Fine Arts

Poets Slam Loss of NYC’s Creative Habitats

Poet Justin Woo, associate producer of Poetic People Power, recites a poem during its 2012 show. (Leah Rae Photography)
Poet Justin Woo, associate producer of Poetic People Power, recites a poem during its 2012 show. (Leah Rae Photography)

NEW YORK—Anger, grief, and nostalgia flowed forth over the microphone at Theater 80 on St. Mark’s Place on the sweltering evening of July 23.  Seven...

  • “Leviathan” by Todd Gordon. Oil on canvas. (Courtesy of George Billis Gallery)

    Cityscape Painters Explore Bridges as Metaphors for NYC

    NEW YORK—The five boroughs of New York City are crisscrossed by a whopping 789 bridges, the undersides of which often mesmerize painters, judging by this... Read more

  • The samurai is the focus of a major exhibition on display at Melbourne’s NGV. Utagawa Yoshitsuya, The death of Kusunoki Masatsura (19th century) colour woodblock (triptych). (Courtesy of National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne)

    Samurai Are on Show at the NGV – and They’re Not Just Warriors

    A new exhibition has opened at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) on the figure of the Japanese samurai. Bushido: Way of the Samurai explores... Read more

  • “The Flogging of Punchinello,” circa 1800, by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    The Tiepolos, Tongue-In-Cheek: Caricatures Shown at Met Museum

    NEW YORK—The name Tiepolo calls to mind triumphant ceiling frescoes filled with floating, tumbling bodies of heavenly beings. But besides a capacity for artistic achievements... Read more

  • A selection from the New-York Historical Society permanent collection, hung Salon Style. (Christine Lin/Epoch Times)

    Old Favorites: Salon Style and Madeline at the New-York Historical Society

    NEW YORK—July brings a bad-news-good-news moment from the New-York Historical Society. The city’s oldest museum has been reshuffling its art in preparation for the renovation... Read more

  • A young Chinese woman from Hong Kong who said the The Art of Zhen Shan Ren Exhibition told "A very sad story". She is holding an origami lotus frequently given by Falun Dafa practitioners. The woman stands beside a picture of the Buddha statue by Kunlun Zhang and in front of Noble Task by Dong Xiqiang where a woman sews a banner before a parade. (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Classical Art in Ancient English Countryside

    The unique oil and Chinese paintings of The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition were on public view in an ancient church on the... Read more

  • “Phoenix” by Satoshi Kamiya, Japan; at the Surface to Structure origami exhibit at Cooper Union, NYC, June 19, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Mind-Bending, Mathematic Origami: You Didn’t Know Paper Could Do This (+Photos)

    NEW YORK—If you, as an adult, still pride yourself for remembering how to fold an origami crane or a samurai hat, here’s an exhibit that... Read more

  • “At Water’s Edge,” oil on canvas, 40 by 60 inches. (Courtesy of Daniel Gerhartz)

    Advice From Renowned Painter Daniel Gerhartz: Squint Down, Keep it Simple (+Photos)

    KEWASKUM, Wisc.—Taped to Daniel Gerhartz’s easel is a sticky note saying “squint down.”  The note reminds him to squint his eyes in order to simplify... Read more

  • "P.J. Clarke's Bar Scene" by Stephen Gardner. Gouache. (Courtesy of Society of Illustrators)

    Illustrators Capture NYC’s Grunge, Grandeur: From Pub Paintings to Digital 3-D Landmarks (+Photos)

    NEW YORK—The organization that makes sure New York keeps its character is turning 50 next year, and the celebrations are beginning early. The Landmarks Preservation... Read more

  • The book cover of "Art and Fear." (Courtesy of Image Continuum Press)

    Book Review: ‘Art and Fear’

     The art-making process can be one of doubt and self-criticism. The book Art and Fear suggests that artists are not alone in their existential quandaries... Read more

  • Fragments of poems by Sappho (ca. 620–ca. 550 BC). Graeco-Roman Egypt, second century A.D.
(Courtesy of the Morgan Library and Museum)

    Deconstructing Genius: Exhibit Examines Human Creativity

    NEW YORK—When we savor the words of Tolstoy or the luminous brushstrokes of Raphael, we often remark on their genius. Genius is a quality that... Read more

  • Frank Lloyd Wright

    Frank Lloyd Wright’s Birthday: ‘The Greatest American Architect of All Time’

    Today marks the 147th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, the man the American Institute of Architects recognizes as “the greatest American architect of all time.”... Read more

  • "Smoke Rising from the Volcanic Eruption Sakurajima," 2013, by Takehito Miyatake. (Courtesy of Takehito Miyatake)

    Photographer Takehito Miyatake Captures the Nocturnal Lights of Japan

    NEW YORK—As a child growing up near the forests and ponds of rural Japan, Takehito Miyatake spent the springtimes digging up bamboo shoots and his... Read more

  • People take photographs near Spanish artist Diego Velázquez’s “Portrait of Duke Francesco I d’Este” 1638 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 15, 2013, in New York. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

    Improve Your Museum Memories: Put Away the Camera

    This spring, the Frick Collection momentarily relaxed its no-photography policy in the galleries, and then reversed it after only a month. According to a Hyperallergic... Read more

  • Untitled (Les Invalides), Paris, 1978. Max Dupain. (Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of Penelope Seidler AM)

    Max Dupain’s Paris Series Displayed for First Time

    Photographer Max Dupain (1911-1992) rarely traveled overseas, gaining fame for his iconic photos of Australia, but an exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South... Read more

  • “The Knight’s Dream” by Antonio de Pereda (1611–1678)
(Courtesy of Art Renewal Center)

    Why Realism? Part 11: A Life Mission

    I never dreamed I would get to see the recreation of a system that produced so many great artists, but it’s happening right now, and... Read more

  • Amy Lee, painter (far left), Professor Kunlun Zhang, sculptor, painter, and founder of The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition (seated), Boi Wynsch, organiser of Art Nordic, in red jumper, speaking, and Eddie Aitkin, Director and Trustee of Zhen Shan Ren Arts (UK) standing, right. (Simon Gross/Epoch Times)

    2014 Art Nordic Reveals Strong Relationship with China

    The Art of Zhen Shan Ren (truthfulness, compassion, tolerance) International Exhibition took centre-stage at the largest Scandinavian art fair, the 2014 Art Nordic in Copenhagen,... Read more