Cover Stories

Article date: Saturday, April 4, 2020
Wunderwall Initiative Promotes Emerging Artists

As the art world experiences unprecedented upheaval and lack of income, initiatives that support artists and champion new names in the industry are helping to bring attention to the work of the artists themselves.

Article date: Thursday, April 2, 2020
Alpha Crucis -  Contemporary African Art

Alpha Crucis underlines the originality and diversity of African artists who live and work in sub-Saharan Africa. The exhibition curated by André Magnin brings together three generations of artists who mostly live in large urban centres. It is not what they have in common that unites them, nor what kind of subject matter upon which they draw, but the necessities they have followed and what they lead us to think about.

Article date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Why I didn’t Visit the European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) this Year

"I was a young adult when I visited TEFAF the first time. The 2020 edition could have been my 30th visit. For the first 20 years I visited TEFAF with my uncle, a smart man. He could determine the most expensive piece between 2 almost identical still life flowers from the old masters. I remember Mr Noortman’s booth at the entrance. Mr Noortman was always smoking a cigar. At Mr Loek Brons’ booth you could always grab a Dutch mint candy. The entrance was decorated with the most beautiful flower bouquets (I look differently at the flowers now). It was an impressive fair".

Article date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Art To Stop COVID-19: Online Auction Asks for Help from the Art World

A group of leading professionals from the art world are joining together to host an online auction to benefit health professionals working in Lombardy and Campania. The auction is called Art To Stop COVID-19 and the organisers are calling for galleries, collectors and artists to donate an artwork for the auction.

Article date: Friday, March 20, 2020
Statement from ArtDependence

With a platform of 1,200,000 readers, we would like to honour the work of artists everywhere and to acknowledge that many will still be able to create work whilst navigating this changing society. We would like to use ArtDependence to showcase their work.

Article date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
ArtDependence Welcomes Tyr Baudouin Lowet de Wotrenge

We are excited to announce that Tyr Baudouin Lowet de Wotrenge will be joining the ArtDependence editorial team this spring. Tyr is a 33 year old art dealer who owns his own gallery in Antwerp. The gallery is open by appointment only and once a year Tyr hosts an exhibition to highlight an aspect of his collection.

Lead Stories

Article date: Saturday, April 4, 2020
$10 Million LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund for Museums and Visual Arts Organizations is Created by Getty The J. Paul Getty Trust will create a $10 million COVID-19 relief fund to support Los Angeles-based non-profit museums and visual arts organizations in response to the coronavirus crisis, the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Board of Trustees announced today. The fund, to be administered by the California Community Foundation, will provide emergency operating support and recovery grants to small and mid-size organizations located in Los Angeles County.
Article date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
David Hockney Shares Exclusive Art from Normandy David Hockney is in lockdown at his house in Normandy with his dog Ruby and two of his long-standing assistants, JP and Jonathan. He is in the garden most days, drawing the spring awakening on his iPad. In a BBC exclusive, he is sharing 10 of his most recent images (including one animation), nine of which have never been published before, for us all to enjoy at this difficult time, along with his thoughts on the role of art in life.
Article date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts to Offer DC Complete: The Ian Levine Collection in a Single Lot Sotheby’s will offer DC Complete: The Ian Levine Collection, an exclusive private sale offering of every comic book released by American publisher DC Comics from 1935 – 2016, including complete runs of Superman, Batman, Action Comics, and Detective Comics. The more than 40,000 comics in the collection also features superhero icons Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Hornet and Aquaman, as well as the Justice League series.
Article date: Monday, March 30, 2020
A Van Gogh Masterpiece Stolen in Laren Singer Museum A Van Gogh masterpiece was stolen during an early morning break-in at the Singer Museum in Laren, museum officials confirmed Monday afternoon. The theft of the painting, called "De Lentetuin," shocked and angered museum management, they said during a press conference.
Article date: Friday, March 27, 2020
The Tefaf Art Fair is under Attack The Tefaf art fair is under attack because there would have been far more coronavirus infections than was announced. According to the art magazine "The Art Newspaper", earlier this month between 23 and 35 people at the Maastricht fair were infected with the virus. The GGD Zuid-Limburg cannot confirm these Figures.
Article date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Manifesta 13 is Postponed due to the COVID-19 Crisis In light of the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus and the French National Government’s announcement on the 16th of March 2020 that France’s borders would close for 30 days and that a national lockdown of 15 days would be enforced, it is in close consultation with the City of Marseille, that Director of Manifesta Hedwig Fijen, together with Manifesta 13 Marseille’s Board members, has officially decided to postpone the 13th edition of the biennial.

Interviews

Article date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Amyart.app – The Independent Cloud-Based Art Management Application Like almost every other industry, the art world is doing its best to become digital – quickly. The team behind Amyart.app have been working in the world of professional art for several years. Together, they decided to create a tool to help art enthusiasts and dealers manage and present their work.
Article date: Sunday, March 15, 2020
The Aestheticized Interview with Evelin Stermitz (Austria) Evelin Stermitz, M.A., M.Phil., studied Media and New Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and holds the degree in Philosophy from Media Studies. Her works in the field of media and new media art focus on post-structuralist feminist art practices.

Symbolism in Art

Article date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Symbolism of the Earring in the Girl with a Pearl Earring As far as historical records show, Vermeer did not leave Delft for any significant amount of time. Could this girl with her pearl earring and far away stare represent Vermeer himself, confined by the canvas and by the art itself, but dreaming and longing for far distant lands and adventures?
Article date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Symbolism in Art: Goldfish Born in 1869 in Le Cateau, France, Matisse began to paint whilst recovering from an operation. His painting and sculpture work would defy the expectations of the art world and make him one of the best-known artists of the 20th century and the leader of a group of the Fauve group. The Fauve group defied the realism and representation of Impressionism, and instead used strong colour and shapes to express emotion.

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Linda Brooks - Fantasy Volumes and Landscapes, after Form III, 1976. Albright-Knox Art Gallery - © Linda Brooks.

Linda Brooks - Fantasy Volumes and Landscapes, after Form III, 1976. Albright-Knox Art Gallery - © Linda Brooks.

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