Romanian authorities have arrested three men suspected of the theft of seven paintings by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Gaugin, and others from a Rotterdam museum. The paintings were stolen last October in an overnight break-in. While the works have yet to be recovered, police believe that they are hidden in an undisclosed location in Romania.
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Plates are a rather convenient way to display art, somewhere between ceramic – for the most part, though metals are possible – and painting. Ceramics are in vogue anyway, and as functional objects go, plates are easy to display. In ascending order of price, here are three recent initiatives which have stepped up to the plate:
Despite the wealth of museums and galleries worldwide exhibiting Picasso, the Royal Academy of Arts has managed to create an exhibition which looks at the maestro’s work with fresh eyes. Picasso and Paper features over 300 works
This month the Royal Academy of Arts to present Picasso and Paper, the most comprehensive exhibition devoted to Picasso’s imaginative and original uses of paper ever to be held.
Pablo Picasso Through the Lens of David Douglas Duncan’ gives a remarkable insight into the work and life of Picasso.