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Amazing Revelations on The Ghent Altarpiece

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The Secret History of Art just broke the news about what wondrous discoveries were made during the four-year restoration of The Ghent Altarpiece.

Art Crime 2nd Only To Drugs in UK

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A BBC News report shows that organized criminal groups are targeting art in the UK, as detailed by British police.  The estimated value of art crime in the UK is some 300 million pounds, making it… More ›

ARCA in Dan Brown’s “Inferno”

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The Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA), the research group founded by The Secret History of Art, is name-dropped in Dan Brown’s Inferno, as noted in the ARCA Blog.

New Look at Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait

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The Secret History of Art just had a book review published in the fine art magazine Apollo.  The review is on the recent book “Girl in a Green Gown” by the sadly deceased Carola Hicks,… More ›

Ghent Altarpiece in LA Times

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The Secret History of Art has an Op-Ed article in today’s LA Times about The Ghent Altarpiece and the beautiful new Getty digital imaging project that allows it to be seen in miraculous detail.

Getty makes Ghent Altarpiece Zoom

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The Getty just announced that their 1 billion pixel, ultra high-quality digital image of van Eyck’s “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb,” the Ghent Altarpiece, is available to view online…. More ›

Mystery Paintings Course in Rome

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The Secret History of Art just returned from teaching a course at American University of Rome (AUR) entitled “Mystery Paintings.”  The course was taught over three consecutive days, for a… More ›

5-Minute History of Napoleonic Art Looting

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During the French Republican and Napoleonic eras, art looting became standard practice for victorious armies.  Napoleon took over the leadership of the French army during the campaign in Italy that… More ›

Mystic Lamb Talk in Ghent, Belgium

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Last night a piece of important memorabilia from the history of The Ghent Altarpiece and the Allied effort to preserve Europe’s art treasures was sold at auction.  The object in question is a… More ›