Fine Arts

Time to Contemplate Time Among the Ancients

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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...




  • 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

  • Stephen Bauman and Cornelia Hernes at their "Selected Works" exhibition opening at The Florence Academy of Art US located at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City on Oct. 30, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    A New Chapter for Artists Bauman and Hernes

    NEW YORK—New York art lovers in search of treasure are well advised to venture across the Hudson River and to go straight to the gallery... Read more

  • "The Repentant Magdalene," (detail) circa 1660−1663 by Guido Cagnacci (1601–1663). Oil on canvas, 90 1/4 by 104 3/4 inches.  (Norton Simon Art Foundation, Pasadena, California)

    Guido Cagnacci’s Eccentric ‘Repentant Magdalene’

    NEW YORK—His contemporaries called him “il genio bizzaro” (the bizarre genius), and he signed his paintings, “Guido Cagnacci Inventore.” His theatrical compositions, racy stylistic choices, ambivalent... Read more

  • First Place Animal Category: Jewel of the Amazon. (Stephen Jesic)

    ARC Salon Announces Winners

    The Art Renewal Center (ARC), a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to realist art and skill-based training techniques, has just announced the winners and finalists of... Read more

  • Sculptor Sabin Howard, at his studio in the Bronx, New York on Sept. 13, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Sculptor Sabin Howard in Service of Something Bigger

    NEW YORK—Sabin Howard is in the throes of a monumental task. The master sculptor has to conceptualize a horrific slice of history and then translate it... Read more

  • Fernando Martin Diez-Cabeza with his unfinished painting “The Gentleman With the Red Bow Tie," at his apartment in New York on Aug. 28, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Artist Fernando Martin Diez-Cabeza Unveils ‘The Gentleman With the Red Bow Tie’

    NEW YORK—A painting is not just something to be hung on a wall once finished. It is a creative feat to be celebrated for Fernando... Read more

  • “The Committee on Moral Books” by Jehan Georges Vibert (1840–1902), French. 17.7 inches by 25.5 inches. Oil on canvas. Private collection. (Courtesy of Art Renewal Center)

32. Gustave Doré (1832–1883) French
La famille du saltimbanque: l'enfant blesse

    3 Prominent French Academic Painters and Their Works

    Apart from the artists who were given varying degrees of administrative power in the French Academies, there were many artists who dedicated their time solely... Read more

  • "College Fund" by Richard B. Hall. Oil on canvas, 34 by 40 inches. (Courtesy of Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc.)

    Preview of Rehs Galleries Inaugural ‘ARC Select’ Art Exhibition

    NEW YORK—Continuing its efforts to expand representational art, the Art Renewal Center (ARC) has started to help artists connect with galleries. It teamed up first with... Read more

  • "Samson," (detail) 1631 by Valentin de Boulogne (French, Coulommiers-en-Brie 1591–1632 Rome) he Cleveland Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    Valentin de Boulogne Unfolds the Unrelenting Drama of Life

    NEW YORK—Walk into the exhibition on Valentin de Boulogne at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and you risk being turned inside out or pulled into... Read more

  • Liliana Mai, an art teacher from Temecula Middle School, creates Gesso Italiano (Italian chalk art) on the street in Little Italy, San Diego, Calif., on October 9. (Jane Yang)

    Gesso Italiano (Chalk Art) at the San Diego Little Italy Fiesta

    The 22nd San Diego Little Italy FIESTA! cultural festival took place on Oct. 9. The full-day event claimed 15 out of 48 blocks of Downtown San Diego’s famous Little Italy... Read more

  • The main lobby of Pennsylvania Station, circa 1911. Many who entered the station felt a sense of loftiness. Over 100 million people passed through the old station every year, and architects around the world came to New York City to study it. (Public domain)

    Penn Station, Old and New, and the Hope for the Ideal Restored

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently laid out his plan to remodel Penn Station in the Chelsea district of Manhattan. The subterranean labyrinth has been the brunt... Read more

  • "Light Streams," by Joseph McGurl. (Milene Fernandez/Epoch Times)

    American Masters Art Exhibition at Salmagundi

    NEW YORK—Some of the best and greatest American living artists, both known and up-and-coming, are showing their work at the American Masters annual exhibition until Oct... Read more

  • "View of Jerusalem" From Journey to the Holy Land (La peregrination en Terre Sainte). Hand-colored engraving written by Bernhard von Breydenbach (1440?–1497?), translated by Nicolas Le Huen (active 15th century), illustrated by Erhard Reuwich (ca. 1455–ca. 1490), and published by Topie, Lyon 1488, Lyon.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1928.

    The Met Features Medieval Jerusalem as Destination of Choice, Symbol of Tolerance

    NEW YORK—If asked to pick the most culturally diverse and tolerant city in the world today, you might think of Amsterdam, London, Paris, São Paulo, or... Read more

  • "Premier Deuil," 1888.

    European Art and the Influence of the French Academies

    Apart from the École des Beaux-Arts, there were other important and influential academy schools. Many of them, including the École des Beaux-Arts, were either run... Read more

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