Fine Arts

David Geffen Donates $100 Million to Lincoln Center

David Geffen, philanthropist and entertainment mogul. (Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for UCLA)
David Geffen, philanthropist and entertainment mogul. (Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for UCLA)

NEW YORK—Entertainment industry executive David Geffen has donated $100 million to New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The performing arts building — long...

  • "On The Seashore," 1879, by George Elgar Hicks. Oil on canvas. Private collection. (Image courtesy of Art Renewal Center)

    Rediscovering Victorian Painter George Elgar Hicks

    George Elgar Hicks (1824–1914) is one of those artists, well appreciated among 19th century Victorian scholars, but virtually unknown to the general public of today... Read more

  • A bronze mirror with a woman's head in relief from the Hellenistic period. It is part of a major collection of ancient Greco-Roman and Near-Eastern objects that New York philanthropists Robert and Renee Belfer are giving a to the Jerusalem museum, Feb. 12, 2015 (AP/Israel Museum, Elie Posner)

    NY Antiquities Collection Donated to Israel Museum

    NEW YORK—Two New York philanthropists are donating a major collection of more than 300 ancient Greco-Roman and Near-Eastern glass vessels to The Israel Museum in... Read more

  • “Au Clair de la Lune,” 2013, by Camie Salaz, 38 inches x 46 inches, oil on canvas. (Courtesy of Camie Salaz)

    Painter Spotlight: Camie Salaz, Transformation Through Art

    Tarrytown, the home of painter Camie Salaz, lies about 20 miles north of New York on the Hudson River, where the great landscape painters Frederic... Read more

  • In this Feb. 9, 2015 photo, museum visitors examine sculptures by Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli at the Davis Museum on the campus of Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass. Tanavoli, a modern sculptor celebrated for fusing Persian traditions with pop sensibilities, opened the first U.S. retrospective of his work at the museum in Wellesely. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Famous Iranian Artist Makes US Debut With Show About ‘Nothing’

    WELLESLEY, Mass.—Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli has built a successful career around the concept of nothing. Tanavoli creates sculptures of the word “heech,” which means “nothing”... Read more

  • This photo provided by the police of Swiss Canton Tessin shows the painting "Ritratto di Isabella d'Este" by Leonardo da Vinci, which was seized by the police of Ticino Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 (AP/Kantonspolizei Tessin)

    Swiss Seize Alleged Leonardo Portrait for Italian Probe

    MILAN—Italian authorities have ordered the seizure from a Swiss bank vault of a portrait attributed to Leonardo da Vinci that they say was illegally removed... Read more

  • Sotheby's staff pose for a picture with 'Le Grand Canal' by Claude Monet, during a preview of their upcoming Impressionist and Modern, Surrealist and Contemporary Art sale, at the auction house in London, England, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The collection of paintings and sculptures, with an estimated total value of 233 million pounds ($354 million), is due to go under the hammer on Feb. 3 and Feb. 10. (AP/Tim Ireland)

    Monet Means Money: Auction Nets Record $280 Million Total

    LONDON (AP) — A Venetian waterscape by Claude Monet has sold for more than $35 million at a London auction as the high-end art market... Read more

  • “Two Pears, a Fig and Raspberries,” 2013, by Patricia Coonrod. Oil on canvas, 12 X 16 inches. (Courtesy of Patricia Coonrod)

    Painter Spotlight: Patricia Coonrod, an Inviting Place to Be

    After Patricia Coonrod earned her bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, she moved on to the graduate course at the New York Academy... Read more

  • The five-story townhouse at 178 E. 64th St. in New York, on Jan. 26. The location  will be the new location of the Dahesh Museum of Art. (Christine Lin/Epoch Times)

    After 7 Years Without Gallery Space, Dahesh Museum Gets a New Home

    NEW YORK—For the last seven years, The Dahesh Museum has proudly, if euphemistically, referred to itself as “a museum without walls.” It has been busying... Read more

  • Grand Central Atelier resident Anthony Baus working at Grand Central Atelier in Long Island City, New York, on Dec. 18, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    A Working Artists’ Haven, Built From Concrete and Love

    NEW YORK—Look south on 11th Street in Long Island City and you’ll see the Pulaski Bridge leading into Brooklyn. Look north and you’ll see the... Read more

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    Creativity Might Be Playful – but It’s Also Work

    The view that art is essentially unworldly and creativity is play has a long history, dating back to the Romantics in the 18th century. According... Read more

  • “Valley Thunderhead,” 2014, 48 inches by 48 inches, by Renato Muccillo, oil on canvas. (Courtesy of Renato Muccillo)

    Painter Spotlight: Renato Muccillo, Distilled Nature

    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... Read more

  • Remember how you learned to play a musical instrument? You became aware of feedback to improve. This ability to make sense of our sensory feedback in more and more refined ways is what people do in Feldenkrais. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

    Explainer: The Feldenkrais Method

    The Feldenkrais Method is a way of exploring movement, posture, and breathing through hands-on touch, used by dancers, musicians, athletes, actors, and people living with... Read more

  • If we want to maximise creativity, tying cash to creative output is a bad idea. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Why Cash and Copyright Are Bad News for Creativity

    Imagine you were asked to write a law that encouraged creativity. What would it look like? Whatever your answer, it’s pretty clear that it wouldn’t... Read more

  • “The Anatomy Lesson of Professor Tulp Recycled or The Quacks Operate on 20th Century Art,” 1997, by Jonah Kinigstein. Pen and ink on bristol board. (Courtesy of Jonah Kinigstein)

    Everybody’s Guilty: Cartoonist Jonah Kinigstein Condemns the Art World

    NEW YORK—In one of his editorial-style cartoons, artist Jonah Kinigstein likens today’s art world to a game of baseball in which all the rules have... Read more

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    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

  • Student and musician Jordan Coffey was impressed with the music and culture of Shen Yun Performing Arts, calling it one of the best performances he had ever attended. (QIan Zhang/Epoch Times)

    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