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Pavement Picassos: the locked-down artists showing work in their windows

Galleries are closed due to Covid – so a group of artists have taken to displaying their work from their houses for passersby. Our writer takes to the streetsIt is not a good time for art lovers. The second lockdown has closed galleries once more – I’m imagining portraits waiting moodily in the National Gallery in London to be admired again; Van Gogh’s sunflowers wilting further – and so it is not a good time for artists.Artists Walk is an initiative that aims to improve that state of affairs. I...
Tags: Art, London, Painting, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, National Gallery, Van Gogh, Picasso, Rosha Nutt, Holly Collier

Postponed Philip Guston Exhibition Moved Up To 2022 After Heavy Criticism

“The National Gallery and three other major museums” — Tate Modern in London and the Museums of Fine Arts In Houston and Boston — “had announced that they were delaying the retrospective, which was originally intended to begin its tour last June, after taking into account the surging racial justice protests across the country. … Some critics said the decision to delay the retrospective amounted to self-censorship fueled by fear of controversy.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, London, Boston, Houston, National Gallery, Tate Modern, Visual, Philip Guston, 10.28.20

That darn Philip Guston

National Gallery director defends postponement of show with Klan images but will rethink opening date [in print as Gallery chief: Delaying show was right call]. Peggy McGlone Washington Post Oct. 8, 2020 p. C1, 4 online at [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Washington Post, National Gallery, Mike Rhode, Philip Guston, Peggy McGlone

Kennicott on Daumier and government corruption

I returned to the National Gallery seeking comfort. But art no longer feels like an escape. [Daumier; in print as When art no longer feels like an escape.] Philip Kennicott Washington Post Oct. 11, 2020 p E1, 4 online at [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, National Gallery, Mike Rhode, Kennicott, Daumier, Philip Kennicott Washington Post

Hyperallergic talks to NGA head about Guston postponement

National Gallery of Art Director Discusses the Decision to Delay the Philip Guston Exhibition I talked to Kaywin Feldman to ask why the museum chose to delay the show by the well-known American artist. Hrag Vartanian Hyperallergic Podcast  (80; October 1, 2020): [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, National Gallery, NGA, Kaywin Feldman, Mike Rhode, Guston, Philip Guston Exhibition

Artemisia Gentileschi, Praised and Reappraised

For the New Yorker, Rebecca Mead writes about the 17th-century Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi, whose work has been growing in stature and popularity in recent years. Increasingly, Artemisia is celebrated less for her handling of private trauma than for her adept management of her public persona. Throughout her career, she demonstrated a sophisticated comprehension of the way her unusual status as a woman added to the value of her paintings. On a formal level, her representation of hers...
Tags: London, David, Madonna, Jesus, John, National Gallery, Damascus, Sherman, Alexandria, Abra, Cindy Sherman, Jason Kottke, St Paul, Mary, Dana, Mary Magdalene

Smee on Guston exhibit postponement as de facto censorship

In postponing Guston exhibition, the National Gallery and three other museums have made a terrible mistake [in print as A stunningly misguided decision by four museums] By Sebastian Smee Art critic Washington Post September 29, 2020: C1-2 online at [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Washington Post, National Gallery, Smee, Mike Rhode, Guston, Sebastian Smee Art

Blockbuster Philip Guston Show Postponed Over Concerns About KKK Imagery

On Monday, the National Gallery quietly posted a joint statement signed by directors of all four museums set to host the show: Kaywin Feldman (National Gallery), Frances Morris (Tate Modern), Matthew Teitelbaum (MFA Boston), and Gary Tinterow (MFA Houston). The statement said the exhibition was being pushed “until a time at which we think that the powerful message of social and racial justice that is at the center of Philip Guston’s work can be more clearly interpreted.” – ARTnews
Tags: Art, Houston, National Gallery, Visual, Philip Guston, Gary Tinterow, 09.23.20

How to Spend 48 Hours in Oslo

Updated: 8/10/20 | August 10th, 2020 Most budget travelers skip Norway because it’s an expensive country to visit. The capital, Oslo, is consistently ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world owing to its high taxes, strong currency, and high percentage of imported goods. Understandably, traveling here on a budget here is tricky. Yet I still encourage you to visit, even though it’s not a budget-friendly destination. There are unique museums, beautiful parks, and stunning nature t...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Nazis, Americas, South America, Norway, Nazi, National Gallery, Pacific Ocean, Oslo, Hostelworld, City Hall, Picasso, Royal Palace, El Greco

National Gallery and Kelvingrove museums reopen

Visitors are required to book online as part of a range of infection control measures.
Tags: News, National Gallery, Kelvingrove

Womansplaining mansplaining.

In "She Explains ‘Mansplaining’ With Help From 17th-Century Art/In her new book 'Men to Avoid in Art and Life,' Nicole Tersigni harnesses her skill with a Twitter meme to illuminate the experience of women harassed by concern trolls, 'sexperts' and more" by Alisha Haridasani Gupta (NYT).Here's Tersigni's Twitter feed, but it's not entirely examples of the meme explained and explained in the article. Here are 2 examples: "there probably just weren't any qualified women for the job"
Tags: Art, Twitter, Comedy, London, Law, Italy, Monty Python, National Gallery, Jones, Bosch, Terry Jones, Bruegel, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Gilliam, Ann Althouse

The surprising start to the Duchess of Cornwall's London engagement revealed - best photos

Camilla visited the National Gallery and Boots Piccadilly store on Tuesday
Tags: London, Cornwall, Camilla, National Gallery

The great reopening – how Britain's galleries Covid-proofed themselves

From London to Llandudno to Dundee, museums are back in business. So is it now safe to view art – and how will they cope with the drastic drop in numbers?‘There was a moment,” says Andrew Nairne, “when I was thinking, of course, we are like Nottingham Contemporary and the Hepworth Wakefield, places like that.” The director of Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge is guiding me around a gallery that’s “in rehearsals” for a socially distanced opening in August. “Then I remembered that the others don’t have a...
Tags: Art, London, Wales, Scotland, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Museums, Dundee, Local Government, Cambridge, National Gallery, Llandudno, Carlisle

jupiter aligns with mars

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @qcroll — “The century of the speaker is over: Once, we did everything for the speaker’s convenience, gathering in one place. Now, we do everything for the community, because speakers, sponsors, and the audience trust us to gather the best people.” @bhargreaves — “Everyone crowing about a permanent remote future where they live in Boise but earn their current NYC/SF salar...
Tags: Congress, America, United States, Mars, National Gallery, Jupiter, eLearning, Boise, Friday's Finds, Francis O'Connor, Manila Bucharest

The Art of the New Deal: Why the Federal Government Funded the Arts During the Great Depression

It’s odd to think that the gray-faced, gray-suited U.S. Cold Warriors of the 1950s funded Abstract Expressionism and left-wing literary magazines in a cultural offensive against the Soviet Union. And yet they did. This seeming historical irony is compounded by the fact that so many of the artists enlisted (mostly unwittingly) in the cultural Cold War might not have had careers were it not for the New Deal programs of 20 years earlier, denounced by Republicans at the time as communist. The New D...
Tags: Health, Google, Art, Congress, College, US, America, History, United States, Washington Dc, Yale, Treasury, Smithsonian, National Gallery, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Eleanor

Westworld Season 3 – Singapore Locations

I’ve just started watching season 3 of HBO’s Westworld series, and a good chunk of the set locations were shot in my hometown of Singapore. The filmmakers have really chosen some of the most iconic and futuristic locations to represent the country, and they look great ! Here are just some of the places I recognize ( episode 1 to 4 ) – (above) Dolores ( Evan Rachel Wood ) and Caleb ( Aaron Paul ) walk by Lasalle College Of The Arts in downtown, which I believe doubles as the hospital where Ca...
Tags: Hbo, Film, Singapore, Filmmaking, Anime, Westworld, National Gallery, Cinematography, Chinatown, Dolores, Marina Bay Sands, Clarke Quay, Supreme Courts, Caleb, Chinatown MRT, Kallang

Transform your photo in the style of an iconic artist

From the bold, swirling movement in Vincent van Gogh's paintings, to the surreal, confident brushstrokes of Frida Kahlo, many famous artists have instantly recognizable styles. Now you can use these styles to transform your own photos. With Art Transfer, a new feature in the Google Arts & Culture app, you can apply the characteristics of well-known paintings to your own images.To try it, open the Camera menu in the bottom bar of the Google Arts & Culture app and select “Art Transfer.” After taki...
Tags: Google, Japan, UK, Ai, National Gallery, Arts And Culture, Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Google Arts Culture, Michelle Luo, MOA Museum of Art, Gogh Frida Kahlo Edvard Munch, Leonardo da Vinci Many Google, Art Transfer

AO News Round-Up: Closures Continue in Art World Over Coronavirus

Closures continue this week over the coronavirus, as the National Gallery in London and the Tate announced full shutdowns for the coming weeks.  “We will continue to monitor the situation closely and we look forward to welcoming visitors back to the galleries when we reopen” a statement by the Tate reads. Also of note is the indefinite […]
Tags: Art, London, News, National Gallery, Art News, Minipost, Tate

Covid-19 prompts all major British theatres to close doors

Fifty London theatres and 250 throughout UK to close, says industry bodyCoronavirus and culture – a list of major cancellationsRoyal Court becomes latest theatre to cancel showsCoronavirus - latest newsAll our coronavirus coverageAll major British theatre will cease and several cultural institutions will close or postpone shows as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the UK’s arts and culture sector grows following the government’s call for “drastic action” to halt its spread.The Society of Lo...
Tags: Art, Politics, UK, London, Theatre, UK News, Culture, Infectious Diseases, ICA, National Gallery, British Museum, Arts Council England, Old Vic Theatre, Society of London Theatre SOLT, English National Opera (ENO, Coronavirus outbreak

New York Magazine Calls Heavenly Reyna a Stylish Teen!

New York Magazine Calls Heavenly Reyna a Stylish Teen! Singer, Songwriter, Actress Heavenly Reyna was called a"cool teen" in New York Magazine Singer, Songwriter, Actress Heavenly Reyna was called a "cool teen" in New York Magazine today & she blogged about it! She was delighted that they asked her opinion on expressing herself and ways she keeps a positive attitude while creating songs, TikTok's and Instagram stories in her bedroom recording studio!  Heavenly grew up with sunflowers an...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Music, New York, Texas, London, France, Germany, America, Blog, Portugal, National Gallery, New York Magazine, Andalucia, Costa Brava, Santa Cruz

We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #481

The IRS sues Facebook for $9 billion  This one’s gonna hurt! The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has filed a lawsuit against Facebook for $9 billion, which it claims the social network owes in unpaid taxes. At the heart of the case is a 2010 deal between Facebook and an Irish subsidiary, during which the IRS alleges that Facebook undervalued the intellectual property it sold to the subsidiary – dodging billions in taxes. Workplace from Facebook gets an upgrade Facebook has added som...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, UK, Seo, Bank Of England, National Gallery, Tate Britain, Mashup, Irs, Turner, Jmw Turner, United States Internal Revenue Service IRS, Snapchat AR Lens, AR Lens, Chroma Labs, Facebook Admins

Young refugees in Kenya take a VR school trip to London's National Gallery

A group of young refugees in a camp in Kenya became possibly the world's first students to go on a virtual school trip, attending a lesson at London's National Gallery via VR headsets.
Tags: London, Cnn, Kenya, National Gallery

Van Gogh’s Weirdest Self-Portrait, Long Considered By Some A Forgery, Is Genuine

Doubts about the authenticity of the painting, which depicts the artist giving some serious side-eye, first arose in 1970. But research conducted jointly by the National Gallery of Norway (which owns the work) and the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has determined that the portrait is no forgery — and that it’s the only one van Gogh ever painted while hospitalized for psychosis. – Yahoo! (AFP)
Tags: Art, Amsterdam, Norway, National Gallery, Van Gogh, Visual, Gogh, Gogh Museum, 01.20.20

Portrait Found in Gallery’s Walls Verified as Missing Gustav Klimt Artwork

(PIACENZA, Italy) — Art experts have confirmed that a painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery’s walls last month is Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady,” which was stolen from the gallery nearly 23 years ago. The authentication of the painting announced Friday solved one of the art world’s enduring mysteries — where did the missing work end up? — but left several questions unanswered, including who had taken it and whether it ever left the museum’s property. A gardener at th...
Tags: London, News, Uncategorized, Vienna, Italy, Fine Art, Connor, National Gallery, Bologna, Gustav Klimt, Klimt, O Connor, Emilio, Ronald Lauder, Piacenza, Onetime

Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker Joins Board at National Gallery

Ford Foundation head Darren Walker has joined the Board at the National Gallery, the Washington Post reports in an in-depth profile. “I think he is an important figure because he is challenging the sector to think about how we are positioned at the heart of society,” says Henry Timms, president and chief executive of the Lincoln Center for […]
Tags: Art, News, Lincoln Center, National Gallery, Art News, Minipost, Ford Foundation, Board, Darren Walker, Henry Timms, Ford Foundation 's Darren Walker Joins Board, National Gallery the Washington Post

National Gallery Buys £22m Orazio Gentileschi

The National Gallery in London has succeeded in its £22m bid to buy Orazio Gentileschi’s The Finding of Moses.  “It is great news as we come up to Christmas that this picture will be ours from early next year,” says director Gabriele Finaldi. “We are absolutely thrilled.” Read more at The Guardian
Tags: Art, London, News, National Gallery, Art News, Minipost, Gabriele Finaldi, Orazio Gentileschi

Rubens Landscapes Will Be Reunited After Two Centuries

Two landscapes by Peter Paul Rubens intended as companions will be reunited for public display for the first time in more than 200 years, after the Wallace Collection decided it would begin lending works for the first time. “We are hugely supportive of this because the general public is the beneficiary,” says National Gallery director Gabriele Finaldi. […]
Tags: Art, News, National Gallery, Art News, Minipost, Peter Paul Rubens, Wallace Collection, Gabriele Finaldi

Overdue Attention for Overlooked Women Old Masters

Several significant exhibitions of Old Masters have been announced, and while large shows of Renaissance and Baroque paintings aren’t anything new, this recent spate are solely focused on women painters of the eras. From Washington DC’s National Museum of Women in the Arts to London’s National Gallery and Madrid’s Museo Nacional del Prado, shows dedicated to artists including Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, Judith Leyster, Rachel …
Tags: Art, Gender, Design, London, Exhibits, Painting, Culture, Washington Dc, Artists, Exhibitions, Renaissance, National Gallery, Madrid, Paintings, Galleries, Art Galleries

Titian expert says lauded painting is not by the master

Top art historians clash over authenticity of Apsley House treasureA painting thought to be by Titian, which will be included in a touring exhibition to begin at the National Gallery in London next March, has been dismissed as a “dud” by a leading art historian.Professor Charles Hope, a Titian expert, told the Observer that The Danaë, an early 1550s picture on a mythological subject, is “a later pastiche” and should be downgraded from being attributed to the 16th-century Italian master to that o...
Tags: London, UK News, Art and design, National Gallery, Titian, Charles Hope, Apsley House

10 Things You Can Only Buy in Singapore

Singapore has a unique, vibrant culture that boasts an array of must-buy gifts and souvenirs. Whether you’re looking for things to bring home to family and friends, or you want to capture the spirit of the culture with your own memorable gifts, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Here are 10 things you can only buy in Singapore. 1. Singapore Sling The Singapore Sling is the national drink of Singapore and has gained worldwide popularity. Concocted in the Raffles Hotel Long Bar in the...
Tags: Travel, Shopping, Singapore, National Gallery, Expedia, PAUL, Kaya, BAK KWA Bak Kwa, Raffles Hotel Long Bar, Carole Singapore Sling, Kevin Hogue, Majid Shaheen Orchids, Kun Kaya Spread Ya Kun Kaya, Kun Kaya, Laksa Paste Laksa, Jim Teo Laksa