Archive for October 2018

Alphonse Mucha’s exhibition at Luxembourg Palace

Originally from the Czech Republic, Alphonse Mucha went on to develop close ties with France due to his prolific career and fame in the country. The Luxembourg Palace is now paying tribute to this extraordinary artist, courtesy of an exhibition created by the Mucha Trust Foundation. It will be on display until January 27, 2019 […]

Is Art Connoisseurship really dead?

Art connoisseurship is the ability to look at a work and know almost instinctively who painted the picture, or who created the work. The question of whether art connoisseurship is dead came up this week in the Art Newspaper where it was argued that sophisticated advertising practices have essentially destroyed connoisseurship. For several decades now, the value and utility of […]

The space between Frieze Art Fair and Regent’s Park

Regent’s Park is an oasis on the northern side of London, just inside the Underground’s Zone One limits. Designed by Markham Nesfield in 1866, the English style gardens are a hot spot of dog walkers, lunch break joggers, and sunbathers on the warmer days in the Summer. As early as May, though, a transformation begins […]

New study shows supporters of Brexit and Remain have different artistic taste

According to a study from three Oxford University sociologists, Brexit supporters have a preference for realism in art while Remain supporters are more likely to opt for impressionist works. The researchers’ paper, called Preference for realistic art predicts support for Brexit, not only shows the differences in taste between supports of Brexit and Remain, but by using art, […]

Musemio: bringing curriculum, museums, and augmented reality together

Is walking through a gallery enough? As we scroll through endless streams of ‘new’ content can the traditional feel of a museum satisfy the senses? Is it ‘enough’ to merely look at artworks and artifacts presented through traditional means? Is to too much to bring together modern technologies and classic venues? Questions like these arise as […]

Private Equity Firm Abraaj Group to sell off its collection at Bonhams this October

The struggling private equity firm, Abraaj Group, is auctioning off its private art collection. All of the works in its collections are in the process of being sold at auctions in London this month, with some works being estimated to sell at less than ten percent of what the purported owner, Arif Naqvi, authorized to be paid for them. Abraaj and […]

Egon Schielle and Jean-michel Basquiat are exhibited at the Louis Vuitton Foundation

Two controversial figures of the twentieth century are put under the spotlight at the prestigious Louis Vuitton Foundation from 3 October 2018 until 14 January 2019. The building’s remarkable Frank Gehry architecture provides an appropriate backdrop, inviting the public to embark on an exciting journey through the arts. By daring to juxtapose two artists who […]