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2009-04-11 12:04:24

Art historian David W. Scott, the founding director for the National Museum of American Art in Washington, reportedly has died at the age of 92. Scott joined the museum in 1963 when it was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts and helped raise the Smithsonian Institute site's stature, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Scott determined to build the NCFA into a museum of consequence, author Sophy Burnham said in her The Art Crowd book about the New York and Washington art worlds....

2009-03-13 13:36:00

NEW YORK, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Louise Blouin Media will partner with Sharjah's Department of Culture and Information, the host of the 9th edition of the Sharjah Biennial. Under the Patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, ruler of Sharjah and under the auspices of Biennial Director, HH Sheika Hoor al Qasimi, overseen by renowned Curators Isabel Carlos and Tarek Abou El Fetouh and led by Artistic Director Jack Persekian, the Sharjah Biennial launched in 1993 is one of...

2009-03-12 11:05:00

- 100 prints by 40 Modern & Contemporary masters - Estimates from $2,000 to $60,000 - March 12-26, 2009 NEW YORK and BERLIN, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- From March 12-26artnet Online Auctions (http://www.artnetonlineauctions.com) will feature a special sale of original limited edition prints (http://www.artnetonlineauctions.com/Prints) by 40 artists including Francis Bacon, Marc Chagall, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. (Photo:...

2009-02-03 09:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- After seven years of painting and marketing contemporary figurative oils on canvas with eye-sharing faces, Artist, Author and Designer Sharon M (Geisen) Hayes is painting abstract "Green Art" and "Energy Art" with a new goal in mind. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090203/CG65017) "I love our world, I love people and I love life. My oil paintings with eye-sharing faces have a meaning behind them, which is, we are all one, all connected,"...

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2009-01-16 09:41:56

Pennsylvania painter Andrew Wyeth died Friday in his sleep, surrounded by family, at his Chadds Ford home, said KYW-AM, Philadelphia. The cause of his death at the age of 91 was not immediately reported. The Delaware Valley-based artist was known for his realistic renderings of rural America, particularly the people and scenery of Chadds Ford and near his summer home in Cushing, Maine, the radio station noted. The son of the late illustrator and artist N.C. Wyeth, and the father of artist...

2008-10-01 03:00:22

Starting in the 1930s, a small, experimental college on the dense wood slopes of North Carolina's western mountains left an outsized mark on American art and culture. Black Mountain College's model of holistic learning and communal work was ahead of its time - it helped train a generation of artists and artisans, from poets to painters. Maybe too far ahead of its time, as the college closed more than 50 years ago in dire financial straits, after multiple faculty conflicts. But the school is...

2008-09-14 00:00:14

A new city mobile exhibition is being created which will feature a variety of interactive resources for visually impaired people. Staff from the learning team at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery have been developing exhibits for the forthcoming project, entitled Feeling is Believing. They have created 'tactile' interpretations of six key paintings from the museum and art gallery's collections. The works will form the basis for a small mobile exhibition and a 'unit' of work for...

2008-08-20 00:00:00

Bertrand Castelli, a characteristic Frenchman whose career spanned film, painting and theatre, and who was perhaps best known as producer of the Broadway hit Hair, has died at 78. He died in Mexico after being hit by a speedboat. He was renowned as having a lust for life and being a friend of the famous. He died after a collision with a boat while enjoying his daily two-hour swim off the Yucatan coast on August 1. Mr Castelli, who was born in 1929 in France and moved as a young man to...

2008-05-29 12:00:50

Her iconic paintings, deeply personal yet universally powerful, continue to resonate with throngs of people despite her death over 50 years ago. Now, a new book looks into the life, times -- and mind -- of Frida Kahlo, the troubled Mexican artist who was one of the 20th century's most important painters. The book, Salomon Grimberg's "Frida Kahlo: Song of Herself," includes a psychological assessment of Kahlo by Dr. James B. Harris, a psychologist at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. The...

2007-06-03 03:00:07

By Hughes, Gordon Of all of the movements lucky enough to have been caught in the tangles of Alfred Barr's spider-web chart of modern art (Fig. 1), only one, Orphism-Guillaume Apollinaire's misbegotten term and attempt to unite the post-Cubist abstraction of Robert Delaunay, Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Lger, and Francis Picabia-goes nowhere.1 That the diagrammatic arrow leading from Cubism to Orphism ends in what Barr sees as the sole cul-de-sac in twentieth-century art is surprising given that...