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Classical Art

A Trip to the MUNY

Michael Kaiser | Posted 10.11.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

It is easy to get depressed about the future of the arts in America when one reads countless stories of arts institutions facing large deficits, lockouts and strikes, and even closure.

These Hip Hop-Classic Art Mashups Are Pretty Much Perfect

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts

Hip hop and classical artwork might not seem like a match made in heaven, but Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano found a way help these classics brus...

The Idiot's Guide To Identifying Classic Paintings

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts

Can you tell a Rembrandt from a Caravaggio? Or a Rubens from a Michelangelo? If you answered no, have no fear. There's a quick and painless guide to t...

'Mean Girls' Art History Is So Fetch

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 03.28.2014 | Arts

"Oh my God, that Monet is so fetch!" is not something you'd often hear wandering an art museum. Still, if there's anything "Mean Girls" has proven, it...

FIAC Gets Real: Classical Painting in Contemporary Hands (VIDEO)

Michael Kurcfeld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Kurcfeld

The game of trend-spotting at big-ticket art fairs has always been mostly about playing the numbers. What's selling, and to whom? But at this year's FIAC in Paris, amid the high-rolling and the splashy frontrunners, I began looking for a genre that refuses to stay moribund: classical painting

Colonizing Abstraction: MoMA's Inventing Abstraction Show Denies Its Ancient Global Origins

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Shouldn't the most authoritative of our cultural institutions, certainly those renown globally, be so sensitive as to represent the history of international art with the like mindedness of diplomats to mitigating the injuries historically wrought by political and cultural colonizations?

Does The Art Market Value Traditional Art?

Charmaine Jefferson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Arts
Charmaine Jefferson

It is almost as if the word "contemporary" has another meaning when it comes to the creation of art during one's lifetime. As a result, art teachers push students toward "make it different" before they have mastered any technique.

Mat Gleason: Ten Most Overrated Artists In History

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Lots of contemporary art is not received well by a public that has become suspicious of the hype that substitutes for talent in our galleries today, a...