Art History

Museums

Harvard Museums launch Index Magazine

Harvard Museums launch Index Magazine

Posted September 30th, 2013

Art History, Magazines, Media, Museums

The Harvard Art Museums announce the launch of the digital magazine Index, which provides a dynamic and interactive space for readers to discover a broad range of content and media produced by staff at the Harvard Art Museums and from arts-related venues around the world…. Read More

Paintings

Burlington Magazine shows unknown Titian

Burlington Magazine shows unknown Titian

Posted September 30th, 2013

Art History, Italy, Paintings

The Burlington Magazine announced the publication, in its October issue, of The Risen Christ, a previously unknown work by the great Venetian artist Titian. The painting (oil on canvas, 144 cm. high by 116.5 cm. wide) shows Christ in majesty, triumphing over death, standing on… Read More

Shows

The Avant-gardes of Fin-de-Siècle Paris: Signac, Bonnard, Redon, and their Contemporaries

The Avant-gardes of Fin-de-Siècle Paris: Signac, Bonnard, Redon, and their Contemporaries

Posted September 26th, 2013

Art History, Avantgarde, France, Shows

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents The Avant-gardes of Fin-de-Siècle Paris: Signac, Bonnard, Redon, and their Contemporaries curated by Vivien Greene, Curator, 19th- and Early 20th-Century Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. About 100 paintings, drawings and a significant number of prints, drawn from notable… Read More

Germany

The Berlin World Improvement Machine

The Berlin World Improvement Machine

Posted September 24th, 2013

Art History, Germany

The BERLIN WORLD IMPROVEMENT MACHINE aims to encourage a discussion about the role of art and science in relation to the improvement of our present-day world. What if there had been a secret plan to improve the world, steadily pursued in Berlin since the seventeenth… Read More

Internet

Amazon Art – The New Marketplace for Art is open now

Amazon Art – The New Marketplace for Art is open now

Posted August 6th, 2013

Art Dealers, Art History, Art Market, Business, Internet

Amazon Art just launched. The rumours were true then and this new market place for art from some of the world’s finest galleries will sure shake up the art market in general. For the launch 40,000 works from more than 4,500 artists including Dali, Hirst… Read More

Paintings

Vermeer – The Movie

Vermeer – The Movie

Posted August 6th, 2013

Art History, Documentaries, Netherlands, News, Paintings

Sony Pictures Classics announced they have acquired worldwide rights to the documentary TIM’S VERMEER, directed by Teller of PENN & TELLER fame. Produced by Teller’s stage partner Penn Jillette and Farley Ziegler, the film follows Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, as he attempts to… Read More

Shows

New light on da Vinci's anatomical drawings in Edinburgh

New light on da Vinci's anatomical drawings in Edinburgh

Posted August 5th, 2013

Art History, Drawing, Renaissance, Science, Shows

Almost 500 years after Leonardo da Vinci’s death, an exhibition that sheds new light on the his groundbreaking studies of the human body opened this Friday at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. Da Vinci’s anatomical drawings have… Read More

Renaissance

The High Art of the Low Countries

The High Art of the Low Countries

Andrew Graham-Dixon shows how the art of Renaissance Flanders evolved from the craft of precious tapestries within the Duchy of Burgundy into a leading painting school in its own right. Starting his journey at the magnificent altarpiece of Ghent Cathedral created by the Van Eyck… Read More

Science

The Book of Secrets by Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi

The Book of Secrets by Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi

Posted August 2nd, 2013

Arab World, Art History, Books, Calligraphy, Science

The Book of Secrets was copied in 1266 (in Toledo) from an original dating back to the eleventh century by the Andalusian engineer Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi. It is an extraordinarily important manuscript in the field of the history of science, because it represents one of… Read More