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The Stylish Style: Why Is Mannerism Weird?
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The Stylish Style: Why Is Mannerism Weird?

If you go to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, you will see many wonderful things. You might recognize Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith Slaying Holofernes or the portrait of Medusa’s head by Caravaggio. Most people will instantly go towards the major Botticelli … More…

Spain Can Keep Holocaust Loot, Says US Court
An impressionist street scene of the Rue Saint Honoré in Paris

Spain Can Keep Holocaust Loot, Says US Court

While there has been significant progress made in the effort to return art stolen by the Nazis either to their countries of origin or the descendants of their former owners, sometimes not everything can go exactly the way you want. … More…

Sgarbi’s Torch: Unfolding Scandal in Italy
A 17th century painting showing soldiers bringing a bearded man before a judge.

Sgarbi’s Torch: Unfolding Scandal in Italy

Vittorio Sgarbi is a name that I have mentioned in articles several times before. He is a writer, art critic, and politician who, since November 2022, has served as one of the three undersecretaries for Italy’s Ministry of Culture. Given … More…

Gertrude: Art Through An App
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Gertrude: Art Through An App

In an age of social media and instantaneous communication, promoting yourself as an artist is easier yet more difficult. Yes, you can get the word out quicker, but so can everyone else, leading to a bit of oversaturation. Therefore, even … More…

Velázquez Vanishes From Upcoming Sale
Portrait of Isabel de Borbón (detail) by Diego Velázquez

Velázquez Vanishes From Upcoming Sale

A royal portrait by the Spanish Old Master Diego Velázquez has unexpectedly been withdrawn from the sale of which specialists expected it to be the star. The portrait of Isabel de Borbón is said to be one of the finest … More…

Theft By Chinese Companies
Original painting by Stuart Dunkel and unauthorized use of image by Bellenini

Theft By Chinese Companies

I know this issue has existed for a long time, but it is crucial for galleries, artists, hosting sites, the press, and others to elevate their awareness and commitment to combat the persistent problem of image theft, particularly by Chinese … More…

Cyberattack Hits American Museums
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Cyberattack Hits American Museums

A tech service provider that works closely with many American museums announced it experienced a cyberattack recently. Gallery Systems stated they realized they had a problem on December 28th, when the computers running their systems became encrypted and inoperable. As … More…

Manet’s Asparagus: Humor in the Arts
A small still-life painting of a single stalk of white asparagus on a countertop.

Manet’s Asparagus: Humor in the Arts

I took an elective class for my arts requirement when I was at school. It was called Laughter and the Fine Arts and looked into humor and comedy in everything from Aristophanes to Modern Family. People have been making humorous art … More…

Art Market 2023: The Year In Review
A portrait of a woman in front of an elaborately decorated backdrop. She wears a dressing down slipping off her shoulder, while she hold a fan against her chest.

Art Market 2023: The Year In Review

2023 was another incredible year for the art market. In an interesting turn, Sotheby’s took the top spot this year with $8 billion in sales, around the same as 2022. Christie’s, however, saw a slight decrease, down from last year’s … More…