Vermeer – The Movie

Vermeer – The Movie

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

New light on da Vinci’s anatomical drawings in Edinburgh

New light on da Vinci’s anatomical drawings in Edinburgh

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

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

The Book of Secrets by Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi

The Book of Secrets by Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi

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

Pompeii ‘s Villa of the Mysteries cleaned with lasers

Pompeii ‘s Villa of the Mysteries cleaned with lasers

August 2nd, 2013 | Art History, Italy, Murals, Technology

The Villa of the Mysteries or Villa dei Misteri is a well preserved ruin of a Roman Villa which lies some 400 metres northwest of Pompeii, southern Italy. Although covered with metres of ash and other volcanic material, the villa sustained only minor damage in… Read More

The Art of Eternity

The Art of Eternity

August 1st, 2013 | Art History, Documentaries, Religion, Videos

How should art depict the relationship between man and God? How can art best express eternal values? Can you, and should you, portray the face of Christ? For over a thousand years these were some of the questions which taxed the minds of the greatest… Read More

The Art of the Vikings

The Art of the Vikings

July 31st, 2013 | Art History, Documentaries, Sweden, Videos

In the autumn of 1915, on the shore of Lewis, a group of ornaments buried during the Viking period were found. Some of these ornaments were bronze brooches, ornaments that had detailed interlaced patterns, buckles and an iron knife. Looking at the size of the… Read More

Artistico – Art world goes mobile gaming

Artistico – Art world goes mobile gaming

July 30th, 2013 | Art History, Games, Mobile

PlayArt Labs, a developer of cultural-themed mobile games, today launched its first app Artistico, which is a game set in a world of visual art. PlayArt Labs created Artistico to entertain and stimulate cultural awareness as players progress through a series of fun and challenging… Read More

Art Story – An animated Journey into Art History

Art Story – An animated Journey into Art History

July 26th, 2013 | Animation, Art History, Film

“Art Story” is an original animated feature film about a boy and his grandfather who get stuck in a vast and imaginative world of paintings. It’s a story about an 11-year-old, meticulous boy, WALT, and his crazy, loopy GRANDPA — two complete opposites — who… Read More

Art Turning Left – How Values Changed Making 1789–2012

Art Turning Left – How Values Changed Making 1789–2012

July 25th, 2013 | Art History, Politics, Propaganda, Shows

Art Turning Left is the first exhibition to examine how the production and reception of art has been influenced by left-wing values, from the French Revolution to the present day. Displaying works by artists including Paul Signac, William Morris, Guy Debord and Guerilla Girls, Art… Read More