Fine Arts

Salmagundi Club President Robert Pillsbury Steers an Artistic Legacy

Robert W. Pillsbury, President of Salmagundi Club, in library of the club in New York on July 17, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)
Robert W. Pillsbury, President of Salmagundi Club, in library of the club in New York on July 17, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—”It’s no accident that I’m involved here,” says Robert W. Pillsbury with a sense of purpose and reverence. The president of the Salmagundi Club often...

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    Jean-Antoine Watteau’s Other Worlds

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  • Savannah Tate Cuff was awarded the $10,000 Grand Prize of the Grand Central Atelier's Figure Drawing Competition at the Eleventh Street Arts gallery in Long Island City, New York on July 6, 2016. (Benjamin Chasten/Epoch Times)

    Grand Central Atelier Celebrates Winners of Figure Drawing Competition

    NEW YORK—Eleven artists drew the same model in the same studio together for 40 hours over five days, with $10,000 on the line for the... Read more

  • Actor and comedian Steve Martin, who is guest curator of an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts devoted to Canadian modernist Lawren Harris, stands next to Harris's "Mountain Forms" painting during a gallery preview at the museum in Boston, Friday, March 11, 2016. "The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris" runs through June 12. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Steve Martin Brings Lawren Harris Exhibit to Toronto

    TORONTO—The arrival of the Lawren Harris art exhibit in Toronto marks a full-circle moment for Steve Martin. The acclaimed American actor, comedian, and musician has... Read more

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Meissen porcelain, ca.1729–31
H: 4 7/8 inches
Private Collection

    A Passion for Porcelain

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    Enhancing the Allure of Classical Music

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  • Artist Edmond Rochat talks about his life and work in his studio at the NYK Academy in Spanish Harlem, New York, on May 31, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Artist Edmond Rochat Evokes Layered Emotions

    NEW YORK—He left a coat on a metal folding chair, in a rather empty room. Sunlight gently beamed onto the tiled floor, chair, and coat... Read more

  • Mark Lubell, executive director of the International Center of Photography (ICP) at the new premises of the ICP in Manhattan, New York, on June 15, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    International Center of Photography Poised to Be a Global Community Focal Point

    Contemporary technology allows us to manifest our prehistoric fascination with observing other humans, and to publish those images, with greater ease than ever. This unprecedented... Read more

  • Front gallery of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, one of 14 galleries.(Courtesy of McMichael Canadian Art Collection)

    McMichael Gallery: Where Nature Meets Art

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  • People attend an art exhibition by AAFOH (Artists Against Forced Organ Harvesting) in New York on May 10, 2016. The exhibition features artwork about human rights abuse in China as well as Falun Gong practitioners speaking out against injustice in China.

    Heaven’s Tears and Eternal Sunshine: Artists Take a Stand Against Forced Organ Harvesting

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  • Zoe Dufour with one of her sculptures in progress at the Grand Central Atelier in Queens, New York, on April 14, 2016. (Benajmin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Zoe Dufour Aims to Sculpt Empathy

    NEW YORK—When we look at a work of art we immediately enter into a relationship with the artist who made it. Even centuries later we... Read more

  • HRH Princess Alexandra, HRH Princess Victoria & Mr Savile, ‘Two’s company and three’s none’ in
‘Tableaux Vivants Devonport’ c1892-1893, by unknown photographer. (Courtesy of Wilson Centre for Photography)

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  • Sally Fama Cochrane paints at Grand Central Atelier in New York on April 8, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Sally Fama Cochrane on Painting Allegories of the Body

    NEW YORK—When she paints, Sally Fama Cochrane dives into the chasm between invisible and visible worlds—between the inside and the outside of the body, between... Read more

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    As the most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas, and perhaps the world, the International ARC (Art Renewal Center) Salon offers over $100,000 in cash... Read more

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    Devin Cecil-Wishing, an Artist Who Paints Light

    NEW YORK—Up close the lemons look fuzzy. They emanate reflected light, glowing softly. Stepping back from the painting, the contours become sharper, the citrus flesh... Read more

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    The Grandeur of Hellenistic Art on Show at the Met

    NEW YORK—The ancient city of Pergamon was discovered in the 1860s by German engineer Carl Humann. He was doing land surveys for railroad construction, when... Read more

  • Auction officer Marc Labarbe presents the painting to the media in Paris, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Lost 400-Year-Old Painting Found in Attic Could Be Worth $135 Million

    PARIS—A 400-year-old picture that might have been painted by Italian master Caravaggio has been found in an attic in southern France. Eric Turquin, the French... Read more

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