Painting of Waterloo hero in Queen’s collection is altered to include slavery link

The Queen’s portrait of a Battle of Waterloo hero that she has hanging in Windsor Castle has been changed to include his links to slavery. Historical details of the painting of Sir Thomas Picton have now been altered to include a link to his torturing of a slave girl when he was the ‘Tyrant of … Read more Painting of Waterloo hero in Queen’s collection is altered to include slavery link

Painting of ‘Black Lives Matter’ outside Trump Tower postponed

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has temporarily called off the painting of a ‘Black Lives Matter mural’ scheduled to begin Thursday along Fifth Avenue – just feet from the U.S. president’s former home in Trump Tower.  No explanation was given by City Hall as to why the painting was postponed last minute and … Read more Painting of ‘Black Lives Matter’ outside Trump Tower postponed

David Hockney is a Vogue cover star with his painting of golden wheat fields

David Hockney is a Vogue cover star with his painting of golden wheat fields to illustrate a return to nature in the post-Covid world David Hockney’s vibrant landscape will feature on the cover of August’s Vogue The themed edition, called Reset, is all about the post-Covid return to nature The landscape piece, titled Wheat Field … Read more David Hockney is a Vogue cover star with his painting of golden wheat fields

St Albans Cathedral places painting of the Last Supper with a black Jesus above its altar

A painting of the Last Supper featuring a black Jesus is being showcased at St Albans Cathedral in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.   The Dean has agreed to install the 9ft piece of artwork on the altar after conceding that the church is in a weak position to preach about racial justice. Titled A Last … Read more St Albans Cathedral places painting of the Last Supper with a black Jesus above its altar

Virgin Mary’s face is left botched in painting restoration disaster in Spain

An art collector in Spain was shocked after the face of the Virgin Mary in a copy of a 17th centuy painting they paid to have restored was left unrecognisable – despite two attempts to fix it. The private collector, in Valencia, is said to have paid a furniture restorer 1,200 euros (£1,080) to carry … Read more Virgin Mary’s face is left botched in painting restoration disaster in Spain

Noel Fielding sells ‘bizarre painting’ of Ed Sheeran for nearly £1,000 at London’s Saatchi Gallery

Noel Fielding ‘sells his bizarre painting of Ed Sheeran for nearly £1,000 at London’s Saatchi Gallery’ By Ellie May Donohoe For Mailonline Published: 02:12 BST, 14 June 2020 | Updated: 02:12 BST, 14 June 2020 He shares his unusual and abstract paintings with fans over Instagram. And now Noel Fielding has reportedly sold a bizarre … Read more Noel Fielding sells ‘bizarre painting’ of Ed Sheeran for nearly £1,000 at London’s Saatchi Gallery

Council is accused of wasting taxpayers money by painting ‘Thank you NHS’ messages on roads

A council has been accused of ‘wasting taxes’ and trying to earn ‘brownie points’ by painting a ‘thank you NHS‘ messages on a busy road instead of attending to its potholes. Swindon Borough Council took to social media to reveal that its Highways Team had painted a thank you message to NHS staff in an … Read more Council is accused of wasting taxpayers money by painting ‘Thank you NHS’ messages on roads