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Article date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Auction of Possible Caravaggio Painting Blocked by Spanish Government

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

Article date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
An Artichoke Project Presents Women Making History Exhibition in London

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.

Article date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Pablo Picasso's “Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse)” to Highlight Christie’s May 20th Century Evening Sale in New York

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).

Article date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
The Bayeux Tapestry Loan to the UK on Hold Due to Poor Condition Report

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.

Article date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
The Musée du Louvre Launches Online Collection Database and More

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.

Article date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Droit de Réponse (Right of Reply) to Simon Hewitt's Article on ArtDependence by Jean-Charles Méthiaz

Artdependence has received the following communication from Mr Jean-Charles Méthiaz concerning Simon Hewitt’s article, requesting we publish it as a Droit de Réponse (‘Right of Reply’). Artdependence fully respects Freedom of Speech and we are therefore happy to publish Mr Méthiaz’s reaction in full:

Article date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Museum Hermitage Amsterdam Starts Fundraising Campaign to Ensure its Survival

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.

Article date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Scraping The Dirt Off The ‘Crime Of The Century’

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.

Article date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Preis der Nationalgalerie Releases Shortlist for 2021

Lamin Fofana, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Sandra Mujinga and Sung Tieu are the nominees for the 2021 Preis der Nationalgalerie.

Article date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Robbrecht and Daem Architects Designs New Rubens-inspired Reception Building for the Rubens House in Antwerp

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.

Article date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal Receive the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize

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.

Article date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Ten Thousand Things: A Dual Exhibition by Miriam Cahn and Claudia Martínez Garay at Sifang Art Museum

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.

Article date: Friday, March 19, 2021
400-Year-Old Rubens Masterpiece Unveiled After Restoration Work by National Gallery

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.

Article date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Rare Van Gogh Masterpiece Emerges to Debut in Sotheby’s Paris Auction This March

Masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh emerges after a century in the same private collection to make auction debut in Paris this March.

Article date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Art Basel Postpones Basel Show from June to September 2021

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.

Article date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
The Mosul Cultural Museum in Iraq is Being Rebuilt

Six years after Daesh attack, the Mosul Cultural Museum is being rehabilitated through the commitment of Iraqi authorities and an international heritage consortium.

Article date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Christie’s Announces Two New Appointments in Key Administrative Roles

Christie’s has appointed Bonnie Brennan, President, Christie's Americas and Jennifer Zatorski, Global Managing Director, CEO Office.

Article date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Update: Sony World Photography Awards Competition 2021

Shortlisted finalists for 2021 Sony World Photography Awards announced

Article date: Friday, January 8, 2021
Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist

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.

Article date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Art Lodge Gallery Launches Online Platform

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.

Article date: Monday, December 7, 2020
The Aestheticized Interview with Angelina Voskopoulou (Greece)

"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".

Article date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Interview with John Bulmer, a British Pioneer of Colour Photography: a Good Picture Needs to Grab You in the Gut

'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'.

Article date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Interview with Belgian Artist Johan Gelper

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'.

Article date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Sven Eisenhut, Director of Photo Basel, On 2020 – The Year That Art Fairs Went Virtual

"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".

Lead Stories

Article date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Shortlist Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2021 Announced The international jury of the Prix de Rome has selected four artists for the shortlist of the Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2021. The nominees are: Mercedes Azpilicueta, Alexis Blake, Silvia Martes and Coralie Vogelaar.
Article date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Egyptologist Zahi Hawass Discovers Lost ‘Golden’ City in Luxor Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has announced that an Egyptian mission under the supervision of Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass discovered a city – dubbed the Rise of Aten – which had been under the sands for 3,000 years, dating back to the reign of Amenhotep III.
Article date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Expansion of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to be Designed by Safdie Architects Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art today revealed plans for an expansion that will increase the size of the current facilities by 50 percent. Adding nearly 100,000 square feet to the 200,000-square-foot facility, the expansion will allow the museum to showcase its growing collection and welcome more visitors to experience the power of art, in an inclusive environment.
Article date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Teylers Museum Discovers Two Drawings by Bernini A major discovery in the collection of Teylers Museum: two of its 17-century drawings prove to be the work of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), the best known artist of the Italian Baroque. After comprehensive research, it was concluded that Allegory of the Holy Blood of Christ and A Child with his Guardian Angel can both be attributed to the master.
Article date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Art Brussels WEEK Announces New Dates for its 2021 Edition Art Brussels 2021 appears in a newly adapted format: during the Art Brussels WEEK, both off- and online gallery shows will be available to the public. The shows will be on display in various gallery spaces in a number of cities, and on the Art Brussels Online Viewing Room hosted by Artsy.
Article date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Announces Eunice Bélidor Curator of its Quebec and Canadian Contemporary Art Department The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has announced the appointment of Eunice Bélidor as the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Curator of Quebec and Canadian Contemporary Art (1945 till date).
Article date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Eye Art and Film Prize Announces Winner of its 2021 Edition Karrabing Film Collective has been announced the winner of the 2021 prize. To highlight and celebrate this prize, in 2022 the Eye Film museum will host an exhibition featuring the work of the Karrabing Film Collective together with the winners of the previous two years: Meriem Bennani (2019) and Kahlil Joseph (2020).
Article date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Can the Art World Take a Joke? For centuries, April Fool’s Day has been celebrated on the first day of the month, a frivolous, unofficial holiday filled with practical jokes and pranks. During these heavy times, we could all use some lightheartedness, so we are taking this opportunity to highlight memorable pranks that have been played on the art world.
Article date: Sunday, March 28, 2021
India Art Fair Announces Jaya Asokan as its New Director India Art Fair (IAF) has announced Jaya Asokan as its new Fair Director. Asokan, formerly the Deputy Fair Director and Director of Exhibitor Relations, is taking over from Jagdip Jagpal who, after three highly successful editions, is stepping down to pursue newer avenues within the arts.
Article date: Sunday, March 28, 2021
“Home Stories, 100 Years, 20 Interiors” Opens in Design Museum, Gent Now showing at The Design Museum Gent, is a design exhibition titled “Home Stories, 100 Years, 20 Interiors”. Works on view are from renowned artists and designers such as Verner Panton, Finn Juhl, Lina Bo Bardi, Assemble, Andy Warhol, Cecil Beaton and Elsie de Wolfe.
Article date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Theo van Doesburg’s Last Surviving Model Acquired for the National Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut has acquired a model of an interior by Theo van Doesburg for the National Collection for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning. It is a design for one of the most important architectural projects of De Stijl: the cinema-cum-dance hall in the Aubette building in Strasbourg (1928).
Article date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Ghosts from the Recent Past at IMMA, Dublin This exhibition explores how urgencies of the recent past continue to inhabit the present. Framed by key political events of the past 40 years the exhibition presents artworks from the IMMA Collection from the 1980s onwards.
Article date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Last Chance to Visit 'Ian Berry: Living Apart/Water Worldwide' at Leica Gallery London The British photographer Ian Berry recorded government regulations aspect of South African society and the resulting racial tensions, social difficulties and unnatural way that people, who could co-exist happily, were commanded to spend their lives Living Apart, hence the title of his nationally exhibited body of work and sell-out book was born.
Article date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Catherine Meurisse - Life in drawing at the Centre Pompidou In collaboration with the International Comics Festival of Angouleme, the Public Information Library (Bpi) is presenting an exhibition devoted to Catherine Meurisse. As an artist, caricaturist, illustrator, screen writer and reporter, Catherine Meurisse is a prolific artist. Like Claire Bretécher and Riad Sattouf, she captures the world in action.
Article date: Monday, December 21, 2020
Last Month to See Elena Luksch-Makowsky's Exhibition in Belvedere The rediscovery of the women artists of Viennese Modernism began in early 2019 with the City of Women exhibition at the Lower Belvedere. In 2020, the Belvedere continues this trajectory by dedicating an IN-SIGHT exhibition to Elena Luksch-Makowsky, one of the central protagonists of this period.
Article date: Friday, December 18, 2020
FOAM Presents an Online Exhibition Celebrating the Works of Young Artists Shaping the Future of Photography Foam presents the exhibition Foam Talent 2020 with works from a new generation of visual artists. The exhibition Foam Talent | Digital is a new multi-media platform that showcases artist projects supported by audio, video and effects.
Article date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Bienal de Arte Paiz Reveals the Exhibition Proposal Composed of 40 artists and Two Special Projects for its 22nd edition, Lost. In Between. Together The Paiz Foundation for Art and Culture announced initial details for the 22 Bienal de Arte Paiz, which will take place in three locations in Guatemala City and four locations in Antigua Guatemala. The Biennial will feature 40 artists in its central exhibition and two special individual exhibition projects on Guatemalan artist Aníbal López and Chilean artist Paz Errázuriz.
Article date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
The Museum Watch Committee of CIMAM is Concerned about Ecosystem of the Mexican Museums The Museum Watch Committee of CIMAM - International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art - is concerned about the situation of the public museums in Mexico, and fears that the country's current government has lost sight of the duty of care it has for the cultural institutions that it inherited while it plans for ambitious new developments.
Article date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Albertina Presents 'My Generation' the Jablonka Collection The Jablonka Collection is one of the most high-profile collections of US and German art of the 1980s. It encompasses works by important artists with whom Rafael Jablonka has worked, showing and collecting their works for years. Over decades, it has been his principle to consistently acquire several works from various creative phases of each artist.
Article date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Philip Tinari to Curate the First Ad-Diriyah Biennale in the Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaPhilip Tinari To Curate The First Ad-Diriyah Biennale In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia The Thunaiyat Ad-Diriyah Foundation announced that Saudi Arabia’s first art biennale will be curated by Philip Tinari, the director and chief executive of UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, China’s leading contemporary art institution. The biennale curatorial team also includes Wejdan Reda, curator and founder of Sahaba Art Consultancy; Shixuan Luan, curator at UCCA; and Neil Zhang, assistant curator.
Article date: Monday, December 14, 2020
Manifesta 16th Edition of the Biennial will Take Place in Germany’s Ruhr Area On the 27th of November 2020 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Manifesta Board examined the most convincing applications for future editions of the European Nomadic Biennial. The Bids submitted by the City of Barcelona and the Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet), Germany were of such high quality that the Board asked for a commitment from both cities - Barcelona for 2024 and the Ruhr Area for 2026.
Article date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Six Centuries of Maritime Masterpieces, Final Boijmans Next Door Event in the Maritime Museum Rotterdam Boijmans weighs anchor in the ‘Maritime, where the two Rotterdam art collections come together in a new exhibition Maritime Masterpieces, the eleventh and final Boijmans Next Door show. Discover the unknown maritime world behind acclaimed works of art from Bosch to Van de Velde the Elder and other artists from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first.
Article date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Art Brussels Announces New Dates for 2020 Edition Due to the unprecedented situation regarding COVID-19, the growing concern over public health and the resulting force majeure event, Art Brussels - with the agreement of their international gallery committee - has decided to cancel the April edition of the fair and reschedule the dates. Art Brussels 2020 will now take place from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 June 2020.


Article date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Twimble, The New App from the Team Behind ArtDependence The team behind ArtDependence have come together to launch a brand new app that has been made with art lovers in mind. Twimble allows users to take two separate photographs and stitch them together instantly, allowing better record keeping and photo management. Once stitched, the single image is saved for as long as you need it, in your personal images library.
Article date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Artist Bilal Bahir on The Magic Carpet That Brought His Work from Baghdad to Belgium "I discover the poetic relation between old pages who have own their history and my imagery. Often, the story’s I draw are related to the text on the page. I like to interlace two tales related to the past together. The past is my source of inspiration, like the ancient drawings of the Abssy time in the 13th century, old fairy tales from east and west, and old mythologies".

Symbolism in Art

Article date: Thursday, September 5, 2019
Symbolism in Art: The Bull in Picasso’s Guernica Picasso was once quoted as saying ‘If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined with a line, it might represent a minotaur’. Certainly, the magnificent minotaur was certainly one of Picasso’s most persistent obsessions, as was it’s less fantasistic cousin, the bull. The bull and the bullfighter are repeated images in Picasso’s work, seeming to speak to his Spanish roots.
Article date: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Symbolism of the Pitchfork in Grant Wood’s American Gothic American artist Grant DeVoloson Wood, usually known as Grant Wood, is best known for his work depicting images of the American Midwest. The painting that made him famous is his depiction of an Iowan famer and his stern-looking daughter, standing rigid in front of the gothic window of their white, wooden home.

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