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Fire Destroys Much of Notre Dame, but Priceless Relics were Spared
Article date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Fire Destroys Much of Notre Dame, but Priceless Relics were Spared

Laurent Ferri, a curator at the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell University told Bloomberg the relics inside were “now likely reduced to ashes”. If some were lost, many more were saved. The city’s mayor, Anne Hidalgo, said most of the significant artwork and holy objects inside were recovered. France’s culture minister Franck Riester shared images of priceless artworks being loaded into trucks.

Delacroix and Eugène The Man Behind the Artist at Louvre Museum
Article date: Monday, April 15, 2019

Delacroix and Eugène The Man Behind the Artist at Louvre Museum

For the first time, ten students from the École du Louvre have been invited to conceive an exhibition at the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix. This project was an opportunity to examine little-known facets of the artist and provide a fresh perspective on the collection.

Notre Dame Cathedral is on Fire
Article date: Monday, April 15, 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral is on Fire

Notre Dame cathedral has caught fire, according to the Parisian fire service and eyewitnesses. Footage posted online shows a large fire engulfing the upper part of the cathedral, with the flames licking around its two bell towers.

Shakespeare's London Home Where He Wrote Romeo and Juliet Found, Researcher Says
Article date: Sunday, April 14, 2019

Shakespeare's London Home Where He Wrote Romeo and Juliet Found, Researcher Says

A researcher says he has found where William Shakespeare lived in London and wrote some of his most popular works, including Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Evidence shows Shakespeare lived in lodgings overlooking the graveyard of St Helen's Church in the 1590s, theatre historian Geoffrey Marsh said.

Huguette Calant at Sotheby's 20th Century Art Middle East
Article date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Huguette Calant at Sotheby's 20th Century Art Middle East

“Art is not part of my life; it is my whole life. I’ve never analysed my creative intention. I know only that I want to determine a point of emotion in the painting or drawing, and that I am absorbed by an exploration of the sensual possibilities of the human body. My body feels these possibilities more in painting than in drawing, perhaps because the material itself is so much more sensual; two felt and painted forms touching evoke the touching of human bodies.”

Export Bar Placed on Renaissance Casket in a Bid to Keep it in UK
Article date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Export Bar Placed on Renaissance Casket in a Bid to Keep it in UK

Arts Minister Michael Ellis has placed a temporary export bar on a 16th century marquetry casket from the historic Newbattle Abbey, Scotland, in a bid to keep it in the country. The treasure, considered one of the most important early pieces of South German furniture in the country, is at risk of being lost unless a buyer can be found to match the £750,000 asking price.

The World Press Photo Contest 2019 – the Winners Announced
Article date: Friday, April 12, 2019

The World Press Photo Contest 2019 – the Winners Announced

Since 1955 the World Press Photo Contest has recognized professional photographers for the best pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism. Discover the stories that matter, chosen by an independent jury of photography and digital storytelling professionals.

Christian Kaspar Schwarm awarded the Art Cologne Prize 2019
Article date: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Christian Kaspar Schwarm awarded the Art Cologne Prize 2019

Koelnmesse and the Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler (German association of galleries and art dealers) are very pleased to announce Christian Kaspar Schwarm, the founder of "Independent Collectors," as the recipient of the Art Cologne Prize 2019.

Monumental Work, “Cosmogolem”, by Koen Vanmechelen, Set on Fire in Antwerp
Article date: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Monumental Work, “Cosmogolem”, by Koen Vanmechelen, Set on Fire in Antwerp

The Cosmogolem, the wooden artwork by Koen Vanmechelen that used to stand on the Left Bank in Antwerp, went up in flames at the end of March. It is a strange coincidence that shortly beforehand, another work by Koen Vanmechelen was set on fire in Brasschaat (Belgium).

Whitney's 300 Recent Acquisitions
Article date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Whitney's 300 Recent Acquisitions

The Whitney Museum of American Art announced yesterday that it had acquired 300 works of art in the last six months. As a result of these acquisitions, 60 new artists and collectives have entered the collection.

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