Fine Arts

Great Camaraderie at the Salmagundi Club’s Portrait Competition

Artist participate in the first "Oil Portrait Sketching Competition" of the Salmagundi Club in New York on Aug. 26, 2017. (Milene Fernandez/The Epoch Times)
Artist participate in the first "Oil Portrait Sketching Competition" of the Salmagundi Club in New York on Aug. 26, 2017. (Milene Fernandez/The Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—The smell of oil paints filled the room. It was so quiet, you could hear the rustle of paintbrushes as 40 artists painted shoulder...




  • “The Valpincon Bather,” (cropped) 1808, by Jean Aguste Dominique Ingres (1780–1867). Oil on canvas, 57.5 inches by 38.2 inches, Louvre Museum (Public domain).

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  • Sculptor Charlie Mostow at  Grand Central Atelier in Queens, New York, on Aug. 3, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Sculptor Charlie Mostow Keeps It Universal

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  • Patek Philippe, World Time Minute Repeater, Reference 5531 New York 2017 Special Edition. (Patek Philippe)

    ‘The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition’ of Patek Philippe

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  • Artist Harvey Dinnerstein in his studio in Brooklyn, New York, on May 31, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Harvey Dinnerstein, the Artist With Thirsty Eyes

    NEW YORK—Harvey Dinnerstein waited at the bottom of the stairs of his Brooklyn brownstone, contemplating the darkness of the interior space. Since a broken washing... Read more

  • Artist Katie G. Whipple in her studio in Southampton on June 23, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Artist Katie G. Whipple Kindles Joy and Contemplation

    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y.—You cannot help but feel instantaneous joy when you first set eyes on Katie G. Whipple’s flower paintings. When you look longer, a plethora of meaning... Read more

  • “Patchwork Dream,” by Morgan Weistling, 2007. Oil on canvas, 20 inches by 30 inches. (Courtesy of Morgan Weistling)

    Respite From the Clamor: Lessons From Morgan Weistling

    Fine artist Morgan Weistling upholds the lineage of the golden age of illustration, along with the likes of Norman Rockwell, J.C. Leyendecker, and his mentor... Read more

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    Sotheby’s to Auction J. M. W. Turner’s Private Masterpiece

    Almost exactly two years since famous painter J.M.W. Turner’s “Modern Rome—Campo Vaccino” sold for $45.1 million in London, another of the artist’s works is up... Read more

  • Robert Frank in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2014. (DoDo Jin Ming)

    The Photographer Who Loves America

    NEW YORK—Robert Frank composed his photographic portrait of the country, “The Americans,” like a silent lover who gives attention generously but remains elusive. He would... Read more

  • "Portrait of a Young Woman," 1867, by Edgar Degas (1834–1917). Oil on canvas, 8.6 inches by 10.6 inches, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. (Public Domain)

    The Masters’ Thread: How Degas Inspires Burton Silverman

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  • “Court Ladies Wearing Flowered Headdresses,” by Zhou Fang. Silk hand scroll, 18 inches by 71 inches, Liaoning Provincial Museum, Shenyang Province, China. (Public domain)

    Zhou Fang’s ‘Court Ladies Wearing Flowered Headdresses’

    During China’s prosperous Tang Dynasty (618–907), a period in which high culture flourished, the genre of painting “beautiful women” reached considerable heights. And ranking above... Read more

  • "Abraham entertaining the Angels," 1646, by Rembrandt (1606–1669). Oil on panel, 6 3/8 inches by 8 3/8 inches, private collection. (Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    The Suspense Between Seeing and Believing

    NEW YORK—We know Rembrandt for his colossal masterpieces, for his captivating self-portraits, and for the vitality in every one of his works, big or small... Read more

  • Alexis Light, senior manager of media relations and marketing for The Frick (front), speaks with artist Annika Connor and another guest in The Frick’s Fifth Avenue Garden during the Spring Garden Party for Fellows of The Frick Collection on June 7. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    The Triumph of Flora at The Frick

    NEW YORK—It was a beautiful start to summer as about 800 guests attended the annual Spring Garden Party for Fellows at The Frick Collection in... Read more

  • Open sketch at the "First Fridays" event at The Frick Collection in New York City on June 2, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    First Fridays at The Frick Collection

    NEW YORK—Every first Friday of the month, people wait in a line that circles halfway around the Fifth Avenue block between 70th and 71st streets to... Read more

  • The Louvre cour Napoléon

    How to Visit the Louvre

    PARIS—A medieval fortress turned royal palace turned museum—the Louvre takes you on a cultural journey through the ages, with around 38,000 works of art on... Read more

  • “Concord Grapes,” 2016, by Carlo Russo. Oil on linen, 12 inches by 14 inches, private collection. (Courtesy of Carlo Russo)

    The Masters’ Thread: How Joseph Decker Inspires Carlo Russo

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    Art of Zhen Shan Ren Museum Opens in Arizona

    TEMPE, Ariz.—”The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition” received acclaim in 900 cities and 50 countries as it toured across Europe, the Americas, Australia,... Read more

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