Have you ever seen some photos and postcards from Exposition Universelle? The first Exposition Universelle was held in 1889 and represented World’s Fair. It was held in Paris and lasted from 6 May to 31 October 1889. The year of 1889 was important because it represented 100th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, an event traditionally […]
During the Dutch Golden Age tulips were important flower. Prices for bulbs of the tulip reached extraordinarily high levels. Rich patrons would acquire some of the world’s most expensive flowers – such as the Semper Augustus tulip, now extinct – and hire the best artists to paint them.
The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writers Residency Program is located in Chapala, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in Mexico where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. Three residents will be chosen for each residency. We encourage applications […]
Washington, DC—The National Gallery of Art announces the acquisition of a Dutch masterpiece by Gerrit van Honthorst (1592–1656), considered one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age. The Concert, dated 1623, is an important and historic painting that has not been seen publicly since 1795. The acquisition is made possible by the Patrons’ […]
The “Monuments Men,” were a group of men and women from thirteen nations, most of whom volunteered for service in the newly created MFAA (Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program) section during World War II. Many had expertise as museum directors, curators, art historians, artists, architects, and educators. Their job description was simple: to protect […]
Predella, October 17, 2013 - January 15, 2014 Deadline: Dec 15, 2013 The Predella issue scheduled for June 2014 (no. 35) will be dedicated to Tuscan painting in the Eighteenth Century. It will be edited by Emanuele Pellegrini and Stefano Renzoni. This issue aims to bring new contributions on the activity of Tuscan painters in their homeland […]