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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Saturday Feature ~ The World's Greatest Art Heists

A detail from Storm on the Sea of Galilee, Rembrandt's only seascape, and one of the 13 works of art stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Photograph: Barney Burstein/Corbis

The greatest art heists in history. Click on the above painting to be taken to a series of photographic posts of some of the greatest art thefts of the past century.

5 comments:

Gaston Studio said...

I've always been fascinated by the theft of great art and can only wonder about the people who make these illegal purchases and can't share them with the world!

Jane

Shandell's said...

All of these are in someones home and unable for the world to see them. A true act of kindness would be for them to give them back for all to see.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is one of my favorites, spent much time there when I lived in Boston.

Audrey said...

Love that painting. Have never quite figured out why people would steal art.

The Catnap Cottage said...

It is sad that some are missing, but they may surface one day! We saw lots of wonderful art in a museum in Cologne last year! It is just so exciting to see them close up, just not too close up, or the alarms go off :-)!

LillyShayStyle said...

Its a horrible thing when art is stolen, but I also believe they will show up somewhere, someday.