Canadian born Renato Muccillo, son of Italian immigrant parents, started out painting high realism paintings in the late ’80s. He remembers working months on end...
Cartoonists Are Defiant in Their Response to Charlie Hebdo Attack
Cartoonists and satirists in “the West” are confronted with the risks of their expressive freedom today as a consequence of the assassinations at Charlie Hebdo... Read more
Erhu Player Amazed by Shen Yun’s Music
BERKELEY, Calif.—Student and musician Jordan Coffey was impressed with the music and culture of Shen Yun Performing Arts, calling it one of the best performances... Read more
Oldest Piece of Polyphonic Music Found: 1,100-Year-Old Chant (+Listen Here)
Once chanted solemnly in devotion to Boniface, the patron saint of Germany, this music has not found voice in centuries. Giovanni Varelli, a music Ph.D... Read more
Sargent in Your Pocket: Tintypes the Next Thing in Fine Art Reproductions?
When it comes to fine art reproductions, you have photos of paintings turned into posters, and Giclée prints on canvas with hand-painted brushstrokes for texture... Read more
Painter Spotlight: Cornelia Hernes and ‘The Tapestry of Life’
Norwegian-born painter Cornelia Hernes spent much of her youth living on three different continents: Europe, Africa, and North America. She studied psychology at university of... Read more
The Dark Side of Creativity
Creativity – the generation of novel and useful ideas, products, or solutions – is seen as a valuable trait for people and organizations to possess... Read more
Art Renewal Center Salon Is Accepting Entries
The Art Renewal Center, a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to the renewal of traditional training techniques in the visual arts is currently accepting entries for... Read more
Painter Spotlight: Arantzazu Martinez, Dream Chaser
Art is a matter of pure passion for the Spanish painter Arantzazu Martinez. When her craving to paint like the 19th century masters could not... Read more
Stolen Cultural Objects: What’s the Role of Australian Galleries?
Last week, The Australian reported that 49 artworks had been identified by the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) with gaps in their ownership history... Read more
Winners Announced for 2014 NTD Television International Figure Painting Competition
NEW YORK—The judges of the NTD Television International Figure Painting Competition don’t grade on a curve. As outstanding as the finalists’ works are, Tuesday night’s... Read more
What Happened to the Blockbuster Art Exhibition?
A blockbuster art exhibition can double the annual attendance of an art museum and pull in significant amounts of money. Bring Vermeer’s “The Girl with... Read more
Painter Spotlight: Stephen Bauman, the Continuous Search for Art
When Stephen Bauman was young, he used to sneak into his brother’s room to rustle through the notebooks of the grafitti he was making. “I... Read more
Painter Spotlight: Michiel Schrijver, a Different World
Dutch painter Michiel Schrijver (born 1957) received his art training at the Camberwell College of Arts in London. “Art school is great, as it allows... Read more
Frida Kahlo’s Garden to Be Reimagined in New York
NEW YORK—Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s native garden and studio will be reimagined at the New York Botanical Garden in the spring. The garden will use... Read more
NTD Television Figure Painting Competition to Exhibit Early December
NEW YORK—For the first time, the NTD Television International Figure Painting Competition, which got its start as a platform for artists of Chinese descent, has... Read more
Hitler’s Art: Painting by Future Fuehrer for Sale
BERLIN—A 100-year-old watercolor of Munich’s old city hall is expected to fetch at least 50,000 euros ($60,000) at auction this weekend, not so much for... Read more