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Body Bliss


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

Born from Fire


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

Painted Faces and Tradition Reborn


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

Nature and Experience


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

Covered in Love


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

In Awe of Adornment


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

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


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

Season's Greetings


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

Midday Theft


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

Guest of Honor


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

Landing Legends


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

"Traveling Exhibition" Gets New Meaning


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

From Unknown to Known


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

Hoosier Heaven


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

Sea Heist


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

Coming Together


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

Luminous Life


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

Casting Her Voice


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

Saints and Sinners


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

Masters at the Munch Museum


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

Uncovered


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

Elegant Serenity


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

Creativity Unfurled


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

Featured Lot: Antonio Jacobsen, "Full Clipper Ship"


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

A Tradition Continued...


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

Power and Pathos


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

All in All


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

Layered


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

Penning Success


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

Portrait of a Lady


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

Faith in Nature


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

Scottish Enlightenment


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

Comrades


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

Big Name in Big Sky


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

Lost, but Not Forgotten


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

Ideas Made Flesh


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

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


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

Pure Paper


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

Celebrating Women


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

Natural Forms


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

The French Connection


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

Shaping the Figure


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

Rodin Returned


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

Fresh Faces


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

All in One


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

Visions of the West


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

Reviving Rossiter


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

Colorful Curves


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

Seeing Green


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

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


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

Time Stands Still


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

The Little and the Big


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

Nurturing Connections


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

River of Life


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

Romantic Views


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

Passing of the Gifted


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

Captivating Clay


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

Featured Lot: Thomas Hill, "Yosemite Valley"


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

Diving In


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

Mad Through the Darkness


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

Scenic Snapshot


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

Remembering America's Golden Age


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

Edge of Realism


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

Finding Ourselves


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

Southern Roots


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

Big Game Safari


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

Nostalgic New England


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

Let the Bidding Begin


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

Watercolor Takes Flight


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

Through the Malzahn Lens


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

Echoes of the Past


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

Of Light, Shadow, and Beyond


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

Portraiture's Finest


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

Bouquet of Impressionism


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

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


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

Quiet Sophistication


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

Habsburg Brilliance


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

Antiquity Uncovered


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

Celebrating a Genius


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

Waves of Hokusai


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

Impressionism's Triumph


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

Thomas Jefferson Kitts


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

Raking It In


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

The Transformative West


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

At long last?


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

Euphorie de Couleur


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

Magnificent Stillness, but Moving Emotions


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

Featured Lot: Gideon Jacques Denny, "Coastal Cliffs"


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

From the Surreal to the Classical


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

Freedom of Expression


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

Acts of Good Will and Justice


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

"Facing East: New Works" -- Susan Ploughe


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

Static Subject, Climbing Prices


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

"Man, Oh Mann..."


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

A Spanish Feast


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

Grab Your Boots, Cowboy Hats, and White Gloves


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

Redefining Conventional Views


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

Impressions of Nature: Robert Moore


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

Drawing Attention


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

Graceful Forms and Changing Skies


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

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


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

Stepping Into the Mind of Da Vinci


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

Staying In Touch with Tradition


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

Juliette Aristides Is Making the Classical Contemporary


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

Featured Lot: Stanhope Forbes's "Gossips"


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

Sotheby's Rules Impressionist & Modern Category


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

Major Cole Discovery


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

Potent Portraits


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

Monets Are Buy Two, Get a Third Free


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

Consider the "Unfinished"


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

Fresh Look for Russia's State Museum


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

Celebrate the American Landscape on an American Holiday


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

Does Mannerism Matter?


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

Painting Is in the Air


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

Video: A Blue Horse Doesn't Impress the Queen


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

More Contemporary Artists Ponder Museum Art


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

The City's Pulse in Paint


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

Tony Pro to Lead San Antonio Academy


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

Small Scale, Small Budget, Big-Name Artists


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

Portraiture's Big Winner


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

Sporting With Degas


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

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


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

Oils of Summer


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

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


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

Portrait Drawings From History's Finest


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

More Than Figures


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

London's Anticipated Art Week


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

Jordan Sokol: A Teacher Eager to Learn


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

A High Country Homecoming for Jim Wodark


Awards and recognition continue to roll in for painter Jim Wodark, who brings an impressionistic style to rendering natural beauty in the landscape. more

Summer of Van Gogh


Displays of drawings and nature-inspired art from Vincent van Gogh offer new insights into this beloved and enigmatic personality. more

Bernini Discovered & On Display


A long-lost portrait bust by one of history's greatest sculptors, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, has resurfaced and found a new, public home. more

Featured Lot: Peter Paul Rubens's "Head of a Bearded Man"


In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and facture of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Peter Paul Rubens's "Head of a Bearded Man." more

Seattle Art Fair Primed for Launch


When billionaire investor and serious art collector Paul Allen co-produces an art fair, expectations are higher than usual. more

Highly Original, Dually Significant


How does photography inform sculpture? Can sculpture also inspire photography? Holly Wilson explores their overlap in her latest work. more

Scintillating Studies from Studio Incamminati


A weeklong show brings a chance to acquire portrait, still life, and landscape works from the likes of Nelson Shanks, Kerry Dunn, and Joseph Dolderer. more

Illuminating a Renaissance Master


The first major exhibition on U.S. soil for Renaissance-era draftsman and painter Andrea del Sarto gathers a selection of pristine chalk drawings and visionary oils. more

Cutting an Impressive Figure


Captivating paintings from eight skilled artists demonstrate why the human form provides art's most timeless subject. more

What's New and Notable at Art Basel


If simply being one the most attended art fairs in the world isn't enough to entice you to Art Basel, here is a list of reasons to pay attention. more

Bach Is Finally Home


A portrait painting considered to be the most accurate and well-preserved likeness of Johann Sebastian Bach has been revealed to the public in its fitting new home. more

The Prizes Go To....


The Prix de West recently crowned a new set of painters and sculptors with awards that bring lasting recognition. more

Paul Winstanley: Artful Interiors


At the hands of Paul Winstanley, the studios, walls, and corridors of an art school poignantly convey the stories of the young artists born from these spaces. more

Figure & Plane, Merging & Emerging


In her stylized figure paintings, artist Erin Cone tunes into the rhythms of color and form. more

The Reflections of Ruth Weisberg


Mystical and imaginative, but conceptually rooted in the heart of human experience, Ruth Weisberg's art has an air of importance to which museums and galleries continue to respond. more

Featured Lot: Camille Claudel's "Bust of Auguste Rodin"


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

Last Stop for Paris Academy Masterworks


From David to Ingres to Fragonard, the École des Beaux-Arts produced and exhibited some of the finest painters and sculptors the world has ever seen. A traveling show exploring that legacy is about to finish its run in the U.S. more

Discerning Rembrandt


It took eight years of research by a team of international experts to answer the first question among many with respect to a painting of "Saul and David": Rembrandt, or not? more

Power in Pose


Sculptor Rod Zullo achieves profound expression not with showy dynamism, but in quiet compositions. more

Britain's Finest Rembrandt Headed Elsewhere?


The revelation that a historically significant painting will soon appear at auction has the U.K. scrambling for money to save it and the rest of the art world eying a transformative purchase. more

A "Contemporary" Look at the Figure


Are there any distinguishing characteristics in contemporary figurative art? Who are the best and most innovative artists in the genre? Going straight to the art is the only way to answer questions like these. more

On the River with George Caleb Bingham


Nineteenth-century American painter George Caleb Bingham made his mark depicting exploration and life on the frontier. Today, Bingham is being considered through one defining element in his pictures. more

Painting Dave Grohl Gets You On Stage With Foo Fighters


One young artist recently found out that making a portrait in honor of your hero can have thrilling benefits. more

Winners All at Prestigious Prix de West


Every featured artist from Acheff to Weistling will hope to earn accolades at this weekend's opening for Prix de West. Much more than the chance for recognition, though, this annual event offers an immersive Western art experience for all -- artists, collectors, and casual art lovers. more

British Masterpiece Gets U.S. Display


Among the most celebrated British painters of the 19th century, Frederic Leighton left an influential legacy in his homeland. This summer, American audiences have a chance to appreciate his mastery. more

Remembering John Geraghty


The art world recently lost one of its great advocates with the passing of John J. Geraghty. A few of the countless artists and art professionals he influenced during his life reflect on what he has meant to them. more

Impressions of an Impressionist Auction


Past champions of Pennsylvania Impressionism Edward Willis Redfield and Daniel Garber, along with American Post-Impressionist Maurice Prendergast, lead an attractive paintings sale coming soon. more

Realist Murals -- From a Surfboard


Stunning large-scale murals of women emerging from the waves are the work of Hawaiian artist Hula, who paints in an unconventional way. more

Challenging Form


A highly educated artist, Bob Clyatt approaches his sculptural creations with intellectual and aesthetic curiosity, pressing into the body's complex nature. more

Lost and Forgotten, John Mix Stanley Rides Again


A destructive fire helped American art history forget the work of painter-explorer John Mix Stanley. Hear what is being done to recover this legend of the past. more

A John Singer Sargent From a More Famous Donor


Gifts of exceptional art from glamorous sources have kept the party going at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art during its 50th year. more

The Artistic Eye of an Architect


Many see fine art and architecture as complementary fields, but few have blended the two as seamlessly as Dr. Victor Deupi. more

Featured Lot: Edward Seago's "Junks at North Point, Hong Kong"


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: Edward Seago's "Junks at North Point, Hong Kong." more

Mementos of Home


Bloomfield, New Jersey, artist Jessica Rohrer has made the streets, buildings, and vistas of her hometown the subject of stirring oil paintings. more

Paint as Paint


The latest works from Joseph Lorusso mark a new point of departure for the artist, where paint becomes part of the subject and not just the method of representing it. more

A Summer of Color


London's Royal Academy opens its doors to the latest iteration of the world's oldest open-submission exhibition, promising visitors vibrancy and variety. more

Dina Brodsky: Progressing to Smallness


When approaching a landscape, painter Dina Brodsky doesn't just work with naturalistic detail to capture lighting effects, local flora, topography, and an evocative mood. She does it all on a surface just two inches round. more

Elizabeth Pollie: To Follow the Arc of the Sun


A meditative artist keen to observe and paint nature's rhythms, Elizabeth Pollie reveals a new project that mirrors nature with insight and innovation. more

Featured Lot: Jan Lievens's "Tronie"


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: Jan Lievens's "Tronie." more

Legends of the West, for Less


Maynard Dixon, Charles M. Russell, and other important figures in California and Western art headline an upcoming auction. more

Painting Local


Marlene Wiedenbaum and James Coe, two skilled artists who are also longtime residents of the Hudson Valley in New York, combine their talents to pay homage to the land they both love. more

Early Turner Remembered


J.M.W. Turner's fiery late paintings have received much scholarly and popular attention lately. Connoisseurs will find an unexpectedly calm prelude to that body of work in a new show of early paintings and drawings. more

Women Painters in the Park, Then & Now


The pioneering women artists of recent history bravely set the stage for today's flowering of women in the arts. Four contemporary artists are exhibiting with heroines of the past in a show that celebrates their shared appreciation for Glacier National Park. more

Major Discovery of Britain's First Woman Portrait Artist


An exciting attribution shows how scholarly revelations continue to reshape the history of women in art. more

Figures in Blue


What distinguishes the finest in contemporary figure drawing from the movement's predecessors? Not quality, but hue. more

The First Available Painting From Munich Art Trove


Exceptional artistry and a fascinating provenance will make the first painting to come to auction from the infamous collection of Cornelius Gurlitt one to watch. more

Drawings From (City) Life


Calling her work "a collaboration with the city," Melissa Cooke combines the realist drawing tradition with an edgy new visual language. more

Special Honor for Accomplished Portraitist


John Howard Sanden, one of the most decorated living portrait painters, has received yet another noteworthy distinction. more

Mind-Bending Painting Moves With You


One of the stars of the recent Art Miami New York, Patrick Hughes's three-dimensional painting furthers the trompe l'oeil tradition. more

Lady Texans Take the Reins


What began as a blog is now a global movement, empowering women artists everywhere to define how they are portrayed in fine art. This month, Women Painting Women charges on to the Lone Star State. more

Learning from Goya


The biting social satire in Francisco Goya's print works inspired young artist John Alexander, who returns to the museum that staged that meeting over 40 years later with a retrospective exhibition. more

New Portraits in Classical Language


Working in the age-old methods of egg tempera and silverpoint, artist Koo Schadler brings a timeless tenor to her contemporary art-making. more

Home to Eccentricity & Genius


Nineteenth-century British architect, antiquarian, collector, and artist Sir John Soane created a house museum unlike any other, where today an ongoing restoration has reached a climactic phase: the re-opening of Soane's private apartments. more

Featured Lot: Paul Cadmus's "Male Nude"


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: Paul Cadmus's "Male Nude." more

The World's Most Global Art Fair


A truly international roster of exhibitors will make for an intriguing and diverse exhibition at Art15, accessible in London or online. more

Smell the (Van Gogh) Roses


Many contend that artistry can best be appreciated with enduring moments of sincere contemplation. That concept underlines a show composed of four floral still life paintings by Vincent van Gogh. more

Tradition & Talent in Prescott


An annual show and sale for art of the American West brings a high caliber of artists and enthusiastic collectors to the Cowboy Capital. more

When Jane Seymour Paints


Celebrities trying their hand at fine art consistently meet with some interest and a lot more ridicule. Actress Jane Seymour is tempting that fate with a show of oil paintings and watercolors. more

Malcolm Liepke: All That We Might Become


Authentic emotion -- from uninhibited sexuality to uncontainable anxiety -- marks the figures of Malcolm T. Liepke, a celebrated painter who explores the solitary with a seductive touch. more

Major Renovation Leads to Major Recognition


A historically rich European art institution recently emerged from a lengthy renovation process and is now enjoying the fruits of its labor. more

A Universal Figure


Condensing the human form into its essentials, Emil Alzamora gestures toward the elements of life and spirit shared by all of humanity. more

In Carmel, Paintings to Match the Views


The almost unfairly beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea inspired a host of strong painters at the weekend's Carmel Art Festival. Find out who earned awards for their efforts in capturing California's Central Coast. more

Guercino to Gauguin at Auction


An upcoming European auction features a fresh-to-the-market Guercino and top names from the Renaissance masters through the Moderns. more

Uncovering a Titian


A British art institution enjoyed a major coup when conservation efforts on a "Follower of" painting revealed, instead, a very prestigious signature. more

Miami in New York; City Friezes Over


The inaugural Art Miami New York and the 2015 edition of the Frieze Art Fair will offer contemporary works from leading European galleries as well as many local favorites. more

Academy Art Treasures on the Go


One of the world's finest 19th-century art collections travels to a new audience this weekend, led by envoys Bouguereau, Bridgman, and Géròme. more

The Finest in Figure Drawing


For a testament to the lasting legacy of the academic tradition and the healthy state of contemporary realism, look no further than a figure drawing exhibition with entries from Jacob Collins, Steven Assael, and many more. more

Le Brun Portrait Nearly Restored


Catch a final glimpse of the work done to the Metropolitan's new, monumental family portrait by Charles Le Brun before its premiere in the museum's galleries. more

Van Gogh Meets Munch


It may never have occurred during their lives, but Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch are now encountering one another vis-à-vis a major museum exhibition with all the passion and energy one could want. more

The Recipe for a Record-Breaker


Early this week a painting by Picasso shattered a short-lived record for the most expensive artwork ever purchased at auction. Why did it make nearly $180 million? more

Still Life in the States


One exhibition offers a look at how the still life genre has been established and continually re-imagined by some of the best-known artists in our country's history. more

Featured Lot: Giovanni Boldini's "An Elegant Lady"


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: Giovanni Boldini's "An Elegant Lady." more

Too Real to Be a Photo


The stunning photorealism of Yigal Ozeri will have viewers questioning the limits of photography and marveling at the capabilities of oil. more

Sunshine Tax on Art Sales, Too?


A new development in artists' resale rights may cause auctioneers to hesitate before selling expensive works in California. more

Exceptional Western Art Collection Goes to Auction


Paintings from one of the world's finest private collections of art of the American West will be offered at auction next week. Preview the sale's highlights. more

Elena Zolotnitsky: A Surface Addiction


Experimental and painterly, Modern in aesthetic and traditional in theme, Elena Zolotnitsky's portraits and still lifes visualize an imaginative creative process. more

John Pototschnik: Living in the Landscape


Landscape painter John Pototschnik has achieved years of success creating paintings that make viewers "want to live in them." Soon the artist will exhibit his most recent work while celebrating an unexpected milestone. more

Picture Death in Technicolor


Liberated color joins keen psychological insight in the latest series of figural (and skeletal) works by Jenny Morgan. more

Silverpoint Through the Years


Metal point drawing has a long and rich history that remains only partially familiar to most. Two recent exhibitions aim to change that. more

Belles of Boston


An annual members' exhibition for the Guild of Boston Artists means a concentration of quality contemporary realism, featuring the likes of William Davis, Stapleton Kearns, Erik Koeppel, and Joseph McGurl. Thankfully, one needn't be a member to enjoy the art. more

Featured Lot: Edward Hopper's "House with Dead Trees"


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: Edward Hopper's "House with Dead Trees." more

Prize-Winning Portraits


No less than the very best of today's portrait painters and sculptors are considered for the Portrait Society of America's International Portrait Competition. Find out who rose to the top to claim the $60,000 in prizes. more

The Dark Fantasies of Jose Segrelles


The most ambitious exhibition ever to explore the visionary work of Spanish illustrator José Segrelles is on display near the artist's hometown. more

When Art Keeps Time


Painter Anelecia Hannah Brooks charts the passing of time and its significance with meditative visions of the people and things surrounding her. more

Art History Goes Gluten-Free


Today gluten-free diets are ever-increasing in popularity, but what would we have missed if some of history's greatest artists had given up grains? more

Vancouver Gallery Celebrates 50


Offering compelling fine art since 1965, Bau-Xi Gallery hits 50 this year. To mark the occasion: group exhibitions that hark back to the gallery's beginnings and signal forward to its future. more

Own a Part of Benton's Legacy


Something of an artist of the moment, the celebrated American Regionalist Thomas Hart Benton features in a show of new-to-the-market paintings and works on paper. more

Painting to Remember


Chinese-American artist Mian Situ places his immense skill in the service of cultural preservation, telling the stories of his ancestors while the stories are still around to be told. more

OPA Doles Out the Medals


Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards, along with several more distinctions, recognized a select few outstanding artists from the Oil Painters of America's celebrated annual show. more

Arantzazu Martinez: Studied Fantasies


Arantzazu Martinez tackles every painting as an eager student, aiming to "create something stunning and captivating, and to give the best of myself." more

Disregarding the Details


Confident and bold brushwork characterizes the latest paintings from classically trained, experimentally inclined artist David Shevlino. more

Touring Ireland's Art & Culture


Some 300 objects tell the story of Ireland during the long 18th century in a fascinating cross-disciplinary exhibition. more

Shortlist Revealed for International Portrait Prize


The tremendously competitive and remunerative BP Portrait Award has announced the three international artists who remain in consideration for its top prize of £30,000. more

Leonard Mizerek: Art Alight


The theater for Leonard Mizerek's paintings vacillates between marine and city life, as the artist works with both grand and mundane subjects to explore his true interest. more

For Florence Academy of Art, A New Location But Same High Caliber


What better way for a respected art academy to usher in a new chapter than by celebrating the achievements of its past products? more

Painting as Exploration


Many landscape artists reference photographs to develop their compositions with precision and detail. John Davis Held's starting point is both more nebulous and more engaging. more

Featured Lot: Vincent van Gogh's "L'Allee des Alyscamps"


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: Vincent van Gogh's "L'Allée des Alyscamps." more

California Impressionism Lives On


A century ago, some of this country's finest painters were discovering the incomparable beauty of the California coastline. The movement they started -- California Impressionism – has regenerated with a segment of today's artists. more

New York Welcomes a New Whitney


May 1 marks the beginning of a bright new era for the Whitney Museum of American Art. more

A Desert Oasis for Fine Art


Howard Terpning and Mark Boedges feature in a summer exhibition for Settlers West Galleries, a 40-year veteran in Western and wildlife art. more

The Best of Art Museums on the Web


As the art world continues to transform in the digital age, museums can no longer do without a substantial online and social media presence. But who are the cleverest, most creative, and most effective minds bringing art to the web? more

Heading West, to Fredericksburg


Connoisseurs in art of the American West should be on the lookout for this weekend's Fredericksburg Art Auction, featuring paintings and sculptures by heavy hitters from Joseph Henry Sharp to Martin Grelle. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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