The ominous imagery of Vincent van Gogh's 'Wheatfield with Crows' (1890) practically paints the image of the Dutch artist's final days on earth. Blackbirds haunt the darkening sky above the dust-ridden farmland — a literal murder of crows who portentously circle above the famed painter's one-eared head. "This is the last picture that Van Gogh painted before he killed himself," wrote John Berger in the opening pages of his magnum opus, 'Ways of Seeing'.
Eight-year-old Iranian student Soheil Ahmadipour by drawing a happy and active rural life where men and women work together to make the best use of land, water and soil, and produce most of their needs won the First Award of the FAO’s Painting Competition on the occasion of World Food Day 2017.
A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci was sold for a record 450 million US dollars (380 million euros), including fees, at auction on Wednesday, obliterating previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.
Experts from the BBC examining the amazing art collection at the National Trust for Scotland's Haddo House in Aberdeenshire discovered two very important paintings, including a piece that is 'probably by' Raphael.
A large-scale sculpture by acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and by two emblems of American architecture — the classic red barn and the Bates family's sinister mansion from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film 'Psycho' — comprises the fourth annual installation of site-specific works commissioned for The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden.