Read the intriguing story of this possible Franz Hals forgery.
That was when Sotheby’s decided to look into its Hals, since it came from the same seemingly tainted source. Mr. Hedreen sent the painting back for re-examination.Orion Analytical examined the work, and its analysis was peer reviewed by another leading conservation scientist. Sotheby’s concluded in a statement, “Unfortunately, that analysis established that the work was undoubtedly a forgery.”
Check out MFA Boston's current exhibition on Della Robbia.
"The exhibition features about 50 objects, mostly from American collections but including six important loans from Italy, never seen in the US before. The Visitation (about 1445) from the church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas in Pistoia and the Brooklyn Museum’s newly restored Resurrection of Christ (about 1520–24) travel to Boston along with a trio of nearly life-size works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and a private collection"
To read more about the life and work of Edgar Munhall follow the link below.
"As chief curator, working under five museum directors, Dr. Munhall was responsible for acquisitions, publications, conservation, lectures, gallery exhibitions and the catalogs accompanying them. The Frick’s holdings now include about 1,100 works, overseen by a curatorial staff numbering more than two dozen."
"The Fries Museum’s exhibition Alma-Tadema – Classical Charm will go on a journey through Europe. This exhibition about the great 19th-century painter can be viewed in the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden from 1 October 2016 to 7 February 2017. After this, it travels to the prestigious Belvedere in Vienna and then to Leighton House Museum in London, the city where Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema enjoyed his greatest international success."
Sam Dean reports on an Alma-Tadema painting that was recently evaluated by the Antiques Roadshow.
"The portrait has been described by the Antiques Roadshow’s pictures expert as one of the “best pictures we have ever seen on theRoadshow in its entire history”, and is believed to have received one of the show’s highest valuations."
Liz Hill reports on the Arts Council of England's intentions to use "Quality Metrics" to determine the quality of art and what the Tate Galleries director thinks about it. We at RAR would love to see quality assessed so objectively but if these are the new guidelines what were they using before?
"The core quality metrics
Self, peer and public:
Concept: it was an interesting idea
Presentation: it was well produced and presented
Distinctiveness: it was different from things I’ve experienced before
Challenge: it was thought-provoking
Captivation: it was absorbing and held my attention