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A Masterpiece in the Attic: Some of the Greatest Surprise Art Finds

MutualArt | Posted 11.10.2016 | Arts

Caravaggio, Judith Beheading Holofernes. Photo: Charles Platiau, Reuters. This might be the understatement of the year: the world is full of surprise...

Facebook Censors Famous Nude Painting From 1602 For Violating Standards

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.02.2016 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. Self-described “international art promoter” Hamilton Moura Filho, who lives in Milan, is outspo...

'Maestra,' A Conversation with L.S. Hilton

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.09.2016 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Derrick Santini L.S. Hilton grew up in England and has lived in Key West, New York City, Paris and Milan. After graduating from Oxford, she st...

Painting Found In An Attic Is Hailed As Priceless Masterpiece

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
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PARIS (Reuters) - A painting found in the attic of a house in southwest France two years ago was attributed to the Italian master Caravaggio by privat...

How Many of the World's Art Masterpieces Have You Seen?

MutualArt | Posted 12.31.2016 | Arts

As we turn to 2016, we resolve to do more traveling, with an eye to experiencing the most spectacular, awe-inspiring artworks on the planet.

Paddle8 Sets the Stage for Online Art Auctions Today

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 07.24.2016 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

For those of you looking for the auction house of the 21st century, you can find it with Paddle8. They have become the global online destination, connecting collectors of art, design and collectibles through their online art auctions.

Giornale Adriatico-Mediterraneo: Porto Ercole

Francis Levy | Posted 06.23.2016 | Travel
Francis Levy

Porto Ercole is one of the resorts you reach when you pass through Tuscany on the way to the Mediterranean or Tyrrhenean Sea as its called at this latitude. It's a sleepy little resort, with small yachts and boats moored in its harbor.

Single Work Appreciation Day: 'Nautical Twilight,' Carolyn Marks Blackwood

Daniel Maidman | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Blackwood joins in here with the rich history of landscape painting. Landscape is not an easy genre: nature is unruly, and does not wish to order itself into compositions pleasing to our sense of proportion. It is thematically difficult as well. Why do we look at landscapes? Because they are beautiful?

On the Art of Living, or a Weekend in Paris

Yara Zgheib | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Yara Zgheib

It is drizzling. Of course it is. The damp air smells of metro fumes and a hint of Terre d'Hermès as I painfully drag my suitcase up the stairs and onto le boulevard Saint Michel. I look around. Red lipstick stands out against the gray sky.

Rome Journal: Theory of Value

Francis Levy | Posted 03.20.2015 | Travel
Francis Levy

The career of Denis Mahon (1910-201l), the aristocratic art historian and collector is the inspiration behind the "Da Guercino a Caravaggio, Sir Denis Mahon and italian art of the XVIIth century" show at the Palazzo Barberini.

Digital Requiem

Christopher Slaney | Posted 11.24.2014 | Media
Christopher Slaney

In April 2002 I delivered a graveside eulogy to my friend Benny who had succumbed to cancer. A few months later a mutual acquaintance asked me if I thought enough time had passed for it to be okay to delete Benny's name and number from his cell phone.

Moretti (NY) Exhibits Enigmatic David and Goliath

Menachem Wecker | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Menachem Wecker

Sebastiano Ricci's "David with the Head of Goliath" (see image) -- currently on view at Mortetti Fine Art in New York -- is particularly enigmatic.

Lessons in Letting Go: A Lost Brother and a Missing Caravaggio

Julie Genovese | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Genovese

I study the painting, the face of my past. I miss my brother. But even as the tears roll out once more, I feel a love and connection that will never leave. I take a deep breath as the bigger picture settles my soul.

Caravaggio and His Legacy

Peter Clothier | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts
Peter Clothier

Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy studies that moment in art history when artists began to break away from aesthetic traditions and take a dive into the real-life physical and emotional drama of human existence.

LACMA's Trifecta of Exhibitions: Noir, Crime and Sin

Tracey Harnish | Posted 02.05.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

A trifecta of cinema-inspired exhibitions is now playing at LACMA. Now showing: a post-renaissance painter, an iconic film director and a pop art master.

A Dear John Letter to Painting

Tracey Harnish | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

You see, I was dipping into a little of that meditation on the million points of the physical with bits of light in the spaces between them, in my drawings, so I was easily seduced. Then came a period where it was all about me and critics be damned, I loved you Georgia O'Keeffe.

Art Exhibits at LACMA and the Getty: Invasion of Saints and Angels

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Virtually simultaneously, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Getty Center have unveiled major exhibitions celebrating the legacy of two towering figures of Italian art.

Happy Birthday, Caravaggio!

Posted 09.29.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of beloved Italian artist, Michelangelo Merisi, more often referred to by the name of his native town, Caravaggio. The Baroque p...

Hamptons Journal: The History of Art and the Big Apple Circus

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.03.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Audrey Flack and the History of Art String Band offers a crash course in such giant art figures as Caravaggio, Camille Claudel, Lee Krasner, Van Gogh, Picasso, Mary Cassat, and Jackson Pollock.

Was Caravaggio Murdered by the Church?

Telegraph | Posted 06.03.2012 | Arts
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His mysterious death at the age of 38 has been blamed variously on malaria, an intestinal infection, lead poisoning from the oil paints he used or a v...

Mike Ballard - The Evolution of a Street Artist (VIDEO) | Posted 05.19.2012 | Arts

Mike Ballard is a hard artist to categorise. Having started out in graffiti and street art, Ballard also dabbled in music production, often citing the...

What Caravaggio's Unusual Nativity Scene Teaches About Christmas

Kerry Weber | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Kerry Weber

The holy family depicted here endured struggles, as modern families do, and they met those struggles with faith and perseverance and obtained the peace, if only fleeting, that we see in this painting.

Caravaggio: A Renaissance Badass In Fort Worth

Tom Rhodes | Posted 02.18.2012 | Travel
Tom Rhodes

"Sacrifice of Isaac" depicts Abraham about to prove his devotion to God by slitting the throat of his son Isaac when a winged angel steps in to intervene.

PHOTOS: Curate Your Own Art Exhibition

Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts

In an age where we can use the internet to become DJ's, composers, directors and human encyclopedias, it makes sense we should get a chance to try out...

Models for Caravaggio

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts
Yoani Sanchez

Since September 23rd, the oil painting of a young man leaning over a lake, attributed to Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, has been on display in the Museum of Fine Arts in Havana. After the listlessness of August, this art exhibit brings back to us the sensation of being a part of the world.