Historical paintings stolen all over the world

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Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or a similar medium to a surface. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action.

Painting is a way of creative expression, and the forms are numerous. Drawing, composition or abstraction, among other aesthetics, may serve to manifest the expressive and conceptual intention of the painter. Paintings can be naturalistic, photographic and abstract, can contain narrative content, symbolism, emotion or be political in nature.

Today, depending on the author, some of the paintings are extremely valuable in the sense of historical significance along with the monetary value. Having those properties, particular paintings have been targeted by a number of art thieves.

Watch this documentary and find out how some of the most elaborate painting heists were executed and the identity of the masterminds behind these operations.

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