Every year, more than 50,000 art pieces are stolen around the world. The annual black market value for art theft stands between 6 and 8 billion.
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Pablo Picasso on Trial
La bande de Picasso was a guilty party to Prefect Lépine. He was confident that they were the gang of thieves he was after—and that they would be able to tell him Mona Lisa’s whereabouts. It wasn’t long before he’d arrested the face of the movement, Picasso himself.
Mona Lisa’s Romantic Disappearance
In August 1911, the Louvre Museum was stirred from its routine by horrific news. Usually displayed in the Salon de Carré, where she was visited by artists and suitors, Mona Lisa had vanished.
Leonardo da Vinci: Unveiling the Genius
He dabbled in everything--art, science, architecture, and more. All of these were his superpowers. They were trades and disciplines that he had a firm grip on because his sheer curiosity drove him to tireless study. Though he is best known for having painted the Mona Lisa, you could spend a lifetime reading about him.
Mona Lisa: The Queen of the Louvre
the rabbit hole of the Internet, one can live their lifetime without ever really looking at a painting. Masters such as Van Gogh or Beethoven are more than Internet trends. I want to talk about artists that helped form our society.