Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art


By Alexander Boyle


ART|BASEL

MIAMI BEACH | DEC |4 - 7 | 2014



Flames of Autumn, Thomas Cole and the Birth of the Hudson River School

By Alexander Boyle



Detroit Institute of Art :: Update


BY Graham W.J. Beal


TWO PATAPHYSICIANS

FLANAGAN MIRÓ, 8TH OCTOBER - 8TH NOVEMBER 2014


Waddington Custot Galleries, 11 Cork Street, London W1S 3LT


CLEVELAND IN THE HOUSE

By George Kozmon



Mr. Turner

A Film Exploring the last quarter century of the life of J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851)


Opens in UK Cinemas, October 31st 2014

November 1, 2014
Fairs and Events
  Celebrated contemporary artist Ryan McNamara will stage MEƎM 4 Miami: A Story Ballet About the Internet at the Miami Grand Theater at Castle Beach Resort, the former Playboy theater, during Art Basel's show in Miami Beach. A choreographic exploration of the online world, the work is a Performa Commission, [...]
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October 31, 2014 7 Comments
Lawrence Klepper
A few years ago I wrote about a new gallery in town and in the high expectations the owner, the artists involved, and the arts community had for the endeavor.  For almost three full years the owner mounted in-depth, quality and insightful shows of traditional, cutting-edge, and informed art and [...]
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October 29, 2014
Robert Alexander Boyle
Tiger Finial from the Throne of Tippoo Sultan (1750-1799), Mysore India, Circa 1790 Gold inlaid with Diamonds, Rubies and Emeralds This exhibition of some sixty jeweled objects from the private collection formed by Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani will provide a glimpse into the evolving styles of the jeweled arts [...]
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October 29, 2014
Fairs and Events
The 8th edition of PAD London, set in the heart of Berkeley Square in Mayfair, opened its doors to the public on 15th October with 62 international galleries offering an exceptional blend of modern art, design and decorative arts in a carefully curated setting. As Michael Hoppen reported, 'PAD has [...]
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October 29, 2014
Gail Green
You know the old saying, “what isn’t said is sometimes more important than what is.” In architecture a balance of perfection is achieved through the expression of volume and void, the unspoken part of the equation. That is, the space itself is the void, with the walls and physical structure, [...]
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October 27, 2014 3 Comments
Lewis Baer
I was advised that my bashing of the Duopoly auctioneers is a bit overdone. Perhaps it is, but, looking at the state of divergence between the decorative and fine arts markets, these auctioneers realize which one has reduced maintenance and storage costs which tend to be pretty high and fixed, [...]
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October 25, 2014 1 Comment
Robert Alexander Boyle
Original work by Gainsborough has a light Source from upper left That light on an angle shafts downward to endow the family group in the lower right with a Halo Effect   Gainsborough Trees feel the Tug of Gravity, Individual leaves are Backlit Original Oil Painting shows signs of Age and [...]
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October 24, 2014 3 Comments
Robert Alexander Boyle
Library Designed by Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959) While in Los Angeles, California, this writer had the privilege to visit in the Huntington Library and Art Collection, San Marino, California. On a previous visit to the Huntington Hotel in 2002 courtesy PBS, it was not possible to fit it in, so this trip was long [...]
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October 23, 2014 1 Comment
Sinead Brophy
  Image :: Author's Own Walking into Frieze Masters one is automatically hit with a visual representation of what Frieze claims to be: a mix of the old and the new: a blurring of historic art with modern art. The gilded frames of Moretti’s 14 th – 17 th century [...]
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October 21, 2014
Judith H. Dobrzynski
In a mostly unnoticed filing with the U.S. government, the Association of Art Museum Directors has expressed frustration with failure to curtail the looting of antiquities in El Salvador and called for exploration of new options to contain it. They include setting up a legitimate market, which “should be taxed [...]
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