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Gregory Manchess: Painting Liberated

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

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

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

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

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

Surprise! It's a Vermeer!

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

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

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

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

Video: The Journey of Manet's "Spring"

Manet's historic portrait of "Spring," the new pride of the Getty Museum, was out of public view for a while between its purchase at auction and its hanging in the galleries. A new Getty video fills us in on its journey. more

Best and Brightest in Academic Art

If you're looking for paintings, sculptures, and drawings from emerging talents at one of the Southwest's finest traditional art schools, don't miss January's Best and Brightest art show. more

A Very Smart Sculpture

A captivating likeness of Albert Einstein beguiled a buyer at a recent Sotheby's auction. See more of the successful offerings here. more

Want to Make an Offer?

Online art purchasing platforms have introduced price-negotiating features that create more flexibility for e-buyers and e-exhibitors. Will it work? more

Turner In Situ and on the Big Screen

A hero of Romanticism and one of history's great landscape artists, J.M.W. Turner continues to receive wide attention this year. Preview a new film and an exhibition that will illuminate artist and man. more

Rijksmuseum Goes After Dutch Michelangelo

A bronze figure sculpture by Baroque master Adriaen de Vries joined the Rijksmuseum Collection after setting records at auction. more

Intellectual Artist's Take on the Sag

African American artist Fahamu Pecou opens an important dialogue on representations of black manhood with paintings of a signature hip hop dress move. more

Loving Nature & the Dutch Golden Age

Bay Area painter David Michael Smith exhibits his fresh and contemporary meditations on Dutch Golden Age portraits and still life paintings. more

Festive Over Figures

One New York gallery celebrates each holiday season with a display of intriguing figurative art. Now that's seasonal fun fit for Fine Art Today. more

Merry Memories and Well Wishes from Fine Art Today

With the holidays upon us, it's a fitting time to say thanks and to reflect on all the wonderful, artful moments that 2014 gave us. more

A Western Art Legacy: Wife, Husband, Daughter

R. Tom Gilleon holds many distinctions in the world of Western art, but a forthcoming exhibition with wife Laurie A. Stevens and daughter Kelsey Gilleon may well be the most meaningful. more

Premier Pastelist Added to American Art Museum

One of Albert Handell's invigorating, colorful pastels has a new home in a major American art museum. Get the whole story here. more

Aaron Westerberg: An Art of Exploration

How does artist Aaron Westerberg create works that are fresh and intriguing? By perpetually seeking after and painting the new. more

Pennsylvania Museums Receive Bequest Strong in American Landscapes

The art collection of the late Richard Mellon Scaife will now be showcased in two Pennsylvania museums. The first artworks selected from this historic collection have just been announced. more

Brad Kunkle: Where Seen Meets Envisioned

Visually breathtaking and conceptually enticing, the paintings of Brad Kunkle combine oil with gold and silver leaf -- to powerful effect. more

Northwest Atelier Brings Out Its Best

Washington's Tacoma Academy of Fine Art, a classical art atelier that teaches painting and drawing, presents a show of newly finished work. more

Two Riveting Bodies of Work, One Great Space

Impressive painters Quang Ho and Vincent Xeus put on display their powers of vision and invention. more

Controversy Over First Loan of Parthenon Sculpture

A figure sculpture that forms part of the Elgin Marbles was secretively loaned to Russia's State Hermitage Museum in early December, sparking global commentary. more

Hudson River School Travels West

The 19th-century artists of the Hudson River School produced some of the most memorable and quintessentially American landscapes in our nation's history. Tap in to their vision through paintings by Frederic Edwin Church, Thomas Cole, and more. more

Historic Interiors, Brilliant Paintings

Precisely executed architectural portraits by Michael John Hunt celebrate the colorful and classic interiors of Bayou Bend. more

A New Look at Van Gogh

A redesign of the galleries at the Van Gogh Museum creates a fresh perspective on the artist, pairing his paintings with relevant drawings and letters, as well as works by his admirers and influences. more

Visions of Mary

Rare loans and exceptional quality mark a new exhibition of Renaissance and Baroque images of the Virgin Mary, featuring works by Sandro Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Artemesia Gentileschi. more

How Today's Artists Construct Their Studios

A new publication offers an insider's look at the 21st-century art studio -- how it's made, what it holds, and how it functions. more

Collectors' Night with Michael Klein

Esteemed realist painter Michael Klein invites collectors and art lovers into his studio and showroom to premiere his latest work. more

Video: Art Basel Miami Beach

The best-attended art fair in the U.S. hit Miami Beach from December 4-7. Daily videos from Art Basel Miami Beach give an idea of the goings-on for those who couldn't be there in person. more

Turner Turning Heads

At a recent sale of Old Master paintings, an Italian landscape by J.M.W. Turner stole the spotlight, achieving a new auction record for the artist. more

Lost Painting Discovered Via Hollywood

A researcher at the Hungarian National Gallery spotted a long-lost Hungarian painting in a highly unlikely place: hanging behind Hugh Laurie and Geena Davis on the set of an American film. more

Drawing the Shadows

The shadow serves as an impetus for striking new graphic works from artist Samantha Wall, who creatively explores questions of identity and race. more

Coming Soon: European Art Signature Auction

Preview a forthcoming auction headlined by European paintings from Maximilien Luce and Franz Xaver Winterhalter and prints by Rembrandt and Dürer. more

Peering Into "The Artist's Sketchbook"

Realism Without Borders provides art lovers with a view into the creative process of exceptional living and past painters, exhibiting field sketches, figurative drawings, and works-on-paper portfolios. more

Honoring the World's Best Art Shows

The Global Fine Art Awards enjoyed a successful inaugural year at a swanky location in Miami. Find out what shows and institutions received awards. more

Iconic Leonardo Painting Seen Anew

A new volume devoted to Leonardo da Vinci's enigmatic and memorable painting "The Lady with an Ermine" reveals 28 previously unpublished discoveries. more

Western Artworks High in Quality, Small in Scale

A host of top-tier Western and wildlife artists will be exhibiting together at a holiday small-works show in Florida. See the offerings from John Coleman, John Nieto, and David Yorke here. more

First Designs Unveiled for Sleek New Museum in Miami

See initial renderings for the newly formed Institute of Contemporary Art's permanent building in Miami Beach, scheduled to open in two years' time. more

New American Painting Looks Real

Why do the phrases "realist painting" and "contemporary art museum" seem disjointed? A new show at a Florida museum challenges that status quo, presenting powerful works by eight representational artists. more

From the Eyes of an Artist

Five years after the artist's passing, a solo exhibition for David Levine remembers his compelling vision and formidable body of work. more

Art as Discovery: Figures & Interiors by Michelle Arnold Paine

For Michelle Arnold Paine, producing paintings and drawings amounts to a redeeming process of self-discovery. more

A Fresh Face for Censured Museum

The Delaware Art Museum made news for a positive reason last week, unveiling its newly renovated American art galleries. more

Baltimore Museum Celebrates 100 Years With Art Opening

Birthday cake and the unveiling of a new American art wing marked the centennial celebrations for the Baltimore Museum of Art. more

A Celebration of Victorian Painting

A premier private collection of Victorian paintings goes public with a thoughtful display of works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and Frederic, Lord Leighton. more

Video: Restoring Adam

When a Venetian Renaissance marble sculpture fell and broke into hundreds of pieces, it might have been lost forever. Watch highlights of the painstaking restoration in an awe-inspiring time-lapse video. more

Holidays Bring Quality in Miniature

Small but mighty, goes the saying. See what two upcoming small-works shows at Principle Gallery's Virginia and South Carolina locations have to offer. more

Step In and Save a Brunelleschi Building

Geometrically perfect and captivating in its presence, the Pazzi Chapel in Florence is in dire need of restoration. Find out how you can help. more

New Auction Record for Woman Artist Set by Georgia O'Keeffe

An iconic floral painting by the great American artist Georgia O'Keeffe set new records when it brought more than $44 million at a recent auction. more

A Black Friday for the Art Connoisseur

No need to wake yourself early from a tryptophan-induced slumber this Black Friday. Art lovers will be duly pleased with the price tags on paintings by Jeremy Mann, Candice Bohannon, Glenn Dean, and more. more

Swiss Museum Will Accept Controversial Gift

The destination for the Gurlitt art collection -- some 1,300 paintings by Matisse, Renoir, Picasso, and other masters -- has finally been decided. more

Renowned Spanish Art Collector Dies

The Duchess of Alba passed away last week at 88, having added to one of the world's finest private art collections. more

New Hope School to Milton Avery on Offer in Philadelphia

American Impressionism and Modernism, landscape, marine, and illustration art are each powerfully represented in an upcoming auction at Freeman's. Preview the offerings here. more

Great American Artworks for a Great American Holiday

The turkey is the unquestioned star of Thanksgiving, and he also appears stately in a long history of American art. Start the festivities with this photo essay. more

Last Chance: Robert Jackson Tinkers With Reality

An impressive, illusionistic realism and a charming humor make the still life works of Robert C. Jackson truly enjoyable to consider. more

Catching the Vision With David Eichenberg

This week Fine Art Today caught up with hyperrealist portrait painter David Eichenberg to discuss overturning societal expectations, how sculpture informs his painting, and what he's been learning in the studio. more

How to Do Miami Art Week

Led by Art Basel, drawing upwards of 70,000 visitors, and a handful of critically acclaimed smaller fairs, Miami Art Week has a lot to see -- too much, in fact. That is, unless you have the inside scoop. more

Reflecting on a Master of Light

Active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, American painter Charles Courtney Curran developed a sense of golden light that still resonates with viewers today. more

SLAM Dunk: Transformative Gift for St. Louis Museum

Rockwell and Wyeth feature in a bequest of 225 artworks that ranks among the most important art gifts the St. Louis Art Museum has ever received. more

Small-Town Life, Seen Through the Raindrops

Respected painter Ken Young doesn't look for grand subjects but finds beauty in the commonplace. more

Video: Rebuilding the Harvard Art Museums

The vision of a unified Harvard Art Museums has finally been realized. Watch the six-year renovation process captured in an amazing video. more

Giving Thanks for Great California Paintings

An auction of California and Western art headlined by Granville Redmond, C.M. Russell, and Colin Campbell Cooper arrives just in time for Turkey Day. more

Western Art To-Do in Tucson

The Mountain Oyster Club's robust annual art show brings together paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from 200 top-tier Western artists. more

Planning a $2 Billion Museum Complex

See the plans for a newly renovated and expanded Smithsonian -- a $2 billion facility to house arts and culture. more

Celebrating 30 Years with Art

What does it take to make it 30 years in the gallery world? A lot of heart and a lot of strong artworks. more

Cezanne's Muse

Her name was Hortense Fiquet, but you might know her as Paul Cézanne's most painted model -- and his wife. more

Suhas Bhujbal's Visual Journey

For artist Suhas Bhujbal, every colorful work marks a new journey -- one that both relates to, and takes off from, what came before it. more

Auction Tops $850 Million

The dust has settled after another record-setting post-war and contemporary art auction. In a battle between top auctioneers, Christie's has forged ahead, with Sotheby's far behind. more

A New Home for the Old Masters

November saw the opening of a new space for exhibiting Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings -- an encouraging sign of appreciation for a marginalized segment of art history. more

Large or Small, A Strong Presence

No difference in scale can outweigh a unity of vision. The emotionally charged sculptures of Wesley Wofford and the striking miniature oils of Dina Brodsky draw on the sentiment of the other in a powerful display of connection and distance. more

A Museum of Selfies

It may be a relatively new phenomenon, but it turns out the selfie transcends generational boundaries: Even the Old Masters are getting into it. more

Book It to Boston

Museum-quality paintings from the likes of Jamie Wyeth and art of a wide variety mark an intriguing fair in Boston this weekend. more

French Arts on the Auction Block

A November auction will feature a selection of European oil paintings and French decorative arts worth noting. more

In the Business of Portraits

Why commission a portrait painting in the 21st century? Who is doing admirable portraits today, and where can we see their work? These questions are at the heart of an exhibition and symposium at the Salmagundi Club. more

$500 Million Collection Headed to L.A. Museum

Masterworks by Monet, Degas, and Manet headline a major gift of Impressionist and Modern art that has a new, public home. more

Today's Tronies

The "tronie," or figurative character study, receives fresh life in the hands of emerging talent Keita Morimoto. more

Julio Reyes: Finding Beauty in a Broken Vessel

In a new group of figurative paintings and drawings, Julio Reyes aims to capture the redeemable qualities of his subjects. more

Fine Western Art from a Select Few

Looking to put your finger on the pulse of contemporary art of the American West? Tune in to the West Select, a selling exhibition that features 37 top artists, from T. Allen Lawson to Billy Schenck. more

Detroit's Art Will Stay

The fate of the art collection at the Detroit Institute of Art has been in question since the city's declaration of bankruptcy. A recent court decision should put some minds at ease. more

Paris Fair Gathers Best in Old Master Paintings

Preview the pieces on offer this weekend at Paris Tableau -- an important event for Old Master sales and the international art market. more

Painting and Protecting a Cultural Treasure

An inspiring thing happens when artists come together to save important cultural sites. See what 31 respected artists produced to commemorate Mesa Verde National Park. more

Restoring a Spanish Master

Two compromised early masterpieces by Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbarán are receiving some much-needed attention. more

Lured to Paint: Oils by Lori Putnam

On painting trips across the States and from back in her studio in Franklin, Tennessee, Lori Putnam produces soulful depictions of the aesthetically fascinating world around her. more

South Carolina Commands Art World's Attention

Striking pieces by today's masters in watercolor provide reason enough to pore over this weekend's Hilton Head Art Auction. more

Unfurling the Greatness of Rubens

A time-lapse video from the Getty Museum distills the painstaking process of hanging a 400-year-old monumental tapestry into 75 seconds. more

Carrying the Representational Art Banner

A spotlight exhibition looks at 13 artists who are taking up the age-old challenge of bringing beauty into the world through paint. more

Cowboy Artists Trot Out Their Finest

An annual show for the Cowboy Artists of America produced moving works in two- and three-dimensional media. See the pieces that earned three exhibiting artists multiple awards at the event. more

Stunning Portraits -- In a Gallery?

Accomplished painter Scott Bartner got creative in order to re-energize his portrait work, teaming up with his Dutch gallery to organize a retrospective of the artist's exceptional portraits. more

Europe's Next Big Fair

Collectors need not fly to Turin this weekend to see Italy's popular contemporary art fair, Artissima. Find out where to preview the entire show. more

Realist Guild Gathers in Charleston

For proof that contemporary realism is a worldwide phenomenon, look no further than the International Guild of Realism, an organization of skilled artists that will debut its annual exhibition this weekend. more

Warren Chang's Legacy

Award-winning realist painter Warren Chang features in an honorary exhibition held in the artist's hometown. more

Conserving a Masterpiece, Continued

A series of short film clips detail the conservation of a monumental portrait painting now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. more

By a Show of Hats....

They keep ears warm, contain unruly hair, and complete edgy ensembles. A new paintings exhibition featuring Daniel Graves and other skilled figurative artists explores the visual effects of headwear. more

Sculpture Reigns at Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Sale

In a genre where sculpture often takes a back seat, art in three dimensions excelled at a major sale, with works fetching $101 million and $70 million. more

Commentary on the Theater of Life: Bruno Surdo's Figurative Paintings

Working on a grand scale, painter Bruno Surdo is free to explore big concepts, such as the diversity of humanity, the roles we play on earth, and the artist's part in commemorating life. more

The Arcanum of Apelles

Odd Nerdrum and three like-minded contemporary painters devote themselves to an ancient practice, with deeply moving results. more

A Founder at the Foundry

When the leadership of a university in California wanted to honor its founding father, they turned to local sculptor Christopher Slatoff for a lifelike monument. more

Paintings to Solidify Life's Passing Moments

Kristy Gordon's figure paintings meditate on seasons of life, the passage of time, and our daily comings and goings that threaten to become meaningless. more

New York Hosts Big Sales for Big Three Auctioneers

Browse the online catalogues for next week's auctions of Modern and Impressionist art to see some exceptional works of art and eye-popping numbers. more
Olivier Picasso leads a tour of the newly re-opened Musee Picasso in Paris. Video by BBC, video journalist: Hugh Schofield

A Celebrated Return for Picasso Museum

An important collection of Picasso's art is displaying his work once again, following a five-year hiatus. Take a look inside the newly renovated and restructured Musée Picasso in Paris. more

What's Next for Fine Art Connoisseur

With the November-December Fine Art Connoisseur right around the corner, we offer a preview of what readers will find in another special issue. Spoiler: an expanded 19th-century art collection and Burton Silverman's portraiture. more

New Vintage Portraits

Ira Korman's portraits derive from earlier ages -- days of pioneers, jazz musicians, guys and dolls, and war. His gift allows us to reflect on America's history through classic images of its people. more

Where Drawing & Sculpting Met in Renaissance Italy

The relationship between sculpture and draftsmanship in the work of the Italian masters may have been stronger and deeper than once thought. more

Remembering Printmaker Caroline Watson

A British institution is reflecting on -- and advancing -- the legacy of the first professional woman engraver in England. more

Fine Figure Sculptors Join National Society

One of the country's most respected groups of representational sculptors elected 16 new members this month. See who earned a nod from the prestigious National Sculpture Society. more

Seriously Creepy Paintings to Ring In Halloween

Nothing in the visual arts complements Halloween like Dark Surrealism. A gallery exhibit featuring all manner of ghouls and gore helps us feel right at home this season. more

American Museums Honor El Greco

Two primary collections of El Greco's work in the U.S. combine their holdings for an illuminating display. more

Settling Taxes with a Constable Landscape

One respected museum has acquired its first finished work by Romantic artist John Constable: a different view of the famed "Hay Wain." more

Bernardo Torrens: Continuing the Legacy

Striking relaxed and intimate poses, Bernardo Torrens's figurative subjects embody classical elegance and permanence. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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