Painting

Gallery staff take photos on their phones of the painting by Carel Fabritius 'The Goldfinch' at the Scottish National Gallery on November 3, 2016. The Goldfinch is one of the most iconic paintings in the world, which has never before been seen in Scotland. The painting is from a Golden Age of Dutch art, and is on loan to the Scottish National Gallery for six weeks, from November 4 to December 18.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Gallery staff take photos on their phones of the painting by Carel Fabritius ‘The Goldfinch’ at the Scottish National Gallery . The painting is from a Golden Age of Dutch art, and is on loan to the Scottish National Gallery for six weeks. Photo Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, views a painting of herself by British artist Henry Ward, at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on October 14, 2016. The painting, unveiled on Friday, was commissioned to commemorate the Queen's six decades of patronage to the British Red Cross. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Dominic Lipinski

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, views a painting of herself by British artist Henry Ward, commissioned to commemorate her six decades of patronage to the British Red Cross, at Windsor Castle. Photo Dominic Lipinski/AFP/Getty Images

Sotheby's employees hang a painting by David Hockney called 'Woldgate Woods, 24,25 and 26 October, 2006' at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. The painting estimated at 9 million pounds (12 million US dollars) will be auctioned in the Contemporary Art Evening Auction in New York on Nov. 17.

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Sotheby’s employees hang a painting by David Hockney called ‘Woldgate Woods, 24,25 and 26 October, 2006′ at Sotheby’s auction rooms in London. The painting is estimated to sell for 9 million pounds and will be auctioned in the Contemporary Art Evening Auction in New York on November 17. Photo Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP 

An activist of the non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace repaints with red paint a tuna logo on the building of the major French seafood wholesaler Petit Navire's canning factory to protest against fishing methods in Douarnenez, western France on May 23, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / FRED TANNEAUFRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images

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An activist of the non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace repaints with red paint a tuna logo on the building of the major French seafood wholesaler Petit Navire’s canning factory to protest against fishing methods in Douarnenez, western France 

An Indian artist puts the final touches to statues of the Hindu God Lord Ram ahead of the Sri Rama Navami Festival at a workshop in Hyderabad

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An Indian artist puts the final touches to statues of the Hindu God Lord Ram ahead of the Sri Rama Navami Festival at a workshop in Hyderabad

Students display the painted liquid embroidery blouses inside their college premises in Chennai, India, on Friday. 3,500 students painted 7000 blouses in an hour on Friday in an attempt to enter the Limca Book of Records

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Students display the painted liquid embroidery blouses inside their college premises in Chennai, India, on Friday. 3,500 students painted 7000 blouses in an hour on Friday in an attempt to enter the Limca Book of Records

An Iranian woman walks past a painting of a revolver, painted in an American-flag style, on the wall of former US embassy in Tehran, Iran, on Wednesday. According to reports, a panel carrying some 100 anti-US comments by Iranian late supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomini was placed on the wall of the former US embassy in Tehran. A group of Iranian students burnt American, British and Israeli flags rejecting restoring relations with the US after reaching the nuclear deal

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An Iranian woman walks past a painting of a revolver, painted in an American-flag style, on the wall of former US embassy in Tehran, Iran, on Wednesday

A Lebanese activist paints graffiti on a concrete wall installed by authorities near the main Lebanese government building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Anticipating more protests, authorities installed a concrete wall near the main Lebanese government building, site of the largest protests. On Saturday and Sunday nights, police fired tear gas and water cannons at the protesters, battling them in the streets of Beirut in dramatic clashes, wounding dozens. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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A Lebanese activist paints graffiti on a concrete wall installed by authorities near the main Lebanese government building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Anticipating more protests, authorities installed a concrete wall near the main Lebanese government building, site of the largest protests. On Saturday and Sunday nights, police fired tear gas and water cannons at the protesters, battling them in the streets of Beirut in dramatic clashes, wounding dozens. 

In this photo taken on May 17, 2015, a girl paints on an umbrella in Pathein township, Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar.  (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

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A girl paints on an umbrella in Pathein township, Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar

Art historian Chloe Nelkin views Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, 1782, by John Singleton Copley during the Guildhall Art Gallery's re-launch following a re-hang for the first time in 15 years, Guildhall Art Gallery, London.

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A Gallery visitor views Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, 1782, by John Singleton Copley during the Guildhall Art Gallery’s re-launch following a re-hang for the first time in 15 years at the Guildhall Art Gallery in London on Thursday

A woman sleeps in front of a painting decorating a subway station in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

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A woman sleeps in front of a painting decorating a subway station in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Workers peel papers off a wall as they re-paint the Chinese Communist Party flag on it at the Nanhu revolution memorial museum in Jiaxing...Workers peel papers off a wall as they re-paint the Chinese Communist Party flag on it at the Nanhu revolution memorial museum in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province May 21, 2014. REUTERS/Chance Chan (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)

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Workers peel papers off a wall as they re-paint the Chinese Communist party flag at the Nanhu revolution memorial museum in Jiaxing 

A man carries "Schwarze Spitzen" by Wassily Kandinsky from 1937  on display at Christie's auction house in London...A man carries "Schwarze Spitzen" by Wassily Kandinsky from 1937, on display at Christie's auction house in London March 28, 2014. The painting is expected to earn 2.4-3.6 million GB pounds (4-6 million U.S. dollars)  when auctioned in New York on May 6. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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A man carries “Schwarze Spitzen” by Wassily Kandinsky from 1937, on display at Christie’s auction house in London. The painting is expected to earn 2.4-3.6 million GB pounds (4-6 million U.S. dollars) when auctioned in New York on May 6 

Preventive conservation co-ordinator at Historic Royal Palaces Jonathan Bridal inspects the Rubens ceiling paintings for damage during a conditioning survey at Banqueting House on January 21, 2014 in London, England. Flemish artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens painted the nine oil canvases for Charles I, they were installed in the hall in 1636. The three main canvasses depict The Union of the Crowns, The Apotheosis of James I and The Peaceful Reign of James I, since their creation, the paintings have undergone at least 14 restoration treatments including mounting the canvases permanently onto plywood boards in 1907. For the first time Historic Royal Palaces has taken paint samples of the coffering to determine past colour schemes.

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Preventive conservation co-ordinator at Historic Royal Palaces Jonathan Bridal inspects the Rubens ceiling paintings for damage during a conditioning survey at Banqueting House in London, England. Flemish artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens painted the nine oil canvases for Charles I, and they were installed in the hall in 1636.

A woman walks past a gallery's wall bearing the paintings by Song Changqing during the 2013 Beijing 798 Art Festival at the 798 Art Zone in Beijing. The art zone, originally an unused factory, was transformed into a landmark of contemporary art in Beijing in the 1990s. The annual art festival goes on till the 20th October.

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Men stroll past a painting by Chinese artist Yue Minjun, entitled Between Men and Animal, during a Sotheby’s auction preview in Hong Kong. The work is estimated at $644,650 to $1,031,440.

Specialist painters send a message to the outside world as they continue to live and work on Beachy Head Lighthouse near Eastbourne, Sussex, during the process of repainting the structure following a successful fund raising campaign to save the stripes.

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Painters living and working on Beachy Head Lighthouse near Eastbourne, Sussex, send a message to the outside world as they repaint the structure following a successful fundraising campaign to save the stripes.

An Iranian woman walks past a mural showing a gun painted with an interpretation of the American flag on the wall of the former US embassy in Tehran on September 25, 2013. Leaders from Iran and the United States have not met since the 1979 Islamic Revolution brought often open hostility to their contacts, particularly over Iran's contested nuclear program.

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An Iranian woman walks past a mural showing a gun painted with an interpretation of the American flag on the wall of the former US embassy in Tehran on Wednesday. Leaders from Iran and the United States have not met since the 1979 Islamic Revolution brought often open hostility to their contacts, particularly over Iran’s contested nuclear program.

"Bedroom in Arles", painted by Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh, is put on display next to another version of the same painting, at the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Van Gogh is known to have painted three versions of the same subject, his bedroom at 2, Place Lamartine, in Arles, France.

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“Bedroom in Arles”, painted by Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh, is put on display next to another version of the same painting at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Van Gogh is known to have painted three versions of his bedroom at 2 Place Lamartine, in Arles, France. The third painting is in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. 

Mervyn, now Lord King, also received a £597 silver napkin ring and a £2,505 sculpture of German playwright and scientist Johann von Goethe when he retired on July 1. The £13,000-worth of gifts were all paid for by the Bank of England, which is owned by the country. Three events were also held to mark his departure, which came to more than £10,000. An evening reception on June 26 cost £4,672, while a £3,450 dinner was held the following day. Another dinner was held on June 28 at a cost of £3,800, with the flowers and invitations for the three events coming to £1,501. The information emerged following a freedom of information request from msn.com, with the Bank of England insisting the gift of the silver napkin ring is normal for all departing senior directors. See PA story ECONOMY King. Photo credit should read: Diana Blakeney/Bank of England/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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On stepping down as governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King was presented with this portrait of himself by artist Diana Blakeney. In addition to the £10,000 painting Sir Mervyn, now Lord King, received a £597 silver napkin ring and a £2,505 sculpture of German playwright and scientist Johann von Goethe when he retired on July 1. The £13,000-worth of gifts were all paid for by the Bank of England, which is owned by the country. Three events were also held to mark his departure, which came to more than £10,000. The information emerged following a freedom of information request from msn.com, with the Bank of England insisting the gift of the silver napkin ring is normal for all departing senior directors