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Vincent Van Gogh's Olive Trees, made with oil on canvas in 1889. See the shadow cast by that small tree on the far right side? There's a grasshopper lurking in that shade. Courtesy of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art hide caption

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Brian Peterson, 31, and Matt Faris, 38, in Santa Ana, Calif. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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An Unlikely Friendship Reignites 2 Artists' Ambitions

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Christie's unveiled Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi at Christie's New York on Tuesday in New York City. Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Christie's Auction House hide caption

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Thomas Gainsborough's 1785 painting Mr and Mrs William Hallett (The Morning Walk) was attacked at The National Gallery in London on Saturday. Thomas Gainsborough/The National Gallery hide caption

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Docents on the America InSight tours guide visitors through the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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Blind Art Lovers Make The Most Of Museum Visits With 'InSight' Tours

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A visitor takes a photo of Judith Slaying Holofernes by Italian 17th century artist Artemisia Gentileschi, on display at Rome's Palazzo Braschi museum. The "Artemisia Gentileschi and Her Times" exhibition will run till May 7, 2017. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Long Seen As Victim, 17th Century Italian Painter Emerges As Feminist Icon

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Still life with Flowers, Gilt Goblets, Coins and Shells was created by Clara Peeters in 1612. Peeters hid small self portraits in the goblet on the right. Staatliche Kunsthalle hide caption

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In A First, Spain's Prado Museum Puts The Spotlight On A Female Artist

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Self-Portrait in Blue Jacket (1950), by Max Beckmann. The painter had been on his way to see an exhibit featuring this self-portrait at the time of his heart attack. Saint Louis Art Museum, Bequest of Morton D. May(C) 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn hide caption

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Decades After His Death, Max Beckmann Returns To New York

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Dmitri Vrubel's painting of the Soviet Union's Leonid Brezhnev and East Germany's Erich Honecker kissing — under a Russian phrase that reads, "My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love" — is a popular part of the East Side Gallery. Adam Berry/Getty Images hide caption

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The Picasso work Women of Algiers (Version O) was sold for a record-breaking $179,365,000 Monday by Christie's auction house, making it the most expensive painting ever sold. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Imagining The Power Of Edouard Manet's 'Very Active Muse'

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Wong's style focused more on evoking emotion than capturing a photographic reproduction of nature. Tyrus Wong/Courtesy of the Tyrus Wong Family hide caption

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