The Spanish government has blocked the auction of a 17th-century oil painting in Madrid on suspicion that it may actually be a lost masterpiece by Renaissance artist Caravaggio
Women Making History is a new exhibition bringing together more than 100 extraordinary banners made by artists and women’s groups across the UK for PROCESSIONS. Artists include Claudette Johnson, Sarah Maple, Sadie Williams and Vivienne Westwood. Emblazoned with the concerns of women across the UK, the banners highlight the ongoing struggle to achieve gender equality.
On 11 May, Christie’s newly introduced 20th Century Evening Sale in New York will be highlighted by Pablo Picasso’s Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse), 30 October 1932 (estimate in the region of $55 million).
The loan of the famed Bayeux Tapestry by the UK from France may not come to pass after a condition report revealed damage to the artwork. The Museums Journal reports that the 230-foot-long work has been found to be in poor condition, with stains and holes among the issues needing attention and repair.
For the first time ever, Louvre museum brings together all of its artworks in one place with a new and improved website, that is more user-friendly, attractive and immersive.
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The Hermitage Amsterdam museum launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for the museum which has come into financial hardship because of the corona crisis, and enable it to remain open in the future.
Described as the ‘Crime of the Century’, a series of paintings, all with a common source, have been sold for millions as Old Master masterpieces before being controversially downgraded to the status of modern fakes.
Lamin Fofana, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Sandra Mujinga and Sung Tieu are the nominees for the 2021 Preis der Nationalgalerie.
Robbrecht and Daem Architects have designed a new Rubens-inspired reception building for the Rubens House. Located on Hopland, it will stand discreetly and to one side of Rubens’ celebrated sight-line from the portico to the garden pavilion.
Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal, of France, have been awarded the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates, announced Tom Pritzker, Chairman of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the award that is known internationally as architecture’s highest honor.
Now on view at Sifang Museum, China, "Ten Thousand Things" is the first major two-person exhibition by Swiss artist Miriam Cahn and Peruvian artist Claudia Martínez Garay in China.
A detailed account of how two of Rubens masterpieces were not only restored but reunited after more than 200 years apart by the National Gallery.
Masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh emerges after a century in the same private collection to make auction debut in Paris this March.
Art Basel has announced the postponement of its Basel show from June to September, due to the ongoing impact of pandemic and worldwide travel restrictions.
Six years after Daesh attack, the Mosul Cultural Museum is being rehabilitated through the commitment of Iraqi authorities and an international heritage consortium.
Christie’s has appointed Bonnie Brennan, President, Christie's Americas and Jennifer Zatorski, Global Managing Director, CEO Office.
Shortlisted finalists for 2021 Sony World Photography Awards announced
The travelling exhibition Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist is the largest and most comprehensive survey of Sharif’s work to date and his first major retrospective show in Europe.
A new art initiative, Art Lodge Gallery, has recently launched a virtual platform to curate and showcase works from reputable and recognized artists around the world. This is a particularly welcome development, especially in these times of the persisting-but-hopefully fading pandemic that has robbed not only the art world but the global economy of substantial progress for the most part of the year.
"In the few past months of isolation while all kind of performances and concerts were canceled, a public dialogue opened around the support of artists in Athens, Greece. Artists have found themselves again unprotected and full dependent on government decisions and lack of state care for the arts".
'Perhaps it was the influence of Cartier-Bresson, but I’d always been attracted to pictures that included people in their environment. My work as a news photographer had probably encouraged me to go in closer and get to the heart of the matter'.
For Johan Gelper, drawing is a way of thinking, a way of giving physical dimensions to his ideas. The drawings are a study of organic growth and probe the boundary between 'intuitive' drawing and 'construction'.
"This time is tough for many of us on all levels – I just make sure to be as compliant as I can be with the rules set by the Swiss federal government. Within our team we try to do as much as possible over video conferences so that we can avoid public transportation".
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