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Bankrupt Detroit May Force Museum to Sell Van Gogh and Degas Paintings
Bankrupt Detroit May Force Museum to Sell Van Gogh and Degas Paintings

Bankrupt Detroit May Force Museum to Sell Van Gogh and Degas Paintings

Bankrupt Detroit May Force Museum to Sell Van Gogh and Degas Paintings – I really do not know what to say about this, other than NO!    

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – David Dalby’s “Portrait of Matilda, Winner of the St. Leger, 1827”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – David Dalby’s “Portrait of Matilda, Winner of the St. Leger, 1827”

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – David Dalby’s “Portrait of Matilda, Winner of the St. Leger, 1827”

Portrait of Matilda, Winner of the St. Leger, 1827.  Since I am on the topic of racehorses, why not feature a really great one – Matilda.  This early 19th century British Sporting painting by one of England’s top artists, David … More…

Retired racehorse finds calling as abstract painter
Retired racehorse finds calling as abstract painter

Retired racehorse finds calling as abstract painter

Retired racehorse finds calling as abstract painter – I really think this one says it all about the contemporary art market!  There is even a gallery selling the works (which can run up to $850) and claims to have a waiting … More…

In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion, Queen’s Gallery
In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion, Queen’s Gallery

In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion, Queen’s Gallery

In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion, Queen’s Gallery – a nice review of the current show at the Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace – Fine Style: the Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion – which runs through October … More…

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) Arthur von Ferraris’ “Prayer Time”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) Arthur von Ferraris’ “Prayer Time”

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) Arthur von Ferraris’ “Prayer Time”

Prayer Time.  a wonderful Orientalist painting by the 19th century Hungarian artist Arthur von Ferraris that we sold many years ago.  

Charles Darwent on visual Houghton Revisited
Charles Darwent on visual Houghton Revisited

Charles Darwent on visual Houghton Revisited

Charles Darwent on visual Houghton Revisited: There’s much to learn by taking a dim view of art – some nice background information on the exhibition Houghton Revisited (runs through September 29).  In 1779 Robert Walpole’s, Houghton’s builder, descendant, George, 3rd Earl … More…

Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life set to open at the Tate Britain in June
Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life set to open at the Tate Britain in June

Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life set to open at the Tate Britain in June

LS Lowry and his legacy: The matchstick man is back in vogue at last as Tate Britain showcases first retrospective of Manchester’s controversial painter – a nice article about a very interesting artist from Manchester whose retrospective exhibition will, more than … More…

Brandon Kralik: Todays New Old Masters Outshine the Avante-Garde
Brandon Kralik: Todays New Old Masters Outshine the Avante-Garde

Brandon Kralik: Todays New Old Masters Outshine the Avante-Garde

Brandon Kralik: Todays New Old Masters Outshine the Avante-Garde.  A very good article on contemporary representational art … dovetails with the post I recently added to the AAD Blog.  Like I have always said, there is a much brighter side … More…

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) William A. Suys’s “Salut a Trois Couleurs”
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) William A. Suys’s “Salut a Trois Couleurs”

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) William A. Suys’s “Salut a Trois Couleurs”

William A. Suys beautiful NYC scene, Salut a Trois Couleurs.

New European Paintings Galleries at the Met
New European Paintings Galleries at the Met

New European Paintings Galleries at the Met

New look for the MET’s European Painting Galleries!   New European Paintings Galleries at the Met