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Rene Magritte

Does a Museum Visit Really Require Homework?

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Lev Raphael

In a world drenched with 24/7 information, what's wrong with just experiencing art for yourself? Who says you have to "study up?" Museum exhibitions are designed to inform. You don't need to arm yourself in advance as if you're going into hazardous territory, you don't need to do homework.

If Magritte Painted Moby Dick, It Might Have Looked Like This

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts

Sean Landers' newest exhibition "North American Mammals" takes flight from the possibilities embedded in the word "coat." Landers plays with the overl...

First Be Awesome At It: Arcadia Contemporary Shows Aron Wiesenfeld

Daniel Maidman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Let's look at how it's painted. Seen at a distance, or on a computer screen, it produces a nearly dazzling sense of the unification of complex elements.

Magritte at MoMA: Mystery of the Ordinary

Liena Vayzman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Liena Vayzman

Magritte's paintings, while traditional in technique (often oil on canvas), are innovative and witty in concept. Doubling, fragmentation, displacement, and irrational juxtapositions are his favored strategies.

Unraveling: The Art of Christa Maiwald

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Embracing dichotomy, stitch-by-stitch, is finally what lends Maiwald's pieces both their intimate and universal powers.

Happy Birthday, Rene Magritte!

Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte. Born on this day 115 years ago, the clever painter pulled off bowler hats and painterly dec...

Windy City Happening: Art Institute of Chicago Masked Ball (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Surrealist artist Rene Magritte's paintings came to life in Chicago as the The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrated its 40th anniversary with its Nothing Is As It Appears masked ball.

Interview With the Youngest Artist to Have Ever Officially Painted Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Lisa Chau | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

Furr's grandmother introduced him to oil paints when he was 12 years old. He would set up a still life with fruit and paint it. He was obsessed -- he loved and still loves oil paint and the distinct smell of pure turpentine. "I was lucky. I found my dharma at age 12 years," he says.

Missing Nude Painting Found Hiding In Plain Sight

Posted 10.04.2013 | Arts

Art historians have toiled over the mystery of a missing Rene Magritte painting for years, with many assuming his work, "The Enchanted Pose," had been...

The Artist Multiple: A Collector's Source List

MutualArt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

But what is great about editions and multiples, is that they are meant to be more accessible and fun. These often whimsical objects can lend a breath of creativity to the more functional areas of life -- like kitchenware, rugs, jewelry and furniture.

Ceci n'est ni un Blog ni une Blague (This Is Neither a Blog Nor a Joke)

Ira Israel | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts
Ira Israel

Are we witnessing a new epoch of exceptionally bright and gifted directors, writers, and actors infusing pop culture with winks to high culture or possibly converging the two?

Mario + Magritte = SuperMagritte

Posted 07.31.2013 | Arts

"Somewhere in that lucid dream between the mushroom kingdom and subcon... a surreality of pipes, plants, airships, dinosaurs, talking fungi, combustib...

Must-See Summer Art Exhibits

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.23.2013 | Arts

The sun is out, the weather is warm and the blockbuster art exhibits are upon us. Yes, dear readers, we're on the cusp of summer and we couldn't be ha...

Surpassing All Expectations: London Auctions Coverage Continued

MutualArt | Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

London auction sales continued this week with the contemporary auctions at the major auction houses.

Beer, Chocolate And The Battle Of The Bulge

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 03.09.2013 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

During our visit we explored the vibrant city of Brussels and then we were on to Bastogne, where we visited the Ardennes and the site of the Battle of the Bulge. But before leaving Brussels we dined at some tantalizing cafes and restaurants, visited way too many chocolate shops and sampled some of its 500 (no, seriously, 500) different types of beer!

Happy Birthday, Magritte!

Posted 11.21.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Belgian surrealist, Rene Magritte. Born on this day in 1898, the man with an amusing predilection for bowler hats would turn ...

Big Art Heist Reported At Dutch Museum

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 12.15.2012 | Arts

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Thieves broke into a Rotterdam museum on Tuesday and walked off with works from the likes of Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse pot...

A Photographer, A Painter, and The Big Apple

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Sanjay Sanghoee

I decided to pick Bennet Cobliner's brain about the evolution of the "medium" used to convey images and how that and other factors have impacted the image-maker's techniques as well as the pictures themselves. These were my takeaways from that discussion.

Enjoy The Silence

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.27.2012 | Arts

Museums are no strangers to silence; in fact, like clockwork, a hush enshrouds the institutions from the entrance, allowing for a viewer's maximum med...

60 Years Of Light

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.25.2012 | Arts

Lois Dodd is not interested in telling stories. Just as snapshots transport us back to forgotten feelings, physical states, and even temperatures, so ...

The Body Becomes The Canvas

Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts

Who wants a tattoo of a few Chinese characters when you can have one of the greatest works of all time emblazoned on your back? Although most of the a...

Ethan Murrow's 'Narcissistic Excess' Is Playful And Strange

Posted 04.30.2012 | Arts

"All of my characters tend to end in failure," Ethan Murrow once admitted to The Seattle Times. The artist's large graphite drawings are rendered with...

Domenico Gnoli's Rarely Seen Paintings Now On View

Posted 04.30.2012 | Arts

There is an undeniable magic to Italian Renaissance paintings, where fabric ripples with a supernatural grace, and hair cascades with both abandon and...

Fifty Shades Of Grey Zones

Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts

Bruce Cohen's still lifes combine an intensely heightened perception with nebulous subject matter. His painted objects are imbued with a sense of urge...

Which Famous Surrealist Made Commercial Posters On The Side?

Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts

We don't know about you, but when we think of Rene Magritte we imagine bowler hats, mysterious clouds and cryptic green apples. We certainly do not th...