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Dallas Museum of Art Discovers George Inness Work in Its Collection

The work now attributed to George Inness. (Courtesy Dallas Museum of Art)

The Dallas Museum of Art has announced that it has reattributed a landscape painting, which has been in the museum’s collection since 1931, to the celebrated American landscape artist George Inness. At the time the painting, then titled In the Woods, was given to the museum, it was thought to be the work of Asher B. Durand, a leader of the Hudson River school of painting. Read More

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Controversial Caravaggio Book Withdrawn From Amazon

Paintings by Caravaggio. (Courtesy Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images)

Amazon today withdrew the controversial new book Young Caravaggio–One Hundred Rediscovered Works, which published 1,000 images of the works of Caravaggio and, among them, the “findings” of the two Italian scholars who made the jaw-dropping claim of having found 100 new works by the Renaissance master while sifting through an archive in a castle in Milan, The Telegraph reports. While it’s unclear why Amazon dropped the book, what is clear is that there are growing doubts among art scholars over the claims, which were never peer-reviewed. It turns out that other scholars have seen these works before and not one has ever identified them as the work of Caravaggio. Furthermore, serious scholars apparently don’t publish their findings via e-book. Read More

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Art Experts Find 100 Caravaggio Drawings in Castle

Visitors look at paintings by Italian ma

One hundred sketches and paintings allegedly by Italian Renaissance master Caravaggio were found in a castle in Milan, The Telegraph reports. The works, which reportedly date from 1584-1588, Caravaggio’s earliest years as an artist—and which would be valued at roughly $869 million if they prove to be authentic—were found two years ago by art historians who have managed to keep the news under wraps. Friday, the experts will publish their report in a 2-volume book. Read More