Archive for April 2019

Edward Hopper’s ‘Shakespeare at Dusk’ to hit the auction block

That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang  Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,  Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.  In me thou see’st the twilight of such day As after sunset fadeth in the west Which by and by […]

Saving Notre Dame: Damages, Renovations, and a Brilliant Future

Although Île de la Cité’s Notre Dame withstood looting, vandalizing during the French Revolution and bomb threats in both world wars, the fire on Monday, April 15 caused the most damage during the cathedral’s 854 years of history. While the cultural heritage site’s most famous relic, a part of the thorny crown that Jesus Christ […]

Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor is a tribute to living, breathing works of ar

Kit Wise, RMIT University   “This is no ordinary painting – it is a living picture that moves!” So says one of the “For kids” labels in the National Gallery of Victoria’s impressive exhibition, Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor. The exhibition is an elegant testimony to the living, breathing work of art, charting Calder’s atypical path […]

Blockchain-based art registry Artory raises $7.3m in funding

Since its official launch in 2016, the blockchain-based art registry Artory has been leading the push in making crypto-technology more than just a buzzword in the art world. With $7.3 million raised in Series A funding, it just got its biggest vote of confidence yet. Among the investors are Hasso Plattner Capital and David Williams, […]

Cathy Wilkes receives commission for 2019’s British Pavilion

In just a few weeks, the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale International Art exhibition will be in full swing highlighting artists from over 80 countries around the world. This year, Cathy Wilkes has received the commission to create a solo exhibition for the British Pavilion, which will run from May 11th until November 24th. […]

A-Eye: another tool for authenticating artworks?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more and more common in the art world. From creating artworks to selling (or not) at auction, AI is certainly here to stay in the art world for at least the foreseeable future. Now a couple from outside of Boston have created an AI programme that could help authenticate and […]

From the NFL to art history: how Keith Rivers is spanning the gamut

Sports and art are rarely used in the same sentence. Some have tried to make the argument that sports can be art, often resulting in an unconvincing result. Sometimes, the two come together and work alongside each other; the Olympics are often a prime time for this as artists and architects are commissioned to create […]