Fine Arts

Most recent Fine Arts blogs and columns

  • Flag of the 39th Regiment New York State Veteran Volunteers, ca. 1861. (New-York Historical Society)

    Examining the Civil War Through Textiles

    NEW YORK—A century or two from now, the cotton briefs you put on this morning could end up in a glass case at a history... Read more

  • "Last Train Home," 2012, by Tony Pro. Oil on linen. (Courtesy of Art Renewal Center)

    What The Representational Art Conferences Mean to Realism

    The Representational Art Conferences (TRAC), organized by Michael Pearce, Michael Lynn Adams, and others, including Cindy Keitel, Jeff Miller, Tony Pro, and Nathan Tierny from... Read more

  • A woman a walks past 'The Parekeet and the Mermaid 1952' by Henri Matisse, on display during a media opportunity at The Tate Modern in London, Monday, April 14, 2014. The artwork is part of the 'Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs' exhibition that runs at the gallery from April 17 until Sept. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Later Matisse Works Displayed at London’s Tate Museum

    LONDON—A huge new Henri Matisse show in London is many things — bold, colorful, exuberant. It’s also a great advertisement for the creativity of old... Read more

  • The booth of Winter Works on Paper, at the AIPAD photography show April 9, 2014, New York. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Photo Gallery: The AIPAD Photography Show

    NEW YORK—The city’s most important photography show is back at the Park Avenue Armory. With more than 80 dealers, each displaying frame after frame of... Read more

  • Slow Art Day, April 12, encourages gallery visitors to spend quality time with a small number of artworks rather than feel obliged to see everything on offer. (Jupiterimages/Thinkstock)

    The Slow Art Day Challenge: Look at One Artwork for 10 Minutes

    NEW YORK—My husband and I are on the same page for most things, but as soon as we step into a museum, we lose each... Read more

  • “Kyogen Actor Shigeyama performing Sanbaso,” circa 1925–1936, by Elizabeth Keith (Scottish, 1887–1956). Woodblock print; ink and color on paper.

    Exhibition Explores Art of Traditional Japanese Theater

    Quite by chance my recent trip to visit family in Eugene, Ore., coincided with an exquisite exhibition of Japanese theater prints and other artifacts on... Read more

  • “Illumination” by Xiaoping Shen is one of the works on display in the upcoming Zhen, Shan, Ren art exhibition at Ottawa City Hall. A woman studies the teachings of Falun Gong, denoting spiritual illumination, while the sleeping child signifies the harmonious balance that can be found between a rigorous spiritual life and regular family life. (The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition)

    Ottawa to Host Unique Art Exhibition

    OTTAWA—The thought-provoking collection of works that comprise the Art of Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truth, Compassion, Tolerance) International Exhibition will be on display at Ottawa City... Read more

  • The Elephant House at the Bronx Zoo, designed by architectural firm Heins and LaFarge, with a Guastavino Company vaulted interior finish of herringbone tile separated by horizontal bands. (Michael Freeman/Museum of the City of New York)

    Calling All New Yorkers: Rediscover Architectural Permanence

    NEW YORK—If you’ve ever passed through Grand Central Terminal, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, or the municipal building at One Centre Street, you’ve unwittingly... Read more

  • With Paint Nite, a ticket buys you a small canvas, brushes, paints, and an easy two-hour lesson at a neighborhood bar. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Social Painting Gains Popularity at Bars and Studios

    PHILADELPHIA—The Fox and Hound pub in downtown Philadelphia boasts all the fixings of a standard sports bar: huge TVs, numerous beers on draft, and a... Read more

  • How do you view beauty?—
Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1617-1682)
"The Flower Girl," oil on canvas,47.76 inches by 38.86 inches, Private collection. (

    What’s Your Take on Beauty?

    Art is said to be the expression of the soul. Whether it be provocative or aesthetically pleasing, artists imbue their work with their life experiences... Read more

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    Art of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance Visits Atlanta

    ATLANTA—Leaders of the Asian community and a congressional staffer attended a reception for The Art of Truth Compassion Tolerance exhibit, which opened at the Gwinnett... Read more

  • “Busted,” by Sharon Hourigan. Oil on panel. (Courtesy of Rehs Contemporary Galleries)

    Art Students Tackle Heroes, Villains, Myths, and Legends

    NEW YORK—Every brushstroke and mark made by these artists is aimed toward ultimate realism, but when confronted with the subject matter of heroes, villains, myths,... Read more

  • A gallery view of FitzGerald Fine Arts, Soho, New York City (Courtesy of FItzGerald Find Arts)

    Contemporary Chinese Ceramics at FitzGerald Fine Arts

    NEW YORK—As Asian art week draws a concentration of Asian art aficionados to galleries, auctions, and fairs on Upper East Side, Asian art galleries not... Read more

  • A Japanese plique-à-jour flower bowl at the booth of Michael Bound at the Bohemian National Hall, Upper East Side, New York, March 14, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Asia Art Fair Opens as Part of Asian Art Week, NYC (+Photos)

    NEW YORK—For Asian art aficionados who’d rather not gallery-hop throughout a 20-block stretch in the Upper East Side during Asia Week, the Asia Art Fair... Read more

  • Panoramic view of Erik Thomsen Gallery in Manhattan. (Courtesy of Erik Thomsen)

    An Introduction to Japanese Folding Screens

    Among all the Japanese decorative arts, folding screens take the prize for adaptability. Their surfaces are as suitable for depicting episodes from the Japanese classic... Read more

  • Archaic Chinese bronzes in the galleries of J. J. Lally, New York, March 12, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Asia Week 2014 Begins in New York City (+Photos)

    NEW YORK—Asia Week New York broke its own participation record this year with 47 exhibiting galleries—most of them returning, but a handful first-timers. One of... Read more

  • Collector Dora Wong in her Upper East Side home, Feb. 20. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Why We Collect Art

    In 1950, a 13-year-old Michael Gallis accompanied his mother to an antique store on Hyde Street near downtown San Francisco. There, he spotted a Tiffany... Read more

  • Detail of Ugolino. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    The Art and Anguish of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

    NEW YORK—It may be that the brightest flames burn out the fastest. Whatever Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux was put on this earth to do, he had only... Read more

  • Christy Vezolles at the Shen Yun Performing Arts show at the ASU Gammage Theater on March 7, 2014. (NTD Television)

    Art Appraiser Calls Shen Yun ‘Spectacular’

    TEMPE, Ariz.—Christy Vezolles, an art appraiser and president of Art Value LLC, attended Shen Yun Performing Arts’ Friday night performance at the ASU Gammage Theater,... Read more

  • "Triple Self-Portrait," cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, Feb. 13, 1960. (Norman Rockwell Museum Collection)

    Pictures of Consummate Simplicity From a Tortured Soul

    NEWARK, N.J.—For most Americans, the name Norman Rockwell calls to mind nostalgia and naiveté—freckle-faced kids beaming with caricatured expressions of wonder and pride, family reunions... Read more