Still Life with Figs and Bread, Luis Meléndez The link is to a zoomable version on the Google Art Project; there is a downloadable high resolution file on Wikimedia Commons; the original is in the National Gallery of Art, DC. (The latter also offers a downloadable high resolution file, but I couldn’t access it this […]
A newly commissioned portrait of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery, London, it was announced today (Thursday 28 May 2015.) A painted bronze sculpture, by artist...Show More Summary
The National Gallery of Art recently acquired Girl on a Swing (2004) by Cecily Brown, a key painting in the artist's oeuvre, and Opposite of White, v. 2 (Large) (A) (2006?2007) by Roni Horn, a major example of her cast-glass works, the sculptural series for which she is best known. Show More Summary
The National Gallery of Art has acquired works by three contemporary female artists and a Chicago outsider artist using funds from the museum’s Collectors Committee and other donors. Cecily Brown’s painting “Girl on a Swing,” Martha Rosler’s photomontage “Cleaning the Drapes” and Roni Horn’s cast-glass sculpture “Opposite of White, v. 2” were added to the […]
“The 39 paintings, including some of the most celebrated works of the French artists Renoir, Monet and Manet, were left to the gallery by the art collector Sir Hugh Lane, who was killed on the Lusitania when it was hit by a German torpedo 100 years ago this month. In a codicil to his will, […]
By Michael Lanza Few places bear a name as simultaneously hyperbolic and yet as descriptively true as Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in south-central Idaho. Over the past 15,000 years, eight distinct lava flows erupting from fissures in the … Continue reading ?
This week will see the release of a new publication 100 Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, a detailed and lavishly-illustrated overview of one of the finest collections of Western art in the world. Written by JohnShow More Summary
Those wanting to catch the last week of Inventing Impressionism at the National Gallery should not be put off by news of a 10 day strike by National Gallery security staff. The striking staff no... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Some 200 employees are participating in the strike, expected to last until June 4, which could block visitors' access to some works and events.
The friendship between Pablo Picasso and the world-renowned photographer Lee Miller is the subject of a stunning new exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this summer. This fascinating relationship, between the greatest...Show More Summary
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shadesandshadows: Josephine and the Fortune-Teller, 1837, oil on canvas by Sir David Wilkie, Scottish, 1785-1841. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. The fortune teller is predicting the elevation of Josephine to empress of France and the scene is taken from Josephine’s Memoirs of Napoleon published in 1829. Show More Summary
shadesandshadows: Young French Marquise in Exile in Lausanne, 1789, gouache on wove paper by Jean-Baptiste Mallet, French, 1759-1835. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA. Only a few remnants of her wealthy former life can be found for this lady in exile with her children. Show More Summary
Today the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra opened The story of Rama: Indian Miniatures from the National Museum, New Delhi, the first major initiative under the Australia-India Memorandum of Understanding on Arts and Culture.Show More Summary
These past few weeks, SEEN has bounced between Venice, Detroit, Randalls Island, and downtown, circa 1981, So why not Washington, D.C.? This month, the National Gallery of Art commemorates the 25th anniversary of its photography program with an exhibit called “The Memory of Time.” With a focus on contemporary photography,... More »
Membership of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council (HRC) has always been a rogue’s gallery of some of the world’s most oppressive nations trying to obstruct its work or artificially rehabilitate their images. Now to add insult to countless human rights injuries, Saudi Arabia wants to head the HRC. That’s right. The country that will […]
In a world consumed by personal and celebrity image making, the Smithsonian?s National Portrait Gallery considers how personalities are constructed with ?Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze.? The exhibition features 54 portraits and will be open at the Portrait Gallery May 22 through July 10, 2016. Show More Summary
Britney Spears just did it again. Along with Brad Pitt, Katy Perry and a host of lesser-known celebrities, Britney Spears will be featured in a new National Portrait Gallery exhibit titled, “Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze.” The exhibit will feature paintings, photographs, and other works of art dedicated to celebrities. Show More Summary
On this long Memorial Day weekend, the best bets in nightlife, theater, art, music, sports and more around the Washington area.Friday: See, be seen and listen as the National Gallery of Art kicks off its 15th season of Jazz in the Garden, the popular outdoor jazz concert series, with local guitarist Tom Lagana. Show More Summary
Kim Kardashian may have broken the Internet, but you won’t find her photo at the new National Portrait Gallery exhibit, “Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze,” opening Friday.“There are no Kardashians in our collection at this point,” exhibit curator Brandon Fortune says. Show More Summary