Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World, an exhibition about art forgeries, is making its way around the country. It has been to Springfield, MA; Sarasota, FL; and Canton, OH, and will be on view at the … Continue reading
Happy Election Day from The Art Minute. Now get out there and vote!
As an Expressionist artist, Emil Nolde, the German Danish painter and printmaker, attempted to convey subjective and emotional content in his paintings through intense subject matter, thick brushwork, and bold color. Nolde intended for this painting of masks and a shrunken … Continue reading
At long last, Leonard A. Lauder’s essential collection of 81 Cubist paintings, collages, drawings, and sculptures is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. If you are anywhere near New York City between now and February 16th, 2015, you … Continue reading
Paul Strand American Photographer Along with Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand (October 16, 1890 – March 31, 1976) made tremendous strides in establishing photography as a fine art. His modern-style photographs are noted for their sophisticated sense of composition, an absence of … Continue reading
Most people are familiar with Wedgwood’s jasperware, but not many realize the origins of the immediately recognizable blue and white porcelain. In the mid 1770’s, Josiah Wedgwood invented jasperware to meet to the rising demand in England for all things inspired … Continue reading
Beneath the stepped pyramid of the Temple of Inscriptions, down a steep stairway and in a small chamber, rests the tomb of K’inich Janaab’ Pakal. The ancient Mayan king Pakal, part political leader and part living god, ascended to the … Continue reading
This iconic painting by Asher B. Durand depicts the artist’s mentor and close friend, Thomas Cole, the leader of the Hudson River School, in conversation with the poet William Cullen Bryant. The pair stands at a distance from Kaaterskill Falls … Continue reading
If you are fortunate enough to visit Paris within the next week, make a point of seeing “Oscar Muñoz: Protographies” at Jeu de Paume. Muñoz, the emblematic artist from Colombia, investigates the capacity images have to preserve memory. The artist explores the … Continue reading
Kitsch (noun or adjective) German for “trash,” kitsch is art that is overly sentimental and vulgar. Kitsch is considered in poor taste because it is a pale and formulaic imitation of genuine achievements in the fine and applied arts. Conversely, … Continue reading
Built by French King Louis IX, a.k.a. St. Louis, in the mid-13th century, Sainte-Chapelle almost itself is a reliquary rather than a chapel to house reliquaries. The space is connected to the Royal Palace so that the royal family could simply walk into … Continue reading
Let this painting of bathers by American Post-Impressionist artist Maurice Prendergast inspire you to revel in the last days of summer! See you in September.