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Curator’s Notes: Architectural Plaster Casts
Helen Valentine, a senior curator at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, shares how and why the Academy has approximately 500 architectural plaster casts: from small medieval heads coming ...
March 13, 2019
Learning From the Classics: ‘Farnese Hercules’
Helen Valentine, senior curator at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, shares her short talk on the ...
March 6, 2019
Leonardo da Vinci’s Genius as Bright as Ever
Old masters rarely come more venerable (and venerated) and instantly recognizable than Leonardo da Vinci. But to think of ...
March 1, 2019
‘Never Look Away’ From Truth and Beauty
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck gives us a master class on filmmaking with his stunning Oscar-nominated release “Never Look ...
February 25, 2019
An Interview With the Founder of Sugarlift, an Innovative Art Consultancy
Recently, a behind-the-scenes look at artists’ lives was put on display in “Sketchbook Vol. 1,” the first exhibition held ...
February 14, 2019
Rare Images of Native Americans Show a History That Was Almost Forgotten
When American photographer Edward S. Curtis first photographed Native Indians in 1906, he didn't know that was just the ...
February 13, 2019
The Pure Ecstasy of Saint Teresa
Between the years of 1647 and 1652, Gian Lorenzo Bernini produced what is considered his greatest sculpture: “Ecstasy ...
February 11, 2019
Glorious, New Light at One of Rome’s Famous Basilicas
St. Peter's Basilica in Rome can now be seen in a whole new light, after 100,000 LEDs were ...
February 11, 2019
Chinese Shan Shui Painting of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
Stately mountains surrounded by flowing water—this is the essence of Chinese landscape painting, or “shan shui” (“mountain water”). ...
February 10, 2019
Rare Giambologna Statuette Returns to Germany
The small bronze “Mars” first came to Dresden, Germany, in 1587 as a gift from the Late Renaissance ...
February 9, 2019
Portraits Painted for Love, Not Money
The family portfolio of the great British artist Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) is the most comprehensive collection of personal ...
February 4, 2019
New Book: ‘Pieter Bruegel. The Complete Works’
The life's work of arguably the greatest painter of the Flemish Renaissance, Pieter Bruegel the Elder (circa 1525–1569), ...
February 4, 2019
‘Sketchbook Vol. 1’ Exhibition at Sugarlift
NEW YORK—Artists have been capturing their first thoughts in sketchbooks ever since paper was invented. As a visual ...
February 3, 2019
The Patriotic Art of the Arc de Triomphe
In 1805, Napoléon Bonaparte promised “triumphal arches” to his troops after they won the Battle of Austerlitz. The ...
January 19, 2019
The Iconic Washington Square Arch in New York
In 1889, the architect Stanford White made a wooden triumphal arch for New York's Washington Square Park to ...
January 17, 2019
Chinese Shan Shui Painting Through the Yuan Dynasty
Chinese landscape painting, known as shan shui ("mountain water"), can be considered one of the highest forms of ...
January 14, 2019
The Tradition of ‘Picturing Place in Japan’
Picture Japan’s rich history and tradition as Princeton University Art Museum invites you to explore Japan’s heritage through ...
January 10, 2019
The Breathtaking Architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, Paris
If “breathtaking” were a building, it could very well be the Sainte-Chapelle ("Holy Chapel") in Paris, the spectacular ...
January 7, 2019
The Spectacular Stained Glass of Sainte-Chapelle
A rainbow of colors collide through the stained glass windows of Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. The tinted sunlight brings ...
January 7, 2019
The Elusive Woodcut of Renaissance Italy: The Chiaroscuro
Two “noble, imposing” apostles by Domenico Beccafumi first introduced Naoko Takahatake, the curator of prints and drawings at ...
January 3, 2019
Conveying Inner Spirit: Figural Representations in Chinese Art
“Rendering humans is the most difficult. Next are landscapes, and after that are dogs and horses. Terraces and ...
January 2, 2019
The Old West in ‘The Broncho Buster’ by Frederic Remington
Through his writing, illustrations, paintings, and sculptures, Frederic Remington (1861–1909) reminds us of the Old West. His art ...
December 22, 2018
How to Introduce Your Children to Classical Music
Classical music is well-known for its positive effects. Here's how parents can expose their children to it.
December 20, 2018
Gustave Jean Jacquet
Gustave Jean Jacquet (1846 – 1909), is known among scholars as one of William Bouguereau’s top students. Although ...
December 4, 2018
Kara Lysandra Ross
Caspar Friedrich’s ‘Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog’ and Sublime Transformation
Caspar David Friedrich was a German Romantic painter. He is most well-known for his painting “Wanderer Above the ...
December 2, 2018
The Splendor of ‘The Charterhouse of Bruges: Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and Jan Vos’ Exhibition at The Frick Collection
“The Charterhouse of Bruges: Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and Jan Vos” is on view at The Frick ...
November 29, 2018
Sold Then Found: Masterpieces From Horace Walpole’s Prestigious Collection
On April 25, 1842, the “sale of the century” began in Twickenham in southwest London; the contents of ...
November 22, 2018
Explosion at Chinese Chemical Plant Kills 47, Injures 640
Deadly Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 Crash Prevented a Day Earlier, Investigation Finds
Brazil’s Ex-President Temer Jailed, Accused of Heading ‘Criminal Organization’
US Imposes New North Korea Sanctions, First Since Failed Summit
Europe Offers UK a Little More Time for Brexit
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Mississippi Governor Signs Bill That Bans Abortions After Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Detected
Trump Signs Executive Order Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses
ICE Released 107,000 Illegal Alien Family Members in 3 Months
Economic Models Show President Trump on Track for 2020 Landslide Win
Top Prosecutor Probing Ukrainian Plot to Boost Clinton in 2016 Election