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Pablo Picasso

Why do some Picasso paintings deteriorate faster than others? Researchers have solved the mystery

A three-year research project looked at the materials in four works from the same period to explain their differing conditions

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Academic research

Six scholars fool the public with invented documents about the date Venice was founded

On 25 March, the city began celebrating 1,600 years of its history—but the date is somewhat fishy

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Museums & Heritage

Freshman art history student uncovers identity of Mughal miniature

Connections have been made between the Colby College Museum of Art’s Man with a Flowered Coat and portraits of the 17th-century commander Sayyid Muzzafar in international collections

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Art market

War declared over lucrative Modigliani 'monopoly' as Wildenstein Plattner Institute fights back at Marc Restellini

Institute is claiming copyright ownership and right to publish expert’s research, alongside share of profits from Institut Restellini which it claims charges €30,000 per inquiry

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Alexander Calder

Calder on sale for research fundraiser

Yellow Crinkly will support biological research at the American Mayo Clinic

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Amedeo Modigliani

Letter: Modigliani needs art historical approach

Dr Kenneth Wayne says scholarship is the way forward

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Museums & Heritage

Who does research in museums?

"Where there is no research, there is no museum", says Wolf Dieter Dube, director of the Berlin museums, but this tenet has come under attack in recent years.

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Museum of Modern Art New York

Studies in Modern Art from MOMA to be published annually

The inaugural edition focuses on works from the 1960s

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Leonardo da Vinci

Mona Lisa mystery finally solved: The sitter is indisputably Lisa del Giocondo

And not Isabella d’Este, Pacifica Brandano, Costanza d’Avalos, a cumulative female image—or Leonardo in drag