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      Barbie graces London and the Rokeby Venus heads to Liverpool – the week in art

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 5 July - 11:15

    Plus Dominique White’s subaquatic sculptures, Lonnie Holley’s salvaged objects and a new Rembrandt at the British Museum – all in your weekly dispatch

    Dominique White
    Subaquatic sculptures that speak a powerful abstract language, by a hugely promising young British artist.
    Whitechapel Gallery , London, until 15 September

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      ‘He thought it was fun’: how Rubens painted over an old master to give it life

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 15 June - 14:00

    Hi-tech imaging reveals the artist tinkered with Herri met de Bles’s painting to improve the composition of figures

    One benefit of being among history’s greatest artists is that if you don’t much like a painting done by someone else, you can just improve it. The Dutch master Sir Peter Paul Rubens certainly knew how to paint people; Rubenesque is still used to describe a curvaceous, ample body. So when he noticed the inferior quality of the religious figures depicted on an otherwise accomplished landscape hanging on his wall, it turns out he simply picked up his paint palette.

    A newly rediscovered Herri met de Bles painting, titled The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist in an Extensive Landscape with Travellers , set a puzzle for art historians because the style of the landscape background did not match the group of people. Hi-tech imaging of the canvas carried out by a London auction house has since “completed the jigsaw”, revealing the way Rubens had tinkered with a painting now thought to have belonged to his own collection.

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      ‘I believed I was one of the cool kids’: Ingrid Persaud on her journey from legal academic to artist to novelist

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 15 June - 10:00

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      Inside Out 2 to House of the Dragon: a complete guide to this week’s entertainment

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 15 June - 05:00

    A teenage Riley gets to know Anxiety and Envy in the Pixar animated sequel, and Westeros descends into civil war as the Game of Thrones prequel returns

    Inside Out 2
    Out now
    The first Inside Out gave us five personified emotions living inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley. Now a teen, Riley and her brain must contend with the arrival of new emotions, including Anxiety (voiced by Maya Hawke), Envy (Ayo Edebiri), Ennui (Adèle Exarchopoulos) and Embarrassment (Paul Walter Hauser).

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      Love through the lens, a dynasty of Japanese printmaking and Leeds’s finest – the week in art

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 14 June - 11:00

    The Yoshida family’s remarkable legacy, Alison Wilding’s subtle and surprising sculptures and this year’s rather tired effort from the Royal Academy – all in your weekly dispatch

    Meditations on Love
    Develop Collective explore the ecstasy and the agony of love through a passionate library of photobooks.
    Photographers’ Gallery, London, until 22 September

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      This photo got 3rd in an AI art contest—then its human photographer came forward

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 13 June - 22:34 · 1 minute

    To be fair, I wouldn't put it past an AI model to forget the flamingo's head.

    Enlarge / To be fair, I wouldn't put it past an AI model to forget the flamingo's head. (credit: Miles Astray )

    A juried photography contest has disqualified one of the images that was originally picked as a top three finisher in its new AI art category. The reason for the disqualification? The photo was actually taken by a human and not generated by an AI model.

    The 1839 Awards launched last year as a way to "honor photography as an art form," with a panel of experienced judges who work with photos at The New York Times, Christie's, and Getty Images, among others. The contest rules sought to segregate AI images into their own category as a way to separate out the work of increasingly impressive image generators from "those who use the camera as their artistic medium," as the 1839 Awards site puts it .

    For the non-AI categories, the 1839 Awards rules note that they "reserve the right to request proof of the image not being generated by AI as well as for proof of ownership of the original files." Apparently, though, the awards did not request any corresponding proof that submissions in the AI category were generated by AI.

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      Cette vraie photo a dupé tout le monde dans un concours de fausses images

      news.movim.eu / Numerama · Thursday, 13 June - 08:13

    Un photographe a placé une photo réelle dans un concours d'images générées par IA. Il a fini par remporter le prix du public.

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      Spain publishes list of art seized during civil war

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Wednesday, 12 June - 14:29

    Culture ministry hopes to help people reclaim family property plundered by Franco regime

    Spain’s culture ministry has published a list of more than 5,000 items plundered by the Franco regime – including paintings, sculptures, jewellery, furniture and religious ornaments – to help people reclaim their family property almost a century after it was taken for safekeeping following the outbreak of the civil war.

    The inventory, which is part of the government’s efforts to bring “justice, reparation and dignity” to the victims of the conflict and the subsequent dictatorship, was posted online on Wednesday.

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