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- Picture: Van Otterloo Collection Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz: The Center for Netherlandish Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, are running a special program of online lectures to celebrate Van Dyck's Self-Portrait as Icarus with Daedalus. The painting, dating to 1618, is a promised gift from the Van Otterloo Collection to the gallery. The program of lectures will be broadcast online on 8th July 2021 12.00pm - 13.30pm EDT. Here's the program in full: Opening remarks : Yves Wantens, General ...


- Knotted Ties exhibition features textile works by female artists from Africa and the diaspora With Frieze now well underway, New York has a taste again for art fairs—those not on a screen. And the next opportunity is around the corner: a potted edition of the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair New York will run from 15 to 26 May in the lobby gallery at Christie’s, with a larger selection of works online. The Christie's exhibition, titled Knotted Ties, draws together textile works by female ...


- For Mother's Day, a look at one of the Impressionist's most celebrated. When Mother’s Day was proposed as a holiday in 1913, American-French artist Mary Cassatt was not particularly keen on the idea. “As a staunch supporter of women’s suffrage, she thought granting women the right to vote was a far more pressing issue than a single day celebrating mother,” explained Kimberly A. Jones , curator of the National Gallery’s 2014 exhibition “Degas/Cassatt.” The lack of enthusiasm might ...


- Ever since a computer file made by the digital artist known as Beeple sold at auction in March for $69 million, observers of the art world have been fascinated and bewildered by the astronomical spike in prices for this type of work — so-called NFT-based art. These are digital creations that, because they are otherwise easily susceptible to being copied and reproduced, are sold as unique assets in the form of nonfungible tokens , or NFTs, which use blockchain technology to certify ...

Source: nytimes.com

- Picture: Bilbao Fine Arts Musuem Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz: The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum have announced their acquisition of The Mystical Marriage of Saint Catherine by Sofonisba Anguissola. According to the museum's press release: This painting by Sofonisba Anguissola was recently discovered, making it an extraordinary new addition to her small known body of religious works. Signed and dated by Anguissola herself, it is in an outstanding state of conservation and only required a slight ...


- It’s no secret that the American painter and master of " romantic symbolism " Cy Twombly is one of the most accomplished artists of his generation: throughout his career, Twombly produced spare works of astonishing depth that frequently referenced great poets and ancient myths. The Cy Twombly Foundation recently launched a complaint against changes made to the surroundings beneath Twombly’s ceiling in the Louvre; his representatives are as passionate as his fans. Last week, Sotheby’s ...

Source: observer.com

- This week, Frieze makes its return to New York. Scuttled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the five-day event will be the city’s first in-person, single-venue art fair since the Armory Show last spring (and Frieze’s first showing since Frieze L.A. in February 2020). Much about Frieze New York will be familiar to regulars, from the wide-ranging group of participating galleries to the engaging program of discussions, screenings, and other activations planned; but perhaps more still ...

Source: vogue.com

- He was the inventor of ‘art brut’ who rebelled against his parents, his teachers and then art itself. Yet the impact of his wild provocative paintings, often culled from graffiti, can still be seen today W hich great artist of the 20th century has been most influential on the 21st? Neither Picasso nor Matisse, as they have no heirs. And not Marcel Duchamp, however much we genuflect before his urinal. No, the artist of the last century whose ideas are everywhere today was a wine merchant who ...


- Eli Broad , a collector who dramatically reshaped Los Angeles’s art scene with a museum in his name and large financial contributions to top arts venues, has died at 87. The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, which oversees his collection, announced his death on Friday night. "Eli saw the arts as a way to strive to build a better world for all," Joanne Heyler, the founding director of the Broad , the L.A. art museum he opened in 2015, said in a statement. "He was a fiercely committed civic ...

Source: artnews.com

- Is this the art crime of the century? “One name keeps cropping up in regard to people not to be trusted due to their links with forgeries—that of Giuliano Ruffini.” So begins a 3,000-word anonymous letter sent to the Paris art crime squad in 2014 that set in motion a chain of events destined to throw the Old Master market into turmoil. The missive—which has never before been made public—called for “an investigation into the origins of works that have appeared from nowhere.” Over ...


- Adventures with Van Gogh is a weekly blog by Martin Bailey, our long-standing correspondent and expert on the artist. Published every Friday, his stories will range from newsy items about this most intriguing artist to scholarly pieces based on his own meticulous investigations and discoveries. David Hockney follows in Van Gogh’s footsteps, painting fleeting spring blossom Martin Gayford’s book pays tribute to Britain’s greatest living artist before an exhibition at London’s Royal ...


- The recently rediscovered painting made headlines in 2017 when it fetched $450m at auction. Then it vanished again EVEN BY THE standards of blockbuster shows, “Leonardo da Vinci” promised to be one to remember. The exhibition, which ran for four months from October 2019, marked the 500th anniversary of the master’s death and was hosted at the Louvre, a museum which owns more of the painter’s work than any other institution. Two years earlier a recently rediscovered artwork of Jesus ...


- PARIS (AFP) — One of the few paintings by Vincent van Gogh still in private hands, "Street Scene in Montmartre," was sold for over 13 million euros Thursday at auction after going on public display for the first time this week, Sotheby’s said. The painting — which emerged after a century spent in the same collection and has not been exhibited in public since it was painted in 1887 — fetched 13.091 million euros ($15.414 million), Sotheby’s said. Reaching well above the estimate of 5-8 ...





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