On Sunday, FX premiered its show ‘Trust,’ about the life of American businessman J. Paul Getty, who built his family’s fortune in oil. Dubbed at one point the richest man in the world, he’s known for his artistic endeavors, miserliness and the kidnapping of his grandson.
The Mauritshuis in the Hague is starting an intensive, two-week, noninvasive study of Johannes Vermeer’s famed 1665 painting, ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring.’ The museum will explore the work using new technologies in the hopes of understanding how the painting was created and what brought it to life.
Leonardo DiCaprio optioned Walter Isaacson's new biography on Leonardo Da Vinci, and the film has just secured a screenwriter: John Logan, who wrote ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Spectre.’ The film, produced by Paramount and Appian Way, will star DiCaprio in the title role.
Several women have accused Chuck Close of sexually harassing them when they came to his studio to pose. The artist agreed that he has spoken candidly and crudely to women about their bodies. “Last time I looked, discomfort was not a major offense,” he said.
Seven decades after confiscation by the Nazis, a French court has ordered an 1887 painting by impressionist artist Camille Pissarro back to the Jewish family that owned it. The work, “Picking Peas,” was last bought at auction over 20 years ago for $800,000.
Pablo Picasso’s 1905 portrait, “Fillette à la corbeille fleurie,” sold for $115 million at a Christie’s auction, stirring controversy over a young girl’s sexualized depiction. The record-breaking auction included pieces from Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet.