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A paradox revealed through portraiture

A photograph taken seven years before her passing says much about the life, times and character of the trailblazing Meherbai Tata The much-loved wife of Dorabji Tata and daughter in-law of Jamsetji Tata, the founder of the Tata group, Meherbai Tata was a woman of personality. A participant in the ornamental theatrics of being imperial within Empire, one finds her name regularly among the maharajas, nawabs and begums in royal chronicles. And deservedly so. Meherbai was honoured with the ‘Comm...
Tags: Art, London, Life, India, History, Heritage, Paris, Buckingham Palace, Victoria, Lafayette, Rembrandt, Mumbai, Queen Victoria, Tata, Reed, George V

The horror safari: why was Francis Bacon so triggered by dead elephants?

When the great painter died, 200 macabre photographs of elephant carcasses were found in his studio. They were by Peter Beard – and they propelled the artist into the heart of darknessIf you look into the eyes of a portrait, especially a self-portrait, by Rembrandt, you seem to see a “soul”. Such religious ideas and readings have shaped the story of art from its very beginnings and continue to seduce us today. But Francis Bacon was the first artist to paint people as animals. His subjects are re...
Tags: Art, Photography, London, Animals, Africa, Environment, Painting, Culture, Wildlife, Art and design, Kenya, Exhibitions, Francis Bacon, Bacon, Rembrandt, Peter Beard

Rembrandt and slavery: did the great painter have links to this abhorrent trade?

No artist is more celebrated for their compassion and empathy. So why has the Dutch master’s work been included in a shocking new show linking art and the slave trade?The title of the show is simple and stark: Slavery. Due to open this spring at the mighty Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, this bold exhibition documents the importance of this abhorrent trade in the rise and wealth of the Netherlands, by juxtaposing shackles and slave inventories with works of art. There is a metal ring that has been in ...
Tags: Art, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Slavery, Colonialism, Exhibitions, Rembrandt

Spain Will Pay $7.8 Million A Year To Keep Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection In Madrid

The Spanish government has concluded what is, in effect, a 15-year rental agreement with Baroness Carmen Cervera, the widow of Baron Hans Heinrich von Thyssen-Bornemisza: in exchange for an annual payment of €6.5 million, she will allow her collection of 400 artworks — which range from Rembrandt and Caravaggio through van Gogh and Monet to Roy Lichtenstein, and estimated to be worth $1.2 billion in total — to remain alongside the 775 works that Spain purchased from her late husband in 1993. Al...
Tags: Art, Spain, Rembrandt, Madrid, Monet, Roy Lichtenstein, Visual, Caravaggio, Gogh, Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, 02.01.21, Baroness Carmen Cervera, Baron Hans Heinrich von Thyssen Bornemisza

A 10 Billion Pixel Scan of Vermeer’s Masterpiece Girl with a Pearl Earring: Explore It Online

We admire Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring for many reasons, not least that it looks exactly like a girl with a pearl earring. Or at least it does from a distance, as the master of light himself no doubt stepped back to confirm countless times during the painting process, at any moment of which he would have been more concerned with the brushstrokes constituting only a small part of the image. But even Vermeer himself could have perceived only so much detail of the painting that wou...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Technology, College, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Vermeer, Pearl Earring, Jason Schneider, PetaPixel, Colin Marshall, Jan Vermeer, 21st Century Los Angeles

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam Has Digitized 709,000 Works of Art, Including Famous Works by Rembrandt and Vermeer

Art may seem inessential to those who make the big decisions in times of crisis. But it has never seemed more necessary to artists working in the time of COVID. So it was 360 years ago when Rembrandt painted a portrait of his son, Titus, in a monk’s robe in 1660. Eight years later, Titus was dead from plague, which had only a few years earlier killed Hendrickje Stoffels, Rembrandt’s former housekeeper and second wife, who helped raise Titus, Rembrandt’s only child to survive into adulthood. The...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Cnn, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Rembrandt, Minneapolis Institute Of Art, Star Tribune, Facebook Twitter, Delft, Vermeer, Josh Jones, Jonathan Jones, Titus, Rembrandt Vermeer

Netherlands museum exhibition to tell story of Dutch slave trade

‘Black Lives Matter shows urgency that subject is addressed,’ says Rijksmuseum directorThe Netherlands’ national art institution, the Rijksmuseum, is to open its first major exhibition telling the stories of slaves and the Dutch people who enslaved them, as its director backs a government initiative to return thousands of looted treasures to former colonial lands.Using 140 objects, ranging from two Rembrandt portraits of slave owners borrowed from the Louvre to a display of ankle chains used to ...
Tags: Art, Europe, World news, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Netherlands, Slavery, Colonialism, Rembrandt, Louvre, Rijksmuseum, Black Lives Matter Movement, Suriname

Rubens’ Cupid Escapes His Painting & Flies Around Brussels Airport, Thanks to Projection Mapping Technology

Peter Paul Rubens’ zaftig beauties and plump little angels burst with health. His “powerful and exuberant style,” notes one analysis of his technique, “came to characterize the Baroque art of northern Europe.” Rubens’ name became synonymous with figures who were “realistic, fleshy and indeed corpulent… set in dynamic compositions that echo the grand organizations of the Renaissance masters.” An excellent example of such a composition is The Feast of Venus (1636), painted in the “ecstatic in...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Technology, College, Rembrandt, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Rubens, Titian, Brueghel, Brussels Airport, Peter Paul Rubens, Durham NC Follow, Skullmapping, Nina Katchadourian

How Creativity Changes As We Get Older

We tend not to associate aging with creative bursts. Historically, critics saw advancements by elderly artists as peculiar. According to twentieth-century art historian Kenneth Clark, the work of older artists conveyed a feeling of “transcendental pessimism,” best illustrated in the weary lined eyes and pouched cheeks of Rembrandt’s late self-portraits. – The Walrus
Tags: Art, Ideas, Rembrandt, Kenneth Clark, 09.16.20

"Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that has lines or images that can only be made once, unlike most printmaking, which allows for multiple originals...."

"A monoprint is a single impression of an image made from a reprintable block. Materials such as metal plates, litho stones or wood blocks are used for etching upon.... Monoprints are known as the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques; it is essentially a printed painting. The characteristic of this method is that no two prints are alike. The beauty of this medium is also in its spontaneity and its combination of printmaking, painting and drawing media.... Monoprinting has been ...
Tags: Art, Law, Puzzles, Language, Rembrandt, Georg Baselitz, Degas, Ann Althouse, Monoprinting

Take Immersive Virtual Tours of the World’s Great Museums: The Louvre, Hermitage, Van Gogh Museum & Much More

Can you remember when you last visited a museum? Even if you didn't much care for them before the time of the coronavirus, you're probably beginning to miss them right about now. At least the internet technology that has kept our communication open and our entertainment flowing — and, regrettably for some, kept our work meetings regular — has also made it possible to experience art institutions through our screens. Here on Open Culture we've previously featured many such online art s...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Europe, Japan, London, College, Mexico, France, Russia, Spain, Museums, Italy, Netherlands, Vatican, Salvador Dalí

'Fake' Rembrandt came from artist's workshop and is possibly genuine

Head of a Bearded Man revealed to be from same wood panel used for Rembrandt’s AndromedaA tiny painting of a weary, melancholic old man long rejected as a fake and consigned to a museum basement has been revealed as one from Rembrandt’s workshop, and possibly by the man himself.The Ashmolean museum in Oxford will this week put on display Head of a Bearded Man (c 1630) which was bequeathed to it in 1951 as a Rembrandt panel. In 1981, it was rejected by the Rembrandt Research Project, the world’s ...
Tags: Art, Painting, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Oxford, Rembrandt, Ashmolean Museum, Rembrandt Research Project the world

Banksy altered sea view triptych sells for £2.2m at auction

Romantic seascapes – with political message in washed up life jackets – raise funds for Bethlehem hospitalA Banksy triptych, which aims to make a powerful political statement on the global migrant crisis, sold for £2.2m at an auction in London that also featured works by Rembrandt, Picasso, and Bridget Riley.The three paintings were offered by Banksy to raise money for a hospital in Bethlehem. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, London, Israel, Painting, UK News, World news, Palestinian territories, Banksy, Rembrandt, Bethlehem, Bridget Riley, Rembrandt Picasso

Artificial Intelligence Brings to Life Figures from 7 Famous Paintings: The Mona Lisa, Birth of Venus & More

Denis Shiryaev is an AI wizard who has liberally applied his magic to old film—upscaling, colorizing, and otherwise modernizing scenes from Victorian England, late Tsarist Russia, and Belle Époque Paris. He trained machines to restore the earliest known motion picture, 1888’s Roundhay Garden Scene and one of the most mythologized works of early cinema, the Lumière Brothers 50-second Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station. Shiryaev’s casual distribution of these efforts on YouTube can ma...
Tags: Google, Art, England, Technology, College, Russia, Software, Creativity, Nvidia, Rembrandt, Mona Lisa, Hummingbird, Victorian England, Grant Wood, Facebook Twitter, Leonardo

The Largest & Most Detailed Photograph of Rembrandt’s The Night Watch Is Now Online: Zoom In & See Every Brush Stroke

What makes great paintings great? Unless you can see them for yourself—and be awed, or not, by their physical presence—the answers will generally come second-hand, through the words of art historians, critics, curators, gallerists, etc. We can study art in reproduction, but seeing, for example, the paintings of Rembrandt van Rijn in the flesh presents an entirely different aesthetic experience than seeing them on the page or screen. Lately, however, the situation is changing, and the boundaries...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Rembrandt, Rembrandt Van Rijn, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Kottke, Durham NC Follow, Surrealist Salvador Dalí Painting, Robert Erdmann, Complete Works of Vermeer, VR Salvador Dalí, Restoration of Rembrandt

You can zoom way, way into this incredible photo of Rembrandt's The Night Watch

The Night Watch is a 1642 painting by Rembrandt. It hangs in The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Today, the museum posted the "largest and most detailed ever photograph of The Night Watch on its website, making it possible to zoom in on individual brushstrokes and even particles of pigment in the painting." I've been exploring it and it's incredible! The Rijksmuseum’s imaging team led by datascientist Robert Erdmann made this photograph of The Night Watch from a total of 528 exposures. The 24 rows of ...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Amsterdam, Rembrandt, Robert Erdmann, Macrophotography

Close your eyes and imagine seeing the art world's treasures as if for the first time | Laura Cumming

The museums of Europe have begun reopening their doors to art lovers desperate to see old favourites and new worksI am cursing my bad luck not to be stuck in lockdown in the Prado. A friend wishes she had stowed away in a closet before they bolted the doors of the National Gallery. Others would give anything for a week in the Rijksmuseum, a day in the Uffizi, an hour with Rembrandt or Vermeer, even just a few minutes with a Samuel Palmer moonscape in the Ashmolean or a Turner sunrise at Tate Bri...
Tags: Art, Europe, Utah, Germany, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Rembrandt, Prado, Robert Smithson, Leonardo, Laura Cumming, Great Salt Lake, James Turrell

Patti Smith’s Self Portraits: Another Side of the Prolific Artist

Young artists can understandably feel hesitant about trying new things. It’s hard enough to compete as a musician, for example. Why try to publish poetry or make visual art, too? Older, more established artists who branch out often have trouble being taken seriously in other fields. Patti Smith—poet, singer, memoirist, photographer, visual artist—has never seemed to suffer in either regard. “Her artwork has been exhibited everywhere from New York to Munich,” notes Dangerous Minds, “and in 2008 ...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, New York, College, Munich, Paris, Patti Smith, Rembrandt, Smith, Richard, Willem De Kooning, Robert, Robert Rauschenberg, Facebook Twitter, Robert Mapplethorpe

Ingenious Improvised Recreations of Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, Using Materials Found Around the House

One can only tolerate so many educational videos in self-isolation before the brain begins to rebel. Hands-on learning. That's what we're craving. And ultimately, that's what the Getty provides with an addictive challenge to captive audiences on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to re-create iconic artworks using three household objects. Participants are encouraged to look at the Getty's downloadable, digitized collection and beyond for a piece that speaks to them, possibly because of the...
Tags: Google, Art, London, College, Creativity, Museums, House, Johannes Vermeer, Getty, Rembrandt, Jones, Facebook Twitter, Hague, Twitter Facebook, Vermeer, Pearl Earring

Can Looking At Art Online Beat The In-Person Experience?

“It’s definitely less trouble. You can stroll around the masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, while seated at home in front of your laptop. Naturally, it’s far less crowded that way than it would be in reality. In other respects, though, the process is almost the same. You can select a Vermeer or a Frans Hals, and move in to examine it close up, read the information, move back — and, if you want, listen to a rather noisy narrated analysis of Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’.” – The Specta...
Tags: Art, Rembrandt, Audience, Visual, Frans Hals, 04.04.20, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Allentown Museum Painting Discovered To Be A Rembrandt After It Was Sent Out For Cleaning

The scientific analysis “showed brushwork, and a liveliness to that brushwork, that is quite consistent with other works by Rembrandt,” said Shan Kuang, a conservator at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts who restored “Portrait of a Young Woman.” – Toronto Star (AP)
Tags: Art, Rembrandt, Visual, Allentown, New York University 's Institute of Fine Arts, Shan Kuang, 02.18.20

Allentown Art Museum Painting Authenticated as Rembrandt

A 17th century painting in the holdings of the Allentown Art Museum has been confirmed as the work of Rembrandt. “We’re very thrilled and excited,” says Elaine Mehalakes, vice president of curatorial affairs at the institution. “The painting has this incredible glow to it now that it just didn’t have before. You can really connect with […]
Tags: Art, News, Rembrandt, Art News, Minipost, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown Art Museum Painting Authenticated, Elaine Mehalakes

Disputed Rembrandt is real, say experts

This 1632 portrait of a young woman was painted by the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, says Allentown Art Museum, contrary to the judgement of the Rembrandt Research Project, which long-ago determined the painting was by an assistant or student. Earlier X-ray analyses had led some historians to question the authenticity of the brushwork on the subject's face. The apparent lack of clarity in her clothing further fueled doubts, while additional concerns were raised over the artist's signature, wh...
Tags: Art, Post, News, History, Rembrandt, Rembrandt Van Rijn, Allentown Art Museum, Rembrandt Research Project, Shan Kuang, NYU s Institute of Fine Arts, Museum 's Kress Gallery

Surprise: There’s Been A Rembrandt In Allentown, Pa. For 59 Years

The 1632 Portrait of a Young Woman was attributed to Rembrandt van Rijn when it was given to the Allentown Art Museum in 1961, but during the 1970s the attribution was changed to a student from the master’s studio. But after the painting was sent to a high-tech NYU lab in 2018 for “routine conservation,” scholars reconsidered. – Smithsonian Magazine
Tags: Art, Rembrandt, Visual, Nyu, Allentown, Allentown Art Museum, Rijn, 02.11.20

'Like Noah's ark': Polish art collection with chequered history back on show

Czartoryski collection, parts of which were once the property of Nazis and communists, reopens amid financial controversyFrom rare parchments and ancient Egyptian mummies to artworks including a Rembrandt and a prized Leonardo da Vinci portrait, the Czartoryski collection, added to by generations of Polish nobles, is one of the most intriguing and varied in Europe.Its fate has been a mirror of Polish history: begun in lieu of a national museum at a time when Polish independence was under threat,...
Tags: Art, Europe, Nazis, World news, Noah, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Poland, Rembrandt, Art Theft, Nazism, Leonardo da Vinci, Czartoryski

Czartoryski collection back on display after decade-long wait

Polish art collection, parts of which were once the property of Nazis and communists, reopens amid financial controverseyFrom rare parchments and ancient Egyptian mummies to artworks including a Rembrandt and a prized Leonardo da Vinci portrait, the Czartoryski collection, added to by generations of Polish nobles, is one of the most intriguing and varied in Europe.Its fate has been a mirror of Polish history: begun in lieu of a national museum at a time when Polish independence was under threat,...
Tags: Art, Europe, Nazis, World news, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Poland, Rembrandt, Art Theft, Nazism, Leonardo da Vinci, Czartoryski

14 Paris Museums Put 300,000 Works of Art Online: Download Classics by Monet, Cézanne & More

First trips to Paris all run the same risk: that of the museums consuming all of one's time in the city. What those new to Paris need is a museum-going strategy, not that one size will fit all. Tailoring such a strategy to one's own interests and pursuits requires a sense of each museum's collection, something difficult to attain remotely before Paris Musées opened up its online collections portal. There, a counter tracks the number of artworks from the museums of Paris digitized and uploaded ...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Europe, College, Museums, Paris, Rembrandt, Archives, Seoul, Art Nouveau, Paul Cézanne, Facebook Twitter, Victor Hugo, Anthony van Dyck, Gustave Courbet

A 20-year-old man has ripped Picasso's "Bust of a Woman."

"Man charged over damage to £20m Picasso at Tate Modern/Bust of a Woman was reportedly ripped while gallery was open to public on Saturday" (The Guardian).Attacking artwork is a strange crime. Here's an article from last October in ArtNews, "What Makes Someone Attack a Work of Art? Here Are 9 of the Most Audacious Acts of Art Vandalism—and What Inspired Them." The reasons vary. There's objection to the work of art, that it's something that shouldn't be regarded as art (e.g, the simple modern Bar...
Tags: Art, Crime, Law, Rembrandt, Graffiti, Picasso, Barnett Newman, Ann Althouse, Insanity

How Andrew Wyeth Made a Painting: A Journey Into His Best-Known Work Christina’s World

Andrew Wyeth died a decade ago, but his status as a beloved American painter was assured long before. He painted his best-known work Christina's World in 1948, a time in American painting when images of immediately recognizable fields, farmhouses, and middle-aged women were not, to put it mildly, in vogue. But Christina's World has survived right alongside, say, Jackson Pollock's drip paintings from the very same year. How it has done so — and what way of seeing enabled Wyeth to paint it...
Tags: Google, Art, England, College, David, Rembrandt, Seoul, New England, Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Edward Hopper, Christina, Facebook Twitter, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Socrates, Evan Puschak

London Police Investigating Attempted Theft of Rembrandt Works

A break-in at the Dulwich Picture Gallery has Scotland Yard looking into the the attempted theft of two Rembrandt paintings.  “The intruders were detected by the gallery’s robust security systems and, thanks to the immediate intervention of security staff and the swift response of the Metropolitan Police, the paintings were secured at the scene,” a statement says. Read […]
Tags: Art, London, News, Scotland Yard, Rembrandt, Art News, Minipost, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Rembrandt Works

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