AAD REPORTS28/07/2016Pic of the Day - Real life Photos Made Famous By Artists:
The Three Tetons, Thomas Moran (1837 - 1926) The White House Historical Association - White House Collection
Grand Teton National Park - Follow Sara Underwood on...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS28/07/2016Preston Tucker's car company was responsible for 51 cars being built. Of those, we know that 47 "Tucker '48s" have survived and we know where all of them are. Sometimes, they come up for sale and fetch millions. 15 years ago, Mark Lieberman located one...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS28/07/2016Over the last 150 years, oil booms and busts have given rise – and laid waste – to hundreds of towns across the world.
In many places on our planet, striking oil has meant the eruption of new settlements in previously uninhabited places....[Read More]
AAD REPORTS28/07/2016Was Van Gogh really mad? Did his madness drive his art? And did he really cut off his ear and give it to a prostitute? These are the key questions in On The Verge of Insanity at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. And the answers are: yes (sometimes);...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS28/07/2016Archaeologists digging at the Alamo have discovered an adobe wall that may provide clues to the famous site’s Spanish Colonial history.
The wall, which is about 23 inches below the flagstone surface of San Antonio's Alamo Plaza, was discovered...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS26/07/2016Pic of the Day - Real life Photos Made Famous By Artists:
At The Window,1875 by the French Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894)
BONSOIR PARIS - Follow Juli Proven on instagram @juliproven
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For the longest time it was the highpoint of prehistoric cave art, so much so that art history books started with its story; Lascaux Cave Art, ca. 15,000 BCE, with its predominantly female animals and religious belief in animism.
AAD REPORTS26/07/2016Pic of the Day - Real life photos, made famous by artists:
Artist: Albert Bierstadt, American, born Germany, 1830–1902 Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Trail - Photo Credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Views on views. Glacier Point at Yosemite Park...[Read More]
Alessandra Massameno22/07/2016If you haven’t heard of Annika Connor by now, then you’re a little late to the party. The good news? New York has a longstanding tradition of never dozing off when there’s a party.
As any good partygoer knows, you’d be...[Read More]
Elliot Lee20/07/2016You know when you are in the presence of something special, and the F-35b lightening is precisely that. Recent touch down on British soil, first at RAF Fairford, then as part of the air display at Farnborough Air Show last weekend, certainly didn't...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS20/07/2016Mada'in Saleh
Desert “glamping,” pristine diving spots and some of the best archaeological sites you’ve never heard of all await visitors to Saudi Arabia. There is just one catch: The ultraconservative kingdom doesn’t issue...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle19/07/2016ASHURNASIRPAL II, ?Assyrian King, (Detail) NIMRUD, ISHATAR SHARRAT-NIPHI TEMPLE
Metropolitan Museum: Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age
September 18, 2014, New York, NY
Opening this coming week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a...[Read More]
Laura Stewart19/07/2016Purple Prose : Abu Dhabi Art Fair / Art Fairs In General
All I can remember about the Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2013 is purple.Purple klieg searchlights traced the already lilac sky as sunset descended on Saadiyat Island, the chi-chi location of the...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle19/07/2016Bahrain’s “Renaissance Man” Rashid Al Khalifa
Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa al Khalifa
- Digging Deeper In the Desert Sands of Bahrain, AAD’s Alex Boyle rediscovers the Talents of the Indefatigable Shaikh as they...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS19/07/2016Yesterday, 11pm Anakara Time, WikiLeaks released part one of the AKP Emails. AKP, or the Justice & Development Party, is the ruling party of Turkey and is the political force behind the country's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Part one of the...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS13/07/2016Gottfried Lindauer is best known for his Māori portraits, such as this 1890 oil on canvas called Tamati Waka Nene.
People around the world have been urged to look under their beds and poke through their attics in the search for at least 100...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS13/07/2016It is arguably the best-known story in the history of art: Vincent van Gogh lops off part of his ear in a moment of insanity and drops it off at a brothel.
The facts behind how the artist mutilated himself and what happened next can now be told for the...[Read More]
Elliot Lee11/07/2016It must have been a tough decision for some dealers as to whether to take part in the London Summer season 2016. With Brexit and all that that encompassed, the 2016 season was always going to assert some form of uncertainty in the market, so the dealers...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS11/07/2016Recent archaeological digs have uncovered more than 20 round buildings in what is believed to be Cyprus' earliest known village, dating as far back as the 9th century B.C., the east Mediterranean island's Department of Antiquities said Tuesday.
AAD REPORTS10/07/2016The original Starship Enterprise may have explored many strange new planets and civilizations, but for years the classic prop from Star Trek: The Original Series has sat neglected in the basement gift shop of Smithsonian’s National Air and Space...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS10/07/2016It’s considered one of most historically and artistically important illustrated books of 17th century Chinese woodblock art: “Ten Bamboo Studio Collection of Calligraphy and Pictures,” a rare edition of which the Huntington...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle06/07/2016Ann Madonia Antiques, 36 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
A longtime fixture in the summer art and antiques scene out east in the Hamptons, both Ann and her daughter Sue have seen a change over in buying habits of wealthy east enders. While a generation...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle04/07/2016Smithonian Museum of American Art owns one of the largest permanent collections of American art anywhere, this collection has a concentration of early works dating to Indian treaties and the encounters with the natives as the United States went west in...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle03/07/2016
Aided by a mammoth USAF KC-10 tanker, the much anticipated 5th eneration F-35B Lightning II finally crossed the pond to take part in Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8th through 10th and participate...[Read More]
Elliot Lee29/06/2016One of the big pluses at last Friday night’s Mark Grotjahn opening was the artist being present in the gallery. According to the gallery, he had flown in specifically to install the works, and be there to introduce the works on opening evening....[Read More]
Elliot Lee25/06/2016“Brexit” was a triumph of democracy. Prime Minister Cameron kept his word, and delivered the United Kingdom something which the EU commissars never have, and never will. What we saw on Thursday of last week, was a democratic break through:...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle24/06/2016
Tower House, Melbury Road, London, UK, completed 1877 - Purchased in 1972 by Jimmy Page
New spotlight on the current owner brings Tower House into new light.
William Burgess (1827-1881) was a 19th century architect and the foremost practioner of what...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS22/06/2016Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lost a German court battle against a top media boss Tuesday when his appeal in a bitter row over free speech was thrown out.
Erdogan had sought a court order to stop the Axel Springer media group's chief Mathias...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS17/06/2016Russia has become the first country in sporting history to have its athletics team banned from an Olympic games because of doping offences, in an unprecedented ruling that will increase tensions between the Kremlin and the west.
The International...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle17/06/2016New Parrish Museum Building, Designed by Herzog and deMeuron
Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, NY, is an old collection in a new home, well, its home since 2013 when it moved east from Jobs Lane in Southampton several miles east to a former farm site...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS16/06/2016The letter, penned by the renowned naturalist and geologist in 1875, was stolen from the Smithsonian more than three decades ago.
It was recently recovered by the FBI following a public tip regarding the letter’s whereabouts. On May 26, 2016,...[Read More]
Alessandra Massameno15/06/2016As summer digs in its heels, NYC grows weary and inhospitable (more so than usual)— a wasteland of irate taxi drivers, seething concrete, and sweaty New Yorkers.
It’s no surprise that a mass exodus to The Hamptons erupts every sunny weekend,...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle15/06/2016
Situated some four miles east northeast of Easthampton is a rural homestead where the entire art world was turned upside down from a short film made there in 1950. The artist studio of Jackson Pollock, now known as the Pollock Krasner studio...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS14/06/2016Lost in December 1942, what is thought to be the only salvaged He-115 in existence, has been towed to the shore where a crane lifted it from the water.
Using sonar equipment, Norwegian mappers located the aircraft in 2005, and in June of 2012,...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS14/06/2016The dagger was adorned with rubies, diamonds, emeralds and sapphires.
A man attempting to sell a bejeweled ivory dagger that reportedly belonged to late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has been arrested in the Turkish capital Istanbul, local police...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS12/06/2016Alleged Gardner Heist boss back in legal hot water. It seems one get out of jail card was not enough, as a 1993 murder comes home to roost.
Jimmy Coonan was right when he uttered the line, "No corpus, no habeas corpus" as old bones found from a...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS12/06/2016Secrets of Lost Cambodian Cities To Be Revealed
Archaeologists are set to unveil further details of medieval cities hidden under jungle in Cambodia near Angkor Wat, the world's largest Hindu temple complex, the Guardian newspaper said...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS11/06/2016"Show us these temples or we will dynamite the entire hillside”, threatened Italy’s state prosecutor when police had failed to locate a rumoured network of mysterious chambers buried 30 metres in the foothills of the Alps.
They had...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS11/06/2016Bosnia’s “Indiana Jones” of archaeology have found a massive, mysterious sphere embedded in the ground in a forest in Bosnia.
The controversial archaeologist, Semir Osmanagich, wrote in a blog that the sphere dates back more than 1,500...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS10/06/2016Massive New Monument Found in Petra
Archaeologists have used satellite imagery and drone photography to discover an enormous ceremonial platform near the center of the ancient city of Petra.
Sarah Parcak and Christopher Tuttle...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS10/06/2016Chinese Archaeologists May Have Stumbled Onto The Fabled 'Greatest Palace That Ever Was'
For centuries the imperial palace of Kublai Khan's Yuan dynasty was shrouded in mystery. After the dynasty collapsed, there were no clues as to where it was...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle08/06/2016Thomas Moran was toiling as an illustrator in 1871 when a spectacular break came his way. It was an idea for an article for Scribners Magazine about a relatively unknown natural wonder found in western Wyoming. This geological phenomenon would be fully...[Read More]
They do say that great minds think alike, so the question has to be asked, how does Prime Minister Cameron and his 'remain' camp feel about Lord Neil Kinnock being the latest signatory and call center helper in his campaign? Perhaps that big government...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle05/06/2016Middletown Homeopathic Hospital, Blakelock's Home from the 1890's to 1915
Ralph Albert Blakelock was born in New York City in 1847 the son of a physician. He graduated from the College of the City of New York, studied briefly at Cooper Union, and at the...[Read More]
Maura Haverly05/06/2016The waters are rising again in Paris. After days of torrential rains, the Seine rose to 6.3 (21 feet) meters, the highest level in more than 30 years and more rain is expected. The Musee d’Orsay is closed, as is the Louvre, which is moving artwork...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS04/06/2016Battleship Island. It's a fantastic name for an unbelievable place. A place unlike any in the world. A tiny island, once home to 5,259 people with the highest population density in history, abruptly abandoned and left to the elements for decades.
AAD REPORTS03/06/2016Days after several of his colleagues were awakened in their hotel rooms by the police and arrested on corruption charges last year, Sepp Blatter, the longtime president of FIFA, made an important decision. He decided he deserved a raise.
With soccer in...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS03/06/2016The Indus Valley civilisation may be even older than initially thought.
A group of researchers in India have used carbon dating techniques on animal remains and pottery fragments to conclude that the Indus Valley settlements could be 8,000 years...[Read More]
Copa America Centenario is the biggest soccer tournament the United States has hosted since the 1994 World Cup — before Christian Pulisic was even born. Now, the 17-year-old is the fastest-rising star in American soccer, shouldering the...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS03/06/2016In 1206, Genghis Khan, a fierce tribal chieftain from northern Mongolia, began to take over the world. The khan’s ruthless tactics and loyal horde swept across Asia.
One territory after another fell under the overwhelming force of the Mongol...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle02/06/2016Antique Ivory Keys about to be Recycled into a Lamp Photo: Omar S. El-Khalidi, Longleaf Lighting, Savannah, Georgia
The decline of the American political system strikes home as the Obama Administration demonises the antiques trade as a part of a...[Read More]
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