Cover Stories

Article date: Thursday, January 10, 2019
The Aestheticized Interview with  Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani (Togo)

"My main interest as an artist is working on various social issues. I work on African cultural identities, search for peace between humans, and also human physical communication in the era of new technologies. In short, I work for a better world".

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.

Article date: Monday, December 31, 2018
Breaking the Myth of Artistic Evolution

Venezuelan businessman Juan Carlos Maldonado collects modern Western abstract geometric art. In 2016 he bought the biggest collection of indigenous Ye’kwana art in the world. It spoke the language of straight lines and angles he loves. In the current show at his exhibition space in Miami both collections meet. It’s a dialogue between two completely different modern cosmologies

Article date: Thursday, December 27, 2018
Eastern Zen and Dutch Pragmatism Inform Innovative Designs by Hiroki Matsuura, CEO of MADMA urbanism+landscape and Founding Partner at MASA Architects

"The magnificence of aesthetics seems related to the anonymity of the design. Our office is located in Rotterdam by the harbor. I hardly see the fingerprints of personal design intentions in my view; instead I see beautiful harbor landscapes. My intention in design is to create something that appears as if it already existed there before our personal design intervention."

Article date: Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Conservation and Authentication of Fine Art - Interview with Paul Lindahl, Co-Founder and CEO Arius Technology

A conversation explores how Arius’ cutting-edge art technology has broad implications in the art world; from aiding provenance and art authentication to the introduction of a new fine art print process that merges analog and digital processes.

Lead Stories

Article date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Chair of Victoria and Albert Museum Reappointed The Prime Minister of the UK has reappointed Nicholas Coleridge as Chair of the Victoria and Albert Museum for a term of four years, commencing on 1 November 2019.
Article date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Pattern, Decoration & Crime at MAMCO, Geneva MAMCO examines in this large group exhibition the “Pattern & Decoration” movement, formed in the 1970s and that enjoyed international success in the 1980s, before fading in the decades thereafter.
Article date: Monday, January 21, 2019
Mark Manders: Tilted Head in New York Central Park Public Art Fund announces solo exhibition of internationally renowned Dutch-born Mark Manders. Debuting on March 6, Tilted Head is acclaimed Mark Manders’ largest single cast bronze sculpture to date. Conceived specifically for Doris C. Freedman Plaza at the southeast entrance to Central Park, the silent and peaceful new commission is more than thirteen feet tall and consists of a monumental androgynous human head in classical repose.
Article date: Monday, January 21, 2019
The Secret to Rembrandt’s Impasto Unveiled Rembrandt van Rijn revolutionized painting with a 3D effect using his impasto technique, where thick paint makes a masterpiece protrude from the surface. Thanks to the ESRF, three centuries later an international team of scientists led by the Materials Science and Engineering Department of TU Delft and the Rijksmuseum have found how he did it.
Article date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
'Mantegna and Bellini. Masters of the Renaissance' in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin The exhibition Mantegna and Bellini. Masters of the Renaissance travels from London’s National Gallery to the Gemäldegalerie as the top temporary art exhibition in Berlin in 2019. It features around 100 works to compare and contrast two of the greatest Renaissance artists, who also happened to be brothers-in-law: Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431–1506) and Giovanni Bellini (c. 1435–1516).
Article date: Friday, January 18, 2019
Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway Dulwich Picture Gallery's first show of 2019 will showcase the highly original landscapes of the Norwegian symbolist artist, Harald Sohlberg (1869 – 1935), arguably one of the greatest masters of landscape painting in the history of Norwegian art. Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Sohlberg’s birth it will be the first major show of his work in the UK.
Article date: Friday, January 18, 2019
Fundação Bienal Appoints Jacopo Crivelli Visconti As Curator Of The 34th Bienal De São Paulo The Fundação Bienal de São Paulo is announcing the appointment of Jacopo Crivelli Visconti as curator of the 34th edition of the Bienal de São Paulo, which will take place in 2020
Article date: Friday, January 18, 2019
UK Invests in Restoring Egyptian Cultural Heritage A delegation of experts from across Egypt, Tunisia and Sudan are visiting the Mamluk Minbars of Cairo and celebrating the success of restoration work conducted on it as part of UK’s Cultural Protection Fund
Article date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Between Art & Fashion Photographs From the Collection of Carla Sozzani at Museo Pignatelli, Naples The exhibition “Between Art & Fashion - Photographs from the collection of Carla Sozzani”, will be presented in Naples at Villa Pignatelli for the first time in Italy, after being exhibited in Paris in 2016 at the Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, the Museum of Fine Arts in Le Locle, Switzerland in 2017, and the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin in 2018.
Article date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Museum Boijmans and Hoogsteder Art Gallery Discover Rubens Oil Sketch Presumed Lost On Monday 14 January, curator and Rubens expert Friso Lammertse of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen presented an oil sketch by Peter Paul Rubens to a panel of fellow experts. The sketch, a design by Rubens for a tapestry, was thought to be lost.
Article date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Art Stage Singapore Cancels 2019 Edition On January 16, less than ten days before the opening of its 2019 edition, Art Stage Singapore announced that the art fair will not take place as scheduled. “I’m sorry to have to inform you that as president of Art Stage Singapore, I am forced to immediately stop the preparations for Art Stage Singapore 2019 (Jan 24 to 27) and to cancel the fair.” Lorenzo Rudolf added, “The given circumstances, about which we shortly will inform you, unfortunately leave no other choice.”
Article date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Mauritshuis Acquires Painting by Rembrandt’s Most Influential Teacher The Mauritshuis has for many years had an engaging and high-quality painting by Pieter Lastman (1583-1633), Rembrandt’s most influential teacher, on its wish list. This dream has now been fulfilled with the acquisition of St John the Baptist Preaching of 1627. The painting was purchased from an American owner by the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation with the support of a private donor.
Article date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Lucio Fontana: Spatial Environment (1968) at El Museo del Barrio El Museo del Barrio is pleased to present artist Lucio Fontana’s 1968 Ambiente Spaziale [Spatial Environment]. First created in the late 1940s in relation to the artist’s innovative Spatialism movement, Fontana’s Spatial Environments are labyrinthine, total environments that viewers enter and navigate.
Article date: Monday, January 14, 2019
Grand Egyptian Museum Known as Giza Museum to Open in 2020  Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anany said that the ministry is in contact with the global auction houses to recover any Egyptian artifacts abroad, pointing out that the ministry in 2018 recovered artifacts from 5 countries and in 2015 retrieved artifacts from Israel.
Article date: Sunday, January 13, 2019
The Gardens of Agra, India, Back in Bloom The scent of jasmine. Oleander blooms in various shades of pink. Butterflies hovering over flowering hibiscus. These are the sights and smells you encounter today at the Mughal Gardens in Agra, India–just as they were experienced in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. But it wasn’t always the case.
Article date: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Uffizi Galleries to Host Cai Guo-Qing's Flora Commedia The Uffizi Galleries present contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s latest solo exhibition, Flora Commedia. The exhibition is co-curated by Eike Schmidt, director of the Uffizi, and Laura Donati, curator of the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Uffizi.
Article date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Ansel Adams Through a Contemporary Lens at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston “Ansel Adams in Our Time” traces the iconic visual legacy of Ansel Adams (1902–1984). The exhibition looks both backward and forward in time: his black-and-white photographs are displayed alongside prints by several of the 19th-century government survey photographers who greatly influenced Adams, as well as work by contemporary artists whose modern-day concerns centered on the environment, land rights, and the use and misuse of natural resources point directly to Adams’ legacy.
Article date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Possible Painting by Michelangelo, or one of his Pupils, Stolen in Belgium On Friday morning between 5.00 and 6.00 in the morning, a burglar stole a painting from the St. Ludgerus Church in Zele. It concerns the work 'Holy Family' - 145 by 99 centimeters - from the sixteenth century that might be a painting by Michelangelo or one of his pupils.
Article date: Friday, January 11, 2019
Met Welcomes Nearly 7.4 Million Visitors in 2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it welcomed 7.36 million visitors to its three locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Cloisters, and The Met Breuer—in 2018, an increase over the 7 million it reported for 2017.
Article date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Sale of Rubens by Dutch Royal Family ‘Not Right Royal Way’, Says Museum Director The auction of a drawing of the flamenco painter Rubens (1577-1640) belonging to the private collection of the Dutch Royal Family, has revived the debate on the disappearance of artistic heritage behind the backs of museums. With an estimated price between 2.5 and 3.5 million dollars (from 2 to 3 million euros), will go on sale next January 30 at the Sotheby's house in New York, along with 12 sketches and Studies of Ancient Masters.
Article date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Gallery List Announced for the Second Addition of 1-54 Marrakech 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is looking forward to return to La Mamounia in Marrakech for its second edition, 23 – 24 February 2019. Bringing together 18 international galleries and the works of over 65 established and emerging artists, 1-54 Marrakech aims to broaden its programme with bespoke events and exhibitions across the city and showcase Marrakech’s creative energy.
Article date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Beatrix Ruf Will Not Return to the Museum in the Role of Adviser or Director of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam After close consultation, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and its former director, Beatrix Ruf, have agreed to leave the past behind. As previously reported, Ruf will not return to the Museum in the role of adviser or director.

Interviews

Article date: Thursday, January 10, 2019
The Aestheticized Interview with  Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani (Togo) "My main interest as an artist is working on various social issues. I work on African cultural identities, search for peace between humans, and also human physical communication in the era of new technologies. In short, I work for a better world".
Article date: Thursday, December 27, 2018
Eastern Zen and Dutch Pragmatism Inform Innovative Designs by Hiroki Matsuura, CEO of MADMA urbanism+landscape and Founding Partner at MASA Architects "The magnificence of aesthetics seems related to the anonymity of the design. Our office is located in Rotterdam by the harbor. I hardly see the fingerprints of personal design intentions in my view; instead I see beautiful harbor landscapes. My intention in design is to create something that appears as if it already existed there before our personal design intervention."
Article date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Interview with Lynn Davis - 'It's My Journey, But You Can Go There Too' American photographer Lynn Davis is best known for her large-scale photographs in black and white. She staged her first exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York City in 1979 alongside Robert Mapplethorpe, a long time friend. After a life changing trip to Greenland in 1986, she shifted her focus towards landscape work and away from the human form.

Symbolism in Art

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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