Fine Arts

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra ‘Calming,’ Says Arts Publicist

The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra performed Thursday, October 16th  at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto. (Epoch Times)
The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra performed Thursday, October 16th at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto. (Epoch Times)

TORONTO—Linda Litwack, a publicist, and her partner Charlie Sise, a writer, were among the packed audience at the Roy Thomson Hall on Oct. 16 enjoying...




  • Portrait class at the Academy of Fine Art.

    Where the Grain Citadel Stands

    There are those little events in our lives that seemingly have the greatest significance. “There was an art competition in sixth grade that I took... Read more

  • “Lijiang” by Kenny Harris. Oil on linen. (Courtesy of Kenny Harris)

    Painter Spotlight: Kenny Harris, Cityscapes With Current Context

    Kenny Harris (born 1974) studied at a liberal arts school, Colorado College, where he received a well-rounded art education. After that, he went to study... Read more

  • “Sunset in the Forest of Fontainebleau,” circa 1848–1850, by Théodore Rousseau. Oil and graphite on paper, mounted on canvas. (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)

    A Cantankerous Painter of Immense Versatility

    NEW YORK—He was overlooked in his day and knew it. To today’s ear, names like Camille Corot and Jean-François Millet ring a bell, but what... Read more

  • Screenshot of DaVinciInitiative.org website.

    Teaching Teachers the Basics of Visual Arts

    NEW YORK—It’s no secret that art instruction in public schools is hurting—not only for funding, but for applicable skills. The problem often starts at the... Read more

  • First Place Figurative: "Vessels," by Julio Reyes. Oil on Panel. 62 by 32 inches. (Courtesy of the artist)

    Announcing 2013/2014 International Art Renewal Center Salon Winners (+Photos)

    Every year the Art Renewal Center, a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to the re-appreciation of traditional art and training techniques, hosts a prestigious international painting... Read more

  • Diane Du Sablon, special assistant to Irwin Cotler, Member of Parliament for Mount Royal, gave a speech on behalf of the MP at the opening of the Zhen Shan Ren art exhibit in Montreal on Sept. 27, 2014. In an interview later, Du Sablon said: “Mr Cotler has worked during his whole life for international justice, human rights. He was elected to Parliament in 1999 … with the intention to pursue this mission. … Mr. Kunlun Zhang was the first Falun Gong practitioner that professor Cotler represented as an MP. His relationship with Falun Dafa started at that moment.” (Nathalie Dieul/Epoch Times)

    Art of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance International Exhibition Wraps Up in Montreal

    A unique and beautiful collection of paintings was on display at Montreal’s Galerie Lozeau during a five-day exhibition this past week. The Art of Zhen... Read more

  • “Banjo,” 2012, by Jacob Collins. Oil on canvas, 26 inches by 50 inches. (Courtesy of Jacob Collins)

    Painter Spotlight: Jacob Collins, ‘The Poignancy of Life’

    Jacob Collins (born 1964) started painting at an early age, copying Old Master paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He studied in Europe and... Read more

  • A contestant participates in the 2009 NTD International Piano Competition. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    NTDTV Competitions: Season of Cultural Revival Begins

    NEW YORK—New Tang Dynasty Television in 2007 launched a series of annual competitions for artists of Chinese descent from around the world. What began as... Read more

  • Westbeth Gallery presents the exhibition "City as Subject." (westbeth.org)

    Cityscapes Show Opens at NYC’s Largest Artist Community

    NEW YORK—Art critic, painter, and college lecturer Xico Greenwald now adds curator to his job titles. His first major show, City as Subject at Westbeth... Read more

  • Illustration for "The Girl Who Was Crazy About Jimmy Durante" in Woman's Day, September 1953. Gouache and ink on illustration board. (Courtesy of Mac Conner)

    The Nearly Lost Artwork of Ad Man Mac Conner

    NEW YORK—At age 101, McCauley “Mac” Conner doesn’t quit. Despite losing sight in his remaining good eye, he is illustrating an upcoming children’s book. Conner... Read more

  • A view of gallery space inside the Hotel Sale where the Picasso Museum is located, during the renovation of the building, in Paris, on March 4, 2014. The newly renovated Picasso Museum will re-open to the public in June 2014. (Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Nearly Empty’ Picasso Museum Open in Paris

    PARIS — Paris’ Picasso museum is reopening for two days this weekend after five years of closure over a renovation fraught with setbacks, accusations and... Read more

  • A closeup of a portrait of Qing Dynasty consort Xiang Fei, or the “Fragrant Concubine,” believed to be by Giuseppe Castiglione or follower. Collection of Dora Wong. (Christine Lin/Epoch Times)

    6 Examples of How Portraits of Women Were Manipulated in History

    Throughout history, portrayals of women have been used to further political, social, and commercial ends. In the Renaissance, women’s faces, bodies, and dress were carefully... Read more

  • The photo provided by Klimt-Foundation on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 shows Gustav Klimt's work 'Bildnis Getrud Loew' that he painted in 1902 with oil on canvas. (AP Photo/Klimt-Foundation)

    Owner, Heirs Seek Deal on Klimt Painting Abandoned in Holocaust

    VIENNA— The present Austrian owners of a valuable Gustav Klimt painting say they plan to reach a fair settlement with Jewish heirs of the family... Read more

  • An excerpt of the 1796 oil painting of George Washington (The "Landsdowne" portrait) by Gilbert Stuart—full image below. (AP Photo/The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution)

    Famous George Washington Painting to Be Restored

    WASHINGTON—One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and face-lift of sorts with its first major conservation treatment... Read more

  • Draft wheel (the only to survive New York City's Civil War Draft Riots), 1863. (New York Historical Society)

    From the Subway Token to the Bagel: New York City in 101 Objects

    NEW YORK—In 2011 British Museum director Neil MacGregor completed an ambitious book and radio series that sought to describe 2 million years of humanity though... Read more

  • Thinking does not need machines. (Robert Couse-Baker, CC BY-SA)

    Computers Can Find Similarities Between Paintings – but Art History Is About So Much More

    Some computer scientists at Rutgers University in New Jersey have written a computer programme that finds connections between paintings and can even discover influences between... Read more


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