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2014-06-19 23:15:03

Wolbers Solvent Gels™ are ready to use cleaning agents that remove soils and aged varnishes from fine art surfaces. Gels are available with six different polarities, allowing the conservator to create cleaning properties specific to each work of art. Warrington, PA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Polysciences, Inc., through a collaborative partnership with ProTech-Art LLC (formed by professors Richard Wolbers and Anthony Lagalante), has developed a series of Solvent Gels for cleaning fine art....

2014-06-11 12:32:13

Offering Elegant Window Options for the Home and Office PENSACOLA, Fla., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorized drapery systems no longer need an unattractive track. Nor do they need unsightly wires and motor boxes. QMotion Advanced Shading Systems has developed the industry's first - and only -track-less motorized drapery rod. The next generation of motorized window fashions now adds seamless elegance to any residential or commercial space. The new wireless drapery rod goes...

2014-05-14 23:14:43

During the month of May, the Shade Gallery, in the monOrchid complex is exhibiting original abstract artwork by 2 local female artists. The show is entitled "Contrast", in recognition of the artists' differing approach to abstraction. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Many believed and even declared the death of abstraction nearly 40 years ago, but artists like Bela Fidel prove that it is alive and flourishing. “Contrast” is a juxtaposition of the abstract work of Bela...

2014-05-14 08:34:17

WILMINGTON, Mass., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's an everyday fact of life that many people tend to categorize others based on their appearance. For example, someone wearing glasses is often perceived as being smarter. Someone wearing a suit can be viewed as fashionable. Someone wearing jeans may be labeled as laid back. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140514/87488 For better or for worse, the perceived link between appearance and positive public perceptions is what social...

2014-05-12 08:28:20

Twenty-five of the world's premier collections of impressionist art are featured in a new article on Best Liberal Arts Colleges' free web guide PHILADELPHIA, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's 25 most outstanding collections of impressionist art are named in a new article on the educational website Best Liberal Arts Colleges. "The 25 Most Amazing Collections of Impressionist Painting and Sculpture" features notable art galleries across the globe, including private and public...

2014-05-08 20:23:51

Foundation Donates "Hitler Album No. 6" to Archives CULVER CITY, Calif., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At a ceremony today at the U.S. National Archives in Washington, D.C., Monuments Men Foundation Founder and Chairman Robert Edsel donated "Hitler Album No. 6" to the Archive, reuniting it with 39 other "Hitler Albums" recovered at the end of World War II. Chief Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, accepted the album from the foundation and Monuments Man Harry Ettlinger....

2014-04-21 12:25:08

Two Diverse Talents Converge at Markowicz Fine Art MIAMI, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markowicz Fine Art, located in the heart of the Miami Design District, debuted a new exhibit, "Trompe le Monde", with an opening cocktail reception on Thursday, April 17th. The exhibit showcased the unique and divergent styles of Olivier Haligon and Steven Gagnon. "Trompe le Monde" extols diversity, contrasting the simplicity and purity of the abstract in Haligon's objects with the content-driven...

2014-03-10 23:23:32

Chiu-Ti Jansen interviewed Philip Tinari, curator of the 2014 Armory Show CHINA FOCUS, in her blog titled CHINESE ELEMENTS for Sotheby’s International. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 CHINA HAPPENINGS™ is pleased to announce that its founder Chiu-Ti Jansen interviewed Philip Tinari, curator of the 2014 Armory Show CHINA FOCUS and Director of The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (UCCA), in her blog titled CHINESE ELEMENTS for Sotheby’s International. Titled “The...

2014-03-09 08:20:20

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kimbell Art Museum announced today the acquisition of Edge of a Forest with a Grainfield, c. 1656, an exceptional work by one of the greatest landscape painters of all time, Jacob van Ruisdael. As the leading exponent of the Dutch landscape tradition in the 17th century, Ruisdael was renowned for his love of nature and for his ability to render its glories in paint. The remarkable work, impressively large and in...

2014-03-07 23:20:50

CHINA HAPPENINGS™ announces that its founder Chiu-Ti Jansen appears in HERSELF Magazine Amazing Issue’s “I AM – Self-Portraits with Words” feature New York, New York (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 CHINA HAPPENINGS™ is pleased to announce that its founder Chiu-Ti Jansen appears in HERSELF Magazine Amazing Issue’s “I AM – Self-Portraits with Words” feature, which hits the stand on March 5, 2014 (http://herselfmagazine.com/i-am/). “I AM” asks inspiring, influential and...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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