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

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 07.02.2014 | 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).

"Tim's Vermeer:" An Adventure Film for Culturally Astute People

Ira Israel | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

What an extraordinarily delightful surprise it was to stumble upon "Tim's Vermeer" which was made with such child-like wonder that mirrors its main subject, namely the obsessive mind of a curious, mad genius. Viewing this film is akin to watching Leonard Bernstein unwittingly discover Mahler's 11th symphony.

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.

Deconstructing a Dutch Master: Tim's Vermeer

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When the Frick Museum featured "Girl with a Pearl Earring" in "Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshius," its...

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?

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.

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.

Inventor May Have Uncovered Great Artist's Secret

Vanity Fair | Kurt Andersen | Posted 01.30.2014 | Arts
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David Hockney and others have speculated—controversially—that a camera obscura could have helped the Dutch painter Vermeer achieve his photo-reali...

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.

'Girl With A Pearl Earring' Returns To The States

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 06.21.2013 | Arts

ATLANTA -- Atlanta's High Museum of Art is giving visitors a chance to experience the engaging over-the-shoulder glance of Johannes Vermeer's famous "...

THIS Was Made On An iPad?!

Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts

No offense to Johannes Vermeer, but Japanese artist Seikou Yamaoka certainly gives the Dutch master a run for his money, thanks to a little help from ...

Traveling Abroad with LA in Your Backpack

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Traveling abroad provides a welcome opportunity to step away from the routine and obligations of everyday life. But when you are lucky enough to liv...

How Artists Survive - Part 2: The Dutch Golden Age

Juri Koll | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

This Spring I visited The Girl With a Pearl Earring show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It was a gorgeous sunny day, nevertheless I found myself spending many hours inside, astounded by the paintings from the Mauritshuis in the Hague, which is undergoing a major renovation.

Art And Music In London: Live Performances Will Add Sonority To Vermeer's Paintings

Edward Schneider | Posted 05.26.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

If you were a seventeenth-century bourgeois Netherlander looking at a painting like Vermeer's The Music Lesson, you surely wouldn't have needed an art...

Drawing Surrealism

Francis Levy | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Francis Levy

Drawing Surrealism, currently on exhibit at the Morgan Library demonstrates the numerous techniques that artists of the surrealist school used to disinhibit their imaginations.

From the Sublime to the Hauntingly Ridiculous

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Let's go to UCLA's Hammer Museum to see an exhibition by Los Angeles artist Llyn Foulkes, whose work will scare the hell out of you. And if that's not the case, then there is probably something wrong with you.

A Mathematical Formula for Beauty?

Mario Livio | Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts
Mario Livio

Almost everyone would agree that the image of the radio galaxy Hercules A, taken by the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array radio telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope, is beautiful.

The Art of the Fake in Fiction and Non-Fiction

Alan Elsner | Posted 12.05.2012 | Books
Alan Elsner

A couple of recent books illustrate our fascination with the arcane world of art forgery. Perhaps, in this Internet age, when so little seems to be truly original, the subject of how to produce a master forgery that will fool all the experts seems particularly relevant.

Kids Made Masterpiece... From Legos

Posted 08.09.2012 | Arts

We've all heard "my kid could do that!" when a contentious work of art makes its debut, but rarely do we hear that claim about the works of classical ...

The Girl With The Bamboo Earring

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.22.2012 | Arts

If you search for Awol Erizku online you will find a photographer who spends as much time in front of the camera as behind it. From his Tumblr or phot...

PHOTOS: Art's Best Bling

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Notorious B.I.G. once said "Mo money, mo problems," and no one knows this quite like the Medici family. The ruling patrons of 14th century Florenc...

Fast Food, Parking Lots And Vermeer: Marc Trujillo's New Show

John Seed | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Los Angeles based artist Marc Trujillo, whose first solo show at Hirshl and Adler opens on November 3rd, paints what he calls the "shared spaces of the everyday." He is attracted to "non-destinations," familiar places where vast expanses of concrete or linoleum numb the senses.

Visiting the Oldest Dutch Master: The Frans Hals Museum

David Galenson | Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Frans Hals is often overshadowed by the other two great artistic geniuses of the Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer. Yet there is one dimension in which Hals stands clearly apart.