Archive for January 2019

Hilma af Klint at Guggenheim Museum: Mystical Experience After Dark

From October 2018 to April 2019 The Guggenheim Museum in New York is exhibiting the monumental works of Hilma af Klint. The solo exhibition, “Paintings from the Future,” has been used as a body of work, including large format paintings, as well as exquisite pastels and watercolors. One notable gallery room – which has become […]

Italy blocks deal to lend works by da Vinci to the Louvre in 2019

In November it became clear that the Italian government might overturn their agreement to loan a number of works by Leonardo da Vinci to the Louvre this year for a massive exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Old Master’s death. Well, it seems that Italy’s populist ‘Italians-first’ government will in fact block these loans. […]

Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ comes to London

The British Museum has announced an exhibition to show the “raw human emotion” of Edvard Munch’s art, marking the largest UK exhibition for the Norwegian artist in almost a half a century. Among the 83 artworks sourced from around the world is a rare original print of Munch’s most famous work, “The Scream”, which was […]

Two ways the US government is altering the art world

How the partial government shutdown is affecting the museum sector In the US, a partial government shutdown has wreaked havoc on various facets of American life since December 22nd. The Smithsonian Institute, for example, which operates on government funding has struggled to stay open. The shutdown is due to Congress and Trump not coming to […]

Shredded Banksy to be shown at German Museum

A private museum in the German town of Baden-Baden will be the first museum to show Banksy’s Love in the Bin, the sensational painting that was shredded by remote control at Sotheby’s in London after it was auctioned. The Frieder Burda museum announced that it will exhibit the viral artwork for one month starting from […]

Celebrating self-portraiture at DC’s National Portrait Gallery

Tattoo artists sometimes cover their legs and arms in tattoos by their own hand as a way to practice their art. Nurses give each other IVs so they can later catch a patient’s vein on the first try. So, for artists, self-portraits simply make sense. Portraiture is a difficult skill to master and, in the […]

Conservator finds UV images in Jean-Michel Basquiat painting

When researching or working with an artwork, conservators are accustomed to finding unusual parts of it that often get overlooked or are invisible to the naked eye. Sometimes, underpaintings are found that alter the meaning or give a bit more history to the canvas. However, when New York-based conservator Emily MacDonald-Korth began working on a […]