A new project explores how Vincent van Gogh taught himself how to paint.
The Guggenheim Museum’s early Modernist masterpieces are to be reframed in older, traditionalist gilt frames which better match their originals.
As part of this year’s French May celebrations, the Macau Museum of Art will present Napoleon and the Decorative Arts: Treasures of the Imperial Palaces, from 18 April to 14 July.
Princess Pauline Borghese, Napoleon Bonaparte’s younger sister, was one of the fascinating women of the early 19th century. She was also the subject of what I think is Antonio Canova’s best sculpture, which today is in the Galleria Borghese.
I was put in mind of her today because a pair of her shoes have recently been found in the collections of the University of Aberdeen.
Here is a great new website with virtual tours of a landmark later 19th century interior, the Peacock Room: The Story of the Beautiful.
A woman in France defaced Liberty Leading the People by writing on it with black permanent marker–thank heavens for varnish is all I have to say….
A link to the story: http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=60631#.URaZZj15ddg
Photograph of 19th Century African-American Sculptor Edmonia Lewis Discovered by the Walters Art Museum