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Munich exhibition uses X-rays to lay bare Anthony van Dyck's creative methods

Research project conducted by Alte Pinakothek reveals how the Flemish painter developed and reworked his canvases

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Book Shorts

A collection of Romantic 19th-century German illustrations

Book looks at narrative cycles by Edward von Steinle and Leopold Bode

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Conservation & Preservation

German court orders restorer to pay dealer €26,000 after eight-year dispute

Munich-based dealer claimed paintings he sent for cleaning had been ruined

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Art market

Red tape is stifling German auctions

Stringent cultural heritage laws and bureaucracy are making consignments much harder to find

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Crowd-magnet Vermeer borrowed for Alte Pinakothek’s curtain-raiser

Munich museum has undergone a four-year €12m renovation

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All the city's a stage: Munich celebrates Goethe's Faust with group show and festival

Exhibition commemorating German play includes works by Eugène Delacroix, Robert Mapplethorpe and Martin Scorsese

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Exhibitions

Lucas van Leyden gets an oeuvre-spanning exhibit at the Pinakothek der Moderne

The Dutch engraver who influenced Rembrandt shines in Munich

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Restitution

Getting back art from Gurlitt’s hoard of Degenerate art

While the legal status of stolen or confiscated works is as yet unclear, there is hope for those who make claims for restitution

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Auctions

Trade let down by court ruling

Decision on auction houses’ liability for fakes finds in favour of buyers—but only on a technicality

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Women in art

Women through men’s eyes in Munich's Pinakothek der Moderne

Picasso, Beckmann, De Kooning and the female form

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Lucas Cranach the Elder

Why the art world is crazy about Cranach

New technology is shedding light on an Old Master as the prolific, multi-talented artist enjoys a renaissance

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Interviews

Interview with designer Konstantin Grcic: “I love to hear someone cutting cardboard”

For Design Miami’s Designer of the Year, the hands-on approach is still vital to his work

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Provenance research

Munich pushes provenance research concerning possible Nazi looting

The project, led by Dr Vanessa-Maria Voigt and Dr Horst Kessler, came about by a chance find in a desk...

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Nazi loot

Bavaria reveals its paintings from Göring’s collection

The State collection is the first in Germany to publish the source of works acquired during the Nazi era

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Pinakothek der Moderne

Munich opens one of the world’s greatest collections of 20th-century art

On a par with Tate Modern or the Centre Pompidou, the Pinakothek der Moderne is the largest new gallery for a generation

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Germany’s first federal minister of culture since World War II resigns

The deputy editorship of Die Zeit newspaper and a better pension prove too tempting for Michael Naumann