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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

‘This Is a Robbery’ Investigates a Famous Art Heist: TV Review

The 1990 robbery of Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum remains a part of that institution’s life to this day, as empty frames hang on the wall marking the spots from which paintings were removed. The case remains unsolved — vexingly so. The items stolen, including works by Vermeer and Rembrandt, were cut out of their […]
Tags: Reviews, Boston, Netflix, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, This Is A Robbery

The 1978 Project: Part VIII

After a few months of neglecting the 1978 Project in order to catch up with and recap 2020 films, we return to glory! Again. Yeah, so it’s been about a year and a half since this project began, but we are finally reaching the homestretch. If I do something like this again, I should try and make it time-bound (like I did for 50 Under 50). For the uninitiated, I’m doing a deep dive into the cinema of the year of my birth (guess which year!) As of this writing, I’ve seen 83 films that were rele...
Tags: Hong Kong, Movies, Kung Fu, Conan, Chrysler, Marley, Rembrandt, Quentin Tarantino, George Lucas, Irs, Busey, Tarantino, Nixon, Peter Falk, Little, Gary Busey

Travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in 10 Minutes by Boat: A 4k Timelapse

In 2013, traveled from Rotterdam to Amsterdam, with a timelapse camera installed 30 meters high. The resulting film “gives a unique and stunning view of the old Dutch waterways, in 4K.” And lots of bridges along the way. All images were shot with a Canon 550d at an interval of 3 seconds. 30,000 pictures were taken in total. Initially, “the film couldn’t be published due to restrictions. After a few years it was forgotten.” But now it has been resurrected, and it’s online. Would you li...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, College, Amsterdam, Venice, Rembrandt, Canon, Rotterdam, Facebook Twitter, Vermeer Revisit Scenes of Daily Life, Artificial Intelligence Travel

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

13 Amazing Photos You Missed This Week

Trump's last days, historic inauguration fireworks and a pricey Rembrandt round out this week's best images.
Tags: News, Rembrandt, Trump

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 14 best online art history courses from Harvard, MIT, the MoMA, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; National Gallery of Art; Alyssa Powell/Insider With travel plans and museum visits disrupted, online art history classes are a great way to learn about cultures around the globe from home.We rounded up the best affordable art history classes to kickstart or advance your journey into the art world.Read more: I use Coursera to take all the fun classes I didn't have time for in college, like a...
Tags: Japan, Mexico, Stanford, New York City, Africa, America, Trends, Spain, Mit, Harvard, United States, South Africa, Museum of Modern Art, Rembrandt, Princeton, Khan Academy

‘My Rembrandt’ Review: An Alluring Documentary Portrait of the People Who Own Rembrandt Portraits

In the alluring art-world documentary “My Rembrandt,” someone describes the experience of being in sudden, direct proximity to a Rembrandt portrait of a standing figure. He says that it was spooky, like seeing a live human loom right up in front of him. Rembrandt, who painted images of astonishing dark tactile severity (“He creates shadows […]
Tags: Reviews, Rembrandt, My Rembrandt

Take a New Virtual Reality Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

You can go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art today, and in real life at that. This isn’t true of all the world’s great art institutions, still shut down as many are by measures in response to the past year’s coronavirus pandemic. But then, none of them have offered a digital visiting experience quite like The Met Unframed, recently launched in partnership with cellphone service provider Verizon. For a period of five weeks, anyone can join and freely roam a virtual reconstruction, or rather reim...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, Technology, College, Museums, Rembrandt, Seoul, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Facebook Twitter, Ben Davis, Great Hall, Artnet, Hyperallergic, Kent Monkman, Colin Marshall

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

Q&A With Milano Constantine & Body Bag Ben About Their New Album, “Write It in Blood”

– How did you first connect? And was it always the intention of collaborating for a body of work? Please detail the process of how, “Write It in Blood“ came to fruition.  Milano:  We actually worked before on a joint called “Don’t Become a Victim” off my collab EP with Planet Asia . Peace to my Brothers DJ Enyoutee, Jay Royal And Planet Asia. That’s when I First Heard about BBB on the production side. Body Bag Ben: Yah, after “Don’t Become a Victim” it was a no-brainer to collab for a ful...
Tags: Asia, Spain, Jazz, Rembrandt, Ben, Milano, Showbiz, Bally, Yah, Q&A Interviews, Milano Constantine, Rick Hyde, Body Bag Ben, Milano Constantine Body Bag Ben, Brothers DJ Enyoutee Jay Royal, Milano Constantine Body Bag Ben Body Bag Ben

8 organization and wellness tips for balancing career and family while working from home, according to well-being experts

Getty Images Professional women are facing even more challenges during the pandemic, say well-being experts and authors Liz Koehler and Clare Davenport. At the University of Pennsylvania, they conducted research into the unique macro and micro transitions faced by women in their careers and their impact on overall job satisfaction and quality of work. Koehler and Davenport found that creating unapologetic boundaries, working in an uplifting environment, and investing wisely in friendships...
Tags: Wellness, Opinion, Trends, Strategy, Work Life Balance, Research, Ibm, Goldman Sachs, University of Pennsylvania, Rembrandt, Shakespeare, Well-being, Blackrock, Nordic, Working Moms, Don

"I think 27 years of superb reporting and commitment to The New Yorker should have been weighed against an incident that horribly embarrassed the magazine but mostly embarrassed himself."

Said Tina Brown, the former editor of The New Yorker, quoted in "The Undoing of Jeffrey Toobin How a leading man of legal journalism lost his sweetest gig" (NYT).  Malcolm Gladwell, an important New Yorker writer, said: "I read the Condé Nast news release, and I was puzzled because I couldn’t find any intellectual justification for what they were doing. They just assumed he had done something terrible, but never told us what the terrible thing was. And my only feeling — the only way I could ex...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Pregnancy, Cnn, Reading, Bible, Conde Nast, Masturbation, Rembrandt, Sexual Harassment, New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker, Genesis, Jeffrey Toobin, Toobin

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

Official Trailer for Art Doc 'My Rembrandt' About Rembrandt Fanatics

"I was face to face with Rembrandt." Strand Releasing has unveiled an official US trailer for a documentary titled My Rembrandt, which originally premiered at the IDFA Film Festival in The Netherlands last year. Rembrandt, the grandmaster of intimacy rocks the art world… many people, even entire nations, are still obsessed with his paintings. Aristocrats cherish, experts rule, dealers investigate, collectors hunt, museums battle. The epic documentary My Rembrandt dives deep into the art worl...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Netherlands, Documentaries, Rembrandt, To Watch, Rembrandt About Rembrandt Fanatics, Rembrandt Strand Releasing

How Masterworks is unbundling the art market: Inside the company that lets anyone invest in a painting like it's a stock.

Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most notable artists of the contemporary era. He died in 1988 at the age of 27. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images for Sotheby's Scott Lynn is the founder and CEO of Masterworks, an art investment company that gives people the opportunity to invest in art who might otherwise priced out of the art market. The platform features work from the likes of Claude Monet, Andy Warhol, and Jackson Pollock. Earlier in 2020, Lynn offered Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 "T...
Tags: New York City, US, Trends, New York Times, Holland, SEC, Pablo Picasso, Deloitte, Francis Bacon, Rembrandt, Securities And Exchange Commission, Jeff Koons, Business Insider, Monet, Jackson Pollock, Damien Hirst

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

hopes and fears

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.” —Maya Angelou @Tom_Peters — “Sunday reminder to leaders. The way you have behaved in the last 6 months and will behave in the next 6 months will define your entire professional career. (David Brooks: ‘resumé virtues’ [‘accomplishments’] versus ‘eulogy virtues’ [what folks say at your funeral])” @DebraWatk...
Tags: David Brooks, Britain, Edinburgh, Rembrandt, Maya Angelou, eLearning, Friday's Finds

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

Ulster Museum: Rembrandt etchings ready for exhibition

The six publicly-owned etchings will go into the museum's post-lockdown display from Friday.
Tags: News, Rembrandt

Flowr: Nothing Special

In the notoriously tight regulations of the Canadian cannabis industry, there’s little brands can say about their products. So we developed a campaign that speaks for itself, highlighting Flowr’s approach by blending vibes of Rembrandt still lifes with precision scientific instruments. ...
Tags: Advertising, Rembrandt, Flowr

"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

A 'fake' Rembrandt painting that was stored in a basement for decades might be real

A Rembrandt painting that was thought to be fake and was stashed in a basement for decades may in fact be genuine, according to experts who believe it was painted on wood from the same tree as other 17th century masterpieces.
Tags: Cnn, Rembrandt

Rembrandt painting dismissed as fake goes on display after it emerges it was made from same tree as other works

A Rembrandt painting dismissed as fake is to go on display after 40 years after it emerged it was made from the same tree as other works by the artist. The painting written off by experts will be displayed again after being revealed as an authentic piece from the Dutch Master’s workshop. Head of Bearded Man is a small painting the size of a postcard which depicts a forlorn and aged figure, and was for years consigned to the basement of Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. But the museum will now put the ...
Tags: News, Oxford, Rembrandt, Ashmolean Museum

'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

New Google AR exhibits let you see prehistoric creatures up close

The exhibits are viewable on most smartphones through Google's free Arts & Culture app.In addition to prehistoric animals, the new exhibits include NASA artifacts and ancient artwork.The Arts & Culture app also lets you project onto your walls famous paintings on display at museums around the world. Many of the world's museums are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now you don't need to leave the couch to see some of the creatures on display at institutions like Moscow's State Darwin Muse...
Tags: Google, Technology, London, Nasa, Museums, Innovation, Moscow, Johannes Vermeer, Augmented Reality, Rembrandt, Neil Armstrong, Paleontology, Gustav Klimt, Science And Art, Frida Kahlo, State Darwin Museum