meant to so many of us," King Charles III...
Judge's Sentencing Remark
Shows Murdaugh Family Pull
Mar 3, 2023 1:32 PM CST
Judge's Sentencing Remark Shows Murdaugh Family Pull
Painting in courtroom of Alex Murdaugh's grandfather had to be removed to 'ensure a fair trial'
- Alex Murdaugh received two life sentences Friday in South Carolina for the murder of his wife, Maggie, and 22-year-old son, Paul. But before Judge Clifton Newman handed down his decision, he mentioned the sad downfall of Murdaugh, who comes from a prominent family of attorneys in the region, and commented...
Beneath This Early Cezanne
Painting, a 'Huge Discovery'
Dec 16, 2022 10:09 AM CST
Beneath This Early Cezanne Painting, a 'Huge Discovery'
X-ray reveals what Cincinnati Art Museum conservator believes to be a self-portrait
- The Cincinnati Art Museum believes it's found a self portrait of Paul Cezanne hidden beneath a still-life painting that's been in its collection for nearly 70 years. Chief conservator Serena Urry was inspecting Cezanne's 1865 oil painting "Still Life with Bread and Eggs" when she spotted...
Judge Rules on Battle Over
Student's Trump Portrait
Oct 11, 2020 2:30 PM CDT
Judge Rules on Battle Over Student's Trump Portrait
The district painted it over. A judge put his foot down.
- Want a painting of President Trump in your parking space? So be it. That's what a federal judge ruled Friday after a Louisiana teen's portrait of Trump sparked a brouhaha at his school, the
reports. "The painting of President Trump cannot reasonably be described as obscene...
Trump to US Diplomat:
Your $750K Art Is Mine
Sep 6, 2020 12:40 PM CDT
Trump to US Diplomat: Your $750K Art Is Mine
Ambassador Jamie McCourt didn't object, sources say
- President Trump, art lover? That's what Bloomberg is reporting. Seems the president carted home a box-load of art from the US ambassador's mansion while visiting France in 2018. Insiders say Trump told the ambassador, Jamie McCourt, that a painting, bust, and set of figurines were returning with him...
Is Turning 7,
Jul 22, 2020 9:05 AM CDT
Guess Who Is Turning 7, Complete With New Pictures?
Prince George was photographed by mom Kate Middleton
- It's not out of the ordinary for moms to take pictures of their kids on their birthdays. What is unusual is for those photos to get worldwide exposure. Per a statement issued by Kensington Palace, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Wills and Kate) are "delighted to...
Pierce Brosnan's Bob Dylan
Portrait Nets $1.4M at Auction
May 26, 2018 1:30 PM CDT
Pierce Brosnan's Bob Dylan Portrait Nets $1.4M at Auction
The actor took up painting in 1987 and is a trained commercial artist
- Pierce Brosnan has joined the ranks of celebrity painters in a major way, reports
. A portrait of Bob Dylan painted by the former James Bond star sold for $1.4 million at the 25th annual amFAR Cannes charity auction held in Antibes last week. "I am deeply proud,...
Palace Releases Official
Royal Wedding Photos
May 21, 2018 11:00 AM CDT
Palace Releases Official Royal Wedding Photos
Family portrait included among 3 new images
- Kensington Palace has released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after their wedding, the AP reports. Alexi Lubomirski's images include a family portrait of the couple with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William, and their spouses, as well as Markle'...
Price of Chris Christie
Portrait Raises Eyebrows
Apr 20, 2018 7:55 AM CDT
Price of Chris Christie Portrait Raises Eyebrows
$85K price tag is more than paid by NJ's 3 previous governors combined
- Chris Christie has found a new way to ruffle taxpayers' feathers despite having left office earlier this year as the least popular governor in New Jersey history. Christie has commissioned award-winning Australian artist Paul Newton to paint his official portrait at a cost of $85,000, the
Portraits of the Obamas
Revealed in DC
Feb 12, 2018 11:12 AM CST
Portraits of the Obamas Revealed in DC
'That's pretty sharp,' former president says of Kehinde Wiley's likeness of him
- The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled portraits of former President Obama and Michelle Obama. Barack Obama's portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley, an artist best known for his vibrant, large-scale paintings of African-Americans. For Michelle Obama's portrait, the gallery commissioned Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald, first-prize winner of the...
What Do These Guys Have to
Smile About? Their New Pics
Oct 31, 2017 9:15 AM CDT
What Do These Guys Have to Smile About? Their New Pics
Official portraits of Trump, Pence released after long delay
- Check out President Trump's Twitter pages—both the official @POTUS account and his personal handle —and his avatar is the picture of squinting seriousness. But both he and VP Mike Pence are showing off their pearly whites in their new official portraits, released Tuesday and now circulating online...
Here Is the First Lady's
Apr 3, 2017 12:50 PM CDT
Here Is the First Lady's Official Portrait
Melania Trump was photographed at the White House
- The White House released First Lady Melania Trump's official portrait Monday. Not much information was given about the photo beyond the fact that it was "taken in her new residence at the White House." "I am honored to serve in the role of First Lady, and...
Here's the $20K Trump Portrait
He Bought With Charity Funds
Nov 2, 2016 9:31 AM CDT
Here's the $20K Trump Portrait He Bought With Charity Funds
'Speed painter' releases first public photos of painting whipped up in 6 minutes
- A tweet from
reporter David Fahrenthold offered a first glimpse to the masses Tuesday of something that's long been reported but not yet seen: the portrait of Donald Trump that Trump bought for $20,000 using money meant for his Trump Foundation charity. Artist Michael Israel, a...
Shakespeare May Not
Have Looked Like This
Sep 9, 2016 12:42 PM CDT
Shakespeare May Not Have Looked Like This
Portrait cleaning could alter the Bard's look in a big way
- When you picture William Shakespeare, the image that likely comes to mind is the Chandos Portrait—the most famous portrait of the Bard and the only one known to have been painted during his lifetime, reports
. But that doesn't mean it looks exactly like him, at least in...
Annie Leibovitz Snaps 68 Years of Royal Wedded Bliss
Jun 10, 2016 8:03 AM CDT
Annie Leibovitz Snaps 68 Years of Royal Wedded Bliss
Pic taken by celebrity photographer of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip released
- Friday is Prince Philip's 95th birthday—a fitting day to see the release of the final Annie Leibovitz photo of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, with him smiling sweetly by her side. The fourth photo of the queen in the Leibovitz four-photo series, commissioned to celebrate Elizabeth's 90th...
Behind Mona Lisa's
Dec 8, 2015 12:11 PM CST
Behind Mona Lisa's Smile: Another Woman?
Pascal Cotte used reflective light technology to analyze the paint layers
- Will the real Mona Lisa please stand up—or at least send us a signal from within the paint layers? The art world is buzzing over a French scientist's claims that he discovered a portrait of another woman lurking beneath the top layer of the world's most famous...
Artist Hid 'Monica's Dress'
in Official Clinton Portrait
Mar 2, 2015 12:07 PM CST
Artist Hid 'Monica's Dress' in Official Clinton Portrait
It hangs in the National Portrait Gallery
- Nelson Shanks' portrait of Bill Clinton is in the National Portrait Gallery—and in a new interview with the
Philadelphia Daily News
, the artist reveals the reason the Clintons, he says, want it removed. The former president is "probably the most famous liar of all time," Shanks says,...
Rare Anne Boleyn Portrait
May Just Have Emerged
in case you missed it
Feb 21, 2015 6:28 AM CST
Rare Anne Boleyn Portrait May Just Have Emerged
Henry VIII tried to wipe her from history
- There's only one existing portrait of Anne Boleyn whose authenticity experts don't dispute—but a facial recognition program may have changed that. The software, developed at UC Riverside, suggests that a painting known as the Nidd Hall portrait may also show Henry VIII's beheaded second wife. Experts...
for 88th B-day
Apr 20, 2014 8:18 AM CDT
Queen Gets New Portrait for 88th B-day
She looks pretty much the same
- What to get for the forever-reigning monarch who has everything? Britain's Queen Elizabeth turns 88 tomorrow, and the government got her, well, a portrait of herself to mark the occasion. The black-and-white photo by Brit photographer David Bailey was taken back in March, notes the AP . "I've...
Vandal Spray Paints
Jun 13, 2013 12:02 PM CDT
Vandal Spray Paints Over Queen's Portrait
Men's rights group says one of its members may be responsible
- God, it seems, is not interested in saving the Queen's portraiture. Westminster Abbey pulled its painting of Elizabeth II (that's the current queen for you non-royal fans) off the wall today, after a visitor defaced it with turquoise spray paint around lunchtime, the BBC reports. A 41-year-old man...
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