Understand attribution, the process by which art historians make educated suppositions about who made an artwork, and learn about the pseudonyms given to artists whose real names we don't know. Enjoy some pretty religious paintings at the same time.
Category: European Art
Cocktails with a Curator, the Book
Cocktails with a Curator (2022) is the book version of the Frick Collection's wildly-popular 2020-21 video series of the same title. It's definitely not the same experience as the series, but it's a good textual companion and all-around enjoyable art book.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
Count down the hours until Christmas with my articles, both old and new, about artistic representations of Santa Claus.
Have a Sublime Halloween
Enjoy a few of my favorite Sublime landscape paintings, which are definitely frightening enough for Halloween.
Rembrandt Lost and Gained: Portrait of a Young Woman at the Allentown Art Museum
The Allentown Art Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania has recently celebrated the addition of a painting by Rembrandt van Rijn to its collection. The catch? The museum has already owned this painting for sixty years! What follows is the completely crazy, totally true story of how the Allentown Art Museum gained, lost, and then gained a Rembrandt again.
Celebrating Advancing Women Artists
I’ve avidly followed the work of Advancing Women Artists for the past few years, and I was surprised to learn about its plans to close up shop in June 2021. Although I’m sad to see AWA come to an end, I also feel inspired by its great impact that I detect everywhere around me. In my retrospective article for DailyArt Magazine, I reflect on AWA’s many accomplishments.
Frick Madison Shines New Light on Old Friends
On the afternoon of March 4th, I was one of the very first people to experience Frick Madison, the Frick Collection's new installation in the Whitney Museum's former home at 945 Madison Avenue. The surprisingly-wonderful combination of historical art and Brutalist structure literally shines a new light on the Frick's beloved artworks.
Virtual Mauritshuis – Gigapixel Old Masters
The Mauritshuis, a Dutch institution famous for its collection of Rembrandts, Vermeers, and other northern Old Masters, has recently become the first museum in the world to offer a gigapixel virtual experience. Read my article for DailyArt Magazine to find out what I though about the viewing.
The Sleeve Should Be Illegal – A Unique New Book from the Frick
Next month, The Frick Collection and DelMonico Books/D.A.P. will publish The Sleeve Should Be Illegal & Other Reflections on Art at the Frick, a book of short essays responding to works in the Frick's collection. I was lucky enough to receive an early pdf copy, and I really liked it!
Conserving Violante Ferroni’s Paintings in Florence
For the past year, Florence, Italy-based conservators Elisabeth Wicks and Marina Vincenti has been restoring two important paintings by Violante Ferroni.Their context and subject matter make them even more relevant today then when the restoration first began. Read my article about the project at DailyArt Magazine.