Painting

Edward Hopper and the Human Condition

Edward Hopper – The Human Condition “Edward Hopper was prone to melancholy. “His work is often called evocative and psychologically disturbing. Whether painting a theater lobby, a restaurant, or a private room, Hopper depicted impersonal, harshly lit spaces. Human figures are motionless, as though suspended in time. (Thought.com) Edward Hopper – Existential Loneliness Hopper “captures […]

Sam Francis by The Getty – The Fine Art Print Book Lives

Sam Francis “At the age of twenty, Sam Francis was hospitalized for spinal tuberculosis and spent three years virtually immobilized in a body cast. For physical therapy he was given a set of watercolors, and, as he described it, he painted his way back to life. The exuberant color and expression in his paintings celebrated […]

Michelangelo – A Different View

Every year, four million people visit the Sistine Chapel in Rome to admire the beautiful ceiling frescoes by Michelangelo. The exhibition ‘A Different View’ offers the unique opportunity to look at his timeless work in a different way – they are displayed on the floor! The exhibition “A Different View” at the Beurs van Berlage […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]