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Monday, December 16, 2013
THE ART OF ART DETECTIVES
Noah Charney, Art Historian, Author, Art Detective
Author Noah Charney
Charney is a young art historian and author, who specializes in art crimes,
thus gaining a reputation as an art detective.
Lately CNN and TED have featured him as he discusses how a century ago,
the Mona Lisa was returned to the Louvre Museum in Paris after being swiped in
1911. The tale of the stolen Mona Lisa fast
forwards to the Nazi era, where the whereabouts of Da Vinci’s famed painting
has become a whodunit worthy of Hollywood.
Actually, actors George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray will be
appearing in a new film (winter 2014) on art theft called “Monuments Men,” a
story of how the allies saved looted art treasures from being destroyed in the
last days of Hitler’s European domination.
In the meantime, check out the links below for a bit of real life art