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Eye Candy for Today: Dürer’s St. Eustace

St Eustace, Albrecht Dürer Engraving, roughly 14 x 10 inches (35 x 26 cm). Link is to zoomable version on Google Art project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons, original of this impression is in the National Gallery of Victoria, which also has a zoomable image. In this tour-de-force engraving — created at the dawn of […]

Mysteries of metalpoint technique revealed in first exhibition at National Gallery of Art

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

In the first comprehensive exhibition on the evocative medium of metalpoint?the art of drawing with a metal stylus?some 100 works showcase the surprising range of effects created by master draftsmen for centuries. On view at the National...Show More Summary

National Portrait Gallery in Canberra removes Widodo portrait after executions

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Canberra's National Portrait Gallery has taken down an image of Indonesian President Joko Widodo following the execution of two Australian drug smugglers, saying it feared for the artwork's safety. Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran,...Show More Summary

Kate Tempest photograph is acquired by National Portrait Gallery

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The cover photograph for Kate Tempest?s critically-acclaimed debut solo album, Everybody Down, taken by Dav Stewart, is the latest work to be added to the National Portrait Gallery Collection, it was announced this week. The portrait...Show More Summary

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 opens at Sheffield's Millenium Gallery

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Images by some of the world?s most exciting contemporary photographers are set to go on show in Sheffield this spring as part of a new exhibition on tour from the National Portrait Gallery. Opening on Saturday 2 May, the Taylor Wessing...Show More Summary

Jamie xx Soundtracking Painting at London's National Gallery

Jamie xx's debut solo album In Colour arrives one month from today. Today, the producer has announced his involvement in Soundscapes: Listening to Paintings, a new exhibit at the National Gallery in London which invites musicians to create sound installations based on works from the museum’s collection. Show More Summary

National Museums Scotland acquires rare Picasso glass sculpture for new art and design galleries

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

National Museums Scotland has acquired a rare piece of glass by Pablo Picasso. Entitled Capra, the object is an abstract take on a sleeping goat, composed of black, white and iridescent glass. It is the artist?s proof; in addition there are seven unique variants. Show More Summary

hildegardavon: centuriespast: Pierre-Cécile Puvis de...

3 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

hildegardavon: centuriespast: Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes, 1824-1898 The beheading of St John the Baptist, ca.1869, oil on canvas, 240x316 cm National Gallery, London   Inv. NG3266 The episode is taken from the New Testament (Mark 6). Show More Summary

The 8 Best Places to Nurse in America

Breastfeeding Gallery Images: Image: Description: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C. got into hot water earlier this month for labeling a public bathroom stall a "nursing lounge." Frequent flier mom LeslieShow More Summary

Sneak Peek: National Gallery Singapore

Soon to be opened, the National Gallery in Singapore comprises two national monuments – City Hall and the former Supreme Court. Read the rest of the story at: Sneak Peek: National Gallery Singapore

Following Rembrandt home

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

I pursued the magnificent Late Rembrandt exhibition from London’s National Gallery to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam more in the spirit of an enraptured football fan than an artistic connoisseur. Some teams, or shows, are so great that you must follow them wherever they go, home and away. The home leg here was, of course, Amsterdam. Show More Summary

Arizona MotoTrials 2015 Photo Gallery

By Robert Theobald Pat Smage made it four wins in four tries with a double win at the Arizona round of the Aires AMA US National MotoTrials Series near Kingman, Arizona. Dirt Rider contributor Robert Theobald was on hand to document all the action.

Saint George's Day

Happy Saint George's Day. Here's my favourite painting of Saint George and the Dragon (c. 1460) one of two by Paolo Uccello. (CLICK to see a larger graphic or visit The National Gallery in London to view the original.) England is the only country in the UK that doesn't have a holiday for its patron saint. Show More Summary

Photo Gallery: Hiking and Backpacking North Cascades National Park

By Michael Lanza On my first trip to North Cascades National Park, I was sure I’d found heaven. The hard-earned views of a sea of jagged spires and snow- and ice-covered peaks stretching as far as you could see instantly cemented … Continue reading ?

Photo Gallery: Hiking Across the Grand Canyon

By Michael Lanza Whether you backpack it or hike it in one very long day, trekking across the Grand Canyon from the South Rim to the North Rim is one of our National Park System’s most scenic and aspirational adventures, in one … Continue reading ?

Staff at Britain's National Gallery go on strike over privatisation

last weekArts : Artdaily

Workers at Britain's world-renowned National Gallery are going on strike this week due to a dispute over a privatisation plan, a labour union said on Monday. Staff are to strike this week and on May 1 to protest a plan for visitor services...Show More Summary

No Privatisation

Staff at the National Gallery in London are striking again this week. No Privatisation is the call. They also want the London living wage, which they've been promised but not been granted, and the reinstatement of their PCS negotiator Candy. CLICK to see the support so far.

Rad Dad National Enduro Photo Gallery 2015

We have a real dog fight going on right now in the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series, with Kailub Russell leading Russell Bobbitt by just nine points after four rounds. You can’t leave out defending champ Andrew DeLong and 2012 champ Steward Baylor, who have just had more bad luck this year than should be […]

jbartsblog: Venus Consoling Love, Franc?ois Boucher, 1751....

jbartsblog: Venus Consoling Love, Franc?ois Boucher, 1751. National Gallery of Art, Washington, US.

Photo Gallery: Celebrating National Parks Week

By Michael Lanza This is National Parks Week, a good time to contemplate the writer and historian Wallace Stegner’s famous quote: “National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than … Continue reading ?

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