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2009-06-09 20:48:12

French authorities are trying to figure out who took a Pablo Picasso sketchbook worth millions of dollars from a Paris museum. The New York Times reported the sketchbook of 33 crayon drawings dating from 1917 to 1924 was snatched from a first-floor exhibition room of the Picasso National Museum either Monday or Tuesday.

2006-04-05 07:30:00

U.S. art students spend so much time toying with computer graphics these days that many wind up without needed drawing skills, university instructors say.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.