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Fresh Revelations on the Online Art Market

The recently published Hiscox Online Art Trade Report has innovative research that shows what people are buying online, how much they are spending, and what can keep them from making purchases. more

Stephen Magsig on the City's Subtleties

Many of New York's well-traveled locales -- the Brooklyn Bridge, FDR Drive -- serve as inspiration for oil painter Stephen Magsig. But it's what you won't find in Magsig's paintings that makes them distinctive. more

Leo Mancini-Hresko, Modern Impressionist

Art lovers and collectors searching for the continuation of American Impressionism need look no further than Leo Mancini-Hresko, a Massachusetts painter producing coastal landscapes, snow scenes, and architecture studies worth admiring. more

Realism in Sculpture, Then & Now

Carole Feuerman's painstaking realism applied to aquatic-themed resin sculptures has made her work as readily identifiable as that of any contemporary sculptor. A new solo show for the artist situates her in a long and important discourse on realist sculpture. more

From Realist to Fauve

American painter Alfred Maurer lived and worked during an extraordinarily inventive time in art history. Even then, most late-19th- and early-20th-century painters chose one primary route for their artistic expression. Maurer explored them all. more

Sunlit Scenes of the West

Preview the highlights from an upcoming sale of California and Western art that boasts masterpieces by William Wendt and Walter Ufer. more

Furry Friends in Contemporary Art

For those of us who are passionate about art and animals, it doesn't get any better than enjoying works by 20th-century masters and contemporary realists while supporting our four-footed companions. more

Titian, Velazquez, Van Gogh, Bacon

A fresh and innovative look at Old and Modern Masters considers some of history's best-known artists as touchstones for 20th-century painter Francis Bacon. more

A Day for Sculptors & Their Art

On International Sculpture Day, some 50 exhibitions worldwide will give the global pulse of the medium. more

Featured Lot: Thomas Hill's "Fishing on the Merced River"

In this new 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: Thomas Hill's "Fishing on the Merced River." more

Framing Netherlands' Masters

Connoisseurs can now enjoy an in-depth look at the construction of Jan van Eyck's "Ghent Altarpiece" and works by Memling and Bosch in an open-access e-book. more

Meet the Best in Oils

With 33 of its Master Signature artists participating and 218 paintings from Associate and Signature members, the Oil Painters of America's annual juried show is the perfect place to gain familiarity with the organization's many accomplished living artists. more

For LACMA, Remarkable Acquisitions Mark 50th Year

Anniversary gifts surpassing $675 million in value have made the rich richer, as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art adds artworks by Hans Memling, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, and a selection of art history's finest. more

Monet to Star in Spring Sales

Impressionist master Claude Monet will be represented by nine major paintings in auctions next month, feeding a frenzy for the artist’s work. more

Chad Fisher: Molding Success

For contemporary figurative sculptor Chad Fisher, learning the art form has been a long and toilsome process -- one he describes as "like medical school without the blood." Fortunately, those sustained efforts are now paying off. more

Fine Art Connoisseur Gets a Fresh Look & New Content to Match

The upcoming issue of Fine Art Connoisseur promises to be more beautiful than ever and brings some exciting additions to its always-exceptional content. Find out what's in store. more

Ani Artists Tackle the Sexes

Take the best of a top-tier contemporary art academy and set it to a topic as multi-faceted and freshly relevant as "the sexes," and the result is an exhibition truly worth experiencing. more

Western Watercolorists Commemorate 40 Years

Only the best of the best have the honor of showing their work in an annual exhibition for the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. more

Photorealism Set to Pop

A New York art student achieved Internet fame with a time-lapse video that shows him creating a monumental homage to pop star Beyoncé. more

Anthony Baus's Traditionally Grand Drawings

Italian vedute of Rome's historic monuments seem to depict a magnificent world apart from our own -- but perhaps it's not today's monuments that are less impressive, only our methods of depicting them. Draftsman Anthony Baus reclaims the grandeur of the Old Masters today. more

Featured Lot: Ludwig Deutsch, "The Palace Guard"

In this new 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: Ludwig Deutsch's "The Palace Guard." more

An Invitation to Still Life

An annual display of the best in contemporary still life painting features 19 highly skilled artists, such as Kathy Anderson and Dan Brown. more

A Chronicle of 25 Years for the Florence Academy of Art

In 2016, the realist art atelier led by Daniel Graves will celebrate its 25th anniversary. A new print volume follows the Florence Academy of Art's journey from its humble founding and early growth through its establishment of an international presence, highlighting many of the acclaimed artists who have taught and trained there. more

19th-Century Masterpieces From Paris Visit Pasadena

Important paintings by Whistler, Manet, and Cézanne -- three visionary painters of the 19th century -- are receiving a rare display in the States. more

Approaching the City

In their respective city scenes, young and successful painters Greg Gandy and Valerio D'Ospina express very different aesthetics. What happens when they exhibit together? more

A Win for Western Art & Artists

Exhibiting artworks from 65 of the country's leading Western artists, the Briscoe's Night of Artists Art Sale & Reception had the star power to draw major excitement and raise nearly $1 million for the museum's operations. more

Zhaoming Wu's "Visual Symphonies"

In riveting figure paintings and dramatic landscapes, artist Zhaoming Wu finds playgrounds for experimenting with a liberated form of representational art. more

Storied Illustrator's Latest Painting Revealed

Widely recognized history painter Mort Künstler shares a recent work commemorating the end of the Civil War in a special museum installation. more

Last Chance: Vera Iliatova's "For Now, At Once"

In her uniquely executed and conceptually moving artworks, Brooklyn-based painter Vera Iliatova brings together two of the medium's great genre traditions. more

Soaring Totals in African American Art Auction

An early April sale of African American fine art at Swann's set new standards for the category and suggests an upward trend. more

Art Serving Nature & Nature Inspiring Art

How are today's artists visualizing, supporting, and otherwise engaging with nature and the environment? One spring exhibition profiles "Neo-Naturalist" art in the Northwest. more

Fine Figures Christen Gallery Space

Add a fresh urban exhibition space to rigorous training from life and a commitment to the creation of beauty as worthy reasons to check out the Texas Academy of Figurative Art. more

New $100,000 Prize for Living Sculptors

Contemporary sculptors have a new mark for their ambitions, and collectors of their work have another criterion for assessing quality. more

Big Names & Sales in Big Sky Country

Tom Gilleon, Greg Woodard, and a handful of other high-caliber artists brought their talents to a recent fundraising auction that drew forth some spirited bidding. more

Peruse the Dallas Art Fair

This weekend 100 exhibitors in fine art will converge on Dallas for the city's celebrated annual fair. Find the cream of the crop from your own home with an online catalogue. more

Portrait Artists Paint "Our Great Hope"

Top painting talents under the banner of Portraits, Inc. share paintings of children at a new gallery space just off of New York's Museum Mile. more

Western Art Highlights from Scottsdale

The 2015 Scottsdale Art Auction will feature more than 350 Western and wildlife artworks from a long list of premier names in the genres. more

Art Renewal Center Salon Finalists Recognized

See the names of those who are in the running for top prizes in the Art Renewal Center Salon -- an established institution in representational art. more

Making More Connoisseurs

Track the latest efforts of a non-profit group committed to promoting connoisseurship and growing the informed collector base in this country -- including a new website and an instructional video featuring Quang Ho and Kevin Weckbach. more

Taking Home Gold....

For 104 years running, the California Art Club has celebrated exceptional working artists with an annual awards exhibition. Who took home the top honors this year? more

Highlights & Revelations of #MuseumWeek

Did you know a bowling alley sits beneath the magnificent art at the Frick Collection? Can you guess the most popular artist in the National Gallery's collection? These great tidbits and more came out during #MuseumWeek on Twitter. more

Painting the Post Contemporary: Brandon Kralik and Richard T. Scott

In the 21st century, new aesthetics and relevant forms are needed to express timeless ideas and values. Two painters, Brandon Kralik and Richard T. Scott, invite us into the discourse of the Post Contemporary. more

Elaine de Kooning: A Voice of Her Own

An artist who painted cultural luminaries from John F. Kennedy to Pelé, Elaine de Kooning is receiving attention for her work -- apart from her marriage to notable Modernist Willem de Kooning. more

New Records for the Old West

In art of the American West, the whole year leads up to late March and Western Art Week. Fine Art Connoisseur's own Anne Weiler-Brown reports from this year's festivities, which featured record-setting auctions and artworks. more

Seeing Art As Artists Do

An innovative project from the Metropolitan Museum of Art allows anyone to tour its collection with notable contemporary artists as guides. more

Tim Solliday's "Native West"

Artist Tim Solliday, whose paintings feature in Western art collections nationwide, has earned his success by looking to the past. more

Should There Be a Time Limit on Nazi-Loot Restitution Claims?

The leader of one important European museum has suggested that establishing a time frame for restitution claims would keep the issue contained and keep provenance research tenable. But would it justly serve the Jewish community? more

Play Ball! With 19th-Century American Artists

America's land and pastimes are the subjects of a new exhibition displaying artworks by Winslow Homer, James McNeill Whistler, Childe Hassam, and more. more

Laura Lancaster: Surreal Subject, Tactile Form

Discover the talents of English painter Laura Lancaster, whose bold and vigorously painted works are now winning over supporters in the States. more

Major Renovation for Minnesota Museum

The Walker Art Center continues to celebrate its 75th anniversary with a planned renovation that will cost -- fittingly -- $75 million. more
\"A Haystack in the Evening Sun\" has been authenticated as the first Monet in a Finnish public collection. Image courtesy Gosta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation

A Fresh Monet -- For a Country Without One

The discovery of a clue beneath one painting's surface changed everything for a lesser-known European art institution. more

Live Bidding Comes to Your Mobile Device

For collectors too busy to set aside time and tune into an auction: Bidding on the go was just made easier with a new app for the iPhone. more

Charles Williams: Life in the Water

Look beneath the surface of Charles Williams's seascapes, and you'll find depths of self-reflection and a message of redemption. more

Saunter to San Antonio for Top Western Artists

Teresa Elliott, Tim Solliday, Michael Coleman, G. Russell Case -- these and 60 more prominent Western artists will feature in the weekend's activities at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. more

Cowgirl Up! Rides Again

A weekend for women artists of the West and their patrons, Cowgirl Up! unveiled exceptional landscapes and figurative art. Find out which attending artists roped in the awards. more

A European Painter's Influence in America

Concurrent shows will introduce to some and remind others of the magnetic art of Catalan-American artist Pierre Daura. more

Night Vision -- Revelation

Matthew Cornell's suburban street scenes harness the nostalgic aura of small-town America and the expressive potential of darkness. more

A New Age for Auctions

Joining a long list of successful and promising digital art platforms, Sotheby's prepares for its impending first auction in a partnership with eBay. more

Women in Art: "Innocence, Temptation, and Power"

Masters from Bouguereau to Picasso to Rockwell have formed, challenged, and expanded the role of women in fine art. Enjoy their contributions to the discourse in one star-studded spring show. more

First of Many?

Two of the prominent paintings discovered in the Gurlitt art trove will be returned to their rightful owners. more

Finalists for International Portrait Award Revealed

A short list of 20 contemporary portrait artists reveals who will be vying for the Portrait Society of America's coveted Grand Prize. more

Fancy a Rembrandt? Or Two?

If two full-length portraits from the Rothschild collection in France reach the open market, the resulting bidding war could be historic. more

Historic Maryland Sculptor Honored in Home State

An exhibition with local and global importance considers the Neoclassical sculpture of William Henry Rinehart in the context of 19th-century carving practice. more

The Mona Lisa, As It Might Have Been

Consider Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" -- the most recognizable image in art. What might it have looked like when the paint was still drying? Jenness Cortez's latest project addresses that very question, with a captivating result. more

Golden Paintings in the Golden State

Striking artworks by Brian Blood, Joseph Todorovitch, and countless other fine artists feature in the anticipated awards show for the California Art Club. more

Fraud Case Reveals Mystery Buyer

The name of the art collector who purchased Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" emerged in a complaint against the dealer, who may have taken a $40 million-$50 million markup. more

Pristine Pastels

Widely recognized for her portrait, still life, and landscape pastels, Judith Carducci displays recent works in a new museum show. more

Pollock on Offer in San Diego?

A new-to-the-market Jackson Pollock painting might fetch $160 million ... but can we be sure of it? more

Western Art Reigns in Great Falls

If you can, get yourself to Great Falls, Montana, for a series of high-quality Western art sales in the coming week. Next best option: Enjoy our preview of paintings by Jenness Cortez, Oleg Stavrowsky, and more. more

Tour the Gardner's Stolen Works

Now 25 years removed from one of history's most infamous art thefts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum offers a virtual tour of what should be on its walls. more

Frida, Diego & Detroit: Two Artists, One Memorable Year

Preview the first-ever exhibition to explore Diego Rivera's and Frida Kahlo's experience in Detroit and its impact on their art. more

Must-Know Facts From the TEFAF Art Market Report

Each year the art at TEFAF Maastricht receives worldwide attention -- but the annual report presented at the fair has important implications for any art collector, detailing how and where art sales are being made. more

Art & Design Week Hits Boston

When a city hosts over 80 art and design events, featuring internationally respected guest speakers, curated exhibitions, and original artworks for sale, its mayor has little recourse but to declare "Design Week." more

The Best in California Impressionism

Collectors of California and American Impressionism will not want to miss an upcoming auction that features Guy Rose, William Wendt, E. Charlton Fortune, and Frank Weston Benson. more

Fresh Takes on the Portrait

Four Northwest artists share their visions for contemporary portraiture at the Seattle Art Museum's for-profit gallery. more

Late Turner Explored

Beloved British Romantic J. M. W. Turner has never before been represented by the remarkable paintings he produced during the last 15 years of his life. more

Why Van Gogh's Paintings Are Fading

New research has identified the culprit behind the changing hues in some of Vincent van Gogh's paintings, which are visibly moving to lighter shades. Hear the full story. more

Stephanie Buer: Urban Detritus/Artistic Creation

By painting dilapidated factories and crumbling, graffiti-laced walls, emerging artist Stephanie Buer challenges viewers to rethink their ideas of beauty. more

Bonny Bonnard on Offer

A memorable self-portrait from French painter Pierre Bonnard of the Nabis will have a glad new owner after it appears at auction later this month. more

Figure, Script, Message: Sculpture by Kristine Poole

Figurative sculptor Kristine Poole gives new meaning to the phrase "body language," pulling viewers in with work that is aesthetically fascinating, cerebral, and expressive. more

Sculptures & Drawings for the Quiet Moments

Award-winning artist Alicia Ponzio exhibits recent creations in a solo show that demonstrates an impressive range of artistry. more

Awards for Western Spirit

All 100 participating artists in a juried show of Western art had the spirit -- but which ones came away with awards to their names? more

Neoclassic Sculpture in a Historic Setting

An important patron of American sculpture since the 1820s, the Boston Athenaeum rolls out Neoclassical treasures that are the jewels of its collection. more

Ring In Spring With Seasonal Realism & Impressionism

With flowers blooming and the sun shining, it's the ideal time for an inviting display of warm-weather scenes and figures in the landscape. more

Highlights from Maastricht

The eyes of the art world turn to Maastricht again this weekend for the vaunted TEFAF, destination for Old Master paintings and premium-quality artworks across the spectrum​. more

Touching Up Le Brun

Watch the fascinating -- and unfamiliar -- process of "inpainting," as the Metropolitan's lead conservator touches up a monumental portrait by Charles Le Brun. more

The Difference a Dealer Makes

Countless studies, exhibitions, and monographs illuminate the art of the Impressionists, but little attention has been paid to a man who was integral to the growth and marketing of the movement: art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel. more
Guests raise their paddles for the annual fund-a-need at the 2013 Gage Collector's Gala. Terry Wadkins for Team Photogenic (c) 2013

Call to Collectors in 25th Year for Fine Art Academy

The Gage Academy Collector's Gala holds opportunities to acquire works by Juliette Aristides, Ned Mueller, and 60 other highly skilled artists while supporting one of the country's respected fine art ateliers. more

Westward Ho, With Today's Best

Moving equine portraits and dusty desert landscapes show off the talents of Jenness Cortez, Logan Maxwell Hagege, Bruce Lawes, and more. more
Rembrandt van Rijn, \"Susanna and the Elders,\" 1647, oil, 30 3/16 x 36 5/8 in. (c) Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemaldegalerie / Christoph Schmidt

How to Improve on a Rembrandt

Today, few or none would be so cocksure as to think they could improve a Rembrandt painting -- but a recent discovery shows that one well-known historical painter attempted just that. more

A New Approach to the Art Market

Would you like to see a worldwide art market connecting emerging artists with collectors everywhere? Four Italian art lovers are trying to make it happen now. more

Two Women Artists, Two Cities, Too Enjoyable

Painter Peggy Immel and sculptor Patsy Davis team up for a two-site exhibition not to be missed. more

A Billionaire's Art Gift

Successful businessman William Louis-Dreyfus wants to make his multi-million-dollar art collection a blessing to others. Just how he is doing so is especially interesting. more

Filling Out Open Source, for Art & Artists

Widely consulted for its histories of art and artists -- though often incomplete and sometimes incorrect -- Wikipedia needs help from individuals committed to depth and accuracy. more

Michael Paul Miller: Painting Apocalypse

In Michael Paul Miller's paintings, rising smoke over smoldering, forsaken post-apocalyptic environments communicates foreboding and warning. more

Will Spending on Arts and Antiques Increase in 2015?

No one has a definitive answer, but a recent survey suggests that the fine art market will continue to move forward. more

Panoramic Landscapes by James Winn

What's left to accomplish for an artist collected by the Art Institute of Chicago and fine art connoisseurs across the Midwest? More majestic visions of the American landscape. more

30 Years Later, Stolen Baroque Masterpiece Heads Home

A lively religious painting by the hand of Giambattista Tiepolo holds a fascinating tale of ownership. more

From Sea to Canyon

Visions of the American West, from its immaculate coastline to its bone-dry deserts, comprise a new show from Southern California chapters of the California Art Club. more

Which New York Fair Is the One For You?

With the Armory Show, SCOPE, Pulse New York, and several more fairs set to open their doors this weekend, Fine Art Today looks at the profiles for these major fairs, helping you decide where to spend your time and resources. more

Cezanne to Diebenkorn to Wilson

Building on the work of the Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, Fauves, and the Bay Area Figurative Movement, Angus Wilson produces colorful still life and landscape paintings that maintain a contemporary sensibility. more

Realist Painting Remembers Lost Cafe

Max Ginsburg, a recognized leader in social realist painting, shares one of his historical paintings in a new film on the Automat. more
Salvator Rosa, \"Scenes of Witchcraft: Morning,\" ca. 1645-1649, oil on canvas, 21 7/16 x 21 7/16 in. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J.H. Wade Fund 1977.37.1

Italian Old Masters, Beasts & Broomsticks

See what a 17th-century painter famed for his Roman landscape compositions produced when his attention turned to the macabre. more

Exciting Cezanne Discoveries

The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia has added two Cézanne drawings to its inventory, and the story of their discovery is a helpful reminder for any art collector. more

A Texas-Sized Portion of Top Painting Talent

An annual exhibition for leading Texas painters showcases landscapes, farm animals, and figures from the likes of Teresa Elliott and James Robinson. more

Which Came First, the Goya or....

Two French museums have entered into verbal sparring over related portraits, with both institutions claiming that theirs is an original Goya. Could it be that both are legitimate? more

Taking Up the Legacy of Academic Realism

Massachusetts painter Kelly Carmody creates full-length portrait paintings and intimate still life works that invoke the great realist traditions of old. more

The Blind Will See

One of the world's leading museums has unveiled a program to help those who are visually impaired experience its visual art. more

Leap Forward for British Art Studies

A new, open-access scholarly journal on British art will debut this fall. Learn what subscribers can expect in the inaugural issue. more

The Art Dealer's Art Show

Enjoy a sneak preview of the 27th Annual Art Show presented by the Art Dealers Association of America, primed to open its doors next week. more

Colin Chillag: Painting (UN-)Finished

Colin Chillag's paintings are unique in giving viewers a taste of the precise realism of which the artist is capable, while simultaneously disrupting the mood of perfection that a completed hyper-realistic painting achieves. more

A "Nighthawks" Tableau Vivant

Edward Hopper's Modernist masterpiece comes alive in a recent advertisement, transforming the painting's somber message to one of positivity and possibility. more

Closer to the Source: Alice Neel's Works on Paper

The revealing painted portraits of Alice Neel are well known and loved, but what do her drawings and watercolors reveal about this complicated artist? more

Batoni Portrait to Hit the Market

A portrait in the Grand Manner from 18th-century painter Pompeo Batoni will soon be available for sale for the first time in its history. more

Robert Henri in California

One hundred years after Robert Henri's extended stay in Southern California, art lovers in the Golden State have an opportunity to see its population through the eyes of this renowned realist painter. more

Steven Walker's Stories of the Land

Man-made and natural environments fill the role of protagonist in the paintings of Steven Walker, communicating stories and compelling our attention without the need for human figures. more

Challenges Arise to Proposed Michelangelo Sculptures

Scholarly voices around the world are offering their views on the topic of the Fitzwilliam Museum's bronze figures, excitingly attributed to Michelangelo. Are they "yea" or "nay"? more

Revisiting the Gaze

More than 40 contemporary figurative artists have contributed their work to a study of the roles occupied by women as subject matter in fine art, traversing topics inspirational, symbolic, seductive, beautiful, and academic. more

Departed Museum Leaders Leave Holes to Be Filled

The directors of two major art museums have stepped down, one after a long tenure and the other after only four months. The question is where the institutions will go from here. more

A Cure for the Cold

Luminous seasonal landscapes by historical Danish artist Harald Pryn will help anyone to cope with long, cold winters. more

What Does It Take to Make It as an Artist?

The journey to a successful career as an artist looks different for every individual who embarks on it. A new documentary film reveals what three professional artists are learning along the way. more

Nature's Creatures in Three Dimensions

A cohort featuring some of the country's most accomplished figurative sculptors trains its attention on the animal kingdom. more

A Sweetheart Gift

An iconic painting of love by Norman Rockwell headed to a new, and fitting, home last week. more

Loving Wildlife, Art & Charleston

Fine Art Connoisseur regional salesperson Krystal Allen reports from a heavily attended -- and highly enjoyable -- event for wildlife art. more

Live Action From the Auction Room

Sotheby's record-setting Contemporary Art Sale, held last week, receives the Hollywood treatment in this recap video. more

Precisely Loose Landscapes

Working on site with unconventional tools like a cement trowel, Lynn Boggess produces breathtaking visions of nature. more

The Spirit of an Age

From spiritual landscapes by Caspar David Friedrich to seductive figures by Gustav Klimt, the 19th century in the Germanic world saw a flowering in artistic production. more

One Day to See "Late Rembrandt"

A blockbuster Rembrandt show took London by storm last fall and is currently enjoying another successful run at the Rijksmuseum. American audiences have one chance to see it up close and personal without crossing the pond. more

Strife and Strikes in London

Last week saw rooms close at the National Gallery in London while picketers made their stand. more

Winning Back the "Woman in Gold"

The ownership battle over a Nazi-looted Klimt masterpiece forms the basis of a new film on art recovery. Get a glimpse of the action here. more

Stanka Kordic: Mindfulness in Painting

What makes the visionary figurative works of Stanka Kordic unique? An approach that keeps even the artist on her toes. more

Soccer Stars & Celebrities Feature in Charity Auction

When art and artists are used to effect positive social change, everyone wins. An upcoming charity auction will raise funds for childhood educational efforts in Indonesia, Nepal, and Bangladesh -- and Lionel Messi and Shakira will make appearances. more

French Masterpieces Bolster Museum Collection

A group of late-19th- and early-20th-century paintings by Cézanne, Manet, Pissarro, Morisot, and Duchamp have a new, permanent home. more

Premier Painters of Both Coasts

If paintings of the frothing ocean, the ebb and flow of waves, and soft evening light on coastal cliffs call to you -- then one exhibition this weekend is a must-see. more

Fractured Figures

By intently observing the contours and colors that compose her figures, Ann Gale creates paintings that meditate on the very act of looking. more

Why Collaborate on Art?

A community art project in Hawaii has engaged artists from around the world and one respected L.A. gallerist. Hear the project's mission in this TEDtalk. more

Art for the Heart on Valentine's Day

Kim Casebeer and Dianne L. Massey Dunbar are among a group of women artists who will exhibit together in a commemorative show. more

Learn About Art, With Help From Google

Tech giant Google has teamed up with the Milwaukee Art Museum for a free online course teaching art appreciation. more

Single Show Hosts $300 Million Painting & Long-Lost Sculpture

With vibrant paintings and stylized sculptures, Post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin fashioned an exotic vision of Tahiti that continues to seduce art lovers worldwide. more

A Painter's Ballet

The swan-like movement of the ballerina and the joy of dance receive an appropriately uplifting vision in the paintings of Susan Smolensky. more

"Portlandia" Takes on Contemporary Art Materials

If tube televisions seem a hackneyed form of artistic expression to you, then this brilliant satire of contemporary art supplies is a must-watch. more

Understanding Goya

Amid blockbuster exhibitions on Francisco Goya in Boston and Dallas, leading scholars will address the unique challenge of curating his work. more

California Art on the Auction Block

While cities across the country bundle up for the winter cold, Laguna Beach is cool in all the right ways, offering a museum-curated art auction of top California talents. more

New -- and Renewed -- Avenues for Academic Drawing

Some tenets of draftsmanship have maintained a presence in ateliers for centuries, while others have fallen away. Still more are now enjoying a renaissance with today's artists. So what is the state of drawing education today? more

Renaissance Master Revived

A contemporary of Leonardo and Botticelli, Piero di Cosimo painted whimsical and confounding scenes of ancient mythology as well as reverential spiritual works. This month the eclectic Renaissance master has been rediscovered and reconsidered. more

#MuseumBowl Victory Sends Bierstadt East

Forget the Lombardi trophy; the true spoils of Sunday's victory is a great painting. With the Patriots' win in the Super Bowl, a masterpiece depicting the Pacific Northwest coast is on its way to New England. more

Art Academy Christens New U.S. Space

The Florence Academy of Art will inaugurate its space in the New York metro area with a handsome exhibition of still life, figure, and cityscape paintings. more

Michelangelo's Only Bronzes?

A team of academics, conservationists, critics, and anatomical specialists has attributed two bronzes to Michelangelo. Take a closer look and make your own judgment. more

Who Mastered the West?

An annual selling exhibition for premier artists of the American West hosted auctions and doled out its prestigious awards last weekend. more
Willem van de Velde the Elder (1611-1693), \"Dutch harbor in a calm with small vessels...\" pen, ink, and oil on panel, 18 7/8 x 25 1/2 in. Digital image courtesy Sotheby's

Sotheby's Takes Old Masters Crown in Convincing Fashion

The dust has settled after another round of high-profile Old Master sales, leaving time to assess the winners and losers. more

Painting A Quiet Life

In the art of Ryoko Tajiri, still life describes both floral and figure studies. The artist presents more of her contemplative paintings in a one-person show. more

Busted: Fake Old Masters Identified

After peddling a (bad) fake Goya for €900,000, a Spanish art forgery ring has been dismantled. more

Drawing Out Melissa Cooke

Melissa Cooke's self-portrait drawings, rendered at startlingly close range and on a large scale, confront the viewer with their authenticity and unconventional beauty. more

Peter Poskas: Painted Memories

Artist Peter Poskas has a unique ability to draw profound meaning and beauty from the rural scenes he paints. His landscapes visualize past moments and seasons precisely as we would want to remember them. more

Western Art Legend on Display

In a museum show that will appeal to collectors and artists alike, Clyde Aspevig will unveil recent paintings and offer a gallery talk and painting demonstration. more

The Self(ie)-Portrait

One term describes a long-established category in art. The other has only recently been recognized and fast made its way into art discourse. So what distinguishes self-portraits from selfies? more

Roger Williams Book Release

If you can't see it in person, here's one way to enjoy recent work from the studio of landscape painter Roger Williams. more

The Philadelphia School of Realism

Six respected realist painters from the City of Brotherly Love take their show on the road. more

Why Art Matters -- For Collectors

Artists, exhibitors, and collectors should be informed about the Art Matters | Collections events coming up next week in Santa Fe. more

Necessity for Life & Artist's Inspiration

Water is the protagonist in the reflective paintings of Thomas Paquette, who offers a glimpse of his last 25 years of production in a new solo show. more

Cool Western Winners

During the month of January, 80 leading Western artists put up recent works at the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale. See which artists rode away with awards. more

"Saved" Van Dyck Embarks on Three-Year U.K. Tour

The Van Dyck self-portrait that inspired a £10 million national fundraising campaign begins a nationwide tour this month, alongside works by David Hockney, J.M.W. Turner, and Angelica Kauffmann. more

Tracing China's Legacy in Realism

What qualities have Chinese painting traditions imparted to contemporary realism? Consider the art of Mian Situ, Z.S. Liang, and Zhaoming Wu. more

City by the Bay Welcomes Home Delacroix

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have acquired their first and only Delacroix painting -- and it's one that has an interesting history there. more

Met's Monumental Portrait Upright Again

The Metropolitan Museum of Art invites us into the extensive conservation process that is bringing its newly acquired Charles Le Brun back to glory. Watch as the conservation team returns the canvas to its stretcher. more

Surprise! It's a Vermeer!

A Minnesota museum provided an extra dose of excitement when a Vermeer appeared in the galleries unannounced. more

The Finest Master Drawings on the Market

This weekend New York's East Side becomes the focus of international attention from connoisseurs of drawing. Preview some of the exceptional drawings available this year. more

How Are Museums Spending and Sustaining?

A new annual report offers interesting revelations about the state of art museums nationwide, and how their needs and support continue to evolve. more

A California Painter Who Captured Life at Sea

A quintessential painter of life on the Pacific, Armin Hansen receives a large-scale retrospective exhibition nearly 60 years after his death. more

Academic Art Collection Finds a Home

Since moving out of a Manhattan building in 2007, the Dahesh Museum of Art has been a "museum without walls." Find out where it will once again have a permanent space. more

New Spanish Treasures for San Diego

In the centennial year for the San Diego Museum of Art, the institution welcomes exquisite paintings by Sorolla and Zurbarán. more

French Masters, Floral Masterpieces

An exhibition of floral still life paintings from Courbet, Chardin, and the finest French painters of the 19th century will soon be changing venues. more

Old Masters Christen New Drawings Space

A commemorative exhibition explores the power of line in Old Master drawings from such artists as Peter Paul Rubens. more

Canaletto, Constable Lead New York Sales

Highlight videos from Christie's and Sotheby's will get any connoisseur in the mood for next week's major New York auctions. more

Layering Paint & Constructing Meaning

Find out which city will be first to see the latest work by highly sought-after figurative painter Michael Carson. more

Highlights from #MuseumSelfie Day

Many still know it as January 21. But for the initiated, Wednesday meant a chance to get recognized for taking silly pictures with art. See the funniest and most creative additions to #MuseumSelfie Day here. more

Gregory Manchess: Painting Liberated

Irrationality rules in the paintings of Gregory Manchess, as do feelings of whimsy, beauty, and freedom. more

The Importance of a (Re-)Frame

The team at London's National Gallery dramatically improved the visual impression of an Andrea Mantegna painting by switching out its frame. more

Test Your Connoisseurship in the Galleries

How difficult could it be to distinguish a Chinese copy from an Old Master original? The Dulwich Picture Gallery is providing an opportunity for its visitors to show off their skills of judgment in a clever new project. more

Schiele & Saville: Transgressive Figures

January marks the last month for a compelling exhibition that pairs portraits by 20th-century Modernist Egon Schiele and contemporary British painter Jenny Saville. more

Major Gift Offers Major Boost to North Carolina Museum

A donation to the North Carolina Museum of Art will go a long way toward creating an encyclopedic collection of Modern and contemporary art. more

$500 Million Facelift for Texas Museum

A major Texas museum is well on its way to attaining $500 million for a new, more connected campus redesign. more

Inspired by Natural Beauty

Pastels and paintings from the members of the California Art Club commemorate the special beauty found in California's national parks. more

Great Minds & Great Artists Reflect on Figurative Art

Art connoisseurs won't want to miss a free upcoming panel discussion with artists and art critics featured in the impressive new volume The Figure. more

Bittersweet Success for Detroit Museum

A very eventful week for the Detroit Institute of Arts saw first an accomplishment worth celebrating, but then a departure worth lamenting. more

Spell-Binding Surrealism

In the dark, cold, deadness of winter, artists like Rose Freymuth-Frazier and Sam Wolfe Connelly find the germination of their dark realism and surrealism. more

An Art Lover's Dream in the Desert

More than 100 artists gather to exhibit each year in the Celebration of Fine Art, which kicks off this weekend. Find out who will be exhibiting and speaking at this year's anticipated event. more

Exploring a 19th-Century Medium

A rare exhibition of lithographs recounts the rise and sustained popularity of this medium in the eventful 19th century. more

Vintage Life, Distilled

By evoking past, simpler years, Christopher Stott's subjects have a nostalgia and charm about them that makes viewing his paintings a pleasurable, thoughtful, and even familiar experience. more

Vincent Xeus: Fragmentation, Experimentation

In his latest body of work, figurative painter Vincent Xeus re-imagines a traditional genre with an irresistible sense of invention. more

Michelle Doll: Art of Connection

The unshakable, spiritual fusion that marks loving family relationships forms the substance of Michelle Doll's moving paintings. more

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