Archive for August 2019

Found Pinturicchio painting on view at the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria

In 1990, a painting by Bernardino di Betti ‘Pinturicchio’ (1454-1513) was stolen from its home. Since then, the painting was nowhere to be found until recently when the masterpiece, Madonna and Child, was recovered nearly 30 years later by Italy’s Cultural Heritage Protection Unit. The painting is now poised to be returned to its private […]

Marshmallow Laser Feast brings nature to life in extraordinary ways at the Odunpazari Modern Museum

Experiencing nature can be as simple as walking outside, sitting in a park, or having a pint in a pub garden during lunch. Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF), a British art collective, is bringing two installations to the Odunpazari Modern Museum (OMM) each of which present a unique opportunity to be at one with nature in […]

Italy hits architect Santiago Calatrava with €78,000 in fines

Synonymous with Venice are its canals and with those canals come all the bridges, more than 400 bridges to be exact. However, one bridge has proven to be particularly problematic and the city has fined the architect for damages. On August 6th, a five-judge panel in a Roman court that oversees the spending of public […]

Vendors to remain capped in New York City parks

When you picture walking through some of New York City’s most loved parks, some of the romance and character comes from the street artists, the book vendors, and the art sellers that occasionally line the sidewalks. However, a recent ruling upheld that having a limit on the number of vendors in four of the city’s […]

“A very simple secret”- sketches for Le Petit Prince uncovered

When a piece of work is translated into a language, it gives some hint at a desire for a culture and a people to consume the messages of the work. The more times it gets translated into other languages, the more it arguably contains a universal feeling or idea of note to the human race. […]

Di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art responds to critical open letter saying they will downsize due to funding

On August 20th, more than 120 artists, curators, and dealers posed an open letter opposing the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art’s decision to deaccession the majority of items within their collection. The di Rosa Center was originally founded as the di Rosa Preserve in 2000 to promote and support artists in Northern California and […]

‘Quasi’: the massive hand sculpture moves cities

Anytime an artist installs a public artwork, it inevitably attracts praise and criticism from locals. Well, Quasi, a 2016 sculpture by Ronnie van Hout has definitely had that response and now, a new city is getting to weigh in. The five-metre tall sculpture of a hand eerily peers out over the rooftops. Quasi isn’t just […]