Local Art Float Features Student Art for the Entire Community

Public art is at its best when it involves the entire community. And the southern California city of Riverside’s recent Art Float exhibition is a great example of an entire community embracing public art, down to its youngest residents. Our … Continued

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The Hidden Life of “The Blue Boy”

At first blush, Thomas Gainsborough’s famous work known as “The Blue Boy” seems like a simple enough painting of a well-to-do 18th-century young master of the upper class, dressed to the nines in his little blue suit. However, some new … Continued

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Our Blogger’s Favorite Works at SFMOMA

We can hardly believe that it’s been two years since SFMOMA reopened its doors after a several-year expansion. And with that in mind, we figured it was high time we stopped by. The museum houses tons of works, many by … Continued

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Art, Attacked

Over the years, works of art all over the world have been intentionally damaged for various reasons. These incidents always make headlines, as we seem to find the “why” of the attacker almost as fascinating as the attack itself. Even … Continued

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#FancyFriday: Fancy Fabrics in Hals’ Portrait of Catharina Hooft

We’re bringing back an oldie but a goodie this Friday with a #FancyFriday themed post! In these posts, we look at portraits that are undeniably fancy in order to see what they have to say about their subject, their artist, … Continued

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How Will “Genius: Picasso” Choose To Portray the Prolific Artist?

Fans of art and television rejoice: the second season of National Geographic Channel’s acclaimed series Genius, airing April 24th, will cover the life of Pablo Picasso. We’re excited that the series, whose first season covered Albert Einstein, will have an entire … Continued

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The Many Fakes of Modigliani

Last summer, 21 works in a major exhibition in Genoa of Amadeo Modigliani’s work were pulled from exhibition on the concern that they were forgeries. As reported by Architectural Digest earlier this year, 20 of those works were declared fakes. … Continued

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Art News: The Obama Portraits Make a Statement in More Ways Than One

As you’ve probably heard, last week, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled its commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. What might have been an uneventful affair for any other former presidential portraits quickly … Continued

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Art Reads: The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt’s latest novel, The Goldfinch, won the Pultizer Prize for fiction in 2014, and it’s easy to see why. Its treatment of art and art history never veers into pretentious territory, and poses deep questions about art itself to its readers, … Continued

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Here’s Where to Read Free Art Books Online

Readers and art history lovers rejoice: your holiday season is about to get much more merry. We have good news for you: Getty Publications, associated with The Getty Museum, has a virtual library where you can check out over 250 … Continued

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