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- Previous highest figure was 540,000 people for the Eugène Delacroix show in 2018 The Louvre has announced record visitor figures for its Leonardo exhibition which was seen by 1,071,840 million visitors over its four-month run, according to museum officials. The figure easily exceeds the Louvre’s previous record breaking attendance for the retrospective devoted to Eugène Delacroix in 2018, which attracted 540,000 visitors. The museum accommodated the huge number of visitors by offering 46 extra ‘nocturne’ visits (night openings running until 10pm) and opening non-stop for almost 81 ...


- National Portrait Gallery, London From joyful sketches of old friends to a nude meeting with Picasso – when Hockney wields his pencil we see the undisguised truth Celia Birtwell on being drawn by Hockney W hen it comes to wielding a pencil, an etching needle or just a felt pen, David Hockney has no rivals. Lucian Freud’s etchings bore me senseless, Francis Bacon barely doodled, but Hockney is a graphic master. His retrospective of a life of portrait drawing is the most dazzling display of his art I have ever seen. Forget the rants about smoking , or the personality that has always made ...


- The Missouri-born artist, known for his shaped canvases and bold patterns, became a leading American abstract painter after moving from Paris to New York Jack Youngerman, the pioneering post-war abstractionist, has died at 93. According to The New York Times , who first reported the news, the artist’s death was a result of complications following a fall. Youngerman was born in Missouri in 1926, raised in Kentucky, and studied art at the University of North Carolina for only one year before being drafted into the US Navy in 1944. After the Second World War, he moved to Paris to study at the ...


- In Artnet News's Portraits of Love series, young creative couples offer insights into their partnerships. Tell me a little about your backgrounds and how you decided to pursue your interest in the arts.  Tschabalala: Mike: So you’re both New Yorkers.  Tschabalala: And did you like Bard? Tschabalala: Did you both know that you wanted to pursue art professionally from a young age? Mike: Tschabalala: Mike: Tschabalala: Were there any artists—fine artists, actors, musicians or anyone in a creative industry, really—who influenced you significantly growing up?  Mike:  Tschabalala: Mike: ...


- A Van Gogh and a Monet: you win one and lose another The Dutchman’s newly attributed Oslo self-portrait is unveiled in an Amsterdam exhibition, while the Frenchman’s bohemian portrait suffers a downgrading The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam today opens its exhibition entitled In the Picture: Portraying the Artist (until 24 May), focussing on artists’ portraits and self-portraits from 1850 to 1920. Among the nine Van Gogh self-portraits is the one from Oslo’s National Museum, previously dismissed as a fake. Last month specialists at the Amsterdam museum authenticated the painting, ...


- canceled its Hong Kong fair, as the coronavirus led to the deaths of hundreds in mainland China. Even though exhibitors were offered a 75 percent refund from the fair, some had expressed concerns that the fair’s cancelation could significantly hobble the business of the galleries who were set to participate, and now Art Basel has come with a quick fix for the enterprises that were set to bring their wares to Hong Kong. . These online sales areas will be live from March 20–25, and there will be VIP preview days on March 18 and 19, as well as the morning of March 20. The viewing rooms will ...

Source: artnews.com

- The Brooklyn Museum has hung Jacques-Louis David’s “Bonaparte Crossing the Alps” alongside an adaptation by Kehinde Wiley. It’s a face-off between two visions of the political power of art. Kehinde Wiley’s ‘‘Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps’’ (2005), left, and Jacques-Louis David’s ‘‘Bonaparte Crossing the Alps’’ (1801) shown in a composite photo of the exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. A French masterpiece has come to New York for the first time ever, and has been greeted with a curious silence. It’s Jacques-Louis David’s “Bonaparte Crossing the ...

Source: nytimes.com

- A Vincent Van Gogh painting once sold for just $5 by an auctioneer unaware of its true creator is expected to fetch up to $16 million when it is sold next month. The painting, titled Paysanne devant une Chaumière , or Peasant Woman in Front of a Farmhouse , will be sold for between $13 and $16 million by its American owner through the London-based Dickinson fine art gallery at The European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht, Netherlands, reported The Art Newspaper . The artwork by Van Gogh is dated to July 1885, around the time the Dutch artist composed a series of other cottage scenes. The ...

Source: newsweek.com

- Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Six months after it was discovered that Leonardo da Vinci's "Virgin of the Rocks" painting contained hidden The researchers used a technique on the painting known as macro X-ray fluorescence (MA-XRF) and a new algorithm to interpret the findings of the hidden, older sketches. “It was like looking for a needle in a haystack, but such a great feeling to see the wings and head finally uncovered," Pier Luigi Dragotti, a professor at the Imperial College London, said in a statement . The original Infant Christ and ...

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- Sam Gilliam, who is 87, is on a market streak. A show at the Hirshhorn, planned for 2022, is likely to draw even more investor attention. An Artist Born in 1933 Finds His Hottest Market in 2020 Sam Gilliam, who is 87, is on a market streak. A show at the Hirshhorn, planned for 2022, is likely to draw even more investor attention. In the spring of 2022, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., will hold a retrospective of the abstract artist Sam Gilliam, his first major U.S. show in more than 15 years. Gilliam is best known for his brightly colored, unstretched canvases ...


- Much about Leonardo Da Vinci remains an enigma: the smile of the "Mona Lisa"; why the world's most famous painter left so many works unfinished; and more recently, who bought the contentious "Salvator Mundi." A new exhibit at the Louvre, however, opening Thursday and marking the 500th anniversary of the Italian master's death, tries to sketch out as complete a picture of the artist and thinker as possible. Drawing from the Louvre's permanent collection and institutions around the world, the exhibit brings together some 160 works. They include Da Vinci masterpieces, dozens of studies and ...


- Paul Gauguin’s portraits painted in Tahiti ‘expanded the parameters of portraiture’, but they were exoticised for a Western market. Now, modern artists are subverting this legacy. The backdrop to the portraits is Tahiti. The sitters are feminine, sensual, proffering ripe fruits and wearing flower garlands. The colours are bright: tropical yellows, hot pinks, mango orange and cobalt blue. This description applies to some of the paintings in a new exhibition,  . It is, astonishingly, the first major show to focus on Paul Gauguin’s portraiture – strikingly odd as it often is, filled ...

Source: bbc.com

- The Museum of Modern Art. Iwan Baan, Courtesy of MoMA. The New MoMA Is More of a Good Thing Subscribe The Museum of Modern Art was born almost a century ago, though it wasn’t until the 1930s that the place had a building to call its own. Edward Durrell Stone and Phillip L. Goodwin’s handsome edifice was a rebuke to West 53rd Street’s staid old townhouses, a work of modern art unto itself. Phillip Johnson added to the building in the 1960s; Caesar Pelli in the 1980s. Yoshio Taniguchi’s 2004 expansion honored all that came before, an architecture of truce. A new renovation—by Diller ...





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