Fine Art Connoisseur1 min letti
Go Figure
Everyone has one, so everyone is interested, to a lesser or greater degree. I’m referring to the human body, surely the most important touchstone in the history of art. Artists have been depicting the figure for millennia, sometimes in exacting detai
Fine Art Connoisseur10 min letti
Desperately Young Artists Who Died In Their Twenties
How many artists’ lives were cut short before they reached their full potential? How have our museums and private collections been diminished by those artists’ early passing? Did each make his or her maximum contribution despite the brevity of their
Fine Art Connoisseur4 min letti
Acquire An Iconic Sculpture
Admirers of great sculpture have a rare opportunity this season. On December 10, Clytie, the sensuous evocation of a classical myth created by England’s George Frederic Watts (1817–1904), will go up for auction during the British & European Art sale
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Building A Collection Of Buildings
Peter May collects houses and buildings. While most of these structures don’t actually belong to him, they are rendered in exquisite detail in his collection of more than 700 architectural drawings, one of the world’s largest private holdings of such
Fine Art Connoisseur9 min letti
Buyer Beware Navigating The World Of Limited Edition Prints
The art market is often called the Wild West because of its secrecy and lack of rules and governmental oversight. Some high-end galleries won’t tell you the prices of their artworks, or even whether they are for sale. Some auctioneers pull bids out o
Fine Art Connoisseur9 min lettiIntelligence (AI) & Semantics
Technology’s Impact On Figurative Art
During my 25 years in the field of figurative painting, I have observed two sharply conflicting schools of thought on the use of technology in studios. As a generation X’er who grew up before the Internet and cell phones, I have a nostalgia for simpl
Fine Art Connoisseur4 min letti
Autumn’s Art Harvest
Steamboat Art Museum Steamboat Springs, Colorado steamboatartmuseum.org December 4, 2020 April 10, 2021 The Steamboat Art Museum (SAM) will soon present the exhibition Four Directions — Common Paths. It highlights the superb plein air paintings cr
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Fine Art Connoisseur
Gustave Doré (1832–1883); He Regarded Me a While and Asked Me with Disdain,“Who Were Your Ancestors?”; Canto 10, Verses 41–42 (The Encounter with Farinata); published in Dante Alighieri, Inferno (Paris: Librairie Hachette); 1861; xylograph engraved b
Fine Art Connoisseur6 min letti
Great Art Nationwide
InSight Gallery Fredericksburg, Texas insightgallery.com November 6 27 Though they are married, Susan Lyon and Scott Burdick have distinctive approaches to making art, as the two works illustrated here suggest. Their next joint exhibition is set to
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Fine Art Connoisseur
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Fine Art Connoisseur5 min letti
Painting Damaged In Transit? Here’s What To Do
Recently, I received a call from an artist who had borrowed one of her own paintings from a collector (not me) for a show. The painting had been damaged in transit and the artist was beside herself: the work was one of her best, the collector was imp
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Fear Not
Every summer my family spends time in the Adirondacks, in upstate New York. I love it, yet memories of my first visit to this million-acre state park remind me of my initial unease there. My parents had just sold our place on Indiana’s Lake Wawasee a
Fine Art Connoisseur4 min lettiScience & Mathematics
Light Up Your Collection
Acquiring an artwork is always a joy, but many new owners don’t pay enough attention to how they will light their new treasure once it arrives in their home or office. No matter how beautiful the image, the pleasure it can offer you, your family, and
Fine Art Connoisseur2 min letti
Kindred Spirits We Should Meet
On a rolling basis, some of the many artists, dealers, and organizations highlighted in this magazine check in to let me know how the art world is looking from their perspectives. I always value their insights, and today I thought it might be useful
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Off The Walls
North Star Art Gallery is presenting an exhibition of recent works by Brian Keeler, which he has titled Magical Mythologies: Reinventing Myth and Other Allegorical Works. He notes that myths and allegories highlight timeless themes that artists have
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Favorite
J ane Marx knows how to read people. As New York City’s most personable and original tour guide, she greets strangers at notable sights and knows right away how to enlighten and entertain them. “My favorite people to lead on tours are grandparents wi
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Figurative Art Showcase
Paradise, Utah Chiricahua Apache, 23 in., bronze, edition of 30 rogersbronze@gmail.com•www.scottrogerssculpture.com Represented by The Adobe Fine Art, Illume Fine Art, Legacy, Lunds Fine Art, Mountain Trails (Jackson/Sedona), Sage Creek Gallery, Set
Fine Art Connoisseur6 min letti
Three To Watch
JULIAN DIX (b. 1961) creates paintings in series for the same reason many past masters did, including one of his principal influences, Giorgio Morandi (1890–1964): to look closely at a subject for a prolonged period, exhausting visual interpretation
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GRAYDON PARRISH & CARMEN DELL’OREFICE MEETING THE MUSE
The first time Graydon Parrish set eyes on Carmen Dell’Orefice, he knew he wanted to paint her. “I thought she was one of the most interesting people I’ve ever seen. So intriguing,” he recalls. At the time, Parrish (b. 1970) was living and painting i
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Honoring America’s Veterans
On view through March 21 at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio, is We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America, a unique exhibition featuring 50 large watercolor portraits of U.S. veterans painted by the South Carolina-ba
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Ready To Live Realism Live
Airplane seats and hotel rooms are no longer my weekly routine, and I’m thrilled about it. Never again do I want to spend that level of intensity “on the road,” and I may even end up hosting fewer events because of it. Change was brought upon my busi
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Get Your Art Appraised
At some point in most collectors’ lives, there comes a time for a valuation, perhaps of a few specific artworks or perhaps an entire collection. A valuation is a written opinion of the artwork’s financial value, upon which its users can confidently b
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Turning Lemons Into Lemonade
These are extraordinary times, and we hope that you and yours are staying safe, healthy, and productive. My colleagues and I believe that you will find inspiration while exploring the bumper crop of articles in this issue, and we look forward to rece
Fine Art Connoisseur6 min letti
Great Art Nationwide
Principle Gallery will soon present the exhibition From Above, which features new oil paintings by Jill Basham and Kim VanDerHoek that capture the world from high viewpoints. Each artist is sending 10 large works and 10 smaller ones. The project got
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Favorite
When Aaron Mertz first encountered this Winslow Homer painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he heard it as much as he saw it. “I’m an amateur cellist with, admittedly, more enthusiasm than talent,” says Mertz, who plays a professional role as d
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Provincetown Rises To The Challenge
It was Henry David Thoreau who famously wrote that, on maps, Cape Cod resembles an arm bent at the elbow, flexing its muscle. At the peninsula’s tip, Provincetown was the Cape’s “sandy fist.” More than 150 years later, the modern denizens of Province
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Peregrine O’gormley
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART AUGUST- DECEMBER SOLO EXHIBITION WWW.BIARTMUSEUM.ORG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WILDLIFE ART SEPTEMBER 12- OCTOBER 18 WESTERN VISIONS WWW.WILDLIFEART.ORG LEIGH- YAWKEY WOODSON ART MUSEUM SEPTEMBER 2- NOVEMBER 29 BIRDS IN ART
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ON FIFTH AVENUE, A CONNOISSEUR’S TAKE ON AMERICAN ART & HISTORY
Some of America’s leading art collectors remain extremely discreet about their holdings, even as they generously lend specific works for temporary exhibitions or donate them to museums’ permanent collections. This discretion certainly pertains to Jud
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21st Annual National Juried Exhibition
Carolyn Anderson Kenn Backhaus Clayton J. Beck, III Roger Dale Brown Scott Burdick Nancy Bush Betty Carr Scott L. Christensen Kim English Jerry Fresia Lois Griffel Albert Handell Quang Ho Peggi Kroll-Roberts Calvin Liang Weizhen Liang Huihan Liu Kevi
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The Ibex Collection Art“matronage”
The term “realist art” encompasses a broad range of styles and technical approaches, and today the world’s largest private holding of “figurative, ultra-contemporary, superrealist” art is the IBEX Collection. Its paintings by more than 100 artists of
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