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Solzhenitsyn Honored in Moscow. Son to Conduct “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” Opera

Alexander Solzhenitsyn Centenary  Celebrated in Moscow “Alexander Solzhenitsyn was exiled from the Soviet Union in the 1970s following the publication of the “Gulag Archipelago“, a major expose of the country’s labour camps. He and his family spent most of a two-decade exile in Cavendish, a small town in the US state of Vermont. He returned […]

Art Videos: Does the Script Enhance the Art? The Art Video The internet is replete with videos of Art, some good, some not so good. The videos are produced by museums, galleries, academic institutions, and auction houses. The video above was produced by Christie’s. Many of them have voice over or a presenter, in addition […]

Is Copying Art Always Considered Plagiarism?

French Court Finds Jeff Koons Guilty of Plagiarism “A French court found Jeff Koons guilty of plagiarism [in November], ordering the artist, his studio (Jeff Koons LLC), and the Centre Pompidou—which hosted his traveling retrospective in 2014–2015—to pay French advertising executive Franck Davidovici €135,000 ($154,000). The case revolved around Koons’s 1988 ceramic sculpture Fait d’Hiver, […]

A New Online Database, Will Feature Works by 600+ Female Artists from the 15th-19th Centuries

Database of 600 + Female Artists The Original Title of this Post from OpenCulture is “”A Space of Their Own, a New Online Database, Will Feature Works by 600+ Overlooked Female Artists from the 15th-19th Centuries”. \ We edited it to read, “A New Online Database, Will Feature Works by 600+ Female Artists from the 15th-19th […]

13 Caravaggio Paintings Performed Live

Caravaggio “Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio [c.1571- 1610] was probably the most revolutionary artist of his time, for he abandoned the rules that had guided a century of artists who had idealized both the human and religious experience. He can be said almost single-handedly to have created the Baroque style.” Caravaggio.org “Under the direction of founder Ludovica […]

“The Little House” in Gloucester

  Little House installation view. The Little House “Once upon a time there was a little house.” – Virginia Lee Burton The Story “The story centers on a house built at the top of a small hill, far out in the country in 1900 America. Her builder decrees that she “may never be sold for […]

Portrait by AI program sells for $432,000. Sacred and Profane- A Tale of Two Pictures. Update: Beware the Hype.

Updated October 31, 2018.  First published August 22, 2018. Portrait of Edmond de Belamy (Detail) Fine Art in the New Media This blog reports on the subject of Fine Art in the New Media. The portrait above, “Portrait of Edmond de Belamy,” was created by an artificial intellegence program has been sold at auction for […]