Students who cannot draw will not be accepted by Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Art.

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Class at the Bauhaus started with special breathing exercises, then students turned to filling pages with minutely shaded parallel lines,…

This painting, considered a masterpiece by Chinese artist Xu Beihong, was painted by a student.

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The late Xu Beihong is one of the world’s best-selling artists. In June 2010, a portrait by the great painter of his wife sold at auction…

This statue was thought to be the ancient Amarna Princess until police discovered two more.

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When 80-year-old George Greenhalgh approached the Bolton Museum in 2003 with the Egyptian statue he’d found under his stairs, the…

This is a photograph of a Rastafarian from a US$60 book.

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In 2007, US artist Richard Prince was sued for theft. His accuser was French photographer Patrick Cariou, whose photos of Rastafarians…

In 2001, the Taliban ordered that all art showing people be destroyed.

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Mohammed Yusuf Asefi specializes in sunkissed mountains. They loom purplish behind all of his scenes: desert nomads at rest, bazaars…

This is how David’s penis was hidden from Queen Victoria.

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In 1857, when British queen Victoria first saw the six-meter-tall replica of Michelangelo’s statue David in the Victoria and Albert…

Franco Cervietti has sculpted Michael Jackson, Saddam Hussein, and Michelangelo’s David.

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In Pietrasanta, Italy, the local skate park is made out of marble. Surrounded by some of the world’s finest marble quarries, this village…

88% of museum heists are inside jobs.

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One summer day in 2012, Phivos Istavrioglu, 29, walked into a busy gallery in New York, lifted a Salvador Dalí painting from a wall,…

Bidding started at US$70,000 for the graffiti cut from this wall.

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One night in May 2012, someone stenciled the image of a little boy, kneeling and sewing Union Jack bunting, on the wall of a discount…

When the Mona Lisa was stolen, visitors queued for hours to see the vacant wall.

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When, on August 22, 1911, an artist visiting the Louvre in Paris, France, asked why Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa wasn’t hanging in its…