All posts in Spain

Botched restoration has experts calling for more regulation in Spain

Yet another detrimental restoration effort has made headlines in Spain, raising more concern for the lack of regulation regarding the restoration of art objects. This time, baroque artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s copy of The Immaculate Conception of Los Venerables fell victim to distorting restoration, leaving the face of the Virgin Mary nearly unrecognizable when compared to […]

Art World Roundup: a long-lost statue found in a river, resources for supporting Black-led galleries, the Van Gogh Foundation buys saucy letter, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup offers resources for supporting Black-owned and operated galleries in the US. We also look at how the Smithsonian and other museums are documenting history now, Ekene Ijeoma’s unique vision of a portrait of NYC, a forgotten statue found by a fisherman in Spain, and an open letter calling for diversity […]

If you missed it: the Louvre and Picasso, strikes, smuggling, and forgery

Here’s what’s happening with strikes at the Louvre, which led to museum closures last week, and works by Picasso, both real and fake. Louvre reopens after worker’s strike forces closure For the second time in a year, the Louvre was forced to unexpectedly close due to staff strikes. Friday, hundreds of museums guests, eager to […]

Magic Art comes to Moscow- a retrospect of Salvador Dalí

There has never been an artist more identifiable than Salvador Dalí- in both his work and his person. The surrealist was a pioneer of the movement, and his influence is unprecedented. His melting clocks of The Persistence of Memory and his elephants with elongated limbs in The Elephants are icons in the artistic zeitgeist. And […]

Catalonian Superior Court of Justice rules in favour of Sagrada Familia, despite objection

For more than 100 years, Sagrada Familia Basilica has continued to grow, morph, and amaze visitors. The cranes around the structure have, at times, seemed to be part of the church, themselves. Now, though, the basilica plans to further keep up construction by adding a new stair way despite objection by locals. The church was […]