Archive for July 2019

Rembrandt website gets an overhaul

This year marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death in 1669. To commemorate the milestone, the Getty Museum has announced the relaunch of a website that offers high resolution images of 14 of the Dutch Old Master paintings that all belong to collections in southern California. Titled Rembrandt in Southern California, the site is a joint […]

Frieze Sculpture hits Regent’s Park once again

It’s that time of year again! The time of year, that is, where Regent’s Park becomes an open-air art gallery showcasing a number of sculptures. As part of Frieze, Frieze Sculpture includes 23 sculptures presented by an array of galleries. Only in its third year, Frieze Sculpture has become a hit that inspired Frieze New […]

William Blake at Tate Britain

During his lifetime, William Blake (1757-1827) ceaselessly wrote poetry and created artworks of all kinds that often dealt with his views on society and religion. Now considered one of the most prominent British creatives of the Romantic Era, Blake was not well-received while he was alive. A 1809 exhibition, which was held at Blake’s brother’s […]

30 UK organizations aim to reduce their carbon footprint

In 2014, then president Barack Obama tweeted out a simple message saying: ‘We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it.’ While there is still much debate around climate change, its impact, and cause, by and large it has highlighted the way […]

Latinx artists forging their future in the artworld

Latinx artists and advocates are pushing the boundaries of language and gender in the art world. By relinquishing the gendered terms of latina or latino, creatives are exploring their art practice with renewed freedom. Adding Latinx to their lexicon of identifiers, more and more museums and galleries are applying the term to artists of Latin […]

US judge rules in favour of the Met concerning a Picasso and allegations of Nazi-era looting

Recently, chief US circuit judge Robert Katzmann upheld a 2018 ruling concerning Pablo Picasso’s The Actor (1904-1905) meaning it will stay in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Actor, now valued at around $100 million, became the subject of a nearly decade-long legal dispute when claims were made that it was sold […]