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Many Ways for Artists to Find New Sources of Inspiration

Daniel Grant | Posted 01.16.2017 | Arts
Daniel Grant

The mythical view of artists has placed them in their studios or garrets, waiting for the Muse to inspire some great new idea or image. Were that the ...

At LACMA, Picasso vs. Rivera

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.13.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Diego Rivera (1886-1957) -- two great artists whose creativity greatly defined the art of the 20th century. Both were la...

It Takes A Long Time To Become Young

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 11.21.2016 | Parents
Siobhan Kukolic

A gaggle of Grade 4 girls celebrated with my daughter for her 9th birthday last week at a trampoline park. The squeals of delight, the contagious lau...

In the Wake of Trump Victory, New York's Auction Week Perseveres With Solid Results

MutualArt | Posted 11.17.2016 | Arts
MutualArt

Edvard Munch, Pikene på broen (Girls on the Bridge), 1902, oil on canvas, 39 3/4 x 40 3/8 in. (101 x 102.5 cm). Estimate: on request, in excess of $5...

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

MutualArt | Posted 11.10.2016 | Arts
MutualArt

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

Eve and Adam (After Francoise Gilot's Adam Forcing Eve to Eat the Apple)

Brian Waldron | Posted 10.23.2016 | Arts
Brian Waldron

You force fed me your forbidden fruit. I choked on that red offering. I could not swallow anymore. You smiled with sadistic scorn. You didn't wait for...

Nobel Prize In Literature Goes To... Musician Bob Dylan!

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.18.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

A most welcome surprise of the last week was the announcement that the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan. Yes, to Bob Dylan! -- one of the most esteemed and beloved American musicians.

Traveling Museum Retrospective Of Venezuelan Modernist Oswaldo Vigas

Lita Barrie | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts
Lita Barrie

An international traveling museum retrospective of the late Venezuelan artist, Oswaldo Vigas' prolific life's work provides a rare opportunity to view the legacy of a modernist artist who shunned self-promotion.

The Metro Arrives...In Time for the SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS June 5th, 2016

Henry K. Long | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
Henry K. Long

The metro has finally arrived at Bergamot Station, but with the train comes uncertainty and inevitable change for the galleries housed at the popular ...

How One Naive Amateur Painter Changed the Course of Modern Art Forever

MutualArt | Posted 05.19.2016 | Arts
MutualArt

One night in 1908, at the age of 64, Henri Rousseau, the toll booth operator turned self-taught painter, found himself at the epicenter of the Parisian avant-garde, or at the center of an elaborate joke, or perhaps a little of both.

Art Review: Ron Mallory, Kinetic Artist, Shows in Paris

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.10.2016 | Arts
Carole Mallory

On May 19 in Paris on 32 Rue de Lille, the RCM Galerie will have a Vernissage, a private opening, of the show stopping kinetic art by the renown artist Ron Mallory. Perhaps I'm a bit biased in my enthusiasm because I'm the former Mrs. Ronald Mallory.

Guide to Frieze Week, Spring Auctions, and Beyond in New York, 2016

MutualArt | Posted 05.06.2016 | Arts
MutualArt

With art fairs, exhibition openings, and auctions galore, May in New York City is a busy time for the business of art. To help you navigate the week a...

A Mother is the Truest Friend

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Siobhan Kukolic

How can one day be enough to celebrate the person who fueled your soul, taught you how to dream and reminded you that you always had wings, you just needed to take a chance and fly?

An Art Party Hop Wrap Up!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 03.11.2017 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

The Los Angeles art scene is booming! As an arts writer, each weekend I attempt to see as many exhibitions as possible.

The Many Faces of Picasso | Why Collectors Are Flocking to Picasso Ceramics

Auctionata | Posted 02.17.2017 | Arts
Auctionata

His ceramics capture his time relaxing as a craftsman, using his hands and transforming the ordinary medium of ceramics, into the extraordinary.

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 02.09.2017 | Education
Sally Swanson

Oh, to have the genius of Picasso! What defines me to others? Where else do I want to go? What do I really need (as I reach for the same well-loved i...

Changing: Picasso, Warhol, Dylan, and Bowie

David Galenson | Posted 01.13.2017 | Arts
David Galenson

Noting the roots of David Bowie's last album in jazz, Nate Chinen of the New York Times described Bowie as "an elusive rock star whose music has been as famously changeable as his image."

Artful Geometry

Dan Rockmore | Posted 01.11.2017 | Arts
Dan Rockmore

Architecture has a long history of geometric inspiration and aesthetics (besides the obvious mathematical connections with engineering), going back at least to ancient Greece and the infusion of classical geometric shapes like squares and circles into their structures.

Scientists Uncover Pablo Picasso's Chemical Fingerprint In Breakthrough Study

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. An extensive analysis of Pablo Picasso's early work by a Spanish chemical engineer has provided som...

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

MutualArt | Posted 12.31.2016 | Arts
MutualArt

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.

Splitting the Apple

Nelson Saiers | Posted 12.10.2016 | Arts
Nelson Saiers

As an artist with years of mathematical training, I am continuously looking for inspiration and find much in Cézanne's and Einstein's work.

An Ancient Mystery Traveling in a Suitcase From Greece

Sandra Marinopoulos | Posted 11.27.2016 | Education
Sandra Marinopoulos

A few weeks ago, in the midst of the Greek crisis, a small team from a Greek Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, traveled from Athens to New York with a mission: to spread the story of a mystery.

DPA Drug Conference Art Installation Counters DEA Museum

Anthony Papa | Posted 11.25.2016 | Arts
Anthony Papa

The art installation highlighted issues that affect all Americans, whether they use drugs or not. For example in "Justice in Black and White" I displayed the racial imbalance of New York's Rockefeller Drug Laws which were the precursor of racist federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws.

Modigliani the High Point to Otherwise Tepid Auction Season in New York 2015

MutualArt | Posted 11.13.2016 | Arts
MutualArt

There's been some whispering lately about an inevitable leveling off of the art market, and it seems that day has come.

Great Paintings of Women in Repose... With Cats

Susan Michals | Posted 10.12.2016 | Arts
Susan Michals

Picasso. Balthus. Iconic artists. Also, big cat fans, and lovers of women. Now throw in a little chill downtime, and you've got the perfect symbiotic, painterly marriage.