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‘Augmented reality’ brings art alive in Vienna

VIENNA, AUSTRIA: Vienna's Albertina art gallery unveiled on Tuesday a new mobile phone application that "brings to life" works by the likes of Monet and Picasso. The "augmented reality" app, which is free to download, allows phones to be held up to 13 paintings in the Albertina's collection and move elements of them around. Degas's "Two Dancers" is created before your eyes, a Picasso boat sets sail and a photo of Monet's garden at Giverny is superimposed on the French impressionist's painting. In addition to the…

Picasso’s mansion set to sell for 20 million euros

NICE: Picasso's mansion on the French Riviera -- where his last wife tragically shot herself -- is expected to be sold for more than 20 million euros ($24 million) at an auction on Thursday. The artist spent his twilight years on the estate at Mougins in the hills near Cannes, dying there in April 1973, 12 years after moving there with his muse and second wife Jacqueline Roque. Roque -- who Picasso painted more than 400 times, but who feuded with his children after his death -- killed herself at the house overlooking…

‘Spiderman’ burglar on trial over $100m Paris art haul

PARIS: A burglar known as "Spiderman", notorious for daring acrobatic heists, goes on trial Monday for the 2010 theft of a $100-million haul that included works by Picasso and Matisse from a Paris gallery. Vjeran Tomic, 49, who is facing 14 charges, will stand trial along with two accomplices charged with handling stolen goods. The three were charged over the May 2010 robbery at the Modern Art Museum of five paintings by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Ferdinand Leger and Amedeo Modigliani. On May 19,…

Move over Picasso: first-ever emojis to hang in NY Museum of Modern Art

NEW YORK: Smiley faces and images of food and cats designed almost 20 years ago by a Japanese phone company and used in digital messages worldwide have now attained the status of art. The Museum of Modern Art in New York has been licensed to display the emojis in its permanent collection alongside works by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock, it said on Wednesday. It was not clear how the emojis would be displayed at MoMA, but the installation is due to open in early December. Japanese national carrier Nippon Telegraph and…