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First Ever ‘Painted in His Lifetime’ Portrait of William Shakespeare Discovered

Posted: June 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: ART, Author, William Shakespeare | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on First Ever ‘Painted in His Lifetime’ Portrait of William Shakespeare Discovered

First ever 'authentic' portrait of Shakespeare found in 16th century botany handbook via reutersA British magazine has published an image of a figure that it says is the first and only known demonstrably authentic portrait of William Shakespeare made in his lifetime.

The picture of a young, bearded man wearing a Roman-style laurel crown and holding an ear of sweetcorn was identified by botanist and historian Mark Griffiths and will be published in Country Life magazine.

Until now, the only accepted authentic likenesses of Shakespeare have been found in the First Folio of his works and his monument at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, both created posthumously.

Previous claims of discoveries of Shakespeare portraits created during his lifetime have been generally disbelieved by scholars, however Country Life editor Mark Hedges is in no doubt of the images authenticity :: Read the full article »»»»


National Gallery of Australia to Receive $1.2 million Refund on ‘Stolen’ Buddha

Posted: March 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: ART, Art News, STANDOUT | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on National Gallery of Australia to Receive $1.2 million Refund on ‘Stolen’ Buddha

National Gallery of Australia to Receive $1.2 million Refund on 'Stolen' Buddha

The National Gallery of Australia will receive a refund of more than $1.2 million for a 2,000-year-old stone statue of Buddha after it was revealed it may have been stolen.

The Canberra-based gallery, which has been involved in provenance issues before, announced in January it would return the Seated Buddha statue to India. The dealer has now agreed to refund the purchase price :: Read the full article »»»»


Glover Prize: Winning Landscape by Artist Nigel Hewitt Used Ash From Dunalley Bushfire

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Glover Prize: Winning Landscape by Artist Nigel Hewitt Used Ash From Dunalley Bushfire

An artwork using ash from the 2013 Dunalley bushfires has won this year’s Glover art prize. Nigel Hewitt won the $40,000 prize, the country’s richest landscape award for his work, Woven.

The Tasmanian-born artist, who now lives in Western Australia, used wood ash to depict a forest landscape. Hewitt was thrilled with the award, which honours colonial artist John Glover :: Read the full article »»»»