Old Masters

Spain

Goya – Crazy Like A Genius

Goya – Crazy Like A Genius

Posted March 4th, 2013

Documentaries, Old Masters, Paintings, Spain

Written and presented by Robert Hughes, one of the world’s most prominent art commentators, this program explores the life and work of Francisco Goya—focusing on the painter’s subversive, often gruesome outlook, charting his achievements as a court painter, satirist and war reporter as well as… Read More

Videos

Write the Opening Line to Vermeer’s “Lady in Blue”

Write the Opening Line to Vermeer’s “Lady in Blue”

Posted March 1st, 2013

Netherlands, Old Masters, Videos

Vermeer‘s Woman in Blue has alsways inspired love wherever she goes. When the Getty invited you to imagine the first line of that mysterious letter she’s holding, people respondeded with nearly 200 creative ideas via The Iris, Facebook, and Twitter—from the heartfelt to the hilarious… Read More

Old Masters

Leonardo’s ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’ Confirmed by Experts

Leonardo’s ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’ Confirmed by Experts

Posted February 18th, 2013

News, Old Masters

“The results of these further tests are very convincing. They confirm our conclusion that this painting is indeed Leonardo’s ‘Earlier Version’ of his Mona Lisa”, says Dr. Markus Frey, President of The Mona Lisa Foundation. Alfonso Rubino, a specialist in the geometry of Leonardo, has… Read More

USA

TV: Da Vinci’s Demons – Leonardo becomes action hero

TV: Da Vinci’s Demons – Leonardo becomes action hero

Posted February 12th, 2013

Old Masters, TV, USA

Lately Leonardo da Vinci has become a main character in a popular video game, a comic book hero and the center of a trashy conspiracy novel. Now Leonardo finally gets his own TV series and since it would be kind of boring to watch the… Read More

Old Masters

Can Mona Lisa Be Identified By The Skull Of Lisa Gherardini?

Can Mona Lisa Be Identified By The Skull Of Lisa Gherardini?

Posted January 8th, 2013

Art History, News, Old Masters

The Mona Lisa has become the Loch Ness Monster of the Art World. Every time we run out of things to report someone comes up with something new related to the most famous painting in the world. Now a team of explorers wants to exhume… Read More

Old Masters

Titian painting rediscovered in depths of National Gallery

Titian painting rediscovered in depths of National Gallery

Posted January 8th, 2013

Art History, Italy, News, Old Masters

“Tiziano Vecellio – or Titian as he is called in English – is a painter’s painter, and a lover’s painter too. His exquisite eye is charged with sensuality. Time after time he portrayed the beauties of Venice, in the long-ago days when the city was… Read More

Videos

Sotheby’s New Old Master Videos

Sotheby’s New Old Master Videos

Posted January 6th, 2013

Art History, Auctions, Old Masters, Videos

The auction giant Sotheby’s has some nice introductory videos for their traditional New York January Old Master sales on their Youtube page. There are five this time, including films on a Goya and some works from the estate of dealer Giancarlo Baroni. Actually Sotheby’s is… Read More

Science

Art Detectives: Tracing Bosch and Bruegel

Art Detectives: Tracing Bosch and Bruegel

Posted November 24th, 2012

Old Masters, Restoration, Science

Art Historians and scientists from the University of Glasgow have completed an international research project to trace the origins of four previously misattributed paintings. The two year study which was funded by the European Culture Fund and the British Academy traced the paintings, which were… Read More

Old Masters

New insights into Rembrandt’s etching techniques

New insights into Rembrandt’s etching techniques

Posted November 22nd, 2012

Books, Netherlands, Old Masters

In January, seven new volumes will be published, showcasing the work of the most influential etcher of all time, Rembrandt van Rijn. Erik Hinterding (a curator at the Rijksmuseum) and Jaco Rutgers travelled the world to examine more than 18,000 impressions made from all 315… Read More