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Academic Art of the 21st Century


For nearly 70 years a Texas art academy has sustained traditional techniques and representational subjects. See the latest work from the studios of the Coppini Academy of Fine Art. more

Quality, Quality, and More Quality


Boasting names like Sprick and Kassan, an exhibition devoted to the upper echelon of contemporary realist painters arrives soon. more

Preview: "Effie Gray"


Married to influential art critic John Ruskin but drawn to Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais, Euphemia "Effie" Gray lived a compelling story that is recounted in a new feature film. more

Rediscovering a Great Renaissance Portraitist


A rare study of North Italian painter Giovanni Battista Moroni will serve as a reminder of his talents for some and an exciting discovery for others. more

William Beckman, Realist Doyen


In the circles of realist painting, William Beckman needs no introduction. A new traveling exhibition and compelling recent work continue to keep his name at the forefront of a genre he has helped define. more

When the Body Becomes the Canvas


Countless painters have achieved impressive results by transferring a figure in three dimensions onto a two-dimensional canvas. But what happens when the figure itself is the medium, and the challenge is to make it appear as a painting? more

Realist Portrait Artists Get National Recognition


A recent photo essay on hyper-realist portraits displays stunning examples of this fascinating genre. more

Important Display for American Women Artists


What kind of work are this country's skilled women artists producing? We could describe it with any number of flattering adjectives -- or you could see it for yourself. more

Winsome Winners in Laguna


A star-studded, heavily attended painting competition in Laguna Beach represented landscape art at its finest. more

Discovering Delacroix's Drawings


A recent donation of graphic works by French Romantic Eugène Delacroix receives its first public display. more

Back in the Open Range


Journeying 150 years into our nation's past, when the American West lay in wide expanses of open land, painters Mark Maggiori and Brett James Smith conjure a world of rugged cowboys and spiritual Indians. more

Holly Wilson's "Intertwined"


With new bronze sculptures and encaustic paintings, Holly Wilson imagines a realm between the human and the spiritual. more

$25,000 Prize for American Art Museum


The catalogue for one of last year's most celebrated exhibitions continues to earn accolades -- and bring in prize money. more

Forty Top Artists, One Gallery


A group of highly accomplished representational painters and sculptors are exhibiting together in a display of rare talent. more

The World's (New) Oldest Figure Painting


Cave paintings in France and Spain have long been thought to be the earliest signs of human creative art, but new discoveries in Indonesia are challenging that idea. more

Coming Soon: Shannon's American & European Fine Art Auction


Peruse an intriguing auction of 19th- and 20th-century paintings, sculpture, and works on paper originating from all over the world. more

Social Purpose Unites Winners at ArtPrize


The winning artworks at ArtPrize 2014 shared inspiring messages of inclusiveness and social justice. more

Schiele's Raw and Radical Portraits


The first exhibition on U.S. soil devoted to the expressive, enigmatic, and sensual portraits of Egon Schiele has arrived. more

Spotlight on the National Gallery


Many an outstanding biopic has been made about history's great artists, but what about the institutions that house their work? more

Deconstructing Still Life


Contemporary painters Jordan Wolfson and Brian Blackham distill still life painting to its essential formal elements. more

Clarity and Chaos in Goya's Art


A startling combination of social satire and impassioned expression make Francisco Goya's art endlessly interesting to behold. more

Small But Scintillating


One of the country's largest and most anticipated small works shows launches this weekend, boasting pieces by highly respected representational artists. more

Former Mayor Puts Millions Toward Public Art Projects


Government support of the arts has dwindled in the last decade, but a major charitable organization is now taking up some of the slack. more

70 New Rembrandts to Consider?


A recently released volume of Rembrandt's catalogue raisonné attributes 70 new paintings to the master, and the expansion of his oeuvre coincides with a major retrospective on the artist's late work. more

Eugene Thomason Paints the Big Apple to Appalachia


The travels and work of American Regionalist painter Eugene Thomason are chronicled in a new exhibition. more

Shades of Light: Karen Hollingsworth Still Lifes


In the hands of contemporary painter Karen Hollingsworth, the symbolic potential of still life remains as potent as ever. more

Best of Impressionists


A major annual exhibition for the American Impressionist Society is leaving powerful impressions on viewers. Find out who took home awards from the show. more

Can't-Miss California Art Auction


One anticipated auction this month provides an opportunity to own California painting legends like Guy Rose and Granville Redmond. more

The World's Biggest Blockbuster Exhibitions Make the Big Screen


Preview a new season of "Exhibition on Screen" -- an exciting program that brings the best of world art exhibitions to theaters, broadening their reach and enhancing the experience of the art. more

Find Your Next Artwork on eBay


A newly launched partnership between Invaluable and eBay means art collectors will have more access to auctions worldwide. more

Jeremy Mann Selects Exceptional Cityscapes


Who better to curate an exhibition of contemporary cityscape paintings than a highly sought-after artist in the genre -- Jeremy Mann? more

Jamie Wyeth's Muse


Take a closer look at the man legendary portrait painter Jamie Wyeth named as his most challenging subject. more

Dark Realism and Fun with Scissors


Five contemporary artists help prepare us for Halloween with a group of ghastly and ghoulish paintings. more

Fine Art Connoisseur & PleinAir Editors Lead Art Week


The historic Greenbrier resort in scenic West Virginia is the site for a week of premium artist demonstrations, presentations, and sales. more

Painting Life on the Ranch


Grant Redden's landscapes capture the rhythm and hue of life in the American West -- a place with which the artist is quite familiar. more

Dramatic Fuseli Finds New Home


For the first time in its history, a dramatic painting from the hand of Swiss-born Romantic Henry Fuseli will be owned by and displayed at a public institution. more

Romantic Oils from Joseph Lorusso


A modern-day romantic, Joseph Lorusso paints quiet moments and loving interactions with skilled sensitivity. more

When She Depicts Her: Contemporary Women Artists


When skilled women artists look to each other for subject matter, the results are inspiring. more

Cinematic Narratives in the Paintings of Jamie Adams


Elements of classical culture, narrative painting, film, and contemporary aesthetics make the artworks of Jamie Adams more than memorable. more

An Insider's Look at Restoring a 17th-Century Masterpiece


What work is needed to renew the Metropolitan's monumental painting by Charles Le Brun? Hear from the man in charge of restoring it. more

A Sopranos Hit Man Hits It Big with an Art Discovery


On screen, Federico Castelluccio was no saint. As a lead character on the hit television series "The Sopranos," the actor played Furio Giunta, a mobster whose profession is killing people. Off screen, Castelluccio is now doing something saintly, though he has nothing to atone for. He is lending the favorite, and probably most valuable, painting in his personal collection. more

Teaching Da Vinci Today


Learn how a group of artists and educators are bringing the techniques of the Old Masters back to the classroom. more

New Variations on the Impressionist Tradition


Find out which artists will represent the finest in contemporary impressionistic painting at a juried exhibition opening this weekend. more

Leading Exhibitor of Historical American Painting Bows Out


One of the country's leading galleries for American painting of the 19th and 20th centuries is closing its doors. more

Help Save William Blake's Cottage


One of only two surviving houses where William Blake lived is on the market, and a group of historians and scholars are attempting to save it for the public good. more

High-Value Van Gogh on Offer


A prime example of still life by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh is coming to auction this fall. Interest will be plentiful, but the painting may cost its new owner a cool $50 million. more

Impressionist Painter, Colorful Culture


The romanticized figurative works of Gladys Roldan-de-Moras offer a portal into the artist's own Colombian and Mexican heritage. more

Gluck, Oaxaca & Stone: Eerie, Enticing, Visionary


Three thoughtful painters combine their talents in a display that delves into the world of the "uncomfortably strange," with startling results. more

Iconic Artists Featured at Swann's


A prestigious collection of paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by African Americans comes to auction this month with high expectations. more

Paint Battling Form


With thick, deliberate, and discernible strokes, Cian McLoughlin creates paintings whose representational elements coalesce with distance and dissolve as the eye nears the canvas. more

Brian Keith: Sculpting Gratitude


Inspired by the narrative storytelling of Norman Rockwell and the emotive content of religious imagery, Brian Keith creates figurative sculptures with humble confidence and visible skill. more

Hollywood Recounts How a Woman Artist Found Her Voice


The forthcoming film "Big Eyes" tells the story of successful woman artist whose identity was hidden, revealing how art became her form of expression and empowered her to change her life. Watch the trailer here. more

City Scenes from the Midwest


In the paintings of Carl Bretzke and David Cunningham, the lively highways and quiet neighborhood streets of Minneapolis find fitting expression. more

Rousseau, Leader of the Barbizon


Hardly forgotten, but perhaps not properly celebrated, Théodore Rousseau receives his first monographic exhibition in the U.S. -- nearly 150 years after his death. more

Stephen Bauman: Living a Dream


Painting, exhibiting, bringing in awards, teaching.... The dream continues for Stephen Bauman, an artist whose imaginative work celebrates the experience of life and the variety of emotions it brings. more

Historic Mural Reborn


A new display re-imagines the original context for a 1930s mural by American painter Thomas Hart Benton. more

Portraying Women Artists & Re-Envisioning History


Why have so many highly skilled, visionary female artists been forgotten? Perhaps if we recognized their portraits, we might remember their names. more

A Mannerist Masterpiece Rediscovered


Once languishing in the stores of a regional museum, an early-17th-century painting has become the belle of the ball at London's largest museum. more

The Art World's Most Profitable Award


Artists tend to covet people's choice awards, as the ability to connect meaningfully with the public is one feature of great art. The annual ArtPrize competition takes the idea of public involvement to another level: At stake are two Grand Prizes worth $200,000. more

Listing the World's Favorite Museums


A recently published list of the world's best-reviewed art museums offers a refreshing new perspective on which museums are most enjoyable to visit. An American museum claimed the top spot, but it may not be the one you would expect. more

"The Space Between" Artist & Viewer


The debut U.S. solo exhibition for Federico Infante harbingers more thoughtful work from this young Chilean painter. more

Landscapes Lead American Art Auction


An upcoming auction that is especially strong in landscapes features works by Jasper Francis Cropsey, Daniel Garber, and Rockwell Kent. more

After the Impressionists...


Under the banner of Neo-Impressionism, Seurat and others pioneered a form of painting that engaged the imagination and the complementary arts of literature and music. more

Learning to Paint Like Turner


Before playing the role of J.M.W. Turner, Timothy Spall had to learn to do what his character could do best. more

Western Art Legends on View in the Desert


Where better to take in an exhibition of historical Western paintings than the desert retreat of Palm Springs? more

Art Display Highlights Premier Painters from U.S. & Abroad


An invitational exhibition brings together renowned national and international oil painters, sculptors, and watercolor artists for a limited time. more

Anelecia Hannah Brooks: More Than Realism


The delightfully reflective paintings of Anelecia Hannah Brooks give voice to the artist's complex, unique identity. more

Do Videos Reel in Young Collectors?


Join the debate on whether galleries' and auctioneers' digitally focused marketing tactics will turn young art lovers into collectors. more

Re-introducing a 19th-Century Painting Giant


In his day, Giovanni Segantini was a widely respected painter who commanded huge sums for his landscapes. Today, Segantini is re-emerging on the international arts scene. more

Rounding Up Great Western Paintings You've Never Seen


An upcoming exhibition displays rarely seen artworks from the land where they love sweet tea and art of the American West. more

Award-Winners from the OPA


Find out which artists from the Eastern states earned recognition in the latest juried exhibition from the Oil Painters of America. more

Coming Soon: Affordable Art Fair


Looking to be a connoisseur on a coin? A surfeit of quality artworks -- all priced under $10,000 -- awaits at the Affordable Art Fair. more

Painter of Beloved Landscapes Turns Attention to Animals


A new body of work from painter T. Allen Lawson shifts the artist's focus from the land to the rancher's constant companions. more

Goya's Legacy in Prints


Sometimes lost behind Francisco Goya's potent painted images, the Spanish master's imaginative and technically advanced print works have a lasting legacy of their own. more

Museum Curators Speak Up on Social Media


The annual Ask a Curator Day on Twitter provoked several interesting discussions regarding museums, art, the role of the curator, and more. more

Universal Realism in California


The Realism Without Borders artist collective demonstrates art's ability to cross cultural boundaries that no other language can. more

Impressive Impressionist and Modern Prints


Graphic works by Whistler, Matisse, and Renoir headline an upcoming sale of works on paper. more

The Soul's Journey: Sculptures by Vala Ola


Vala Ola's bronze figures embody moments and emotions deeply felt, signifying and reflecting on shared human experience. more

How Artists & Galleries Are Paying It Forward


A group display for women artists at the respected Principle Gallery shows how artists and galleries are using their positions and visibility to bless others. more

Women Painting Women Juried Show in Charleston


This month 73 female artists seized the opportunity to display their work in a distinguished gallery setting under the banner of Women Painting Women. more

Tricking the Eye


Striking realism and clever conception have driven trompe l'oeil still life painting for hundreds of years. We take a look at some compelling recent examples, including works from artists of the Ani Art Academies. more

Lichtenstein Sculpture Brings Painting Into Three Dimensions


A monumental sculpture installation designed by the beloved Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein continues to build on the artist's legacy, nearly 20 years after his death. more

Making Magic With Paint


A retrospective exhibition celebrates the visionary artworks and lasting legacy of Ian Charles Scott. more

A New Space for Spanish Golden Age Art


The first major gallery of historical paintings to open in the U.K. in 20 years will feature an exceptional collection of 17th-century Spanish paintings. more

A Hub for Imaginative Realism


Once a year, artists and illustrators gather to celebrate fantasy and invention in representational art. See fantastical creatures and take trips to other planets with some of the most recognized artists in imaginative realism. more

Finest in the East


This weekend oil painters from the Eastern states have their turn in the spotlight with a new regional exhibition of the Oil Painters of America. more

Drawing the Neighbors


The portrait drawings of Joel Daniel Phillips humanize and honor the men and women living in the artist's own neighborhood. more

Wheeling and Dealing


Johnny Depp plays a crime-solving (and impossibly dull-witted) art dealer in a film set to arrive in theaters early next year. more

Florence Art Stars Meet New York


Accomplished alumni of the Florence Academy of Art and leader Daniel Graves introduce their work to an American art capital. more

U.S. Returns 18th-Century Religious Paintings


A case involving stolen historical paintings and international art trafficking has been resolved. more

Exploring American Impressionism & the Garden


Preview an anticipated 2015 exhibition on American Impressionism with a curator of the show. more

Sculpting Victory in Bronze


Meet the artist who designed the victory sculpture awarded to Texas A&M for defeating South Carolina on the football field last week, and find out how to secure a limited edition. more

Pushing the Boundaries of Figure Painting


Two rising stars in contemporary figurative painting -- Mia Bergeron and Sergio Lopez -- display their art together for the first time. more

Tour J.M.W. Turner's Country Retreat


A recent video gives privileged access to a 200-year-old rural home designed by legendary painter J.M.W. Turner. more

Avian Artworks in Abundance


Since 1976 there has been one leading event for exhibiting avian paintings, drawings, and sculptures. more

Value in European Paintings


Learn where and how to find 19th-century landscapes and figure paintings on a $10,000 budget. more

Close Up with a Western Art Legend


Charles M. Russell, the original "Cowboy Artist," is remembered through hundreds of photographic images revealed for the first time. more

Chilling Still Life at Anticipated Gallery Opening


A new art space in London presents an inaugural exhibition that ruminates on art history, contemporary art-making, and the proximity of death. more

Oil Painters of America Announces Western Winners


Find out which artists took home hardware from the Oil Painters of America's latest exhibition, featuring artists of the Western states. more

"Face to Face" with Expressionist Portraits


Figure painter Rein de Lege confronts viewers with the unnerving, powerful presence of his large-scale portraits. more

The Country's Largest Art Collection in Your Pocket


New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has created a new way for its supporters to connect with the museum's awe-inspiring collection. more

Scandalous, Then & Now: Graphic Works by Alice Leora Briggs


The drawings and print works of Alice Leora Briggs portray harsh contemporary realities in the visual language of the Old Masters. more

Three New Painters to Watch


The New York Academy of Art introduces three of its alumni with a display of riveting portraits, conceptual work, and narrative paintings. more

Coming Soon: Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival


For 30 years running, one fall arts festival has shifted the landscape for American Western art collecting as a town of less than 10,000 hosts special gallery shows, fairs, and auctions. more

Following an Art Forger


The exploits of master art forger Mark A. Landis are documented in a feature-length film set to open this September. Watch the compelling trailer now. more

The Most Memorable Work in American Art History?


The beloved "American Gothic" is changing locations for a thought-provoking new display. more

Outstanding in Oil


An annual selling exhibition features some of the finest contemporary painters in the Western States. more

Landscape Watercolors from Prestigious Collection


Devotees of watercolor and landscape painting will not want to miss a show that combines the two in beautiful works from the 18th and 19th centuries. more

Animals, Artists & Awards


Inspired by the beauty, variety, and primal energy found in the animal kingdom, the Society of Animal Artists presents the best of its recent paintings and sculptures. more

Zoey Frank's "Explorations & Discoveries"


At 27 years of age, Zoey Frank is an emerging talent in the world of contemporary representational art. A selection of recent work displays the early manifestations of Frank's artistic voice. more

More Van Gogh to Love


The largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the U.S. currently has all 17 of its works on view. more

Fresh Figures from Life


For an artist to represent the human form in paint is a formidable task. Working from a live model can add a whole new level of complexity and freshness to the finished work. more

Poetry in Paint from Historic American Artist


American Impressionist William S. Robinson established himself as an artist at the famed Old Lyme Art Colony. A retrospective exhibition remembers this spirited painter. more

Another Theft of Italian Paintings


Art thieves have raided the walls of a castle in Milan, just weeks after the theft of a masterpiece by Guercino. more

Re-Presenting Rubens


A glowing self-portrait from the hand of Peter Paul Rubens will be restored and then re-introduced to the public with an exciting display in 2015. more

City Reflections: Oils by Alexandra Pacula


Alexandra Pacula's New York cityscapes capture the allure of life in the city and the perpetual motion of its denizens. more

Nature, Artists' Perpetual Source, and Pastels


The simple forms and lively color possible with pastels fluently visualize Jennifer L. Hoffman's devotion to nature. more

Very Personal Portraits


In his naturalistic portrait paintings, Canadian artist Stuart Slind creates vulnerability and intimacy with his subjects. more

"More Is Better" Theory Confirmed by Largest-Ever Fine Art Connoisseur


The anticipated upcoming issue of Fine Art Connoisseur explores hidden art collections, important women painters of the past and present, Victorian sculpture, and Joaquin Sorolla. more

Well-Known Atelier Displays Its Best


An exhibition and sale for the artists and alumni of Studio Incamminati puts on offer works by Joseph Dolderer, Alisyn Blake, and many more fine painters. more

Awards Honor Exceptional Women Artists


Find out which painters and sculptors received honors from the prestigious American Women Artists group. more

Odd, But Not Nerdrum: Luke Hillestad's Imaginative Realist Paintings


Prior to exhibiting alongside the legendary Odd Nerdrum this fall, painter Luke Hillestad unveils his recent work in a solo display. more

Federal Nod to Hudson River School


As America's first major native school of painting, the Hudson River School forms an integral part of this country's cultural heritage. A new plan to honor the painters of the Hudson River School will see their work represented in millions of homes around the country. more

Jordan Casteel: What Is Black?


Brooklyn-based painter Jordan Casteel uses nude portraits to advance discussion on the perception of black culture in America. more

Western Art Museum Adds Eberhard Painting


Already an award-winning painter of avian life, Mark Eberhard now owns the distinction of being represented in a museum for art of the American West. more

Fine Art, Antiques, and Connoisseurship in Baltimore


For 34 years, the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show has claimed an important place on the art fair calendar. But it is an addition to this year's fair that has connoisseurs talking. more

Open Access to Important American Art Collection


One of the country's finest museums has published its collection online, joining a growing list of institutions that are making their works more accessible through high-quality images. more

Amy Poehler Parodies Contemporary Art World


Comedian Amy Poehler plays a hoity-toity gallery owner in a recent advertisement, and the spot and outtakes offer a hilarious parody of the contemporary art scene. more

From Private to Universal: Paintings by Kai Samuels-Davis


For experimental figure painter Kai Samuels-Davis, the process of painting is so intimate that not even models intrude on his personal battle with the work. more

Women in White


Luminaries like Botticelli and Bronzino, Whistler and Waterhouse all recognized the expressive potential of a woman in white. A recent video compiles outstanding examples of this motif throughout art history. more

Coming Soon: National Sculpture Society Awards Exhibition


Figurative works by 48 of the country’s most respected contemporary sculptors will be on display at the National Sculpture Society’s forthcoming exhibition. Preview the show ahead of its opening this weekend. more

Painting From "Dusk 'til Dawn"


The oil paintings of Joseph McGurl and Michael Klein are powerful cogitations on the rhythms of life. more

Important Exhibit for Women Painters & Sculptors


Which highly respected women artists will be recognized in the upcoming display for the American Women Artists? more

Summer Sale of Fine Paintings


Looking for a Parisian cityscape by Edouard Leon Cortes, a snow scene by Aldro T. Hibbard, or a harbor painting by Emile Gruppe? One summer auction covers all these bases. more

Beloved American Painting Sent to Auction; Arts Community Suffers


Few names in American art history carry more weight than that of Winslow Homer. Find out why one museum will jettison an important Homer painting in the near future. more

Aristides, Collins, Mann & Leffel Headline Star-Studded Drawings Display


The practice of drawing has the capacity to reveal an artist’s vision and precision. There are few more demanding tests of an artist’s skill and few more pleasant expressions of it to behold. more

$35 Million Manet


A historic painting coming to auction this fall has the potential to establish a new auction record for French Impressionist Edouard Manet. more

Shared Vision, Beautiful Artistry


Accomplished husband-and-wife artists John Moyers and Terri Kelly Moyers approach similar subjects in their own visual language. more

The Road to Self-Discovery, Captured in Paint


Most artworks reflect lived experience to some degree, but few lay out the steps to enlightenment. In her latest painting series, Carolin Peters takes on the challenge of visualizing one man’s path to finding himself. more

Rodin's Master, and a Master on His Own


Though today he is primarily remembered as the instructor of Rodin, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse should be considered among the finest sculptors of 19th-century Europe. more

Ruskin Reconsidered


The famous art critic John Ruskin, a leading proponent of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, provides material for the silver screen and academic discussion this fall. more

Deborah Elmquist: Connecting to the Past, Investing in the Future


Marked by a timeless quality, the still life paintings of Deborah Elmquist visualize intimate memories from the artist’s past. more

Historic Portrait Heads to Dallas


With the addition of a stunning 19th-century portrait and two compelling 20th-century works, the Meadows Museum adds to what is already a premier collection of Spanish art in the U.S. more

Last Chance: Dramatic Figures by Wesley Wofford


Figurative sculptor Wesley Wofford is committed to capturing the extremes of joy and pain that mark human life. more

Art Everywhere Celebrates American Art & Artists


A "Very, Very Big Art Show" pops up in cities across the U.S. during the month of August. more

Art du Cirque


High-wire acrobatics, bizarre sideshows, and the great spectacle of the circus inspired intriguing works from artists like Tissot and Toulouse-Lautrec. more

Grand Central Atelier Names Winner of Still Life Competition


Last week a respected art academy hosted a painting competition with $10,000 on the line. The event produced a series of immaculate still lifes -- but only one Grand Prize winner. more

Finest Western Landscapists Tackle Untamed Territory


A handsome exhibition of Western landscapes boasts museum-quality artists like Chmiel, Lipking, and Solliday. more

The (Anti-)Glamorous Figures of Anna Halldin-Maule


Working on oversized canvases, Anna Halldin-Maule paints made-up and bedazzled models with remarkable precision and a critical eye. more

District Court Will Decide Fate of Beloved D.C. Museum


Must the Corcoran break its charter and dissolve? Or can it find a way to sustain its facilities and display its collection while remaining independent? That debate took place in court this week. more

Colorado Events Gather Nationally Renowned Sculptors


Two monumental outdoor sculpture fairs return for their 23rd and 31st years in Loveland, Colorado. more

Restoring Le Brun


The Metropolitan offers an insider's perspective on the process of cleaning and framing a new star painting before its public display. more

The Overlooked Support


As a ground for preparatory drawings, pastels, watercolors, and all manner of prints, one would expect paper to have a more exalted presence in fine art. Find out what talented contemporary artists can do with works on paper, and why collectors should pay attention. more

Sculpture of the Spanish Golden Age


A 17th-century painted wooden bust provides a riveting portrayal of the weeping Virgin and a picture of artistry in Golden Age Spain. more

Be Inspired by Daniel Graves


What does great art do? How does it accomplish greatness? Painter and instructor Daniel Graves offers up intriguing questions and inspiring thoughts in a recent video. more

Exceptional Art on an Ordinary Budget


Find out where to see works by Lipking, Liepke, and many more talented artists, all priced under $5,000. more

New Report Finds More Value in Detroit Art Collection


A recent assessment of the collection held at the Detroit Institute of Arts has placed its value at $8.5 billion -- doubling previous estimates. more

Marveling at Maine With Roger Dale Brown


With its iconic lighthouses, rugged fishing vessels, and striking vistas, coastal Maine inspires beautiful paintings from Roger Dale Brown. more

Art World Commemorates WWI


August 2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, and historical institutions worldwide are remembering the events and victims of the Great War. more

"The Goldfinch" Goes Hollywood


Fame found a Dutch Old Master painting by way of a popular recent novel. Now the fame of Carel Fabritius's "The Goldfinch" will be taken to a whole new level. more

Painting Quiet Places


Those who value the stillness and solitude in nature will find David Grossmann's landscapes a calming joy to consider. more

Met Leader Stepping Down


There will soon be change at the top for one of America's best and most visited art museums. more

Auction Results: Coeur d'Alene Art Auction


Exceptionally strong sales marked the 29th annual Coeur d'Alene Art Auction, with good results for historical artists like Russell and Remington and for living artists like Terpning and Schmid. more

The Proud Tradition of California Painting


At one exciting show, collectors will find three generations of California paintings and a historical piece by Joseph Kleitsch that has never before been displayed in public. more

Acquiring America's First Still Life Painter


The addition of an important early-19th-century still life forms a new draw to one Texas collection. more

Cassatt Meets Degas


A profound and intense relationship between American Mary Cassatt and Frenchman Edgar Degas encouraged the development of each artist's brand of Impressionism. more

OPA Masters Only


What happens when a gallery hangs oil paintings by 37 living masters at the same time? Brilliance. more

Australian Landscape Painting Claims $50,000 Prize


The winner of a $50,000 grand prize impressed judges with artistic merit and an environmentally friendly message. more

Composing Success: Oils by David Tanner


David Tanner combines a painterly touch with a studied approach to composition, creating memorable portraits and landscapes. more

Master Drawings in Minneapolis


Drawings, watercolors, and pastels from Guercino to Winslow Homer to Ed Ruscha will turn eyes on a little-known but high-quality collection of works on paper. more

Sunsets on Martha's Vineyard


From sailboats on the water to skyscrapers in the city and sunsets at the coast, these established painters honor the scenic elements of the Northeast. more

Premium Quality, Intimate Scale


Some of the country's finest Western artists exhibit small-scale and affordable paintings in one place. more

Classically Contemporary: New York Artists in Italy


An art exhibition and cultural experiment exports paintings, sculptures, and drawings from distinguished alumni of the New York Academy of Art. more

Nearly 900 Works Missing From the Prado


One of the world's most distinguished art collections may have an issue with misplacing artworks. more

"Glimpses" of a Powerful Painter


Joshua Meyer's paintings become gripping sites for the unfolding of internal conflicts and aesthetic exploration. more

Florence Academy to Open New Branch


Daniel Graves and the Florence Academy of Art have announced a significant new venture that will see the respected atelier open its first location in the U.S. more

A Primary Source for California Plein Air Painting


At a forthcoming sale, collectors will find the distinctive landscape paintings of California Impressionists Guy Rose, William Wendt, and their accomplished peers. more

A Bold New Face for the Clark Art Institute


A 15-year project to reimagine the campus of the Clark Art Institute has produced a stunning new site that is visitor- and eco-friendly. more

Painting for the Environment


Connecticut artist Jan Dilenschneider displays oil paintings internationally in an effort to grow appreciation for, and inspire action on behalf of, our planet. more

Where to See Vermeer's "Girl With a Pearl Earring"


Major news regarding Vermeer's "Girl With a Pearl Earring" will affect the visibility of this celebrity-status painting in the future. more

Canada's Past, Seen Through Its Paintings


Painting may serve as an expression of national, as well as personal, sentiment. One historical survey demonstrates again how intimately painting is related to a nation's history, landscape, and people. more

France Leads the Way with Photographic Policy


A new policy affecting the use of photography in French art museums indicates a progressive openness that may become standard in the near future. more

Exceptional Equine Art


For centuries the horse has occupied an important place in the culture of the American West -- as majestic creatures, effective means of transportation, and now, as the subject of moving paintings and sculptures. more

Contemporary Painters Draw Inspiration from Sorolla


A painter celebrated in his time, Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida continues to gain admirers and inspire figurative art-making nearly 100 years after his death. more

"Wives, Daughters, and Lovers" Through Modern and Contemporary Eyes


Figurative artists from Henri Matisse to Steven Assael have thoughtfully explored the many significant roles of the female figure. more

Art Auction & Online Retail Giants Joining Forces


The art auction powerhouse Sotheby's and online sales platform eBay have announced a partnership with significant implications for online art collectors. more

Selling Paintings and Fighting Cancer


Find out how one gallery and its artists are bringing beauty into the world through art and their support of cancer-fighting programs. more

Old Masters Perform Well in London


With the closing of London Art Week, a group of high-profile paintings did not disappoint, and several exceptional drawings gained worldwide attention. more

Meditations on the Northwest Landscape


The pervasive greenery of the Northwest and the expansive blue of the Pacific to its coastline come alive in oil paintings and watercolors. more

Winners Out West


The American Plains Artists honored two artist members for outstanding contributions to their latest selling exhibition. more

Bewitching Watercolors by Kevin Weckbach


The fluid and expressive medium of watercolor finds worthy expression in the hands of Kevin Weckbach, who will soon unveil a display of his recent work. more

Celebrating 20 Years of Figurative Sculpture


A special exhibition featuring the art of Paige Bradley encourages aspiration and self-expression through stunning figurative works. more

Kelly Carmody: Classic Elegance, Contemporary Painter


Producing grand portraiture in an immaculate realist style and powerfully symbolic still lifes, Kelly Carmody sustains the techniques of the Old Masters. more

Save the Date: Coeur d'Alene Art Auction


Russell, Remington, and Terpning are just a few of the important Western artists represented in the rapidly approaching Coeur d'Alene Art Auction, simply one of the best in the genre. more

Jamie Wyeth: Artist in His Own Right


The first comprehensive museum exhibition for Jamie Wyeth should lead to a better understanding of his unique contribution to American art. Preview the show ahead of its opening next week. more

Art Hits the Hamptons


This weekend a much-anticipated contemporary art fair brings paintings, sculptures, and more to New York's favorite summer vacation destination. more

William R. Davis's "Personal Reflections"


The sailboats and bays of Cape Cod enliven the art of William R. Davis, who is being honored with a museum retrospective. more

Stolen $3 Million Matisse Returns Home


Taken from a Venezuelan museum and replaced with a forgery some 15 years ago, an odalisque by Henri Matisse made its triumphant return this week. more

"Capturing Beauty" with Still Life


A display of new work by Sarah Lamb and Roseta Santiago shows the power of still life to manifest the talent of the painter and the beauty of her subject. more

Fresh Look for Florence Academy


Approaching its 25th year under the direction of esteemed realist painter Daniel Graves, the Florence Academy of Art is offering a new way to enjoy the art of students and alumni. more

Finalists for $10,000 Painting Prize


The Grand Central Atelier has announced the 10 competitors who will battle for the $10,000 Grand Prize in its prestigious Still Life Competition. more

Figures by the Scribners


Two classically trained artists present provocative figurative works in a forthcoming show. Sara and Shane Scribner also happened to be married, making their household a very talented one. more

What Might van Gogh's Next Painting Have Looked Like?


A Dutch artist has used digital analysis to answer just this question, producing a painting that simulates Vincent van Gogh's next work. Statistically speaking, that is. more

An Art "of Beauties and Beasts"


Combining realistic techniques and fantastical subject matter produces an art that is truly memorable. more

Discounting a Vermeer


With questions about its authenticity looming, the performance of the newest Vermeer at auction would reveal the consensus opinion of its value. more

Ron Richmond: Surface, Symbol, Spirit


Moving symbolism and implied narratives fill the still life paintings of Ron Richmond with an aura of profound significance. more

Haunting Visions of Things Done and Undone


Is there contemporary resonance for the German Expressionist movement? One New York artist is at least showing that representational work need not be beautiful to demand attention. more

London's Week for the Old Masters


While Americans are celebrating Independence Day, British art lovers will be treated to some fireworks of their own in the form of Old Master paintings, drawings, and sculpture. more

Seattle's Newest Gallery


Having found success with its flagship location in Bellevue, Hall Spassov Gallery initiates a new space in downtown Seattle this week. Preview its grand opening display, which features the gallery's edgy aesthetic. more

El Greco's Long Legacy


The undulating forms, brilliant color, and spiritual energy of El Greco's paintings have left an indelible impact on painting and other art forms in the 400 years since his death. more

Portrait Artists on the "Loved and Observed"


Classically trained and highly skilled, these women artists are far from traditional, using portraiture to reveal, celebrate, and captivate. more

The Keys to Understanding Today's Art Market


The 21st-century art market is anything but straightforward. A new book may provide some answers and assurance for the wary collector. more

Change of Direction for London Museums


Change lies ahead for two of London's finest and most recognized museums. more

Uncovering Renaissance Portraits


At one American museum, an informative display on conservation and technical analysis has produced potentially significant discoveries. more

Exhibiting Art Instructors


In Seattle, a display of paintings and prints by active arts educators celebrates those who invest in the art of future generations as well as their own work. more

Vandalized Monet Painting Receives Radical Restoration


Almost exactly two years after a visitor to its galleries punched a hole through a prized Monet, the National Gallery of Ireland unveiled the restored painting. more

Rarely Seen Renoir


American audiences have a rare opportunity to view a fine portrait from Impressionist figure Pierre-Auguste Renoir. more

Gratitude and Serenity in the Paintings of Deb Kaylor


Deb Kaylor's recent oil paintings create an enviable world filled with the charming personalities of farm animals and the peaceful aura of rural America. more

Gregg Chadwick's "Revenant"


Specters from a distant past -- or perhaps another level of existence -- people the nostalgic and visionary works of Gregg Chadwick. more

Highlights From Masterpiece London


This weekend marks the opening of Masterpiece London 2014, a weeklong display of fine art and antiquities. more

Sale of Pre-Raphaelite Masterpiece Brings Major Consequences


The not-for-profit art world is responding with vigor to the Delaware Art Museum's cynical sale of artworks to meet its bottom line. more

Museum Display for Daniel Sprick


With the unveiling of a new solo show at the Denver Art Museum, Daniel Sprick achieves a distinction very few living painters can claim. more

Art Everywhere U.S. Unveils Nation's Favorite Artworks


Over a four-week period in August, billboards across the country will celebrate the most popular works in American art history. Find out which works were chosen for this special display. more

These Lilies Cost $54 Million


A busy auction season in London already has one intriguing storyline: A Claude Monet painting of water lilies topped the $50 million mark. more

Provenance: Tracing the Roots of Fine Art


When it comes to art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But when it comes to the value of art, a well-documented provenance can be the difference between priceless and worthless. more

New Perspectives on the Nude


In the hands of these figurative artists, the human form, with its essential beauty and vulnerability, continues to be one of the most compelling artistic subjects. more

Eric Fischl Exploring Art Forms


Painter, sculptor, draftsman, and American "bad boy" Eric Fischl exhibits seductive two- and three-dimensional works in Los Angeles. more

Look Inside Regal Home for Dutch Golden Age Painting


Best known to American audiences as home to Vermeer's "Girl With a Pearl Earring" and Carel Fabritius's "The Goldfinch," the Mauritshuis museum reopens this week to great anticipation. more

An Art Show for Animal Lovers


Cats and dogs have a special place in the hearts of many, but now they are also claiming a place in the museum. A display of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper looks at the pervasiveness of pets in fine art. more

Fresh Faces in "Effigy and Exile"


A new guard of painters and sculptors is recovering the fascination in representation, creating visionary narrative and portrait works. more

Portrait of Homeless Man Wins International Competition


The prestigious BP Portrait Award has announced this year's award winners, and a sensitive portrayal of a homeless person claimed the top prize. more

Dominic Avant: Painting Life By the Water


Florida's desirable climate comes to life in the paintings of Dominic Avant, an artist who is attuned to the area's warm light and welcoming beaches. more

Katherine Stone: A Poetical Passion


A talented artist who is unswervingly committed to the realist genre, Katherine Stone speaks to the inspiration behind her poetic compositions and her enthusiasm for realist painting. more

Bonhams' Trio of Sales


Londoners and New Yorkers will be treated to a series of painting auctions from Bonhams in the coming week, with a rediscovered Gauguin still life taking prominence as the most intriguing lot. more

Global Visions From Marc Dalessio


The rest of us may not be so fortunate to see as much of the world as painter Marc Dalessio, but thankfully, the artist is keen to share his vast experiences through pristine oils. more

Winners of the West


A handful of respected artists garnered more accolades at Prix de West 2014, where Jeremy Lipking continued his recent success, capturing the Prix de West medallion. more

Newly Attributed Rembrandt Receives Triumphant Display


The U.K. National Trust proudly presents its newly recognized Rembrandt self-portrait in a special exhibition. more

Studio Incamminati Presents Annual Sale


A selling exhibition to benefit Philadelphia's classical artist atelier showcases paintings by Nelson Shanks, Kerry Dunn, Joseph Dolderer, and Lea Colie Wight. more

Fine Figures by Michael Carson


Unlike the leisurely figures that people his paintings, fans of Michael Carson will have to move hastily to catch a display of seductive new paintings. more

Hidden Picasso Portrait Unveiled


A previously unknown portrait by Picasso has been discovered beneath the surface of a major painting from his famous Blue Period. more

Mystical Modernism in the Northwest


During the mid-20th century, four now-legendary painters pioneered a form of Modernism driven by social and spiritual connection. A new display honors their unique contribution to art history. more

Thomas Cole and Highlights of American Landscape Art


A masterpiece of 19th-century landscape painting, Thomas Cole's "The Voyage of Life" receives a special installation alongside works by Asher B. Durand and George Inness. more

New York Academy of Art Unveils Summer Show


Boasting compelling artworks in a range of media, organized by a cast of esteemed curators, the annual juried Summer Exhibition from the New York Academy of Art arrives this weekend. more

Valerio D'Ospina: Living Cities and Dying Industries


Born in Italy and trained at Florence's Accademia di Belle Arti, Valerio D'Ospina paints the city with refined skill and a contemporary edge. more

Van Gogh and Neo-Impressionist Portraiture


The dotted brushstrokes and striking color contrasts of Neo-Impressionist painting produced some of the world's most recognizable imagery, despite the movement's short duration. Take a closer look at the portraiture produced by Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. more

Awards for Exceptional Oil Painters


The Oil Painters of America have unveiled their National Juried Exhibition in Vermont, and now the show's award winners receive recognition for their outstanding contributions. more

Video From Conference on Connoisseurship


What role does connoisseurship play in the art world today? What are its merits and pitfalls? Should the eye test be given authority over scientific findings in questions of authenticity? These questions and more provoked intriguing debate during a recent conference at London's Paul Mellon Centre, now viewable online. more

Gage Hangs Annual Highlight Exhibition


An annual awards exhibition and sale at Seattle's Gage Academy of Art honors the best of the atelier's production and provides an abundance of collecting chances. more

Whale of a Restoration


A rather straightforward cleaning of a Dutch landscape painting turned remarkable when the artwork conservator uncovered a previously unknown -- and quite large -- figure. more

Important Romantic Landscape Arrives in Dallas


A highlight of Scandinavian painting, depicting Copenhagen's historic Frederiksborg Castle, will take up its new residence at the Dallas Museum of Art. more

Portrait Artists Display "Emanations"


Through the medium of portraiture, a group of innovative artists at Dacia Gallery visualize art's life-giving energy. more

Automakers Drive "Grand Bargain" Forward


With a city built by the automobile industry in danger of losing a major cultural institution, American car companies have made significant contributions to the cause. more

Charting the History of Color With Art


If visitors to the U.K. National Gallery thought they had seen every possible permutation of its historic collection, they are sure to be surprised by an innovative new show that organizes artworks by their pigmentation. more

Local Landscapes on View in Montana


Two artists based in the scenic Northern state of Montana exhibit recent paintings honoring its impressive natural beauty. more

Art at the World Cup: Sanctioned and Street


Whether by official art prints or murals on the streets of Rio, art makes its presence known at the World Cup in Brazil. more

Beauties for the Getty in Marble and Bronze


The Getty Museum unveiled two exquisite new sculptures this week -- acquisitions that will likely become highlights of the already esteemed collection. more

Heartfelt & Heroic: Sculptures by Austin Weishel


Austin Weishel's bronze monuments honoring firefighters and the police force come from a place of honesty. A volunteer fireman himself, Weishel is armed with the life experience and technical skill to create an art of moving sincerity. more

Grand New Plans for the Frick


Henry Clay Frick's gem of an art collection, housed in his Gilded Age mansion off 5th Avenue, may soon see its setting grandly transformed. more

Inness Landscapes on View


American painting legend George Inness captured the pastoral American landscape with a vibrant, spiritual energy that still emanates from his artworks 150 years later. more

Fine Art Connoisseur Publisher Visits "Tim's Vermeer" Set


To celebrate the release of the DVD of the popular documentary Tim's Vermeer, Fine Art Connoisseur publisher B. Eric Rhoads visited Tim Jenison and the "Vermeer Room," constructed for the documentary as an exact re-creation of the Vermeer painting "The Music Lesson." A new video captures Rhoads's interview with Jenison. more

Best of the Oil Painters of America


Many of the most accomplished painters in America will display recent works in the national exhibition for the Oil Painters of America. Get a sneak preview of this exceptional display. more

Getty Explores "The Scandalous Art of James Ensor"


A landmark exhibition on Belgian artist James Ensor introduces an art of aesthetic exploration, brimming with psychological and satirical complexity. more

Coming Soon: 2014 Prix de West


The Western art world in America turns its eyes to Oklahoma City this month with the return of Prix de West, a can't-miss exhibition and sale featuring many of the country's top artistic talents. more

Artists and Art Lovers Await Alla Prima Companion Release


The very influential art instruction book Alla Prima II, featuring legendary painter Richard Schmid, will soon have a separate companion volume. more

Swann Auction Looks at "The Shape of Things to Come"


Elizabeth Catlett and Barkley Hendricks lead an intriguing auction African-American fine art from the mid-20th century onwards. more

Seven Sculptors Design for NYC Parks


A select group of sculptors from the Art Students League of New York will share new works and collaborate on a monumental sculptural installation for New York City parks. more

More is Better at Gallery 1261


For a gallery with an abundance of talented painters like Daniel Sprick, Katherine Stone, and Aaron Westerberg, a compelling group exhibition is a clear solution. more

Wyeth, Glackens & Pennsylvania Impressionists on Offer


American impressionist paintings of outstanding quality mark an upcoming auction at Freeman's. more

Figures by Cheetham, Mann & Nagel


Three talented artists whose work is in high demand combine their talents for an engaging and provocative show of figurative painting. more

Jeffrey T. Larson: Capturing What Captures You


Renowned still life and figure painter Jeffrey T. Larson shares a selection of recent paintings along with his thoughts on captivating subjects, degrees of finish, and where he finds the drive to continue painting. more

Detroit's "Grand Bargain" Protects Art Collection


This week's developments in Michigan signal good things for the Detroit Institute of Arts, as the "grand bargain" moves forward. more

Winners Announced in Oil Painters of America Competition


The Oil Painters of America has chosen the fortunate winners for its Spring 2014 Online Showcase, and the names include some up-and-coming talent in the world of representational painting. more

Nicolas V. Sanchez: Drawing on Heritage


With an art that is deeply rooted in family history, Nicolas V. Sanchez honors his ancestors and their lifestyle through haunting oil paintings and exacting pen drawings. more

Rockwell Reigns in Trio of American Art Sales


A busy week of American art sales in New York saw auction giants Sotheby's and Christie's face off with their respective Rockwell offerings. A third sale by Bonhams was not without its strengths as well. more

Major Excitement For Met's Freely Accessible Digital Collection


Art scholars, students, and supporters now have access to thousands of digital images from one of the country's finest encyclopedic art collections. more

Coming Soon: Art Antiques London 2014


Sixty respected exhibitors from the U.K., the U.S., Netherlands, France, and Australia will display their finest works at June's Art Antiques London. more

Lipking Leads ARC Salon Winners


The Art Renewal Center has announced the award-winning artists in the 2013/2014 Salon, chosen from a list of 685 distinguished painters, sculptors, and draftsmen. more

Admiring "The Art of Beauty"


A summer exhibition series at S.R. Brennen Galleries opens with a display of remarkable figurative art from the likes of Adrian Gottlieb, Daniel Graves, Cesar Santos, and Nelson Shanks. more

Announcing William Hook Retrospective Volume


Art lovers will soon have a new avenue for appreciating the art of William Hook, devoted painter of the American landscape. more

Irvine Museum Welcomes Contemporary Painting


An innovative new display brings together the best in plein air painting from yesterday and today, from Guy Rose to John Cosby. more

Paintings From the Pissarro Family


An artistic dynasty initiated by the important Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro displays together for the first time. more

Velazquez on Your Mobile Device


A new application released by the Prado Museum brings highlights from its world-renowned collection, including the Diego Velázquez masterpiece "Las Meninas," to phones and tablets everywhere. more

Evocative Landscapes from Lynn Boggess


Landscape painter Lynn Boggess creates a parallel for the heterogeneity of nature using varied strokes and application techniques. more

Figurative Art of Interest


Seven skilled painters and two talented sculptors at Highlands Art Gallery explore the value of the human form as a subject in "A Person of Interest." more

Rembrandt Prints For All


Nearly 500 prints by the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn are now available for public enjoyment and use through Rembrandt Prints Online. more

Last Chance: "Wildlife & Western Visions Art Show"


The final weekend for a compelling exhibition of cowboy, equine, Native American, and landscape art is fast approaching. more

Getty Digital Library Encourages Public Education in the Arts


Continuing a bold effort to democratize its art and scholarship, the Getty has made hundreds of publications available to the art-loving public online. more

Retrospective for Father of Photorealism


The paintings of quintessential photorealist Richard Estes demonstrate the artist's precise talent and vision. more

Corcoran Blends With National Gallery


Terms have been finalized in an agreement that will see two Washington institutions absorb the buildings, collection, and art college belonging to the Corcoran. more

Spanish Master Drawings Displayed in Texas


Ink and chalk drawings by Goya, Murillo, and more of the finest Spanish draftsmen in art history receive a public display at Dallas' Meadows Museum. more

Met Museum Acquires Monumental Le Brun Portrait


A rare gem of a portrait by Charles Le Brun, the leading court painter to Louis XIV, has a new home in New York. more

May Flowers Are Blooming in Arizona


Five contemporary artists are enlivening the spring season with a display of handsome floral paintings. more

Jonathan Yeo Portrait Sold to Benefit Women's Rights Charity


British figurative painter Jonathan Yeo offered his talents up for the greater good, donating a portrait that earned over $100,000 for an inspiring women's charity. more

New Paintings From Sarah Lamb & Edward Minoff


Moving coastal landscapes from Edward Minoff and exquisite still life paintings from Sarah Lamb only get better when shown together. more

Nature Surfaces in Contemporary Art


An intriguing display of "Contemporary Naturalism" visualizes how today's artists are drawing from nature and representing it in fresh new ways. more

Painting for Hollywood


British figurative painter Michael Taylor had created countless portraits over a very successful career -- but never had a painting of his starred in a feature film. That changed when filmmaker Wes Anderson commissioned him for a Neo-Renaissance portrait. more

Brian Stephens and Intimate Distance


Blending whimsical immediacy and thoughtful expression, artist Brian Stephens invites viewers into a colorful, imaginative, and unpredictable painted world. more

The Representational Art Conference -- On Film


Riveting lectures and panel discussions made the Representational Art Conference a tremendous success, inspiring artists, collectors, academics, and museum professionals. Relive the event or see it for the first time through videos now accessible online. more

Jean Stern Honored With Book Publisher's Award


An eventful and exciting year continues for Jean Stern, art historian and director of the Irvine Museum. A recent publication to which Stern contributed his knowledge of American landscape painting has been chosen to receive a national book publishing award. more

Visualizing the Spiritual in Art Today


Spiritual expression has driven much of art-making since the earliest creators of sculptures and paintings. A selling exhibition devoted to contemporary manifestations of the spiritual in art commemorates this historic relationship. more

Hunt Painting Among Delaware Deaccessions


In debt for nearly $20 million, the Delaware Art Museum is moving forward with its plan to raise the money by deaccessioning important artworks. The first victim: a William Holman Hunt masterpiece. more

Papal Portrait in Progress


The accomplished Russian-born American painter Igor Babailov, who completed portraits of the last two popes, has been commissioned to create an official likeness of Pope Francis. more

American Art, From Copley to Schmid


Breadth and quality define an upcoming sale of American art, with John Singleton Copley, John Singer Sargent, and a host of other important artists represented. more

Probable Van Gogh Painting Discovered in Spain


Once more, a tax investigation has yielded a momentous discovery for the art world, this time recovering a lost painting thought to be a Vincent Van Gogh. more

Beauty and Diversity in Pre-Raphaelite Production


What did Rossetti, Burne-Jones, and the Pre-Raphaelite movement accomplish in the world of art, and how broad was its impact? The Metropolitan explores the roles of the Pre-Raphaelites as artists, designers, and visionaries. more

Francois Bard's "Contre-Nuit"


American audiences have an opportunity to view and interact with the monumental, haunting figurative works of François Bard. more

Where Still Life Is Now


A group of talented artists at Tory Folliard Gallery are exploring what value and range the historic art of the still life holds for contemporary artists with diverse aims and aesthetics. more

"Hopper Drawing" Honored With Best Shows & Catalogues of 2013


Museum professionals celebrated the exceptional efforts of their colleagues at the annual Association of Art Museum Curators Conference, recognizing the premier shows and catalogues from last year. more

Teresa Saia's Contemporary Impressionism


Northwest artist Teresa Saia unveils a recent body of work that features luminous landscapes and sun-dappled street scenes. more

Paul Fenniak: Imaginative Idiosyncrasy


Aesthetically and intellectually, the eccentric figurative paintings of Paul Fenniak consistently reward the viewer's engagement. more

Truthful & Graceful: Figures By Amy Lind


A figurative painter attuned to the emotional vulnerabilities of her subjects as well as the symbolic potential of her art form, Amy Lind skillfully blends contemporary perspective and classical tradition. more

New, Expanded Edition of Bouguereau Catalogue


Among the most significant contributions to scholarship on William Bouguereau in recent years, the 2010 catalogue raisonné has been expanded with new research and updated with more color reproductions of the French master's artwork. more

Bronzes and Oils: Contemporary Iterations of a Historic Pairing


An exhibition at J.M. Stringer Gallery honors the historical pairing of bronze sculpture and oil painting with contemporary examples of both media. more

Honoring John Stobart


Beloved marine painter John Stobart displays artworks in a late-career retrospective and will offer up insights during a fireside chat with Fine Art Connoisseur editor Peter Trippi. more

Big Winners Announced in Annual Portrait Competition


The Portrait Society of America's prestigious International Portrait Competition has designated this year's award winners, who will now be considered at the forefront of contemporary portraiture. more

British National Portrait Gallery "Saves" Van Dyck Painting for U.K.


An attempt by an American art collector to purchase a Van Dyck portrait from a London gallery prompted a successful national campaign to keep the painting in Britain. more

Andrew Wyeth on the National Scene


An important retrospective for 20th-century American painter Andrew Wyeth explores the artist's fascination with windows, portals, and perception. more

Huntington Adds Bellows and Dove


Key works by two central figures in 20th-century American painting, George Bellows and Arthur Dove, will join the outstanding art collections at the Huntington. more

Tony Pro's "Real Cowboys & Cowgirls"


Recently appointed an ARC Living Master, Tony Pro now unveils a group of recent works with cowboys and cowgirls as their rustic, heartfelt subjects. more

The New Bay Area Figure Painters


Three intriguing painters -- Suhas Bhujbal, Daniel Ochoa, and Ryoko Tajiri -- display together in an exhibition that explores the contemporary legacy of the Bay Area Figurative Movement. more

The Power of Place


Stillness and unspecified significance give the nocturnal cityscapes of Sarah Williams an irresistible visual interest. more

Owner of Munich Art Trove Dead at 81; Collection to Swiss Museum


Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of Nazi-era art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt and the owner of the 1,280 paintings that have come to be known as the Munich Art Trove, has died. more

The "Impatient Realism" of John Cook


From bunnies to pewter, French ruins to Texas diners, John Cook's oil paintings bring the artist's painterly vision to bear on moments of beauty from daily life. more

LACMA Collection Grows by 10


A nude painting by Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres became one of 10 new acquisitions at an annual fundraiser for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. more

U.K. National Gallery Unveils Online Catalogue for Renaissance Exhibition


Archways and vaults, windows and apertures are ubiquitous in the visual language of Italian Renaissance painting. A freely accessible exhibition catalogue provides an insightful survey of the topic. more

Moving Artistic Visions in Gray


A provocative exhibition visualizes the nuanced expressions and emotional capacities of artworks composed in grays. more

Auction Results: Christie's 19th-Century European Art Sale


Courbet and Bouguereau, two monumental figures in 19th-century French painting, led all sales at Christie's auction this week. more

Ciphering Cycles in American Art


Fine Art Today readers have a special opportunity to attend the upcoming American Art Conference, where a host of notable scholars will gather to exchange art historical knowledge and ideas. more

A Fresh Space & Perspective for Fine Art


Like many gallery spaces, the newly opened Anne Neilson Fine Art offers a selection of beautiful artworks for sale, but unlike others, this gallery's sales will go to support charities in addition to itself. more

An Embarrassment of Riches for Sotheby's in New York


Each with a trio of upcoming sales featuring many of the most celebrated artists of the last two centuries, Sotheby's and Christie's have the art world's biggest collectors focused on the Big Apple. more

Christina Massey's "Salva Veritate"


Innovative artist Christina Massey merges painting and craft in her work, creating colorful patterns that push the painted canvas in interesting directions. more

Painting Water With Eric Zener


The visual and psychological phenomena that result from the interaction of humans, light, and water form the substance for new paintings by Eric Zener. more

Women Artists of the West Ride Into San Diego


Fine equine, cowboy, and landscape paintings arrive in spades at the annual exhibition for the Women Artists of the West. more

Artsy Recognized as Best Art Website


A cleanly presented, quality, and growing digital inventory has gained Artsy a distinction among art collection websites. more

Beguiling Bovine Paintings From Teresa Elliott


Texan artist Teresa Elliott renders bulls, cows, and calves with an endearing tone and a remarkable painterly touch. more

Rene Snyman: "This Is My Africa"


South Africa seems an unlikely place to produce an impressionistic figurative painter, but René Snyman has drawn on her connection to the country's people, land, and animals for inspiration -- gaining international attention in the process. more

Helpful Handbook for Art Collectors


A new textual resource for art collectors provides a comprehensive look at the issues and questions a collector faces, from acquisitions to organization and maintenance. more

Finalists Announced for BP Portrait Award


Three portrait painters have been shortlisted in the competition for Britain's prestigious BP Portrait Award, and one highly respected American realist is among them. more

Dutch Portrait Leads Old Master Sale


A luminous portrait from the hand of renowned 17th-century Dutch artist Gerrit van Honthorst will appear at auction later this month. more

Charting "Inner Journey / Visual Experience"


Four contemporary artists collaborate on an exciting exhibition that visualizes the confluence between introspective habits of seeing and aesthetic modes of expression. more

Watch a Caillebotte Restoration Reveal the Artist's True Impressionist Vision


A landmark painting by Gustave Caillebotte was recently restored at the Art Institute of Chicago, with startling results. more

National Sculpture Society Fellows Display Online


A select group of contemporary sculptors from the National Sculpture Society have contributed to an online exhibition that provides a look at recent work from the country's finest figurative sculptors. more

"Dick and Jane" Artist Featured in Upcoming Auction


The illustrator behind the beloved "Dick and Jane" characters is represented by nearly 50 lots in an upcoming no-reserve auction. more

The Art of the Pastel


The historic and beautiful medium of pastel receives relatively little attention in the contemporary art world, but a group display of talented practitioners reminds us of what it can achieve. more

Romanticism Alive in Contemporary Painting


In reaction to purely logical and unfeeling modes of painting, Romanticism brought imagination, emotion, spiritualism, irrationality, and individualized expression to fine art. These elements resurface in the works of three provocative contemporary painters. more

Spring Season Brings Forth Resplendent Watercolors


Highly accomplished watercolor painter William Matthews presents a selection of recent works, including some of the artist's famed representations of working cowboys. more

Detroit Pension Deal Decreases Chances of Art Fire Sale


A pending deal in Detroit could limit the damage to at-risk pensions for civilians, with significant implications for the safety of the collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts. more

20 Years of Quality Art at Principle Gallery


An established presence in the world of contemporary representational art, Principle Gallery celebrates 20 years this month with a characteristically handsome exhibition. more

Formal Duality in the Figurative Art of Anna Wypych


Polish artist Anna Wypych boldly challenges the idea that a figurative artist is either traditional or progressive, producing moving works in both modes. more

"Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction"


In the middle of the 20th century, at the height of abstract art's historical moment, a group of artists worked to recover the portrait's significance and reinvent its form. more

ARC Salon Finalists Revealed


With Best in Show and a fully produced documentary from Streamline Art Video on the line, the Art Renewal Center has released the names of the exceptional artists who are finalists for the 2013/2014 ARC Salon. more

Last Chance to See Award-Winning Works From Distinguished Women Painters


A selection of impressive figurative, landscape, and still life works from women artists of the Southeastern U.S. comprises the WPSE Members' Show. more

Wendy Shalen: Meditations on Motherhood and Mortality


Displaying a recent series of touching drawings, watercolors, and prints,
Wendy Shalen honors the shared joys and sorrows that form abiding ties among family. more

Art Will Be Everywhere in the U.S.


Art Everywhere will soon bring reproductions of 50 American masterpieces to more than 50,000 public locations across the States -- and you have the power to choose which works are displayed. more

Walters Museum Opens Doors to American Art Collection


By displaying rarely seen works in its galleries and announcing the digitization of its American collections, the Walters Art Museum is making the work of important artists like Whistler and Sargent accessible to all. more

What's Next for the Munich Art Trove?


The latest developments in the saga of the Munich Art Trove have seen the collection returned to Cornelius Gurlitt while investigations of ownership continue. more

Jason Shawn Alexander's "No Good at Exits"


Fair warning: Interaction with Jason Shawn Alexander's challenging figurative paintings may render viewers unable to disengage. more

Late Bouguereau Returns to Christie's Sale


A fine Bouguereau portrait will be offered for the second time at a Christie's auction late this month -- and this time with a much smaller price tag. more

First Figurative Paintings for Western Artist Glenn Dean


Widely respected for his landscapes depicting the American West, Glenn Dean forays into the figurative world with his most recent body of work. more

Contemporary Painters Get Gloomy with Edgar Allan Poe


A group of respected painters looked to the macabre, creating Poe-inspired paintings that will receive a delightfully dark presentation at the Poe Museum. more

Tax Breaks for Displaying Art Elsewhere?


A hot-button issue in the art world debates the morality of a maneuver that art collectors have been using for decades to avoid taxes on recent purchases. more

Portrait Competition Captured on Video


Three talented artists demonstrated their skills for a live audience at Principle Gallery's annual "Face Off" portrait painting event, and one of them captured her painting process in a time-lapse video. more

Salon International Presents Awards


Widely respected realist painter David A. Leffel served as judge at Salon International 2014, choosing the award winners from a very attractive exhibition. more

Women Artists Unite at "Cowgirl Up!"


Each year the "Cowgirl Up!" exhibition and sale makes it easy to find new work from the best women artists of the American West. Record sales and exciting awards have already marked the 2014 edition. more

Sargent to Stobart in Sotheby's American Sale


Rockwell, Wyeth, Sargent, and Stobart will all be represented at an April sale of fine American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. more

 

Rembrandt Uncovered in Nebraska


A new attribution has distinguished the Joslyn Art Museum's "Portrait of Dirck van Os" as the latest Rembrandt discovery. more

Museum Leaders from Across the Globe Converge on New York


The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host 14 international museum leaders in the first-ever colloquium focused on increasing dialogue among art institutions around the globe. more

Robert Henri's Spanish Visions


At the turn of the 20th century, legendary American painter Robert Henri was seduced by a romantic vision of Spain -- its bullfighters, dancers, and itinerants. That fascination comes to the fore in a beautiful traveling exhibition. more

Retrospective for Late Visionary Kazuhiko Sano


Kazuhiko Sano captured dinosaurs, da Vinci, and "Star Wars" with equal verve and facility. The impressive range of the artist is on full display in a retrospective exhibition. more

Lessons in Light From Past Masters


Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya, Munch, and Hopper each addressed the problem of light from a unique perspective. One new exhibition provides a fascinating and broad look at artistic renderings of light through paintings and print works from history's great artists. more

Max Ginsburg's Impassioned Social Realism


Max Ginsburg demonstrates how powerful and affecting contemporary painting can be, connecting with his audience by way of the important issues daily facing our society. more

Renowned Painter Richard Schmid Receives Lifetime Achievement Award


Already one of the most decorated living painters, Richard Schmid was among a select group honored at this week's Plein Air Convention & Expo with a Lifetime Achievement Award. more

Jordan Abernethy's "Anima Mundi"


A solo exhibition of bronze wildlife sculptures from Jordan Abernethy gives entrée to this young artist's passionate, reverential vision of the natural world. more

Gauguin and Bonnard Paintings Found in Italian Kitchen


An unsuspecting Italian factory worker purchased and displayed two extremely valuable -- and stolen -- paintings on his kitchen wall. more

The Unique Portraiture of Seth Haverkamp


Working in a centuries-old artistic tradition, portrait painter Seth Haverkamp has innovated a style and sensibility all his own. more

Catalogue of Artist Interviews Posted to Art Renewal Center Website


Notable painters like Jacob Collins and Jeremy Lipking feature in a new resource for traditional artists and art collectors that gathers together a selection of informative artist interviews. more

Report: Western Art Week 2014


With a full slate of top-tier events, Montana's Western Art Week brought record sales and, as always, a spirited collective interest in art of the American West. more

Wadsworth Atheneum Acquires Gentileschi Self-Portrait


A rare self-portrait by the highly accomplished Baroque female artist Artemisia Gentileschi has a new home in America's oldest public art museum. more

18 Auction Records Set at Freeman's Paintings Sale


With total sales tripling the auction's original estimate and new records for 18 featured artists, Freeman's recent paintings sale harbingers great things for European and American impressionistic painting. more

Painters and Sculptors Taking Home Gold


The award-winning painters and sculptors from the California Art Club's annual juried exhibition were recently honored at a gala reception. more

Sotheby's Orientalist Sale Offers Best of the Genre


The art of Ludwig Deutsch, David Roberts, and Jean-Léon Gérôme remembers the unique energy and hue of life in the Middle East and North Africa. more

California Impressionism Shines at Bonhams


Granville Redmond, Guy Rose, William Wendt, and the most influential painters of California Impressionism will all be represented at Bonhams' forthcoming sale. more

Opening Weekend for Salon International


Salon International, a prestigious and long-standing juried exhibition that displays representational painting from all over the world, opens its doors this weekend. more

Louise LeBourgeois's Visions of Water and Sky


Meditative images of water and sky, the paintings of Louise LeBourgeois offer a "place of respite" for the distracted and the weary. more

The Artists of Robert Lange Studios "Brave the Elements"


Twelve talented painters combine their efforts to produce an exhibition related to and inspired by the natural world. more

"Night of Artists" Continues at Briscoe


Much more than just a night, the Briscoe Western Art Museum's "Night of Artists" selling exhibition offers a month-long look at many of today's most respected painters and sculptors in the genre. more

Zlatan Vehabovic's Paintings of Life at Sea Arrive Stateside


The romantic myths of the seaman's life and the hard truth of that existence both manifest in the paintings of Croatian artist Zlatan Vehabovic. more

Whipped Cream and Yarn: The Faithfully Real Paintings of Adam Clague


Several recent successes for emerging painter Adam Clague have not shaken the artist from his lifelong goal of humbly and faithfully re-creating natural beauty in paint. more

Artists Named for OPA National Exhibition


The Oil Painters of America has announced which fortunate artists will be joining such Master painters as Calvin Liang, Daniel Greene, and Alan Wolton at its 23rd Annual National Juried Exhibition. more

CAC Juried Representational Art Exhibition Set to Open


The California Art Club's annual juried exhibition throws a spotlight on some of the best representational painters and sculptors working today, making it a prime opportunity for smart collectors. more

Nazi-Looted Matisse Returned by Norwegian Museum


In Norway's first notable restitution case, a valuable portrait by Henri Matisse has been returned by an Oslo museum to the family of its rightful owner. more

Legendary American Painter Wayne Thiebaud Honored in Laguna Beach


A late-career retrospective for Wayne Thiebaud, beloved painter of popular American culture, gives a rare survey of the artist's production. more

New Works From Nationally Recognized Painter William Beckman


Picturing studio models, tools of the trade, and the impressiveness of nature, William Beckman's recent work manifests the artist's keen and vulnerable artistic vision. more

President Obama Visits Rembrandt


A video from a Dutch news source shows President Obama enjoying highlights of the Rijksmuseum during the first ever visit to the museum by a serving U.S. president. more

Grandness and Grace in the Paintings of Veronese


The first significant exhibition of Veronese ever mounted in Britain, and one of the most important shows for Old Master paintings in recent years, is causing much ado the in U.K. more

John Phillip Osborne's "Timeless"


Steeped in tradition, bearing classical technique and themes, the paintings of John Phillip Osborne attest to the timeless appeal of expressive landscape painting. more

Opening Date Set for United Harvard Art Museums


After a long period of renovation and expansion, the Harvard Art Museums will unveil their new and united facility this fall. more

Buildings and Figures: Painting Humanity's Presence in Nature


A two-person exhibition at Seattle's Prographica displays the bold cityscapes of Laura Hamje alongside the expressive figurative works of Anne Petty. more

The "Deadly Friends" of Patrick Lee


Hyper-realistic and deeply human, the portrait drawings of Patrick Lee depict hardened men and the markings, postures, and emotions that characterize them. more

AD20/21 Preview


Boston will be lively with art dealers and aficionados this weekend, when AD20/21 and the Boston Print Fair open for business. more
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October 25: Kelly Sullivan Paints the Delaware River Valley


A selection of recent oil paintings by Kelly Sullivan depicts the people and landscape of the Delaware River Valley.