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Source: INFphoto.com Jennifer Garner gave her son, Samuel, a big swing when they had a post-Thanksgiving weekend visit to an La horse ranch on Monday. The Dallas Buyers Club star played helicopter with her young tot, who was wearing teeny-tiny Ugg boots and a Pablo Picasso t-shirt. The two had a mother-son day together while Samuel's older sisters, Violet and Seraphina, were busy with activities of their own. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck is currently still working on his latest feature, Gone Girl, and is preparing to take on Batman in the highly anticipated Batman vs. Superman, which will reportedly start filming early next year. Despite Ben's busy schedule, he made time last week to take his daughters to a playground with Jennifer. Source: INFphoto.com The couple are also gearing up for another busy award season, as Jennifer's most recent film, Dallas Buyers Club, is creating a lot of award »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
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- Justin Vactor
Following this week's earlier news that Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" will world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, George Clooney's "The Monuments Men," also filmed in Germany, is set to have its international premiere at the fest, which kicks off February 6. The film has been one of many titles to shift around this awards season, opting away from its original Oscar-friendly release date. The film, which centers on a platoon of Americans during World War II who retrieve valuable art stolen by the Nazis, is uncannily timely given this week's news that about 1,500 works of art, some by the likes of Pablo Picasso, Marc Klee, Paul Chagall and Edvard Munch, were unearthed in a Munich apartment. So the effects of Nazi cultural theft are still being felt today. "Monuments Men," which stars Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Bob Balaban and Hugh Granville, »
- Beth Hanna
Pablo Picasso once said that “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Ushio Shinohara, the subject of debut filmmaker Zachary Heinzerling’s documentary Cutie and the Boxer, has solved this problem and is still producing art well into the 9th decade of his life. “The Boxer” of the film’s title, Shinohara’s work consists of canvases that have been pummelled with paint-covered boxing gloves. A documentary is only as good as its subject and, while Shinohara’s work is interesting, it is in the relationship between himself and his wife Noriko (also an artist) where this film truly comes alive.
In the 1960s, Noriko was a 19 year old Japanese art student who travelled to New York and fell in love with the already-established Ushio Shinohara, 41. The heavy-drinking Ushio lived a rock and roll lifestyle and the two shortly married »
- Matt Seton
Washington, Sep 20: Mf Husain's painting 'Bhopal' that strongly echoes Pablo Picasso's 'Guernica' is set to be auctioned on October 8.
The painting that is to be auctioned at Indian and Islamic Art Sale at London's New Bond Street is estimated at a value of 200,000 pounds -300,000 pounds.
In 1984, Bhopal, Capital of Madhya Pradesh, experienced one of the worst gas leaks in world history, which killed about 2,000 people.
As Pablo Picasso's passion and outrage towards the Spanish Civil War inspired him to create 'Guernica' (1937), 'Bhopal' resulted from Husain's horror at the long-lasting effects of the gas leak. (Ani) »
- Arun Pandit
Dakota Group and Submarine Entertainment will produce a documentary about influential art collector and patron Peggy Guggenheim. The film will be directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, who directed last year’s look at another cultural icon “Diana Vreeland: the Eye Has to Travel.” Principal photography began in June. The film will look at Guggenheim’s championship of a number of legendary modern artisits such as Marcel Duchamp, Vasil Kandinsky, Willem de Kooning, Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. It will include interviews with some of the men and women who knew her such as journalist Calvin Tomkins, novelist Edmund White, philanthropist Eli Broad, »
- Brent Lang
Moscow -- One of the art world's most dramatic heists, the theft of seven masterpieces worth more than $100 million from a Dutch museum last year, will be made into a movie by Romanian producer-director Tudor Giurgiu. The crime at Rotterdam's Kunsthal Museum on Oct. 16 2012 shocked the art world. Security footage released later by police showed six hooded and masked men slipping into the museum through a rear door and, in less than three minutes, making off with seven paintings by artists including Pablo Picasso, Henri Mattise, Claude Monet and Paul Gauguin. Photos: 20 Heist Movies That Stole
- Nick Holdsworth
It may be a case of art to ashes - and scientists are trying to get to the bottom of the mystery. A Romanian museum official said Wednesday that ash from the oven of a woman whose son is charged with stealing seven multimillion-dollar paintings - including a Matisse, a Picasso and a Monet - contains paint, canvas and nails. The finding is evidence that Olga Dogaru may have been telling the truth when she claimed to have burned the paintings, which were taken from a Dutch museum last year in a daring daylight heist. Ernest Oberlander-Tarnoveanu, director of Romania's National History Museum, »
- The Associated Press
Among the laptops and the lattes in the foyer of London's BFI Southbank sits a dissident and exile. Film-maker Mania Akbari fled her native Tehran last summer. She is determined to examine marriage, abortion, infidelity and lesbianism at home in Iran. She has explored what it's like to lose your breasts to cancer. She has made films that have upset and shocked the religious establishment. Now, after 15 years of censorship, "of living in fear and frustration", Akbari is finally seeing her films screened commercially for the first time.
The 39-year-old actor, writer and director is not in the UK by choice. During production of her latest film, From Tehran to London (originally titled Women Do Not Have Breasts), members of her crew were arrested by Iranian authorities for supposedly filming without official permission. »
Wake your ass up, Tilda Swinton, and get out of that glass box. This is performance art we can get behind: Jay-z is currently "rapping" a song off his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, at a museum and will do so nonstop for six hours. Hova is currently at the Pace Gallery in New York where he's lip-syncing the track "Picasso Baby" on repeat while cameras film (presumably to later be turned into a music video). On the track, Jay-z dubs himself the modern day Pablo Picasso and laments, "I just want a Picasso, in my casa / No, my castle." (For the record, he revealed in his Twitter Q&A that he's still waiting for that Picasso, but "my birthday is Dec 4 though." »
Paris — Silex Films is developing “The Adventurers of Modern Art,” a E2.5 million ($3.3 million) docu series weaving animation and archive footage to chronicle the lives of leading 20th century artists, such as Pablo Picasso, Guillaume Apollinaire, Paul Eluard and Louis Aragon.
Based on Dan Franck’s (“Carlos”) book anthology “Bohemes: Les Aventures de l’Art Moderne,” the six-part skein will span the first half of the 20th century.
“The series will describe the vibrant cultural scene of Paris back then, and depict the friendships and rivalry that linked the artists of the time,” said Judith Nora, who is producing with fellow Silex’s co-founders Elisa Larriere and Priscilla Bertin.
Textured animation — a mix of paint-on-glass and collage — will be used to relate the fictionalized or undocumented parts of the narration.
Franco-German net Arte commissioned the series for its Sunday primetime slot.
Silex tapped French studio Les 3 Ours to create the animation, »
- Elsa Keslassy
Gwyneth Paltrow donned a white Alexander McQueen dress when she accepted the Renaissance Award at the 2013 Gene Siskel Film Center Gala in Chicago yesterday. She flew out to the Windy City from London, where she has been staying with her family after wrapping up her big press tour for Iron Man 3 in May. On Thursday, Gwyneth showed Pda with Chris Martin during a low-key stroll in England. Her time in her home base hasn't just been about taking it easy, as she also took time out to sign an Audi to be auctioned off at Elton John's upcoming AIDS fundraiser. Coming up, Gwyneth will start preparations for her newest film, 33 días, which is set to begin production soon. The movie will follow Pablo Picasso, played by Antonio Banderas, as he completes work on his famous "Guernica." Gwyneth will play Dora Maar, an artist that was in a relationship with Pablo during that time. »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Gwyneth Paltrow charmed on Glee in her native English. But is she looking to try her luck with a musical series in Spanish? Not so fast. The Oscar winner is not in negotiations to star in any Spanish TV series, Paltrow's rep told E! News Tuesday in response to an Hoy Cinema & TV report that she was in talks to join the dramedy Dreamland, about the lives of teachers and students at a dance school. But even though Paltrow isn't headed to the small screen overseas, don't count her out when it comes to broadening her cultural horizons. The fluent Spanish speaker is playing Dora Maar, a lover and muse of Pablo Picasso, in the Spanish-language 33 Días, directed by »
Gwyneth Paltrow has explained why she has limited her movie roles in recent years.
"I can only really do one film a year now because of my family and how it all works out, so it's so nice for me to be able to work for [Hugo Boss as a spokesperson too], you know," Paltrow told Wwd.
She continued: "I still get to travel and meet really interesting people and have a work interaction. But it's not like I am out of the house for three months."
The actress previously suggested that she and Martin are considering moving from London to Los Angeles for the next few years.
They've known each other for 20 years, through bad times (his) and good (hers all along and now his, too). They're cozy and comfy sitting down together for an interview, shifting easily between talking about their Marvel Studios superhero sequel "Iron Man 3," chatting up each other's career and family and trading small talk about their little ailments as Downey rummages through a case of nostrums he travels with.
"I think I picked up a little bacteria on the road," Downey says of his trips promoting the film worldwide ahead of its U.S. debut this week. "No big deal."
"In what part of your body?" Paltrow asks.
"Tum-tum," Downey replies.
"I got really sick from the plane from England," Paltrow says. "Just terrible stomach problems."
"Travel's tough when you're not a kid anymore, »
He's one of cinema's most visionary directors, and his films have shaped the way we see his country. So how does Pedro Almodóvar choose to portray Spain's catastrophic economic crisis? With an outrageous, sex-sozzled farce
Pedro Almodóvar is hobbling. He is also hopping mad. He has come into his Madrid office – where visitors are greeted by a massive album of Helmut Newton nudes – despite surgery on his knee the day before. Hence the hobble. But what really hurts him is that, forced to rest from his normally hectic routine of scriptwriting, the director has spent his convalescence watching the news. "Some days I try not to see the news at all," he says. "But yesterday I couldn't avoid it. It is all horrific."
Almodóvar's day in front of the television consuming endless stories of the country's economic woes, which have left a quarter of Spaniards out of work, has made him indignant. »
- Giles Tremlett
Flipping through the catalog for Christie's upcoming Andy Warhol sale is like examining the personal scrapbook of a Studio 54 regular. The Pop Art king was indeed a frequent visitor at the ultra-hip 1970s nightclub, and with Polaroid camera always in tow, he managed to document an array of celebrity-packed parties.
Amid the snapshots of Bill Murray, Grace Jones and Deborah Harry, one photograph from the bunch struck our fancy, though. Who is that Marina Abramovic doppelgänger sitting next to Andy Warhol at Studio 54, you ask?
Why, that's none other than Pablo Picasso's daughter, Paloma. You might recognize her face from a series of paintings ol' dad made back in the 1950s. Or perhaps you know her as the acclaimed fashion designer who created jewelry for Tiffany & Co.
- Katherine Brooks
New Delhi, March 17: The magic of Pablo Picasso's paintbrush and colours was revisited when designer Pratima Pandey showcased her collection, inspired by the painting of the famous artist, at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (Wifw).
"The collection titled 'Mood swings' is inspired by the works of Picasso's paintings for the three art movements - Rose period, Blue period and Cubistic war period," said the designer.
A mix of salwar-kameez, embroidered jackets and dresses in bright and deeper tones, the collection was impressive.
"I have used a lot of silk and chanderi. Also, the use of intricate embroidery. »
- Arun Pandit
Why did I write my new book, "Picasso's Ghost"? Norman Mailer taught me that good writing is bold writing. Norman also said to write about what I know -- and I know the Picasso family. And I finally felt it was time someone defended Pablo Picasso from his reputation of being a tyrant and abusing his family. My connection with the Picassos began one night in 1971 when Pablo's illegitimate son Claude – with Francoise Gilot -- and I danced to Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" in a Manhattan disco, at a party given by »
- Carole Mallory
One of Pablo Picasso's most famous works is 'Guernica,' a painting about a town of the same name that was bombed by the Nazis during the Spanish Civil War. Now the story of that tragedy is being brought to the screen by director Koldo Serra (The Backwoods).According to an article in Spanish newspaper El País, the story will centre on two American journalists covering the war. While not the worst of bombings by outsiders, it is the most famous, largely because of Picasso's painting. No doubt there is a great potential audience, not only amongst Serra's fans, but also among art fans who know little about the story behind the painting. It's been a while since Serra's work has been seen on the big screen. His...
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