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Portraiture has the ability to communicate with viewers on a deep, human level that continually draws artists — and collectors — to the genre. During his latest solo exhibition, painter Luke Hillestad captures the essence of his sitters from a breadth of generations. more
 

MIA Receives Impressive Gift


The late philanthropist Bruce Dayton — father of current Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton — left a vast array of his personal art collection to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Who are the household names included? more
 

Insight, Revelation, and Discovery


Often it is a pure and humble approach to the blank canvas that leads to aesthetic success. When artists divert from the formulaic and allow creativity to flow organically, the untainted core of art often emerges: to express that which words cannot. Artist Nancy Depew is a case in point, and her process allows the painter to respond naturally to a piece as it’s revealed, leading to moments of insight, revelation, and discovery. more
 

Contemplating Character


Beginning February 13 in Florida, visitors to this museum are afforded the opportunity to view over 150 works of portraiture and self-portraiture from some of the biggest names in the history of art. Where? more
 

Egyptology Meets the Digital Age


An experimental lighting display has met Egyptology in a fascinating exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. When can you feast your eyes? more
 

Kindred Spirits


Two leaders in a movement of young artists working to revive traditional landscape painting techniques are the subjects of a compelling exhibition at the Union League Club in New York City. When? more
 

Featured Lot: George Morland, "The Gipsies' Tent"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: George Morland, “The Gipsies’ Tent.” more
 

Painted Parks


Now through May 28 is a colorful exhibition showcasing the landscapes of Erin Hanson. Where? more
 

Message Received


Although known primarily for his development of the electromagnetic telegraph, Samuel F.B. Morse actually began his career as an artist. The inventor’s artistic endeavors are the subject of an exhibition in Arkansas. more
 

Watercolor Worlds


On view now through May 22 are over 194 original watercolors from master Lars Lerin. Needless to say, the American Swedish Institute is overjoyed. more
 

Major Bosch Attribution


Historians and scholars are pleased to announce that a small painting — it spent decades in storage at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art — was indeed painted by Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch. more
 

One Magnificent Maesta


After extensive conservation and restoration at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the New York Historical Society’s masterful “Madonna and Child Enthroned with Ten Saints: Maestá” has returned and is on view. more
 

Gentileschi's "Danae" Breaks Record


Featured two weeks ago in Fine Art Today, Orazio Gentileschi’s “Danae” smashed the artist’s previous auction records. How much did it realize and who was the buyer? Find out here. more
 

Down to Earth


Peder Hegland’s artistic style and career have been evolving for many years, and this journey has brought the potter face-to-face with some of the medium’s most renowned figures and its ancient origins. His fascinating story is one you’ll enjoy. more
 

Featured Lot: Daniel Ridgway Knight, "On the River's Edge"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Daniel Ridgway Knight, “On the River’s Edge.” more
 

Florence Academy Showcases Its Swedish Branch


Although the opening was delayed by a massive winter storm last week, the Florence Academy of Art in New York City is ready to open an amazing group exhibition featuring alumni, students, and instructors from its branch in Sweden. more
 

Toronto's Academy of Realist Art Gets New Look


Partnering with realistartonline.com, the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto has a new website that boasts great design and new opportunities. more
 

New Works from Escobedo


On view now through March at 717 Gallery is an exhibition of the newest masterpieces from nationally recognized artist Louis Escobedo. more
 

Color's Symphony


A burst of colorful activity is coming to the esteemed Haynes Gallery at its Nashville, Tennessee, location. more
 

Mysterious Light and Mesmerizing Landscapes


February 13 marks the date when painter Dale Terbush showcases his electrifying paintings during a solo exhibition. Where? more
 

Only Days Left


If you haven’t already seen the incredible exhibition of four Georgian artists at East West Fine Art in Naples, Florida, book it now before it closes. more
 

VIDEO: Sculptor Richard MacDonald Receives Lifetime Achievement Award


Renowned sculptor Richard MacDonald was recently honored with this year’s Champions of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award in Monterey, California. The talented filmmaker Gonzalo Fernandez de Cordova created this video for the ceremony. more
 

Poetry in Beauty


Sunday marks the last day visitors can see an exhibition featuring the outstanding works of one of the few female professional painters working in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Where? moew
 

Sandy Scott: A Retrospective


For 45 years and counting, sculptor Sandy Scott has provided the art world with countless works of beauty. Featuring paintings, etchings, drawings, and sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet is proud to present the prolific artist’s retrospective. more
 

Veteran Sculptor Sabin Howard Earns National Commission


The United States WWI Centennial Commission announced this week that renowned sculptor Sabin Howard’s design was chosen for “The Great War’s” National Monument. more
 

Van Eyck Gets Fresh Look at the MET


A beautiful masterpiece from Flemish painter Jan van Eyck is the subject of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. more
 

Navigating the Ambiguous Spaces of Life


Traditional art is so much more than the construction of pretty pictures. Through it, nature’s profound beauty and the human form are employed to communicate the transcendental, connecting viewers in ways that are often impossible to articulate. Artist Jason Jenkins uses painting and tradition as conduits to express universal messages, lifting viewers out of the mundane and into fulfilling experiences. more
 

Featured Lot: Orazio Gentileschi, "Danae"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Orazio Gentileschi, “Danaë.” more
 

Animalia


Opening the Abend Gallery’s 2016 schedule is a fascinating exhibition that features captivating portraits, fantastical settings, and incredible technique inspired by animals and wildlife. more
 

A View of the World


2016 has kicked off with a number of outstanding opportunities for collectors of Old Master, European, and traditional art. One of them is the acclaimed Freeman’s, which is offering you a chance to bring a view of the world into your own home. more
 

Honoring Oscar


One of the most important art figures in the history of Oklahoma has the spotlight during this landmark exhibition. more
 

Breathtaking Water


Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, South Carolina, is hosting a magnetic solo exhibition that — in both subject and skill — will take your breath away. Who’s the artist? more
 

The Overlooked Gets and Look


Open now at the Westbeth Gallery in New York City is a group exhibition that spotlights contemporary still life painting. more
 

Celebrating a Life


The incredibly talented and widely collected artist James B. Robinson is honored during a retrospective exhibition in Texas. Where? more
 

Boundaries of Painterly Abstraction


A hypnotic solo exhibition in New York is “testing the boundaries of painterly abstraction and photorealism within the context of contemporary portraiture and delicately painted modern interiors,” the gallery suggests. Interested? more
 

AWS in Sacramento


Founded in 1905, the American Watercolor Society (AWS) is one of the nation’s top membership organizations for artists. Beginning at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center on February 20, the AWS will exhibit for the 148th time. more
 

Best of the West


Ann Korologos Gallery in Colorado is hosting a “Best of the West” exhibition, which features nine acclaimed artists from the gallery’s roster who were also participants in the Coors Western Art Exhibition and Sale this month. more
 

Vigee Le Brun in New York


The first retrospective in the United States for one of history’s greatest female painters is just about to open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Will you attend this historical exhibition? more
 

Sublime Beauty


Making its California debut is a fantastic Raphael original. See where you can catch a view and experience a host of connected events. more

Whistler's Invitational


Members of the Whistler House Museum of Art experienced a new process for 2015’s “Members Exhibition,” which was selected by invitation in lieu of a juried procedure. With only a few days remaining until the show is closed, what and who can you expect to find? more
 

Featured Lot: John Frederick Kensett, "Beacon Rock"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: John Frederick Kensett, “Beacon Rock.” more
 

ARC International Salon


The Art Renewal Center (ARC) has long established a reputation for providing a platform to showcase and support the very best in contemporary realism. With 789 finalists and over 2,500 entries, the ARC has announced its 2014/15 Salon winners. The winning works will be on view beginning next week at the Salmagundi Club. more
 

Not This Time


Turkish authorities have detained two men for allegedly trying to smuggle a painting by Flemish master Anthony van Dyck, possibly valued in the millions. more
 

Masters of the American West


For 19 years and counting, the Autry Museum of the American West has hosted a remarkable fine art exhibition and sale, which showcases some of the best examples of American Western painting and sculpture. This year’s event is sure to continue the tradition and opens in just a few weeks. more
 

The Primacy of Color


Driscoll Babcock Galleries in New York just launched a captivating exhibition showcasing the exceptional career of E. Ambrose Webster. more
 

Group Show XIII


Opening soon at the acclaimed Gallery 1261 in Denver, Colorado, is the 13th incarnation of the space’s group exhibition. When? more
 

Beyond Boundaries


Last year, Fine Art Today had the pleasure of detailing the California Art Club’s “Road Trip” exhibition, which showcased a number of artists representing their Golden State. Kicking off their 2016 exhibition season is a compelling show that looks beyond California’s boundaries. more
 

William Trost Richards in Virginia


One of America’s greatest painters of coastal views is the subject of an outstanding exhibition in Norfolk, Virginia. Viewers can expect a range of exquisite watercolors, paintings, vibrant drawings, and more. Where? more
 

A Collector's Opportunity


Collectors looking to acquire excellent quality 19th-century paintings should prepare for January 27 at John Moran Auctioneers. more
 

Dichotomy's Drama and Narrative Mystery


Using Renaissance and Baroque traditions as a catalyst for her dramatic narratives, painter Virginia Derryberry invites the viewer into her creative world — one filled with dichotomy, costume, mystery, and more. more
 

The Music in Art


The intersection between art and music is well-documented. Indeed, when one influences the other, there are often remarkable results. The influence of music on painting is a topic explored by a number of contemporary artists during a current exhibition in New York. more

Goodwin Gets Spotlight in Oklahoma


Coming soon to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is a feature exhibition showcasing the great paintings of Philip R. Goodwin (1881-1935). more
 

Artistic Odyssey


From the West Coast to the East Coast and back, accomplished artist John Rowe has done just about everything to establish a successful career. Supporting a family through major commissions as an illustrator, Rowe continues his epic journey by exploring more deeply how fine art can communicate what words cannot. more
 

Simple Pleasures


Preferring subjects that depict ordinary people in quiet public settings, painter David Cunningham will feature his latest oils during an upcoming solo exhibition. Where can you find them? more
 

Discoveries and Rarities


Although New York City will be flooded with master drawing exhibitions and sales this month, collectors will have an opportunity to acquire important European bronze sculptures as well. Who’s offering them? more
 

VIDEO: An Art Museum...Underwater?


Nature has a way of creating beauty in multifarious ways. One sculptor is using the sea to his advantage. How? Jason deCaires Taylor explains during this captivating TED talk. more
 

Featured Lot: Alfred Seifert, "Picking Flowers"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Alfred Seifert, “Picking Flowers.” more
 

Scrupulous Silhouettes


It never ceases to amaze how descriptive the silhouette can be — how it can communicate detail and minute information through such simplicity. Coming soon is an engaging exhibition that examines, among other types of portraiture, the silhouette portrait in profile. Where and when? more
 

In Light of Venice


The outstanding contributions to the field of art history and Old Master paintings by Dr. David Rosand (1938-2014) cannot be understated. In his honor, the Otto Naumann Gallery will be filled once more with a breathtaking array of Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo paintings, many of which have never been exhibited publicly. more
 

Awards from PSA


The Portrait Society of America recently honored many with merit and honorable mention awards during its “2015 Members Only Competition.” Who were the winners selected? more
 

Russell Skull Welcomes Three in 2016


Formed in 2013, the Russell Skull Society of Artists has recognized and honored a number of painters and sculptors for their dedication to the traditions of Charles M. Russell. Joining 19 current members are three 2016 inductees. They are? more
 

Blockbuster Names, Powerful Prints


A century ago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art established its Department of Prints under the stewardship of William M. Ivins (1881-1961). In commemoration, the museum will soon launch an exhibition aimed at telling the story of how this world-renowned collection evolved. more
 

Prized Possessions


Amazing talent with the brush and fascinating narratives combine for a visionary exhibition in New York. Fans of the conversation piece should take note. more
 

Lachaise


Opening soon at David Findlay Jr. Gallery in New York is delightful exhibition of works from 20th-century sculptor Gaston Lachaise. more
 

Industry Mourns Gerald Ackerman


Fine Art Connoisseur joins the chorus of praise – and heartache – as the art world says goodbye to visionary scholar Gerald Ackerman. more
 

A Moment of Joy and Thanks


It’s that time of year when gifts are exchanged, loved ones are near, and we all reflect on the artful fortunes of 2015. more
 

Leland Little Tops $1.5M


In the small town of Hillsborough, North Carolina, Leland Little Auctions saw major sales during its Winter Catalogue Auction. more
 

Western and Heritage Art Show


For 53 years, the Alamo Kiwanis Club has sponsored a major art show and sale to benefit local children’s charities in the San Antonio, Texas, region. To date, over $2.75 million has been donated via the Alamo Kiwanis Club. What’s on the slate for 2016? more
 

Featured Lot: Francesco Simonini, "The Expulsion of the Turks from Austria"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Francesco Antonio Simonini, “The Expulsion of the Turks from Austria.” more
 

Quiet Thunder


“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” as they say, and there’s no doubt that sculptor Eric Wilcox has inherited his acclaimed father’s artistic touch — even if it took some time. more
 

Forging the Cross


Although this exhibition features only one painting, it is sure to evoke contemplation fit for a retrospective. Discover the “what” and “where” here. more
 

Music for the Eyes


Coming soon to the Dallas Museum of Art is a lovely exhibition of 17th-century Dutch paintings with music in mind. more
 

Water, Oil, Bronze


A full spectrum of outstanding works by three accomplished artists opens soon at Sirona Fine Art in Hallandale Beach, Florida. more

Dodecahedron


Representation, skill, and fantasy all come together in the works of L.A.-based artist Mark Ryden, who recently unveiled his newest paintings — and sculpture — in a thought-provoking exhibition. Where can you find it? more
 

Video: Portraits at G25N


Presenting 15 international artists showcasing their own visages and more, Gallery 25N in New York is a must-visit during December. more
 

A New Prado Experience


Madrid’s Museo del Prado has long been recognized as one of the world’s premier museums for its outstanding collections and frequent blockbuster exhibitions. Art lovers from all across the globe can now experience the museum in a new way. How? more
 

Opening Pandora's Box


New York City’s AFA Gallery of SoHo recently opened “Pandora’s Box” — a group exhibition featuring a lineup of international artists known for fantastical and surrealist imagery. more
 

Hidden Behind Reality


While the “purpose” and “meaning” of art is an ever-evolving concept — surely open to the artist’s subjective interpretations — the creative process frequently seems to be grasping at something beyond the light that enters our eyes and brains. Plumbing the visual in search of the invisible is painter Dana Levin, whose masterful still life and portraiture speak to “ideas that are too big and esoteric for language.” more

Art as Meditation, Painting as Symbol


One could argue that human nature dictates we contemplate some of life’s biggest questions: Why are we here? Who made us? And what happens after this? While we all have our individual ways of understanding these unknowns, art has — since its prehistoric beginnings — been an outstanding representation of this primal endeavor. Connecting himself to this tradition — and others — is painter Nicholas Harper, whose glittering multimedia pictures provide moments of self-reflection in himself and his viewers. more

Artist and Empire


Diving into the history of Britain’s “empire” from the 16th century to the present day, the Tate Museum in England recently unveiled a groundbreaking exhibition. more
 

Featured Lot: William Adolphe Bouguereau, "Bacchante Teasing a Goat"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: William Adolphe Bouguereau, “Bacchante Teasing a Goat.” more

The Mountains are Blue


Entering into its 23rd year of excellence in fine Western art, the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale is ready to showcase a vast assortment of sculpture, painting, and more just after the New Year. more
 

One of Many


Joining the ever-growing list of new museums opening across the People’s Republic of China, the Mu Xin Art Museum is just as astounding on the outside as it is on the inside. more
 

Holiday Miniatures


Galleries all across the country are opening their holiday miniature shows as we race toward 2016. Fine Art Today has compiled a list of just a few. Who’s included? more

Mona's Mystery Deepens


For some time scientists have argued that beneath the surface of the world’s most famous painting hides evidence of multiple portraits and clues to the picture’s construction. French scientist Pascal Cotte believes he’s just found proof, but has he simply deepened the portrait’s mystery? more
 

Australia's Beloved


Whether it was landscapes, figural works, cityscapes, or portraiture, the range of subjects explored by Australian painter Tom Roberts was eclectic and far-reaching. As one of the nation’s best-known artists, his life and career are being celebrated through a major exhibition at Australia’s National Gallery. more
 

Washington Winter 2016


“Through the Eyes of a Child” will be the theme during the 2016 Washington Winter Show, which is sure to warm hearts — and open checkbooks — through the displays from more than 40 premier antiques and fine arts exhibitors. more
 

Illustrating Nostalgia


Featuring a number of his latest works at the Arden Gallery is accomplished painter Danny Galieote, who draws upon his affinity for 1950s American pop imagery to create illustrative beauty. more
 

Printing Comes to Ann Korologos


Opening on December 11 is a tantalizing exhibition of acclaimed printmakers Leon Loughridge and Joel Ostlind at Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, Colorado. more
 

Secrets of the Studio


How do artists borrow and trade ideas? How do they inspire one another and build upon tradition to form a voice uniquely their own? These questions and more form the core of an outstanding representational art exhibition in California. Where is it, and who’s included? more
 

Botticelli in Berlin


Although many consider him to have been one of the Italian Renaissance’s great masters, the appreciation of Sandro Botticelli’s life and career has fluctuated, itself experiencing a renaissance during the 19th century through the English Pre-Raphaelite movement. On view now in Berlin is a monumental exhibition that traces this evolution. more

Immeasurable Reality


Upon which side of the portraiture fence do you fall? Is the proper goal of the artist to simply record physiognomic details accurately? Or is it their duty to capture that which cannot be seen — the subtle nuances of an individual’s character that surface through fleeting poses and expressions? Or something more? Pushing the boundaries of traditional portraiture is artist Tamie Beldue, whose work suggests that reality is “fundamentally immeasurable.” more
 

Results from Mt. Oyster


Each year the Mountain Oyster Club in Tucson, Arizona, hosts an enticing art show and sale, complete with some of the finest examples of Western painting, drawing, and sculpture. The results? more
 

Unseen: Bringing Art to the Visually Impaired


Historical masterpieces are being brought to life for the visually impaired through an innovative project that uses the latest technology to create accurate models. more
 

Major Discovery Imminent?


Researchers and scientists are 90 percent sure that two hidden chambers lie behind the walls of Egypt’s King Tutankhamun’s tomb. What do they think lies beyond? more
 

Peaks and Valleys


Visiting China’s Yellow Mountain can be a stunning experience — both visually and physically. Three artists traveled to the location with artist Michael Nock in March of 2015, and the results of that trip are featured in a current exhibition. more

Featured Lot: Sir Edward John Poynter, "Zenobia Captive"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Sir Edward John Poynter, “Zenobia Captive.” more
 

Multisensory Art


Colorado-based artist Ann Cunningham, along with the Woodson Art Museum, is eagerly awaiting December 5, when they will offer audiences a multisensory art exhibition that will encourage visitors to “see” with touch. more
 

A Land Remembered


The Sunshine State is known for its spectacular beaches, diverse ecology, vast everglades, marshes, and so much more. And many of these attractions are among the subjects found within an upcoming exhibition in Sarasota. more

AWA Winners


Featuring an amazing array of works, American Women Artists (AWA) recently celebrated 25 years of excellence with its 2015 Annual Master & Signature Member Show & National Juried Exhibition at Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event was held November 9–14; who were the ladies that took home this year’s top awards? more
 

Ingres


Hailed as the preeminent academic painter of his era, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres was the heir apparent of Raphael and Poussin during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. A major exhibition of the master’s work recently opened. Where? more

The Best of Representation


Art Basel Miami 2015 has officially kicked off. Where can you find the best representational works? more
 

Master Drawings New York 2016


Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Master Drawings New York 2016 will be a captivating week of exhibitions, sales, and more at 30 leading art galleries on the Upper East Side’s “Gold Coast” in New York. more

Essential Moments


Every day is the first day in the studio of Spaniard Miguel Peidro, whose humbling process and inspiration result in magnetic natural beauty. more

The Golden Age of Vermeer


The Royal Collection is regarded as one of the finest gatherings of art in the world. Although known for its range and diversity, the collection is particularly strong in painting from the Dutch Golden Age (spanning roughly the 17th century), 27 of which are on view now at the Queen’s Gallery. more

A Moment Held in Time


Born with a love for nature and art, painter Jhenna Quinn-Lewis has established herself as one of the country’s preeminent contemporary painters through her skillfully executed still-life and feathered subjects. Where can you catch her most recent works? more

A Secessionist's Muse


Where did our modern notions of sexual identity originate? How was the traditional relationship between the sexes challenged during the early 20th century? These questions and more are the foundations of a stunning exhibition at the Belvedere in Vienna. more

Addison Art Celebrates 20 Years


Addison Art Gallery has much to be thankful for, including a robust stable of talented artists, a host of outstanding exhibitions, and two decades of “beauty, friends, and fun.” more

All Quiet in the Louvre


Nearly two weeks after the deadly terrorist attacks that killed 129 people in Paris, the city’s greatest monuments, and museums, remain eerily empty. more

Heading to Court?


The National Gallery, London, might find itself at the center of a lawsuit after it rejected one family’s claim to a “stolen” Henri Matisse portrait of Greta Moll. more

A Place in the Sun


Two painters, driven by their friendship and mutual passion for art, would help define American art in the 20th century. Both finding their homes in Taos, New Mexico, the story of Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings takes center stage at the Denver Art Museum. more

Holidays Heating Up at James Yarosh


Thanksgiving was so…yesterday, and the holiday slate of fine art events and exhibitions can really begin to roast, especially in the coming weeks at James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery, New Jersey. more

Featured Lot: Boris Dmitrievich Grigoriev, "Ramayana"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Boris Dmitrievich Grigoriev, “Ramayana.” more

Emotion in Motion


In a highly anticipated solo exhibition, Geoffrey Laurence seeks to use paint as a vehicle for communicating the human experience through emotional narratives. more

NADA and Art Basel 2015 in Miami Beach


The New Art Dealers Alliance and Art Basel are set for a major string of exhibitions and events in sunny Miami Beach, Florida. Find out who’s exhibiting, must-attend events, and more! more

Fields of Dream


Caught between fantasy and reality, the birth of surrealism in art was a profound moment of personal expression and psychological investigation. Just a few weeks remain before the doors close on a compelling landscape exhibition in New York City. more

An Enemy of Progress


As the world progresses relentlessly into the future, constantly striving for the bigger and better, Conor Walton uses paint to remind us all of the fragility of our world. more

Pure Presence


The National Portrait Gallery in London is overjoyed to be presenting a major exhibition surrounding the life and career of Alberto Giacometti, an artist recognized for his fascination with the artistic complexities of evoking a human presence. more

Featured Lot: Rene Lalique, "Vitesse Mascot"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week René Lalique, “Vitesse Mascot.” more

The Original "Selfie"


The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is taking a fresh, traditional look at the “selfie,” exhibiting approximately 90 drawings, prints, and photographs spanning a period from the 17th century to the 20th century. more

Who Bought Modigliani's "Nu Couche"?


Meet Liu Yiqian, a former taxi driver turned billionaire who bought Amedeo Modigliani’s “Nu Couché” for $170.4 million. more

Ransom


For 18 years, the art world has sorely missed a beautiful portrait by the modern artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) that was stolen from the Galleria d’Arte Moderna Piacenza. The chances for the work’s return seemed bleak, until a few weeks ago. more

Boasting Bosch


Quirky, odd, unusual, and sinful are words that have all been used to describe the captivating paintings by Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516). His works are often crowded with fantastical beasts and imaginary spaces, and part of the artist’s allure lies in the relative mystery surrounding his artistic aesthetic and small oeuvre. Only 25 paintings by Bosch survive today, making the chance to view even one an exciting proposition. How about 20? more

Faith After the Pharaohs


Part of the lasting legacy of the Hellenistic period (circa 323–31 BCE) was the birth of the cosmopolitan. or “world citizen.” Alexander the Great’s unification of the Mediterranean world initiated a culturally diverse period of intermittent tension and peaceful coexistence among Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Persians, and more. more

Honoring Our Veterans


Although Veterans Day has passed, there are always ways in which our appreciation for veterans’ sacrifice can be shown. The Norman Rockwell Museum has recently mounted a tear-jerking exhibition in honor of those who serve. more

Rodin Reopened


After over $17 million in renovation and restoration, the lovely Rodin Museum in Paris reopened its doors on November 12, the master sculptor’s 175th birthday. more

Poems in Paint and More


The connections among American poetry and painting, sculpture, and decorative arts form the center of an outstanding exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. more

Seeing Nature


The Portland Museum of Art recently mounted a major exhibition featuring 39 carefully selected masterpieces drawn from Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen’s family collection. more

Printing Poetry and Carving Life


Out of a dark world in which death seems commonplace, a spark of light flashes through the intensely powerful and personal artworks by Alice Leora Briggs. Fine Art Today recently caught up with the artist, who graciously revealed parts of her artistic visions and personal journeys. more

AWA Celebrates 25 Years


Dedicated to the inspiration, encouragement, and recognition of women in fine arts, American Women Artists is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a “Members Show & National Juried Exhibition” in Scottsdale, Arizona. more

Look at You, Looking at Me


There is always something engaging, mysterious, and captivating when gazing into the eyes of an artist through a self-portrait. Self-images are intimate and often leave the viewer with a sense that we are somehow closer to their makers. One of history’s greatest self-portraits has evoked similar feelings for centuries and is on view now during a first ever retrospective. more

Fine Art Cruise


Forty-five art lovers are unpacking their suitcases across North America this week, having recently returned from Fine Art Connoisseur’s sixth annual Fine Art Cruise. more

Six Honored at Art Ball, Including Our Own Publisher Eric Rhoads


More than 300 people donned black tie, white tie, or historical costumes to attend the Florence Academy of Art Beaux Arts Ball, held at the lush venue Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City on Friday. The event celebrated six figures in the representational art scene — three noted artists and three key patrons, one of whom was B. Eric Rhoads, the publisher of Fine Art Connoisseur. more

Featured Lot: Frank Tenney Johnson, "In Old Wyoming aka One the Alert"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Frank Tenney Johnson, “In Old Wyoming aka On the Alert.” more

A Bridge to Modernity


Twelve seminal works from the master of Impressionism have just landed at the National Gallery of Canada. more

Following Hercules


A current exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge seeks to explore the ways in which classical and contemporary images of the Greek hero Hercules have defined western art. more

Christie's Earns Half-Billion in Recent New York Sale


The art world is buzzing about Christie’s recent “Artist’s Muse” auction, which offered 34 masterpieces and realized nearly $500 million in sales. more

Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art


While historians and scholars alike maintain that modernism began in France in 1863, a current exhibition in Minneapolis seeks to highlight the movement’s roots within French Romanticism, specifically the works and career of Eugéne Delacroix. more

Blue


For thousands of years, blue pigments have traditionally been reserved for objects of extreme wealth and veneration. Produced largely from cobalt, lapis lazuli, or indigo, blue pigment was expensive and hard to find. A creative exhibition in Australia is spotlighting the fascinating metamorphosis of pattern, form, and motif stemming from the global trade of Asian ceramics, textiles, prints, and paintings — which extensively used a blue and white palette. more

Watercolor's Weight


The Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia is currently celebrating one of city’s most revered realist painters and watercolor innovators, Eileen Goodman, in a solo exhibition. more

Picturing the Americas


Featuring over 100 oil paintings, watercolors, prints, and photographs, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art recently mounted an exhibition chronicling how pictorial representations of the American landscape helped forge visions of the whole hemisphere. more

Timeless Grace, Moved Emotions


Powerful feelings of nostalgia, hope, and serenity are often evoked by Michael Malm’s paintings. Giving visual voice to his faith and the profound joy he experiences through nature’s beauty, Malm’s best works regularly manifest before he even grabs the brush. more

Collaging the Heart, Designing the Soul


Quietly working in her studio along the shores of the Mississippi River, artist Judith Bergerson continues to achieve profound joy by exploring the ways abstraction and representation can move the soul. more
 

Women Artists of the West


Founded in 1971, Women Artists of the West is a remarkable organization dedicated to uniting women artists, elevating awareness of their art, and promoting technical excellence. With over 270 juried members, the organization’s annual national exhibition just opened in Tucson, Arizona. more
 

A Colorful Touch


Devoid of color, the rich impasto surfaces of John Stockwell’s paintings could easily stand alone as magnetic and engaging. The addition of hue only takes them to a new level of magnificence. more
 

Investing in the Future


Since 1983, the Scottsdale Artists’ School (SAS) has been an important venue for supporting aspiring artists of all ages and skill levels. The school offers classes and workshops that focus on the fundamentals of fine art production, and many in the local art community hope the non-profit continues to flourish for years to come. On November 14, SAS will host its annual Beaux Arts fundraiser. more
 

Painting Set Free


Famously known for continuing to work on his canvases even as they hung on gallery walls, British giant Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) produced some of the most radical and expressive paintings of the Romantic period. More than 50 of the artist’s works in paint and paper are being featured in a hypnotic exhibition in Ontario. more

A Chip Off the Old Block


The Denver Art Museum is poised to open its doors to a groundbreaking exhibition featuring father-son tandem Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. more
 

The Greats


Botticelli, Cézanne, Gauguin, Leonardo, Monet, Titian, Turner, Velázquez, and Vermeer? Yes, one of the most significant collections of European Old Master paintings ever assembled is now on view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia. more
 

Poems in the Land


The Guild of Boston Artists recently announced its upcoming exhibition and event schedule through December, including a tantalizing exhibition of new landscapes by acclaimed painter Dennis Sheehan. more
 

Serenade


Matthew Bober is one of those painters who take trompe l’oeil to a new level in his magnetic, contemporary still life images. Bober’s recent works head to Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, South Carolina, for a solo exhibition this month. more
 

Ford's Grand Tour


On view now at the splendid Basildon Park in West Berkshire, United Kingdom, is an impressive exhibition featuring Old Masters, 20th-century engravings, and paintings of the Grand Tour. more
 

From Paris to Savannah


The response to and influence of 19th-century French Impressionism in America is a tantalizing story, the details of which are told with stunning beauty in a current exhibition in Georgia. more
 

Featured Lot: Sir Alfred James Munnings, "Mon Talisman, Chantilly"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Sir Alfred James Munnings, “Mon Talisman, Chantilly.” more
 

When in Rome


After $2.2 million worth of restoration, the famed Trevi fountain was reopened to the public just days ago. more
 

German Craftsman, American Artist


Made with one of the oldest printmaking techniques, woodblock prints are characterized by their boldness of line and dramatic contrasts between light and dark. Adding color to the equation only deepens the medium’s potential, which was taken to incredible heights by the renowned 20th-century master Gustave Baumann. more

Seasons of Light


Stepping into the timeless worlds created through the paintings of Daniel F. Gerhartz is an experience unlike any other. His feathery, expressive touch, captivating colors, and enduring themes continue to enthrall during a solo exhibition in Texas. more

Code Red


Museums all across the United Kingdom are on heightened alert after warnings of a “severe and imminent” threat of attack. more

Promiscuous Play


An engaging gaze, a wink of the eye, and an enticing touch were all subtle indications that a woman in 19th-century Paris might be looking for more than just a drink. Viewed through the artist’s eyes, subjects exploring prostitution and streetwalking take center stage at the Musee d’Orsay. more

From an Italian's Perspective: Celebrating Britain


Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697–1768), better known as Canaletto, is considered by many to have been one of Italy’s greatest view painters. The Venetian Canaletto’s images of the city’s canals, streets, and monuments are in the permanent collections of some of the world’s most acclaimed museums. The artist would have a brief tenure in Britain, between 1746 and 1755, the products of which are the subjects of an exhibition in Cumbria, United Kingdom. more

Featured Lot: Norman Rockwell, "Easter (Soldier Watering Tulip)"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Norman Rockwell, “Easter (Soldier Watering Tulip).” more

A Salute to Cowboy Artists


Scottsdale's Museum of the West is overjoyed to be presenting next week a 50th-anniversary retrospective exhibition showcasing the extraordinary talents of the Cowboy Artists of America. more

Breath of Freedom


Expressive, gestural, dramatic, and beautiful are but a few words to describe the internationally renowned sculptures by Matteo Pugliese, who is poised to open a highly anticipated solo exhibition in a few days at Bertrand Delacroix Gallery in New York City. more

A Western Connection


Intent and methodical, Frank Hagel approaches the canvas — or panel — with purpose, imparting in paint his love for Montana and all things Western. more
 

The California Classicist


In dialogue with universal, humanistic ideas and themes, the Classical canon comes alive in the magnetic works of David Ligare at the Laguna Art Museum in California. more
 

A Lifetime of Collecting Adventures


Admirers of Victorian art should race to Ottawa to enjoy the exhibition “Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and Their Contemporaries from the Lanigan Collection.” Organized by the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) and on view October 9–January 3, this show traces the diversity and flair of British draftsmanship during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901). Its title has been borrowed from an 1899 play in which a knight seeks to find and awaken “the Spirit of all things beautiful,” just as these artists did. more
 

Facing a Facade


Photographs? Paintings? Sculptures? Other? The photorealistic works by artist Randy Hage are sure to leave you guessing during his solo show at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena, California. more
 

Spear-O Inspiration


Deep within northeast Wyoming lies the sprawling mountain campus of Sheridan College at Spear-O-Wigwam. Surrounded by the breathtaking Bighorn Mountains, the campus and the adjacent wilderness recently became the site — and source — of inspiration for nine artists. more
 

Dancing with Degas


An outstanding exhibition in Toledo, Ohio, is celebrating both the city’s ballet heritage and the art and legacy of Edgar Degas. more

Tamara de Lempicka


A major retrospective of the renowned Polish Art Deco painter is on view in Verona. more

Featured Lot: John Frederick Kensett, "Fishing in a Catskills Stream"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: John Frederick Kensett, “Fishing in a Catskills Stream.” more

MC at DPG


Dulwich Picture Gallery in London is offering a rare glimpse into the life and career of one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed graphic artists and masters of illusion. more

Fighting Forgery


Fakes and fraud in the art market might be a thing of the past, as recent technological advancements could give each work a unique tag. more

Amazing Albas


For five centuries the Alba family of Spain has proven to be one of the most important lineages in Europe. The Albas exercised considerable influence in all facets of life, military, political, and social, including cultural patronage and art collecting. More than 130 objects by the biggest names in art history from the Alba family collection are illuminating one Dallas museum. more

Major Acquisition at NGA


The National Gallery of Art, Washington, recently announced its acquisition of an exquisite 17th-century Dutch genre painting. more

Jewel City


2015 marks the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) in San Francisco, California. The De Young Museum is celebrating the anniversary with an outstanding exhibition that features more than 200 works, many of which were on display in 1915. more

The Light of Inspiration


Playing with mysterious light both physically in her studio and in paint has had remarkable results for painter Suzanne Hughes Sullivan. Her passion for still life offers viewers near-endless varieties of harmonic compositions that are timeless and sure to delight. more

Dual Citizenship


It’s not uncommon to read stories about two nations squabbling over the acquisition or return of an artwork or cultural artifact. However, France and the Netherlands finalized an agreement in late September that demonstrates how, in a case involving two marvelous portraits by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, sharing is possible. more

States of Undress


Nude figures have been the subjects of artists’ attention throughout the history of representational art. Even so, artists continually find new and innovative ways to depict the nude that reveal their individuality in addition to each artist’s respective social and cultural contexts. One museum is shining a light on the nude in 19th-century France. more

Pricey Portrait Lands at VMFA


Known to many as the “father of American painting,” Benjamin West worked extensively for English royalty during his illustrious career. Recently one of six group portraits commissioned from West by King George III — not to mention the only one outside the Royal Collection — found a new permanent home. more

Medusa Unearthed


Images of the mythical temptress who could turn you to stone have existed for thousands of years. One ancient example was just discovered only days ago. more

Academia


The Laguna College of Art and Design is currently showing selected works from the Russian Academy of Arts alongside works by its talented roster of students. Even better, Fine Art Connoisseur’s very own Vanessa Rothe was one of the exhibition’s curators. more

Sea Breeze


Scenes from the coast of Cape Cod feature in a beautiful group exhibition in Massachusetts. more

Antiquity Available


Whether Greek, Egyptian, Asian, or Roman, Artemis Gallery has it all during an upcoming auction of ethnographic art & antiquities. more

NOAPS Winners


The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society just opened their 25th “Best of America” exhibition after an outstanding VIP Awards Banquet. Who took home top honors? more

Travel the West in Tex


One of the nation’s premier art shows and sale is only one week away. There’s sure to be BBQ, brews, cocktails, music, and the finest Western art by more than 175 of America’s top artists, of course. Yee-haw! more

Vivid Dreams


Characterized by his deeply honest means of expression and fascination with Orientalism, Surrealism, and social commentary, Moscow painter Stanislav Plutenko brings his vivid dreams to life. more

A Dialogue with Tradition


Still life, tradition, art history, and masterful skill are beautifully orchestrated in the acrylic paintings of Guy Diehl. more

Local Legends


Three renowned painters take center stage in Carmel, California, with stunning landscapes, still lifes, and more. more

Masterworks from the Middle


Lasting for nearly 400 years, the Middle Kingdom (ca. 2030-1650 BCE) was an economic, social, and cultural flowering that produced some of the most outstanding artworks ever discovered from Ancient Egypt. Now, over 230 compelling masterpieces from this era have been brought together in one exhibition. more

Carlo Crivelli


Although Giorgio Vasari left this early Renaissance painter out of his Lives, Carlo Crivelli’s work and career are seeing a revival during an exhibition in Boston. more

Featured Lot: James Carroll Beckwith, "The Awakening"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: James Carroll Beckwith, “The Awakening.” more

Southern Light


From Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, and Apulia to Basilicata, Calabria, and Sicily; 19th-century Italian masters from throughout Southern Italy highlight a beautiful and carefully selected exhibition in New York. more

Like a Good Poem


Much more than simply layers of oil and pigment, the luminous paintings by artist Andrea Kemp are sure to evoke a lasting impression during her latest solo exhibition. more

Showing Society


Beautifully preserved and carefully selected, a number of 17th-century Dutch masterpieces by artists such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Gabriel Metsu are on view beginning October 11. more

Lots of Southern Charm


Right around the corner is an amazing opportunity to acquire beautiful artworks that capture the sights and culture of the American South. more

Featured Lot: Eugene Delacroix, "Reclining Nude"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Eugène Delacroix, “Reclining Nude.”  more

Career Builder


Actor, comedian, musician, author, and now, curator — Steve Martin’s resume continues to grow. more

Windows to the Divine


The Collectors for Connoisseurship National Symposium is just around the corner. An amazing lineup of tours and other presentations await. more

Arcane Chamber


The portraits by Jerome Lagarrigue offer viewers an eclectic, abstracted view of what lies beneath. more

California & American Fine Art Auction


Nearly 250 superb works of American art will be available during an October 20 auction in Monrovia, California. Will one be yours? more

'esherick to NAKASHIMA'


America has an incredibly rich fine craft tradition dating to the late 19th century. The introduction of Modernism has only encouraged craftsmen and -women to push the boundaries of their mediums in new and conceptual ways. Two master woodworkers are being highlighted during an exceptional exhibition. more

Secret Places


Take a journey with Fine Art Today into the “secret places” painted by artist Chris Strunk. more

Pope Gets Warm Welcome, and a Portrait


Capping off his tour of the United States, Pope Francis was presented with a gorgeous papal portrait just last week in Washington, D.C. more

State Museum Shuts Its Doors


One of the nation’s premier state museums has been forced to close its doors to the public due to a government budget impasse. more

Drawing the Portrait


Over the past 60 years, one artist has been building an esteemed career founded on his ability to capture life and character through portraiture. Now his portrait studies are getting a well-deserved spotlight during an upcoming solo exhibition. more

Canyon Road Continues


A half-mile walk earns one access to over 100 galleries, artist studios, jewelers, boutiques, restaurants, and much more in Santa Fe. more

Peak Colors


The best scenes and colors the fall season can offer are on vibrant display in a current group exhibition of breathtaking oils. more

American Epics


For the first time in nearly 25 years, a major exhibition shines the light on one of America’s greatest Regionalist painters and his art’s relationship with cinema and visual storytelling. more

Featured Lot: Lilla Cabot Perry, "The Scent of Roses"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Lilla Cabot Perry, “The Scent of Roses.” more

Water and Ice


Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, is overjoyed to present an artist’s first solo exhibition. more

2015 Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale in the Books


For an entire month, Cody, Wyoming, was filled with auctions, demonstrations, classes, exhibitions, a Boot Scoot’n Boogie, and more. more

Palo Alto Presence


An artist recently took up the task of capturing the residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto, California, with magnificent results. more

Bertrand Delacroix Presents Paper


Working in a variety of styles, five New York-based painters feature in an outstanding group exhibition centering on the versatile medium of paper. more

Meditations on Fall


Fall is in full swing around the country as leading galleries open their fall exhibitions. Oh Be Joyful Gallery in Colorado is no exception, but time is running out! more

Enigmatic Moods and Private Worlds


Timeless, atmospheric, and deeply mysterious, the paintings of Johan Abeling are sure to evoke contemplation among his viewership. more

Fantastic Weekend in Oklahoma


A number of events fit for families, connoisseurs, and collectors are taking place this weekend in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. more

Gone Goya


Two incredibly valuable, albeit small, Francisco de Goya works were stolen this month from a private home in Madrid. more

Heroines at the Hyde


Works by internationally acclaimed photorealist Audrey Flack of women neglected or demonized in history feature in a New York exhibition. more

Independent Visions


A must-see exhibition celebrates the work of one state’s historic women artists from 1880 to 1940. more

The Keir Collection


On view in Texas is a rarely seen but renowned collection of Islamic Art. more

Fading Light


On view through the end of the month is a beautiful exhibition of new landscapes by painter Steven Lee Adams. Where can you catch a view? more

Moments of Modernism


Artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, and Vincent van Gogh had a profound impact on the way art was produced during the 20th century, especially in Europe. However, modernism did make it to America in 1913, and the effects are still felt today. How did modernism impact artists in New Mexico? more

Jackson Hole Wraps Up


Another Fall Arts Festival for the ages is in the books for Jackson, Wyoming. more

Colorado's Best


Only days remain to view a tantalizing exhibition featuring selected works from the founding members of the Denver Artists Guild. more

High Quality, Low(er) Price


An annual event in Missouri is meeting with great anticipation — and purchasing — by everyone from first-time buyers to seasoned collectors. more

Above and Below


From the traditional to the conceptual, the earth and sky form the focus of a spectacular group exhibition in Kansas. more

Featured Lot: Marc Chagall, "Preparations for the Candidates' Feast"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Marc Chagall, “Preparations for the Candidates’ Feast.” more

Abstract Memories and the Boundaries of Realism


In his first solo exhibition in nearly two years, artist Kim Cogan makes his debut at Arcadia Contemporary. more

Metanoia


Deeply personal themes and the process of breaking down and building up feature in the drawings of Dan Volenec in a current solo exhibition. more

Titanic Donation


A multi-million-dollar gift of beautiful American paintings and Native American artifacts is the largest in this institution’s 26-year history. more

Featured Artists at SEWE


Entering into its 34th year, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition recently revealed its featured artists for the February 2016 event in Charleston, South Carolina. Who are they? more
 

Gleam of Light


Fine Art Today recently caught up with accomplished artist Mary Pettis for a chat about her inspirations, vision, and much more. more
 

More than an Idol


Stemming from her interests in Christian iconography, artist Alessandra Peters' modern visions of female idols comment on the double standards of moral femininity. more

Featured Lot: Stephen Scott Young, "Shadow Games"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Stephen Scott Young, “Shadow Games.” more

Bones with Flesh


The figure receives bold serenity, self-consciousness, sensuality and more during Kent Williams’s upcoming solo exhibition. more

It All Begins with Shapes


One of America’s accomplished realist painters reminds us all that successful paintings begin with the simplest of forms: shapes. more

Acute Observations


Known for his stunning portraits and skillful use of light, painter Casey Childs asserts the modern relevancy of tradition during a solo exhibition. more

High School with High Art


High Schools are typically judged by their graduation rates and standardized test scores.  However, one California High School boasts an impressive fine art collection, selections of which are on view now. more

Music Finds its Voice


The parallels between visual and audible art is a well-documented – and often explored – relationship.  From representations of musicians and muses to exquisite instruments, one exhibition is illuminating the art of music. more

"Nomads, Players, and Saints"


Husbands and wives often rely on each other for strength, emotional support, and healthy criticisms.  However, when both are artists, a new dimension of creative energy enters the relationship – and often with outstanding results.  One Canadian couple is continuing to ascend with a tantalizing exhibition. more

Awards at Buffalo Bill


Organizers of the renowned Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale have just announced their major award winners from August 2015.  Who were they? more

Victory Gets a New Look


One of the most iconic and famous sculptures in history is highlighted during an exhibition that explores its journey from the Greek island of Samothrace to its permanent location in the Louvre, Paris. more

Twisted Solidity


Michael Boroniec defies convention – and physics – with his altered ceramic vessels in a current solo exhibition. more

Close Encounters


A four-year collaboration between several major museums culminates in Atlanta with a gorgeous exhibition of American still life painting from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. more
 

Wildlife Winners


Two well deserving artists just took home honors at the 28th annual Western Visions Annual Show & Sale in Jackson, Wyoming. Who were they? more
 

Collecting History


Works from the private collection of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated individuals head to auction September 15. more

Ace-High


Cowboys, cattle, weary travelers, and Indians are some of the subjects encountered in a solo exhibition of Gary Lynn Roberts’s Western paintings. more

Featured Lot: Giulio Cesare Procaccini, "Sacrifice of Isaac"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Giulio Cesare Procaccini, “Sacrifice of Isaac.” more

Simply One of the Best


Collectors of exquisite Western American art can barely sit still as one of the country’s premier auctions is right around the corner. more

Masters of the Land


The Industrial Revolution in Britain had a profound effect on landscape painters who were firsthand witnesses as factories and railroads slowly overtook the land. The biggest names of the era, including Gainsborough, Turner, Constable, and Monet, are on view now during an outstanding exhibition. more

Moving Stillness


Using energetic, feathery brushstrokes, along with skillful layering of colors, Michael Klein continues to enchant audiences with his latest oils. more

A Modern View


Manmade beauties and natural vistas are seen through a modernist lens during a current group show in Denver. more

The New East


Asian culture has proven to be a strong influence on countless Western artists over the centuries. A large portion of that influence has been drawn from Chinese and Japanese cultures, but a recently hung exhibition seeks to shift the spotlight to Indian, Thai, and Sri Lankan subjects. more

Exploration of the Everyday


Painters often have an acute awareness of their surroundings, constantly taking in the sights, sounds, and emotions of unique places before translating those experiences into beautiful images. Artist Dean Larson has not only mastered this process, he has infused his paintings with an experimental nature that could defy categorization.  more

Annual Exhibition Takes Flight Once Again


Time and again birds have found themselves the subjects of artists’ work in all types of mediums and styles. Since 1976, one museum has annually exhibited a juried collection of nearly 100 works with our feathered friends as the focus. Who’s featured in this year’s show? more

Invisible Made Visible


Part of what makes portraiture so magnetic is the skillful artist’s ability to capture the essence of an individual’s character, their personality traits as conveyed via subtle variations in physiognomy. more

Royal Acquisition


A beautiful portrait finds its new permanent home. more

Fine Art Fair


One of the nation’s largest fine art fairs is taking place right now! more

Beauty Through Devastation


As we mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, many still are — and will forever be — scarred by the unimaginable destruction witnessed in the Southern United States. Time and again, however, Americans emerge stronger than ever, turning tragedy into triumph and ugliness into art. more

Loss of a Legend


One of the world’s most renowned artists has bade farewell. more

Featured Lot: Henri Lebasque, "Baigneuses (Bathers)"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Henri Lebasque, “Baigneuses (Bathers).” more

Wrath


Pain, torment, creative struggle, and astounding beauty are only a few words that could describe an upcoming exhibition in Philadelphia. more

Unmasked


The Art Institute, Chicago’s Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art and the Department of Prints and Drawings have collaborated to explore the ways in which Renaissance images of the Greek god Dionysos were inspired by and responses to Classical antiquity.  more

Awakening the Land


Landscape comes alive during an upcoming solo exhibition of Douglas Fryer’s latest oils. more

Manet Madness


The death of an individual can sometimes lead to disagreements among those who feel entitled — by blood or law — to acquire their possessions. This was recently demonstrated in the case of the late heiress Huguette Clark. more

Amorous Arboretum


Some trees are large and magnificent while others are impactful and small, but regardless, they are stunningly beautiful in their color and variety. One artist has turned her lens toward our oxygen-creating friends in an outstanding solo show. more

Sailing in Light


While his maritime subjects are inspired by his childhood experiences exploring the islands about Lewis Bay, admirers and collectors have come to covet William Davis’s mastery of luminosity and light. more

Life of Beauty


Although he passed in late 2014, the art and legacy of William Thomson endures during a retrospective. more

Points in History


Discover how masters from Leonardo to Jasper Johns have employed metalpoint techniques in a superbly beautiful exhibition in London. more

Golden Exhibition


Sip the finest wines and taste the most exotic foods, as portrayed by some of the most renowned oil masters of the 17th century. more

Van Gogh in Focus


Few need a new reason to motivate them to view a Van Gogh painting in person. But just in case: This one is a masterpiece. more

Body Bliss


Photorealism and the figure are two of the most compelling elements that draw the connoisseur to traditional art. Both are featured in the magnetic work of Bernardo Torrens, who’s recently received his first solo exhibition in the United States. more

Born from Fire


Built largely around the treasured tea ceremony, pottery is a long-established tradition in Japan. The Indianapolis Museum of Art is showing a profound exhibition that explores the interface between historical tradition and modern innovation in ceramics produced by living masters. more

Featured Lot: Pierre-Jules Mene, "Jockey Riding Horse"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Pierre-Jules Mêne, “Jockey Riding Horse.” more

Nature and Experience


It took William Nichols some time to develop a visual vocabulary that accurately expressed what he saw and experienced emotionally in nature. However, once discovered, the creativity — and paint — flowed in ways that continue to enthrall viewers and collectors. more

Covered in Love


Michael Pearce probes our deepest emotional connections with one another through his magnificent figural paintings. more

In Awe of Adornment


Expose yourself to the wonders of Native American artistry with an exhibition that features exquisite jewelry. more

Season's Greetings


Fall might be just around the corner, but the season’s exhibitions are just heating up. See who is premiering a fall show in just a few days. more

Midday Theft


Danish police are still searching for two men who walked out of a Copenhagen museum in broad daylight with a bronze bust worth $300,000. more

Painted Faces and Tradition Reborn


Although Teresa Oaxaca is largely focused on perfecting her techniques and aesthetic, her body of work already demonstrates her immense talent, eclectic taste, and unreal potential. more

Guest of Honor


A previously unknown self-portrait by Rembrandt has been welcomed with open arms for a temporary exhibition. more

Landing Legends


Two major donations highlight an exciting August for the New-York Historical Society. more

"Traveling Exhibition" Gets New Meaning


Every summer, millions of Americans pack their bags, unplug, and hit the road to enjoy the country’s most coveted parks and landscapes. California is a frequent destination, with everything from towering mountains to sun-bathed beaches. more

From Unknown to Known


Unknown masters of Spanish colonial painting form the center of an upcoming exhibition in Arizona. more

Hoosier Heaven


Alan Larkin took home Best of Show honors at the 91st Annual Exhibition at the Hoosier Salon. Discover what other artists are featured in the show. more

Sea Heist


A billionaire banker’s attempt to illegally export Picasso’s “Head of a Young Woman” is averted by French authorities. more

Coming Together


Much more than just an art show, Maynard Dixon Country is an assembly of artists, collectors, community, and friends. more

Luminous Life


Exceptional at capturing the play of light as it falls on a variety of familiar objects, artist Wendy Higgins creates still life paintings that are absorbing in their quiet beauty. more

Casting Her Voice


Part of what makes figurative art so magnetic is the seemingly infinite number of ways the body can express ideas, experiences, and emotions. With painting, viewers are often forced into a single perspective or view because of the medium’s two-dimensional surface. Sculpture, however, presents multiple-angle views, which — in the right hands — can open the door to a broader spectrum of expressive communication. more

Saints and Sinners


As one of the Renaissance’s biggest and most well-known names, Albrecht Dürer created deeply religious pictures along with some disturbing creations. A current exhibition in Texas showcases a permanent collection of Dürer’s prints that features the full range of the master’s imagination. more

Masters at the Munch Museum


Working during the late 19th-century, Edvard Munch and Vincent van Gogh produced artworks that oozed with emotional content and innovative individual styles. For the first time, both are featured together in a blockbuster exhibition in Oslo, Norway. more

Uncovered


Nude bodies are spotlighted in a variety of artistic ways during the 7th Annual International Competitive Exhibit at Manifest Gallery. Find out who’s featured in this year’s show. more

Elegant Serenity


For the average person, it can sometimes be hard, even impossible, to find the aesthetic beauty of worn, casual, or everyday objects. Using his masterful skill to create realist paintings, Eric G. Thompson draws our attention to the flawed beauty of subjects that many would pass by. more

Creativity Unfurled


Under the tutelage of guest curator Mia Bergeron, Gallery 1261 is turning heads by showcasing 25 world-renowned artists who were asked to create “without boundaries.” more

Featured Lot: Antonio Jacobsen, "Full Clipper Ship"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Antonio Jacobsen, “Full Clipper Ship.” more

A Tradition Continued...


As the market for great Western American art continues to expand, so too do the opportunities to purchase it — coupled with cocktails, exhibitions, and more, of course. more

Power and Pathos


Although Greek sculptors worked extensively in marble, many preferred working in bronze because the medium allowed greater exploration of complex poses, anatomy, and movement in the body. Today, bronze originals are difficult to find, let alone to serve as the center of an exceptional exhibition. more

All in All


It’s always a pleasure when a gallery replete with talented artists offers a show featuring them all. more

Layered


Creating a successful painting often requires many layers of carefully applied paint. Michael Kessler takes that to its extreme. more

Penning Success


Placed in the right hands, anything that makes a mark on paper can be used to create beautiful works of art. One Boston artist is taking the ballpoint pen to new heights as she explores nature, its transformations, and evolving definitions in intricate detail. more

Portrait of a Lady


Making its Western debut is a fantastic Raphael original. See where you can catch a view. more

Faith in Nature


To understand Terry Rowlett’s paintings is to take a glimpse into his captivating life journey from evangelical roots in Arkansas to hipster-bohemian Athens, Georgia. more

Scottish Enlightenment


The first ever exhibition devoted to Scottish art in the Royal Collection is now on view in London. more

Comrades


Artistic collaboration often results in aesthetic developments — and outstanding results. In the 19th century, two artists would embark on communal creative sessions, making remarkable technical and aesthetic breakthroughs in lithography and etching. more

Big Name in Big Sky


Known as the land of “Big Sky,” Montana is filled with dramatic and fabulously beautiful vistas of mountains, plains, and rivers. Many artists have drawn inspiration from these spaces, including Monte Dolack, who’s earned a solo exhibition. more

Lost, but Not Forgotten


Self-proclaimed genius Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione is a name largely forgotten in the annals of history. However, one museum is renewing interest in the master through a comprehensive exhibition of over 90 drawings, etchings, paintings, and monotypes from the Royal Collection. more

Ideas Made Flesh


For lovers of the Renaissance and printmaking, the National Gallery of Art is the place to be. more

Featured Lot: Gerald Harvey Jones, "Evening on the Boulevard"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Gerald Harvey Jones, “Evening on the Boulevard.” more

Pure Paper


Since its introduction during the 2nd century BCE in China, paper has provided astronomers, philosophers, mathematicians, and artists an affordable surface on which to record their ideas. An upcoming exhibition is bringing together a collection of works that embody the versatile nature of paper. more

Celebrating Women


Women artists featuring women subjects take center stage during an exhibition that will not fail to amaze. Will you have favorites? more

Natural Forms


Plein air painter Jamie Morgan takes viewers “Into the Wild” as his appreciation for the vitality of nature shines through at the Arte Verissima Gallery & Studio. more

The French Connection


Born on the Atlantic coast of France, painter Olivier Suire Verley has traveled across the world to capture the charm of different places and peoples. Verley is an exceptional colorist, and his latest paintings, in a current solo exhibition across the United States, are sure to deepen one’s mood. more

Shaping the Figure


Gideon Cohn abstracts and reimagines the figure through color, shapes, and patterning in an eclectic exhibition. more

Rodin Returned


After 24 long years, a stunning Rodin original was returned to its rightful owner. more

Fresh Faces


Created in a diverse range of wet and dry media, Jon Sours’s subjects have a freshness that sets them apart from their abstract surroundings. more

All in One


The oldest fine art gallery in Colorado is showcasing nearly 40 artists in its current “Summer Exhibition.” more

Visions of the West


Many of the nation’s top Western artists converge in Jackson, Wyoming, in an extraordinary group exhibition and sale. more

Reviving Rossiter


Although 19th-century painter Thomas Prichard Rossiter did not enjoy a great amount of professional success during his lifetime, the Boscobel House in Garrison, New York, is honoring the man with his first retrospective. more

Colorful Curves


Ben Fenske offers viewers a contemporary impressionist view of the female figure in a dazzling solo exhibition. more

Seeing Green


A July 25 auction realized more than $22.8 million in sales. Over 750 bidders witnessed multiple world records as well. more

Featured Lot: William Trost Richards "Western Shore of Ion"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: William Trost Richards, “Western Shore of Ion.” more

Time Stands Still


The Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway is well known for its beautiful vistas, gentle cascading falls, and lush green landscapes over a stretch of 255 miles between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Mary Pettis has called a small town on the Saint Croix River home for many years, and her latest paintings are on view soon. more

The Little and the Big


We all have the ability to appreciate artworks for a number of reasons, including the scale of the product and the skill required in its fabrication. More often, we are taken by the monumentality and imposing presence of large paintings or sculptures. Even so, we can be equally mesmerized by the miniature, and awed at the dexterity required of the artist’s hand. more

Nurturing Connections


The C.M. Russell Museum has acquired three stunning consignments for its upcoming 2016 auction. The commitment of such work is evidence of the power of cultivating relationships. more
 

River of Life


Rivers have always provided a range of vital necessities, as sources for fresh water, transportation, food, and recreation. One museum, and city, are looking to highlight the importance of their river through the perspective of local artists. more
 

Romantic Views


The San Diego Museum of Art explores the development of Latin American landscape art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries in a current exhibition. more
 

Passing of the Gifted


The passing of visionary artist Susan Hauptman marks the end of a storied career. more
 

Captivating Clay


Molding and manipulating clay to express an aesthetic sensibility or fabricate a functional object is one of the oldest human skills. It is a medium that continues to challenge and invigorate artists all across the globe. One museum is taking a look at how contemporary Japanese ceramic artists are transforming traditional techniques and forms. more
 

Featured Lot: Thomas Hill, "Yosemite Valley"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Thomas Hill’s “Yosemite Valley.” more
 

Diving In


For those who love the figure and realism, look no further than KM Fine Arts, Chicago. more
 

Mad Through the Darkness


To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli in 1915, a powerful exhibition explores how Australian artists responded to World War I, both during the conflict and in its aftermath. more
 

Scenic Snapshot


Travel back to the 1915 World’s Fair in San Francisco through the eyes of an accomplished Bay Area photographer. more
 

Remembering America's Golden Age


The first major exhibition celebrating the art and legacy of one of America’s greatest illustrators is on view in South Dakota. Will it travel to your city next? more
 

Edge of Realism


Showcasing 21 artists, an upcoming exhibition will feature work that operates at the edges of realistic depiction. more
 

Finding Ourselves


Internationally acclaimed sculptor Paige Bradley unveiled a life-sized bronze that encourages viewers to find a piece of themselves within it. more
 

Southern Roots


Every location an artist choses to paint has a unique voice and character. Artist John Cleaveland, Jr., has nearly perfected the ability to transport his audiences into the deep American South in his paintings, revealing profound natural beauty and the ever-present effect of the human hand. more
 

Big Game Safari


Capturing the magnificent beauty of big game in Africa does not require bullets or cameras, only paint and canvas. more

Nostalgic New England


Storybook scenes of Maine’s beloved coast form the subjects of Kevin Beers’ paintings in a current exhibition. more

Let the Bidding Begin


A St. Louis, Missouri, auction house will soon hold its inaugural auction, offering collectors a variety of fine art, furniture, and jewelry. Is your next acquisition featured in the catalogue? more

Watercolor Takes Flight


Fine Art Today traveled to rural eastern North Carolina for a chat with accomplished watercolorist Pat Holscher, whose pictures of seagulls, pelicans, and more feel right at home next to the Pamlico River. more

Through the Malzahn Lens


With a nod to 19th-century landscape masters and the French Barbizon School, Jerry Malzahn offers his latest examples of poetry in paint during an upcoming solo exhibition. more

Echoes of the Past


Still life is a genre that is nearly as old as art production itself. So much more than just static images of inanimate objects, still life is often injected with deep levels of irony, symbolism, and meaning. These concepts can change due to time, place, and culture, making the genre tantalizing in its reflection of an ideology or individual. One Colorado gallery is bringing this to the fore in a thought-provoking exhibition. more

Of Light, Shadow, and Beyond


Phil Dike was more than a gifted watercolorist. He was an influential educator who inspired students and challenged them — and himself — to continually expand their understanding of nature, light, and shadow. more

Portraiture's Finest


See which 18th-century portraitist is being comprehensively celebrated at Scotland’s National Gallery. more

Bouquet of Impressionism


Motivation to start your next garden — or painting — project lies just beyond the doors of the Denver Art Museum. more

Featured Lot: John James Audubon, "Purple Grackle, Plate VII"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: John James Audubon’s “Purple Grackle, Plate VII.” more

Quiet Sophistication


Absorbed in plumbing the recesses of their minds, Milt Kobayashi’s figures seem aloof while floating in their unfamiliar spaces. more

Habsburg Brilliance


Spectacular treasures from one of Europe’s longest-reigning dynasties are on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. more

Antiquity Uncovered


Archaeologists in Arles, France, have exposed an intact Roman mural, the first of its kind ever discovered outside the Italian peninsula. more

Celebrating a Genius


The largest exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci ever organized in Italy continues to inspire in the waning days of its magnificent four-month run. more

Waves of Hokusai


A comprehensive exhibition seeks to survey the legacy and career of the first Japanese artist to be internationally recognized. more

Impressionism's Triumph


Without the Parisian dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, the profoundly beautiful and revolutionary art of the Impressionists might have been forgotten in the annals of history. Thankfully, books were written differently, and the story of Impressionism’s rise to fame is illuminated through a one-of-a-kind exhibition. more

Thomas Jefferson Kitts


Fine Art Today recently caught up with the painter for an in-depth inquiry into the man, the artist, and his paintings. His responses were attentive, complete, and sure to intrigue our readers. more

Raking It In


Sotheby’s evening sale of Old Master & British Paintings on July 9 brought in more than $60 million, a quarter of which was spent on a single piece, setting a new world record for that artist. Who were the other five artists breaking records? more

The Transformative West


Two Colorado painters were asked to document their unique perception of the ever-evolving Western landscape in a new exhibition at Ann Korologos Gallery. How did they perform? more

At long last?


For centuries, collectors and scholars believed there were no surviving bronze sculptures by the Renaissance genius Michelangelo. Has that narrative finally changed? more

Euphorie de Couleur


Inspiration from France, Italy, and New Mexico combine in the unique impressionistic vision of Joseph Breza during Santa Fe’s Summer of Color. more

Magnificent Stillness, but Moving Emotions


On rare occasions, the public is given opportunities to experience the diligent pursuits of a visionary art collector. The results are typically outstanding. more

Featured Lot: Gideon Jacques Denny, "Coastal Cliffs"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Gideon Jacques Denny’s “Coastal Cliffs.” more

From the Surreal to the Classical


The figure takes center stage as a range of artists — each with his or her own style and medium — participate in a tantalizing group exhibition. more

Freedom of Expression


Artist Jan Dilenschneider and France’s Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier team up for a show of her newest oils. more

Acts of Good Will and Justice


Anonymous New York collector returns ancient statue stolen from a temple in southern India. more

"Facing East: New Works" -- Susan Ploughe


Susan Ploughe’s new paintings — completed after a visit to China in 2014 — radiate life and color in a new exhibition. more

Static Subject, Climbing Prices


Mercury isn’t the only thing rising in Dallas this summer as Heritage Auctions sets a new world record for a picture by 19th-century German still life painter Emilie Preyer. more

"Man, Oh Mann..."


Jeremy Mann — one of America’s leading contemporary painters — continues his ascent with an electrifying display of recent work. more

A Spanish Feast


Patrons experiencing aesthetic euphoria may be the new norm at Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum as it unveils an exhibition of 47 oils by a Spanish Baroque master. more

Grab Your Boots, Cowboy Hats, and White Gloves


Connoisseurs will have a chance to expand their collections when more than 60 of the country’s most accomplished Western and wildlife artists participate in this year’s Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show. more

Redefining Conventional Views


A fresh exhibition seeks to recast one of history’s greatest portraitists by showcasing an experimental body of work that can only be defined as avant-garde for its time. more

Impressions of Nature: Robert Moore


Plein air purist may be a contemplative, quiet individual, but his paintings speak loudly and impressively — pun intended — at current exhibition. more

Drawing Attention


After a year of research and debate, scholars are confident that an impressive drawing is by renowned 18th-century landscape and portrait painter Thomas Gainsborough. more

Graceful Forms and Changing Skies


With angelic figures that gracefully emerge from atmospheric spaces to powerful cloudscapes that make the Grand Canyon look small, Zhaoming Wu endures as one of the preeminent painters of our time in a can’t-miss solo exhibition. more

Featured Lot: Pieter Claesz, "Still-Life with Smoking Paraphernalia"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Pieter Claesz’s “Still-Life with Smoking Paraphernalia.” more
 

Stepping Into the Mind of Da Vinci


Innovative exhibition offers patrons once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to probe one of the Renaissance master’s 31 surviving book of secrets. more

Staying In Touch with Tradition


Luke Hillestad draws heavily upon some of history’s greatest painters to create canvases that vibrate with life and give voice to the primal beauty of humankind. more

Juliette Aristides Is Making the Classical Contemporary


Writing, teaching, and, of course, painting, Juliette Aristides continues to push for a rapprochement of classical painting with contemporary life -- and she has the quality and the voice to do it. more

Featured Lot: Stanhope Forbes's "Gossips"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and facture of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Stanhope Forbes's "Gossips." more

Sotheby's Rules Impressionist & Modern Category


Last week's Impressionist and Modern art sales in London saw Sotheby's more than double the result of competitor Christie's. more

Major Cole Discovery


The house where Thomas Cole once lived holds a remnant of the great American landscape artist that is only now being revealed. more

Potent Portraits


Two remarkable painters -- David Kassan and Daniel Sprick -- combine their talents in a can't-miss show for fans of the portrait. more

Monets Are Buy Two, Get a Third Free


After purchasing two Monet pastels at auction, a very fortunate art dealer made a welcome discovery. more

Consider the "Unfinished"


An innovative exhibition asks viewers to engage with unfinished artworks that might look quite out of place in an art gallery. more

Fresh Look for Russia's State Museum


Home to one of the finest paintings collections in the world, the Hermitage has a shiny new website to help share its treasures online. more

Celebrate the American Landscape on an American Holiday


Taos artist Dinah Worman encourages viewers to appreciate the American landscape in a show that opens on Independence Day. more

Does Mannerism Matter?


Retracing the star of a Mannerist master, Joachim Wtewael, several prestigious institutions hope to reclaim his importance and restate Mannerism's place in art history. more

Painting Is in the Air


Painterly figures and impressionistic landscapes complement the summer heat. Enjoy selections from a group show that's perfectly in season. more

Video: A Blue Horse Doesn't Impress the Queen


Though an active collector and an avid fan of equestrian portraits, Her Majesty the Queen of England draws the line at a blue horse -- as a video from her state visit to Germany shows. more

More Contemporary Artists Ponder Museum Art


The inspired and inspiring Artist Project has returned with a second season, following working artists such as Y.Z. Kami and Kerry James Marshall on museum tours. more

The City's Pulse in Paint


The urban environments in Vincent Giarrano's oil paintings are enlivened with the ever-stimulating tenor of city life. more

Tony Pro to Lead San Antonio Academy


Accomplished oil painter Tony Pro has a strong vision that will aid him in a new teaching post. Hear straight from the artist what his plans entail. more

Small Scale, Small Budget, Big-Name Artists


For collectors who are balling on a budget, a miniatures exhibition featuring the likes of Mian Situ, Logan Maxwell Hagege, and Ralph Oberg provides the perfect chance to see a range of quality works at low price points. more

Portraiture's Big Winner


From 2,748 entries, the BP Portrait Award has selected one fortunate winner to receive the first prize of £30,000. more

Sporting With Degas


The graceful movements of the ballerina and the spectacle of concerts, theater, and the racetrack gave Impressionist master Edgar Degas plentiful ways to explore the human form in motion. more

Best Of the New York Academy of Art -- Past & Present


School may be out for summer, but at one of New York's fine art academies, that means it's time for an intriguing show of paintings and sculpture. more

Oils of Summer


No art seems more appropriate for the warm summer months than sun-drenched impressionist and realist landscapes. Don't miss a summer show of historical and contemporary works by American and European masters. more

Featured Lot: Gerard Curtis Delano's "Southwest Sunset"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and facture of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Gerard Curtis Delano's "Southwest Sunset." more

Portrait Drawings From History's Finest


Displaying works by Dürer, Rembrandt, Ingres, and Sargent, a new exhibition aims to illuminate the history and purpose of portrait drawing. more

More Than Figures


Accomplished oil painter Dan Gerhartz excels in picturing figures against the landscape. His latest solo show offers several of these compositions amid other new treasures. more

London's Anticipated Art Week


Many of London's -- and the world's -- most prestigious dealers in Old Master paintings and sculpture offer special displays during the annual London Art Week. more

Jordan Sokol: A Teacher Eager to Learn


Jordan Sokol, a noted painter and teacher, speaks on exhibiting at the BP Portrait Award show, lessons from the Old Masters, and how teaching others has improved his own understanding of art. more

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