By Laura Harding Stewart

Image :: i-Arttours

Flames of Autumn, Thomas Cole and the Birth of the Hudson River School

By Alexander Boyle

Detroit Institute of Art :: Update

BY Graham W.J. Beal



Waddington Custot Galleries, 11 Cork Street, London W1S 3LT


By George Kozmon

Mr. Turner

A Film Exploring the last quarter century of the life of J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851)

Opens in UK Cinemas, October 31st 2014

October 21, 2014
Judith H. Dobrzynski
In a mostly unnoticed filing with the U.S. government, the Association of Art Museum Directors has expressed frustration with failure to curtail the looting of antiquities in El Salvador and called for exploration of new options to contain it. They include setting up a legitimate market, which “should be taxed [...]
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October 21, 2014
Margie FitzSimons
  Science and Art, Part II In Part I, we talked about the visual dialogue between science and art in the twentieth century and the antecedents of a growing body of art that is taking inspiration from both cosmic and microscopic imagery. Dramatic pictures produced by scientists using telescopes and [...]
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October 21, 2014
Christine Lin
    NEW YORK—It’s no secret that art instruction in public schools is hurting—not only for funding, but for applicable skills. The problem often starts at the top. Students may have the desire to learn to draw, but their teachers are at a loss as to how to help them. [...]
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October 21, 2014
Robert Alexander Boyle
Rashid Al Khalifa at work in his studio in Al Jasra, Kingdom of Bahrain Recently this writer had the privilege to interview Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa al Khalifa of Bahrain. The interview was arranged by a mutual friend, Laura Stewart, as the Shaikh’s work will be making a rare appearance [...]
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October 20, 2014 2 Comments
Elliot Lee
As an introduction to the forthcoming reviews by Sinead and Charlotte of Frieze and Frieze Masters 2014, I thought I'd take a few photographs of finer works on display.  What caught my eye this time were the selection of Calder Mobiles available at Frieze Masters and PAD this year. Many [...]
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October 14, 2014
Maura Haverly
What's going on at Drouot? Image :: fr.wikipedia   As my faithful readers know, in my search for the ineffable fantod (under glass) I visit auction rooms near and far.  Drouot, the venerable collection of sales rooms located on rue Drouot in the 9th arrondissement (metro Drouot), has long been [...]
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October 14, 2014
Greg Wetherall
Image Courtesy :: Elliot Lee   The red carpet sits with reassuring familiarity atop a portion of Leicester Square for the London Film Festival. It is the premiere of the J.M.W. Turner film, Mr Turner , and we are all present and correct. Timothy Spall - J.M.W. Turner Image Courtesy :: [...]
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October 13, 2014 3 Comments
Michael Parsons
  Detail from The Big Apple, New York, which is signed "de Kooning"   A private art collector in Co Wexford landed a €75,000 windfall this week when a painting he owned sold for 150 times its reserve price at auction. The oil painting, The Big Apple, New York signed [...]
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October 13, 2014
News ::
  FILMS ABOUT ARTISTS In light of the release of recent films ‘Mr. Turner’ and ‘Effie Gray’, we offer a list of artist biopics. Highlights include David Bowie’s portrayal of Andy Warhol in ‘Basquiat’ and Derek Jacobi’s portrayal of Francis Bacon in ‘Love is the Devil’.   BASQUIAT (1996) – [...]
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October 12, 2014
Graham W. J. Beal
It was a great pleasure to learn that the DIA had been awarded four stars out of four from the independent charity evaluator  Charity Navigator  for our sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability. Our score was 65.58 out of a possible 70 and placed us, we were told, higher [...]
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