November 25, 2017

How were you introduced to skill-based art training?

My initial exposure to skill-based visual arts training was in 2011. I was a first-year art student in a technical and further education (TAFE) program and quickly learnt of the lack of instruction available, in regards to traditional drawing, painting and sculpture. I started to carry out research via the internet and slowly, I discovered several skill-based art schools abroad, which had lineage to pre-twentieth century visual arts pedagogy. 

The work of students’ who attended these schools had a lasting impact on me. Further research was car...

February 9, 2017

"For the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ramon Casas, celebrated last year, here is what the studies carried out with infrared reflectography reveal to us about different paintings by the artist conserved in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya."

>Read more from Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

February 9, 2017

" The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Tuesday that more than 375,000 of the Museum's "public-domain artworks" are now available for unrestricted use."  Continue reading this good news at > Fortune.

November 19, 2016

Check out this rediscovered portrait of Tsar Nicholas II by Ilya Galkin. 

Original Article: ArtDaily

November 4, 2016

Here’s a few of our favorites from Sotheby’s upcoming European Art auction. Check it out, if only to zoom in on the details.

Dagnan-Bouveret “Madone a la treille” 

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2016/european-art-n09566/lot.1.html

Charles Sprague Pearce “Auvers-Sur-Oise”

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2016/european-art-n09566/lot.4.html

Jules Breton “Sur la route en hiver; Artois”

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2016/european-art-n09566/lot.10.html

Victor Gabriel Gilbert “Le Marché Parisien”

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2016/european-art...

November 2, 2016

One of Landseer's most famous paintings is up for auction, got any spare change? 

"One of Scotland's most iconic paintings is being put up for sale in a move that could see it go abroad.The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer is expected to generate global interest and fetch more than £10m when it goes under the hammer next month at Christie's in London.It is the first time in 100 years the painting has been on the open market."

Original Source: BBC

Image Source: Wikimedia

November 2, 2016

Three favorites from today’s Bonhams auction and a slightly strange Mancini.

The Audition by Jehan Georges Vibert 

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23447/lot/14/?category=list&length=100&page=1

A Young Boy at the Well by José Pinelo Llull

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23447/lot/31/?category=list&length=100&page=1

The Seesaw by Giovanni Battista Torriglia

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23447/lot/20/?category=list&length=100&page=1

The Orange Seller by Antonio Mancini

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23447/lot/18/

October 31, 2016

Elisabetta Povoledo discusses two works attributed to Donatello and Verrocchio recently displayed at The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.

"The bust was attributed to Donatello by the Renaissance sculpture scholar Francesco Caglioti, who teaches at the University of Naples, after a decade-long investigation on stylistic and documentary grounds that was published in the specialist magazine Prospettiva two years ago. He wrote that it was created by Donatello around 1440, for the tympanum of a parish church in Borgo San Lorenzo, north of Florence, and was sold by a Florentine dealer to Prince Johann II...

October 28, 2016

Check out the beautiful tenebrist work of this Caravaggisti, now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

"This is the first monographic exhibition devoted to Valentin, who is little known because his career was short-lived—he died at age 41—and his works are so rare. Around 60 paintings by Valentin survive, and this exhibition brings together 45 of them, with works coming from Rome, Vienna, Munich, Madrid, London, and Paris. Exceptionally, the Musée du Louvre, which possesses the most important and extensive body of Valentin's works, is lending all of its paintings by the artist."

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