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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 […]

Gagosian Borrowed a Rembrandt for a Face-Off With His Roster of Artists

Gagosian’s white walls are the last place where you would expect to see an actual Rembrandt, but if you find yourself at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill between April 12 and May 18, you just might. Rembrandt’s masterpiece Self-portrait with Two Circles (1665) is on display at Gagosian thanks to a partnership with an organization that manages many […]

‘All the Rembrandts’ the Rijksmuseum has to offer

‘All the Rembrandts’ sounds like an overzealous demand from a museum curator eager to get their hands on works by the great Dutch Master. However, it’s the title of the Rijksmuseum’s newest exhibition doing just that: showing all the Rembrandts they have to offer, which also happens to be the largest collection in the world, […]

New study sheds light on Rembrandt’s impasto technique

Works by Rembrandt (1606-1669) are often easy to spot. Trained completely in the North – unusual for the time, artists often worked towards studying in Italy – Rembrandt built a career and name for himself. As one of the most well-known Dutch artists, he is often thought of as a painter of light and shade […]

Seeing double: nearly identical Van Dyck paintings and a pair of Rembrandt’s finger prints

Sotheby’s and Christie’s each started December off with a painting by Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641) hitting the auction block on consecutive nights. The Flemish painter is one of the most important 17th-century artists and his depictions of the court of Charles I always catch the eye. So, when Sotheby’s announced that a painting of Charles […]

Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ To Be Restored in Public (and on Live Stream)

Rembrandt’s famous 1642 painting, The Night Watch, is scheduled to go through a massive restoration process that will cost millions of euros and last several years. Instead of the Rijksmuseum moving it privately to undergo the restoration, they have chosen to keep it in public and perform the process with complete transparency. The museum proclaimed […]