Wet Paint! Don’t Touch! Performance Art Through History

The Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was a Michelangelo masterpiece that was influenced by collaboration and patron intervention.

You might not want to get too close to some of these works. A recent exhibit in Miami featured paintings finished right on the spot by local artists.

Priceless Art Thefts: Past and Present

Rembrandt's (1606-1669) painting, "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee" (1633) was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990. Image courtesy of the Gardener Museum.

People have been stealing art ever since it became valuable, for the money or the thrill. Art theft is on the rise; many paintings are under lock and key.

It’s a Real Scream: Art Prices Increase at Auction

Paul Gauguin's painting, "Cavalier devant la case" (1902) sold at Christie's in 1998 for $1,617,417 US. Art prices have increased substantially since then.

Art auctions have been around since Roman times – but paintings are pulling huge prices at auction. What would the artists of history think of the value of their work?

Massive Find of Looted Art That Nazis Considered Degenerate

Marc Chagall's works were some that the Nazis looted in hopes of starting a massive art center. Image by Paweł Cieśla.

The Nazis tried to eradicate undesirable art, but customs agents have now found a huge trove of looted treasure from World War Two.

Could US Artist James Whistler’s Home Be Worth More Than One of His Paintings?

Whistler's painting of his mother done at the house on Cheyne Walk. Painting is in the collection of the Musée d'Orsay. Painting by James Whistler.

James Whistler, creator of many fantastic pieces, once lived in London, where his house is now on the market. How much will people pay for Whistler’s house?