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

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain | Posted 08.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
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 ne...

Disclaimerland & Validation Via Virtue

Kimann Schultz | Posted 07.15.2015 | Arts
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 05.22.2015 | Travel
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 05.14.2015 | Arts
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 | Good News

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 | Arts
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 | Books
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.

Everything You Need To Know About Rembrandt's Last 20 Years

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.14.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — There are few artists with a more famous face than Rembrandt. The Dutch master painted himself repeatedly throughout his career. Four...

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

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
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 | Arts
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 | Arts
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 Obam...

Stolen Rembrandt Painting Found 15 Years Later

Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts

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 | Arts
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 | Books
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 | Entertainment
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 | Arts
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 lis...

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

Jura Margulis | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
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?

The New Rijksmuseum

Francis Levy | Posted 03.03.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Could Rembrandt have painted the cast of power brokers in Oeke Hoogendijk's The New Rijksmuseum Parts I and II which just finished a run at Film Forum?

Last Chance for Vermeer, Rembrandt and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Paintings at the Frick Museum

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The fifteen paintings selected for the Frick's presentation are among the most important in the Mauritshuis's holdings.

Robert Wittman's Bestseller Priceless, the Art of Recovering Stolen Paintings

James Grundvig | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
James Grundvig

Three days before Christmas in 2000, on an affluent peninsula in Stockholm, an Iraqi gang pulled off an audacious art theft of a small, but priceless self-portrait of Rembrandt at the Swedish National Museum.

Piano's Light Touch at the Kimbell

J. Michael Welton | Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It may be safe to say -- whether you favor the site of Renzo Piano's new pavilion or not - that Louis Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum has never looked as good as it does today.

FBI Art Crime Team Founder Robert Wittman Talks Art Theft

James Grundvig | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
James Grundvig

Two events that erupted in 1990 forever changed Wittman's, and America's, outlook regarding art crime.

Art And Everything

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 11.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Brian D. Cohen

In our attempt to define, decide and stake out territory, in our desire to eliminate uncertainty, messiness and ambiguity, why do we narrow something that should remain mysterious and somehow bigger than ourselves to whatever novelty we might think of?

Fame and Fortune, Three Hundred Years Apart

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

He looks rather ordinary, but he's young and obviously happy -why else would he be laughing so freely? He is a newcomer to LA, having arrived only a...

Jesus in Jewish Art: The Missing Pieces

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Bernard Starr

Artworks commonly Christianized Jesus, his family and close followers while omitting their Jewish identities. This phenomenon contributed significantly to the historic rift between Christianity and Judaism by picturing Jesus and Jews as separate.