Edgar Degas

Meet Your Art Twin: A 400-Year-Old With an Oily Complexion

Ross W. Duffin was wandering through a museum in Pasadena, Calif., last summer when he paused before a 17th-century painting of a bearded warrior in armor.<p>“I thought, ‘Wow, that is really funny, he looks just like me,’” Dr. Duffin recalled. Then he moved on.<p>But his wife, Beverly Simmons, was …

The Arts

From Ancient Egyptian Sculpture to Old Masters Drawings, Your Go-To Guide to New York’s Winter Antiques Week

Art World<p>The first fair week of the year is here.<p>,<p>The first major New York art event of the year, the Winter Antiques Fair, touches down this week, …

Art

What do Bill Belichick and Russian art have in common? They matched on the Google Arts and Culture app

Are you a Vincent van Gogh? Maybe you’re more of an Edgar Degas?<p>Just ask Google — everybody else is.<p>Twitter feeds and Facebook timelines were flooded …

Boston

Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Saturday “Gayle on the Go! Script /// Saturday, January 13th, 2017<p>There are many CREATIVE activities happening today! Find something you might enjoy …

Los Angeles

Prufrock: Jesus in India, Inside the Strange World of Historical Re-Enactments, and Richard Wilbur's Delight

<b>Reviews and News:</b><p>There were a couple of controversies in the world of letters this week. The first, which won’t be news to many of you, is Romanus …

Conservative View

$10M Isabella Stewart Gardner Heist Reward Extended

The world's largest private reward is being extended into 2018.<p>BOSTON, MA — If you were on the fence about letting officials in on the largest art …

Boston

Got Intel on the World’s Most Famous Art Heist? The Gardner Museum Just Extended Its $10 Million Reward for Missing Paintings

Art World<p>Museum leaders remain dedicated to recovering stolen masterpieces<p>,<p>There’s no such thing as a deadline when it comes to solving a historic …

Boston

30 rare prints make French impressions at gallery show

The etching by impressionist painter Edgar Degas pictures a little girl, her expression serious, her dress formal, her long hair pinned back with a …

Art

The 38 Essential New Orleans Restaurants, Winter 2018

It's time to update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?"<p>This highly elite group of destinations are the places that you should go to tonight, tomorrow, and again and again. These are places that we think must exist, places that have …

Restaurants

9 Works the Met Should Sell Right Now to Avoid Charging Tourists Forever

Art World<p>Two writers engage in an outlandish thought experiment.<p>& ,<p>The Metropolitan Museum of Art touched off a wave of outrage last week when it …

Artists

Sexual Exploitation Was the Norm for 19th Century Ballerinas

The star’s moment should be triumphant. She’s brilliantly lit, her leg lifted in a graceful ballet pose, and she’s clearly the star of the show. But …

Ballet

“Hamilton,” Kirkland reopening, Degas and more art events to look forward to in Denver this winter

Denver’s fine arts scene is offering a lot of promising reasons to get out of the cold this winter. Here are some of the biggest events coming this …

Denver

La Salle University to sell dozens of artworks

The art museum of La Salle University in Philadelphia has decided to sell off 46 pieces of art in order to pay for new education programs.<p>The pieces …

Artists

The best museum exhibits in the U.S. this winter

The post-holiday chill can make your get-healthy New Year’s resolution more daunting. If you consider walking through a museum a good form of exercise though, you’ll kill two birds with one stone by visiting these travel-worthy exhibits across the country.<p><b>Degas: A Passion for Perfection at the</b> …

Museums

$10 million reward deadline approaches in unsolved art heist

<b>(CNN) —</b> The clock is ticking on a $10 million reward for some missing artwork -- including Rembrandts, a Vermeer and sketches by Degas.<p>The 13 pieces of art were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in a daring 1990 heist. They are valued at more than $500 million.<p>Initially, the …

Justice

Would Exercise Work Better if We Did It Naked?

The ancient Greeks found nudity both practical and pleasant, and wore draped garments that could be thrown off within seconds if the need arose. They …

Fitness

If you have information on stolen Rembrandts, you have five days to collect $10 million

The window for someone to make big money off stolen European masterpieces is closing quickly.<p>The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, is offering a $10 million reward for information about 13 pieces stolen in 1990. But the offer is only good until Dec. 31.<p>The story of the heist …

Boston

$10m reward for art theft information deadline looms

Members of the public have until midnight on 1 January 2018 to scoop a doubled reward offered for information leading to the recovery of paintings …

Boston

An Insider’s Guide to Master Drawings New York

Here’s what to look for in the galleries and on the block, January 26–February 3.<p>Those looking to enhance their portfolios of old master drawings …

Art

Julian Barnes · Humph, He, Ha: Degas’s Achievement

Humph, He, Ha<p>Julian Barnes<p>Degas: A Passion for Perfection<br>Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, until 14 January<br>• Degas Danse Dessin: Hommage à Degas avec Paul …

Impressionism

Three Myths and Three Truths of Absinthe

You've seen it in "Moulin Rouge." You've seen it in your local goth's fan-fiction. And the Toulouse-Lautrec fanatics among you are only too familiar …

Alcohol

Degas’s Model Tells All

<i>We’re away until January 3, but we’re reposting some of our favorite pieces from 2017. Enjoy your holiday!</i><p><i>Chrissakes, Pauline!</i> No one would have been more horrified than Edgar Degas at the thought of a model taking up the pen. Not a fan of working-class literacy in general, he might well have died …

Impressionism

A History of Women Who Burned to Death in Flammable Dresses

No matter what they wear, women get burned for it. But in the mid-19th century, this was extremely literal.<p>A teenage duchess who hid her cigarette from her parents. A dancer getting ready to go on stage. A mother entertaining her children in her home. Sisters dancing at a Halloween party. Two women …

Fashion

How Japanese Art Influenced and Inspired European Impressionist Artists

Widely known as the first modern art movement, Impressionism remains one of the most popular and prevalent forms of art today. While much of the groundbreaking genre was impressively original, Impressionists, like most artists, found inspiration in other forms of art—namely, in Japanese woodblock …

Artists

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 History

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 History

How Monet and the Impressionists Paved the Way for Modern Art

Art History

The Best Reasons to Visit New Orleans That Have Nothing to Do With Mardi Gras

New Orleans is a small city with a big personality. Founded by the French in 1718, ruled by the Spanish for a few decades, ceded back to the French, and then sold to the US via the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, the city is a delightful melting pot of European architecture, Afro-Caribbean influence, …

Restaurants

Museum Releases 20,000 High-Res Artworks You Can Download For Free

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background images via Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Public Domain)<p><b>You can now</b> take in the masterpieces of the …

Museums

20,000 Artworks Available for Free Download on LACMA’s Robust Digital Archive

You don’t have to travel the world to see great art. As museums continue to digitize their collections, you can view paintings, sculptures, and other artwork that spans thousands of years and geographical locations. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has worked for the past two years to …

Art