Art History

10 Hidden Images Discovered Beneath Famous Classic Paintings

Some classic paintings have surprised us with their “secrets”—forgotten paintings and images concealed for centuries until restoration techniques or …

Art

10 Thrilling Reasons to Love Van Gogh

He began late and died young. Yet, over a span of ten years, Vincent van Gogh completed nearly 900 paintings and 1,100 sketches, lithographs, and …

Art

The Nazi art hoard that shocked the world

Two new exhibitions look at how Hildebrand Gurlitt was able to exploit the Nazi system in order to amass a vast collection of work by ‘degenerate artists’ and Jewish collectors, writes Cath Pound.<p>The discovery of almost 1500 artworks including examples by Picasso, Munch, Matisse, Kirchner and Klee …

Culture

10 Stolen Pieces Of Art That Have Never Been Found

Over the years, history’s greatest painters, sculptors, and craftsman have toiled to create the iconic pieces of art we’ve all become familiar with. …

Art

Meet the lit professor-turned-tattoo artist who inked the Hells Angels and chronicled his every studly conquest

Samuel Steward, aka Phil Sparrow, was a Renaissance Man of the streets, unconcerned with sexual and societal taboos<p>When DePaul University Professor …

Culture

10 Final Paintings By Artists Who Committed Suicide

Many artists have passed away and left a final masterpiece tantalizingly unfinished. Even more interesting, albeit in a slightly morbid fashion, are …

Artists

Review – Nomos Orion “De Stijl” Limited Edition Ace Jewelers (Specs & Price)

<b>Recently, we introduced to you the Nomos Orion “De Stijl” Limited Edition, a watch made especially for the Dutch market and retailed exclusively by</b> …

Watches

Monet’s Water Lillies Are Coming To Australia

It’s not every day that some of the world’s biggest and best artists come to Australia, but TBH, this year we’ve been damn spoilt. First it was Van …

Vincent Van Gogh

Old master paintings given to National Gallery by Dutch aristocrat

Baron Willem van Dedem’s bequest called ‘Christmas gift to the nation’, with four works on public display from Wednesday<p>Four old master paintings left to the National Gallery by a Dutch aristocrat who died in 2015 will this week go on public display.<p>The gallery described Baron Willem van Dedem’s …

Art

Will a Titian painting from the 1560s beat Salvator Mundi’s hype?

The art world has been abuzz for weeks over the sale of Leonard da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” for $450.3 million. The painting—which is the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction—will hang in the new branch of the Louvre, in Abu Dhabi.<p>Interestingly, “The last da Vinci,” as the painting has …

Art

10 Hidden Secrets In History’s Greatest Artworks

To make impressive art, special skills are needed to distinguish the artist. In some cases, artists knowingly and unknowingly include clues that shed …

Art

Then-and-now photos of London’s “Visible Girls” show the tenacity of female friendship

The reemergence of Anita Corbin’s bathroom portraits<p>London in the early ’80s was a hotbed of subcultures. New music spurred new fashion, new …

Culture

10 Unsolved Mysteries That Confound The Art World

The more we learn about great art and its creators, the more mysteries we uncover. Sometimes, these mysteries are more convoluted and salacious than …

Art

7 Reasons Why the Met’s Michelangelo Show Was Nearly Impossible to Pull Off

Exhibitions<p>From lifetime waiting lists to approval from the Queen, here's what it takes to assemble a landmark show.<p>,<p>Want to organize a Michelangelo …

Art

‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Review: An Ode to Jean-Claude Van Damme, His Movies, and Not Much Else

"Timecop" fans will be amused by the meta homages to Van Damme's heyday, but "Van Johnson" doesn't transcend beyond its niche.<p>In 2017, there’s a show …

Entertainment

Modigliani: Fevered Life, Pure Line | by Jenny Uglow | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

A single Modigliani portrait or nude is strikingly beautiful—the elongated face, the tilted head, the lithe pose. Yet when a host of them crowds …

Art

5 things about Rembrandt’s ‘Self Portrait at the Age of 34’ on loan at the Norton Simon

Rembrandt’s painting “Self Portrait at the Age of 34” is now on display at the Norton Simon Museum through March 5.<p>On loan from The National Gallery …

Art

Rare Emily Carr painting acquired by local collector, headed for Whistler

It’s considered to be one of the most important paintings of Emily Carr’s career.<p>The Audain Foundation, led by chairman Michael Audain, a prominent …

BRAFA Presents Christo as their Guest of Honor in 2018!

December 12, 2017<p>A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.<p>One of the longest-running and most …

Art

10 Great Works Of Art With Incredible Secret Meanings

Ever since Dan Brown wrote The Da Vinci Code, the Internet has been awash with people trying to solve the “mysteries” of great art. From aliens in …

Art

8 Painters Who Had a Very Real Effect on Today's Photography (And Some of the Photographers They Influenced)

<i>The artist must train not only his eye,</i><p><i>but also his soul.</i><p>Wassily Kandinsky<p><i></i><i>Everything we see hides another thing;</i><p><i>we always want to see what is hidden</i> …

Photography

The Leonardo effect: Old Masters are back en vogue with a record Joseph Wright sale the latest high spot

There has been some discussion in the past few weeks as to whether the $450 million (£336 million) paid for Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ might have a tonic effect on the wider Old Master market which had been in danger of slipping from view.<p>The first test since last month’s Leonardo sale …

Art

The awkward questions that still need answering about Da Vinci’s $450m Salvator Mundi

The dust has now settled following the $450 million sale of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi. But there are still a few rather difficult questions …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Here's looking at Rachel Ruysch’s Still life with flowers in a glass vase

Linda Nochlin’s provocative question “Why have there been no great women artists?”, posed in her groundbreaking 1971 essay of the same name, will …

Art

A Cross-Media Kinship: Auguste Rodin and Eugène Carrière

In their day, Auguste Rodin and his great friend the painter Eugène Carrière were equally respected as titans of art. But today, while we celebrate …

Art

Pioneering Dancer Loïe Fuller Brought Art Nouveau to Life

Samuel Joshua Beckett, <i>[Loïe Fuller Dancing]</i>, ca. 1900. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.Fifty million people flocked to the Exposition …

Art

Emily Carr painting shown in Paris in 1911 going to Audain Art Museum | The Province

A painting by Emily Carr that signalled her early greatness as an artist is going to the Audain Art Museum in Whistler.<p>Called Le Paysage, the …

Art

The Best Art of 2017: Mining the Beauty of the Past

Most spectacular exhibition of 2017? “ Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, ” at the Met Fifth Avenue (through Feb. 12, 2018). Carmen C. Bambach, the Met’s drawings curator, has assembled an astonishing group of works—studies of limbs, agitated figures from a Resurrection, urgent drawings …

Lifestyle

The Russian avant-garde at the NGA is something of a revolution

<b>The Russian avant-garde. National Gallery of Australia, Orde Poynton Gallery. Closes March 4, 2018.</b><p>Exactly a century ago, the Bolshevik Revolution …

The Arts (Australia)

Repurposing Historic Symbols: Lessons from Hector Pieterson via Trump’s America to Selborne College

The iconic photograph of Hector Pieterson from the 16 June 1976 Soweto Uprising has once again become news, as a high school student reused the image …

Art