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

Masterpieces at risk from preservation technique

Masterpieces at risk from preservation technique

August 5th, 2013 | Paintings, Science

Groundbreaking new Danish research shows that a frequently used preservation method may damage oil paintings – including some of the world’s great masterpieces. If an oil painting treated with the frequently used wax-resin lining is exposed to relative humidity above 60 per cent, there is… Read More

Meet Kerry James Marshall

Meet Kerry James Marshall

August 2nd, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Paintings, Talks, USA, Videos

Kerry James Marshall is one of the leading contemporary painters of his generation. Over the past twenty-five years, he has become internationally known for monumental images of African American history and culture. Although Kerry James Marshall currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois, his time… Read More

Outrage in Ukraine – Kiev museum destroyed controversial painting

Outrage in Ukraine – Kiev museum destroyed controversial painting

The deputy of Kiev’s Mystetskyi Arsenal Museum has just resigned, after director Natalia Zabolotna’s destroyed Volodymyr Kuznetsov’s “Koliivschina: Judgment Day”, which she considered immoral, by pouring black paint over it. The event happened just one night before President Viktor Ianoukovytch was supposed to inaugurate an… Read More

The Life of Francis Bacon – The Videos

The Life of Francis Bacon – The Videos

July 31st, 2013 | Documentaries, England, Ireland, Paintings, Videos

“If you really love life, you’re walking in the shadow of death all the time…Death is the shadow of life, and the more one is obsessed with life the more one is obsessed with death. I’m greedy for life and I’m greedy as an artist.”… Read More

Echo: Joanna Hill – Still life with flowers

Echo: Joanna Hill – Still life with flowers

July 30th, 2013 | Featured, Ikono, Paintings, Videos

“I primarily work in moving image, but often what I convey, the experience, is one of stillness,” says artist Joanna Hill about her videowork made for Old Masters reinterpreted at Rollo Contemporary Art, London. “In my videoworks it is my intention to to slow or… Read More

Sigmar Polke – First comprehensive retrospective at MoMA

Sigmar Polke – First comprehensive retrospective at MoMA

July 21st, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Germany, Paintings, Shows

The Museum of Modern Art announced the first comprehensive retrospective of Sigmar Polke (German, 1941–2010) from April 19 to August 3, 2014. Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010 is the first exhibition to encompass Polke’s work across all mediums, including painting, photography, film, drawing, prints, and sculpture…. Read More

Norman Rockwell – Behind the Camera

Norman Rockwell – Behind the Camera

July 18th, 2013 | Books, Paintings, Photography, Shows, USA

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera is a landmark exhibition exploring in depth Rockwell’s richly detailed study photographs, commissioned by the artist as references for his iconic paintings. Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, this presentation at the Mcnay in Texas reveals a rarely seen yet… Read More

Rijksmuseum acquired one of the earliest paintings of America

Rijksmuseum acquired one of the earliest paintings of America

July 17th, 2013 | Art History, News, Paintings, USA

The Rijksmuseum has acquired a painting by Jan Mostaert, ‘Landscape with an Episode from the Conquest of America’ (c. 1535), the earliest known panel with an imaginary depiction of the Spanish conquest of the American continent. What is striking is that the painting does not… Read More

Monaco marks 40th anniversary of Picasso’s death with exhibition

Monaco marks 40th anniversary of Picasso’s death with exhibition

July 14th, 2013 | Modernism, Monaco, Paintings, Shows, Spain

This summer the Grimaldi Forum is featuring “Monaco celebrates Picasso”, a major event marking the 40th anniversary of the death of this world renowned artist. The show has been discussed in the media for other reasons though, “a $100 million (£66 million) money laundering and… Read More