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Apr 2, 2014 11:30 AM ET // Joseph Castro, LiveScience
Hundreds of years before asbestos became ubiquitous in the construction industry, Byzantine monks used the fibrous material in plaster coatings underlying their wall paintings.
Mar 26, 2014 10:18 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Sticky cheese might be the secret behind one of the most intriguing Mannerist paintings. Continue reading →
Mar 26, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
As restorers work to revitalize a painting by 16th-century Mannerist Jacopo Pontormo, surprising details emerge.
Feb 12, 2014 08:30 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The two previously unknown portraits reveal the bard at a young age and then toward the end of his life.
Feb 12, 2014 07:50 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Newly uncovered portraits of William Shakespeare are compared with the established depictions of the bard.
Dec 16, 2013 08:30 AM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Artistic portrayals of Jesus have seemingly come to a consensus, though his image has changed over the centuries.
Dec 11, 2013 09:00 AM ET // Owen Jarus, LiveScience
The Terracotta Warriors, along with other life-size sculptures built for the First Emperor of China, were inspired by Greek art, new research indicates.
Nov 4, 2013 12:30 PM ET // AFP
$1.3 billion in Nazi-looted art was discovered in 2011, reports German media.
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