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Constable sketch found behind another painting at V&A

Constable sketch found behind another painting at V&A

Posted November 27th, 2013

England, Featured Posts, News, Paintings, Romanticism, Talks

A new John Constable oil sketch will go on display tomorrow in the V&A’s Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries after it was discovered at the V&A Museum hidden on the back of Branch Hill Pond: Hampstead, another work by the English Romantic painter. V&A experts… Read More

Shows

Turner and the Sea

Turner and the Sea

Posted November 25th, 2013

England, Paintings, Shows

Throw yourself into Turner’s dramatic depictions of storms, shipwrecks and battles, which revolutionised maritime art and have become some of Britain’s best-loved paintings. This landmark exhibition (until 21 April 2014) brings together an outstanding collection of masterpieces from around the world to explore Turner’s lifelong… Read More

Videos

“The Unfinished Painting” by Rositsa Vangelova

“The Unfinished Painting” by Rositsa Vangelova

Posted November 13th, 2013

Animation, Paintings, Videos

A young painter desperately tries to draw the best eyes for the woman’s face in his painting and mysteriously falls into the surrealistic world, created by his own imagination. “The Unfinished Painting” is a student animation short. The stylistic of the film is inspired by… Read More

Paintings

Did the Nazis also steal the Mona Lisa?

Did the Nazis also steal the Mona Lisa?

Posted November 13th, 2013

Art History, Art Theft, Paintings

A fascinating and forogtten bit of art history in The Guardian: ” It seems that Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was among the paintings found in the Altaussee salt mine in the Austrian alps, which was converted by the Nazis into their secret stolen-art warehouse…. Read More

Paintings

Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” sells for $142.405.000 at Christie

Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” sells for $142.405.000 at Christie

Posted November 13th, 2013

Auctions, Contemporary Art, News, Paintings

A work by British painter Francis Bacon was sold for $142.4 million in New York on Tuesday, smashing the world record for the most expensive piece of art ever auctioned. “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” by the 20th century figurative artist, who lived from 1909… Read More

Paintings

“Rembrandt Laughing” now on view at Getty Museum

“Rembrandt Laughing” now on view at Getty Museum

Posted November 1st, 2013

Art History, Netherlands, Old Masters, Paintings

The J. Paul Getty Museum’s new acquisition Rembrandt Laughing, about 1628, a recently rediscovered self-portrait by one of the most celebrated painters in history, Rembrandt, is now on view at the Museum. “The Getty Museum possesses the most significant collection of early Rembrandts in the… Read More

Shows

Reza Derakshani – My Wicked Persian Carpet in New York

Reza Derakshani – My Wicked Persian Carpet in New York

Posted October 29th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Iran, Music, Paintings, Shows

Following its much-touted launch in September 2013, Taymour Grahne Gallery presents new works by Iranian painter, musician and performance artist Reza Derakshani. Expanding on previous investigations of ornamentation and abstraction, “My Wicked Persian Carpet” incorporates the artist’s newfound experimentation with materials such as glitter to… Read More

Shows

Delacroix – First U.S. show in over a decade in Santa Barbara

Delacroix – First U.S. show in over a decade in Santa Barbara

Posted October 29th, 2013

France, Paintings, Romanticism, Shows

This important and beautiful international loan exhibition marks the first presentation on the celebrated French artist Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) in the United States in over a decade, and the first major monographic show devoted to the Romantic artist on the West coast. Featuring 27 paintings… Read More

Paintings

Nature Morte: Contemporary artists bring back still life tradition in new book

Nature Morte: Contemporary artists bring back still life tradition in new book

Posted October 29th, 2013

Books, Contemporary Art, Paintings

Thought-provoking and richly visual, Nature Morte brings together, for the first time, the poignant, provocative re-imaginings of the traditional still life by over 180 international contemporary artists. This visually stunning and timely book reveals how leading artists of the 21st century are reinvigorating the still… Read More