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On Jan Fabre, part 2: Scenes from the Moral Education of the Human Race

Daniel Maidman | Posted 11.20.2016 | Home
Daniel Maidman

This second article in my series about the absurdly productive trans-national art star Jan Fabre (the first is here) has very little to do directly wi...

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

MutualArt | Posted 11.10.2016 | Home
MutualArt

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

Behind the Scenes: William Thompson

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 10.23.2016 | Home
D. Dominick Lombardi

William Thompson in his Brooklyn, NY studio (2016) We were both working on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt when I first met William Thompson. By our 9:00am...

Video: Rijksmuseum Blitz

Rick Steves | Posted 09.19.2016 | Home
Rick Steves

I just finished a marvelous tour of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam with our tour group and am inspired by the local art-historian guide we enjoyed. Dur...

Last Weeks For Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible At The Met Breuer

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home
Barbara Ernst Prey

I've returned a number of times to revisit the exhibit as, from an artist's perspective, it is fascinating to see works that are not finished offer insight into the artistic working process -- what the artist may have been thinking at that point in the painting.

David Leffel at the Frederick Weisman Museum of Art

John Seed | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home
John Seed

David Leffel’s recent retrospective exhibition, which was on view at the Frederick Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University between May 14th a...

Van Dyck or Bust

Francis Levy | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home
Francis Levy

Anthony van Dyke was a 17th century portrait painter whose chief claim to fame may have been the fact that his oeuvre was overshadowed by the likes of...

'Unfinished' Business: Dark Cloud of Unknowing Engulfs the New Met Breuer

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 03.03.2016 | Home
Lee Rosenbaum

The debut installation at the Met Breuer, unveiled to the press on Tuesday (and to the general public on Mar. 18), fell short of the expectations raised by the Metropolitan Museum itself.

New Reading of Rembrandt Masterwork

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 09.30.2016 | Home
M.W. Jacobs

More even than the masterwork of "the Shakespeare of Painters," Rembrandt's The Night Watch is a Dutch national treasure, depicting the citizen soldiers of the unique Dutch Republic that thrived during an era of absolute monarchies in Europe.

Why Art Makes Me Cry -- A Lesson Taught by Tracey Emin and Louise Bourgeois

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain | Posted 08.26.2016 | Home
Esther de Charon de Saint Germain

Let me paint you the scene. At this very moment I'm in the final stage of finishing a big project called the Creative Study. But I'd got stuck. I need...

Disclaimerland & Validation Via Virtue

Kimann Schultz | Posted 07.15.2016 | Home
Kimann Schultz

If the display or broadcasting of creative works were reliant on a virtue rubric, then our museum walls would be nearly empty, our radio waves and streaming would run rather silent, our bookshelves would be quite bare....or chock full of posted disclaimers....?

Summer, Winter, Spring or Fall: Amsterdam Is the Place!

Marie Ohanesian Nardin | Posted 05.20.2016 | Home
Marie Ohanesian Nardin

I'm a loyal kind of person, even when it comes to favorite cities. So, let me be clear, no European city can surpass the love I feel for Venice, Italy--an affair that reaches back 30 years when I fell fast for a handsome gondolier and his city. Soon, I married my gondolier and began calling the Serenissima, home.

Velazquez in Paris

David Galenson | Posted 05.14.2016 | Home
David Galenson

Diego de Velazquez, the greatest of court painters, ironically was an unlikely candidate for that job.

Terminally Ill Woman's Dying Wish To See Rembrandt Exhibit For Last Time Is Fulfilled

The Associated Press | Posted 03.06.2015 | Home

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- A Dutch charity has granted a terminally ill woman's dying wish, wheeling her into Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum on a special bed for a pr...

The Amazing London Museum You Never Heard Of

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.24.2015 | Home
Lev Raphael

Last Sunday some of the characters on Downton Abbey went to London's Wallace Collection and most viewers probably thought, "What's that?" The Walla...

'The Blood Infernal:' A Talk With James Rollins

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.11.2015 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

With his books published in more than 40 languages, James Rollins is known to millions of readers. A true Renaissance man, he's much more than an author of explosive thrillers.

Here's What's Missing in the Debate Over the Frick Collection's Proposed Expansion

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 11.10.2014 | Home
Charles A. Birnbaum

The announcement that the Frick Collection on New York's Upper East Side plans to build an addition has generated some buzz and concern -- and if implemented, it would forever destroy an important part of the collection -- an exquisite garden by the world famous British landscape architect Russell Page (1906-85).

Time-lapse Selfies and Self-regard Over the Years

Michael Drew | Posted 08.25.2014 | Home
Michael Drew

Have you noticed that we've now become obsessed with how we change, or how we age, at least pictorially speaking? Consider Boyhood, a new film from ...

Rembrandt is in. Putin is out.

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Home
Edward Goldman

The photograph on the front page of today's New York Times took me by surprise and, to be honest, threw me for a loop. Here is President Barack Obama,...

Stolen Rembrandt Painting Found 15 Years Later

Posted 03.19.2014 | Home

After 15 years, a stolen Rembrandt painting has finally been recovered. According to the Agence France-Presse, police in southeastern France seize...

The Naked Maja in My Camera

G.E. Masana | Posted 05.05.2014 | Home
G.E. Masana

"Goya," he said, "that's who your work reminds me of." I didn't expect that coming from a client.

Monuments Men Adjacent, The Roses Underneath

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 04.08.2014 | Home
Melanie Chartoff

In The Roses Underneath, a confident first novel by C.F. Yetmen, the details of one German female's wily survival skills are in the forefront against the backdrop of the Monuments Men cataloguing fine art stolen, sold and hidden during the Holocaust.

Movie Review: The Monuments Men

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.07.2014 | Home
Marshall Fine

As the evidence shows, Monuments Men would not have been in the awards mix. Well-made and honorable, it's also a movie that never achieves much momentum.

The Two Goldfinches

Francis Levy | Posted 03.19.2014 | Home
Francis Levy

The Goldfinch--both the Donna Tartt novel and the 17th century masterpiece by Fabritius--is much in the news lately, the former on the bestseller list...

A Look at High Art in the 21st Century: Pictures at a Museum's Shop.

Jura Margulis | Posted 03.10.2014 | Home
Jura Margulis

We created abundance in the civilized world and cherish the history of our culture and the culture of our history, or so we say, and that last room before the museum's shop exhibits the best we can do in and with the visual arts sector?