Art and Artifice
Archive 45 - Summer 2023
Walking the steps into the East Building of the National Gallery of Art Washington DC
James Whistler Painting on wall above hearth in the Peacock Room in Washington DC Freer Art Gallery
Activists pour dye into Trevi Fountain in Rome
Story at CNN News
Located in the Trevi district of Rome, the fountain stands at the end of the Aqua Virgo, one of the ancient aqueducts that supplied water to the city. The current design of the fountain is the work of Italian architect Nicola Salvi, who won a competition held by Pope Clement XII in 1730 to renovate the previous fountain in the area. The sea horses were sculpted by Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini's assistant, Pietro Bracci.
How the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa made it famous to the world – Insider
"There was nothing that really distinguished it per se, other than it was a very good work by a very famous artist — that's until it was stolen," Noah Charney, professor of art history and author of "The Thefts of the Mona Lisa," told CNN in 2013. "The theft is what really skyrocketed its appeal and made it a household name."
How Da Vinci's Madonna with the Yarnwinder was stolen from Drumlanrig Castle in Scotland for the price of a £6 visitor's ticket – UK Guardian Aug 28, 2003
Statue of a Young Boy - 2nd Century Greek
The "Hellenistic Period" was characterized by flowing robes and a certain attention to naturalism, though it could also be combined with contorted muscles and outsized expressions in very dramatic statuary - more about the Young Boy statue, 2nd Centruy Greek
Portrait of Mrs Brush 1888 by George de Forest (portrait of Mittie de Forest). Freer Art Gallery in Washington DC.
JOHN SINGER SARGENT in his Paris studio with his scandalous painting 'Madame X.' With brushwork, palette, and scale influenced by Velasquez, the profile view influenced by Titian, it was so poorly received by the critics that Sargent left Paris and moved to England. pic.twitter.com/VNOfKBpSih
— Darrell Epp (@DarrellEpp) April 20, 2021
One last wish: A terminal patient contemplates Rembrandt's works for the last time at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.— Helena Georgiou 🇬🇷 (@Frau_Nikon) March 28, 2023
March of 2015. Photography by Stichting Ambulance Wens#rembrandt pic.twitter.com/sUlrYpeF06
Looking from the East Building to the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice - AMAZON Published by Watson-Guptill, 256 pages
Original Page July 13, 2023