We visit the Danish artist in his atelier west of Copenhagen. He has just finished a grandiose portrait of the entire Danish royal family - something that hasn’t been done in 130 years. However, it's a controversial piece of work.
Emperors, literary figures or simple villagers: Chinese portrait painters depicted people from all walks of life. Artworks spanning five centuries are now on display in Europe for the first time.
A sixth Nazi-looted artwork that ended up in the "Gurlitt" trove in Munich has been identified. The clue was a tiny repaired hole spotted in the canvas of the French painter Thomas Couture.
He once wanted to be a theater manager, a director and a stage hand. Then Max Beckmann became one of the most famous German painters of the 20th century. A Bremen exhibition highlights his lifelong love for the stage.
Burkina Faso's late President Thomas Sankara is considered one of Africa’s revolutionaries and an icon of the liberation movement. He continues to inspire youth movements across Africa.
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