Fine Arts

The Grand Gateway in Waiting: Envisioning the New-Old Penn Station

Penn Station, New York, circa 1911. (Public domain)
Penn Station, New York, circa 1911. (Public domain)

NEW YORK—Nostalgia and heartbreak for the original Pennsylvania Station has persisted since it was destroyed over half a century ago. The beauty of that beaux-arts...

  • “Still Life with a Pewter Flagon and Two Ming Bowls,” 1651, by Jan Jansz. Treck (circa 1606–1652). Oil on canvas, 30 by 25 inches. (The National Gallery, London)

    The Masters’ Thread: How Jan Jansz. Treck Inspires Carlos Madrid

    In this column, “The Masters’ Thread” (, artists share their thoughts about how one master’s piece inspires their current work. I draw inspiration from the... Read more

  • Frederic Chopin at 25, by his fiancée Maria Wodzińska, (Public Domain)

    A Rare, Unknown Photo of Frederic Chopin Probably Found

    WARSAW, Poland—Poland’s culture institute in France says it believes a previously unknown photograph of Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin has probably been found by... Read more

  • Burton Silverman talks about his art and life in his studio at his home in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York on December 20, 2016 (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    The Spark and Wisdom of Artist Burton Silverman

    NEW YORK—As his photo was being taken, Burton Silverman instinctively held on to a bunch of his paintbrushes with a relaxed, yet determined grip—the way... Read more

  • Portrait of Herman Doomer, 1640, by Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam).  Oil on wood, 29 5/8 by 21 3/4 inches. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    The Masters’ Thread: How Rembrandt Inspires Dale Zinkowski

    In this column, “The Masters’ Thread,” artists share their thoughts about how one master’s piece inspires their current work. Most artists can recall that “one... Read more

  • "Orpheus Playing for Persephone and Eurydice in the Underworld," 2013, by Patricia Watwood. Oil on linen, 72 by 108 inches. (Courtesy of Patricia Watwood)

    Artist Patricia Watwood Imagines Transforming Worlds

    NEW YORK—A woman sitting on a rock by the sea reads a royal blue book. A pink stole draped over her knee swirls up around... Read more

  • Artist Gregory Mortenson at his studio in Manhattan, New York, on Dec. 11, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Artist Gregory Mortenson Exalts the Human Spirit

    NEW YORK—A year has passed since Gregory Mortenson reached that quintessential artist’s milestone—a one-man show at a top gallery in New York City. For three... Read more

  • Artist Patricia Watwood in her home studio in Brooklyn, New York City, on Dec. 14, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    The Masters’ Thread: How Sir Thomas Lawrence Inspires Patricia Watwood

    In this column, “The Masters’ Thread,” artists share their thoughts about how one master’s piece inspires their current work. One of my favorite portrait painters... Read more

  • Agony in the Garden, oil on birch, 2016, by Eric Armusik. (Courtesy Eric Armusik)

    Painter Finds Love, Beauty, Humility in Classical Figurative Art

    As a boy growing up in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Eric Armusik loved to draw. He won his first art contest at the age of 10 and... Read more

  • Press reception for the upcoming Asia Week 2017 at the Erik Thomsen Gallery in New York on Dec. 8, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Asia Week New York, a Global Hub for Art Lovers in Spring 2017

    NEW YORK—Come spring next year, New York will become the hub for Asian art. Connoisseurs, collectors, scholars, art lovers, and enthusiasts will want to trek... Read more

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    Time to Contemplate Time Among the Ancients

    NEW YORK—Our most memorable experiences, the most blissful to the most tragic, seem to exist outside of time. “Time stood still,” we may say, recalling... Read more

  • "Man has always envied the flight of birds and has attempted to emulate them since ancient times," Temple St. Clair writes in "The Golden Menagerie." (Harald Gottschalk)

    ‘The Golden Menagerie’ Explores Creatures of Myth and Gemstone

    The mythical creatures, animals of folklore, and romanticized, extinct creatures immortalized by jewelry designer Temple St. Clair have been bound together in “The Golden Menagerie,”... Read more

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    ‘The Art of Movement’ Celebrates Timeless Beauty Through Creative Collaboration

    NEW YORK—What does it take to capture the split-second moment in a dancer’s performance that sums up the beauty of the dance and allows the dancer’s... Read more

  • "Capriccio: Excavation of Roman Ruins," circa 1760-62, by Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, Grasse 1732–1806 Paris). Brush and brown and gray wash and watercolor over black chalk on antique laid paper, 10 5/16 by 12 5/16 inches. Private collection (Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art). On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 691.

    The Masters’ Thread: How Fragonard Inspires Anthony Baus

    In this column, “The Masters’ Thread,” artists share their thoughts about how one master’s piece inspires their current work.   This watercolor by Jean Honoré... Read more

  • A woman uses a pattern to create lacquerware at a workshop class at the Japanese restaurant Kosaka in New York on Nov. 13, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Chinkin: Gold-Inlaid Carvings

    NEW YORK—Lacquerware—wooden objects that are hand-painted, carved, and embellished with high attention to detail—has a long history, dating back to objects found in China in... Read more

  • Jean-François-Thérèse Chalgrin (1739 - 1811) Designs 
François-Joseph Belanger (1744 - 1818) Designs 
Pierre Gouthière (1732 - 1813) Bronzes 
Blue Marble Side Table with Neoclassical Mounts, 1781
bleu turquin marble and gilt bronze
37 1/2 in. x 81 1/8 in. (95.25 cm x 206.06 cm)
Henry Clay Frick Bequest.
Accession number: 1915.5.59

    All Abuzz in Wonderment Over Gouthière

    NEW YORK—If objects could speak, those made by Pierre Gouthière (1732–1813) would continue to whisper the incredulous wonder at creation. The 18th-century French master chaser-gilder could... Read more

  • Opening of the "Wrap Me Up: Winter Small Works Show" at Eleventh Street Arts gallery in Long Island City, New York, on Nov. 17, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Eleventh Street Arts ‘Wrap Me Up: Winter Small Works’ Opening

    NEW YORK—The Eleventh Street Arts gallery packed a full house at the opening of Wrap Me Up: Winter Small Works Show on Nov. 17. The... Read more

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