Latest Western art Stories

2013-06-28 23:29:04

A small family jewelry business, that is steeped in Irish and Scottish design traditions, revives a lost art. The rediscovery of medieval methods is combined with modern technology to make innovative Celtic rings. Andover, NY (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Experimental archeology breakthroughs recently announced by Stephen Walker, revealed a long lost method of carving elaborate Celtic jewelry designs. His latest paper, A Craftsman’s Perspective on the St. Ninian’s Isle Treasure, describes his...

2009-06-10 10:37:00

A Quarterly Celebration of 20th and 21st Century Design NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- MODERN Magazine, a new publication that will examine 20th and 21st century design from all angles debuts in June 2009. MODERN explores the myriad styles of vintage and contemporary design--from the sleek and minimal to the bold and biomorphic, celebrating the creative minds whose works changed, and continue to change the way we live. MODERN will serve as a platform for insights and opinions--a forum...

2009-06-07 15:05:39

Frederick Hammersley, known as an abstract classicist in the art community, has died at the age of 90 in Albuquerque, N.M., his sister says. The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that Hammersley spent five decades combining hard-edge abstraction with his intuitive touch to create memorable paintings in the wake of being at the forefront of the abstract art movement. In 1959, Hammersley were included in a traveling exhibition, Four Abstract Classicists, along with artists Lorser Feitelson,...

2009-05-28 07:15:00

New user-friendly online venue provides opportunity for collectors to buy, sell and trade for one flat annual fee SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Collectors looking to buy, sell and trade goods online now have a new resource to turn to with the grand debut of the website CollectiBoards.com (http://www.CollectiBoards.com). For just one flat-rate annual fee, collectors who sign up to use CollectiBoards can join in on the online collecting boom -- but avoid the frustration of high...

2009-02-11 11:05:49

Google "Edward the Confessor" and you'll get page after page of links to biographies of this 11th-century English king, to Westminster Abbey, which he founded and where he is buried, and to the Magna Carta, which was partly inspired by laws enacted during his 24-year reign. But a completely digitized manuscript of the oldest surviving Anglo-Norman history of the king does not turn up "” at least on the first 20 search pages "” even though Cambridge University painstakingly scanned...

2008-09-16 09:00:25

Editors Note: A photo and video are included with this press release. Collectors around the globe can spend hours scouring stores, surfing the Web, visiting flea markets and swap meets, and checking out online auction sites for new items to add to their growing collections. But with no definitive catalog for many of the world's greatest collectibles, building out or completing a collection can be an adventure in frustration. Collectionbuddy, a new social network and online resource, is...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.