Listen to me chat about Notre-Dame de Paris with Jo McLaughlin of Jo's Art History Podcast.
The Garima Gospels, two gospel books from northern Ethiopia, may be the oldest surviving illuminated Christian manuscripts in the entire world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's acquisition of three works by little-known 16th-century painter Orsola Maddalena Caccia (1596-1676) made headlines last year. Earlier this summer, I got to see the two of them, a pair of large still life paintings, in the recently-rehung Old Masters galleries.
Today marks the two-year anniversary of the April 15, 2019 fire that nearly destroyed Notre-Dame de Paris. To celebrate the beloved Gothic cathedral's continued survival, I've gathered the latest news on the building's status and reconstruction efforts.
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.
Meet Carlo Crivelli, painter of sumptuously-dressed Madonnas and saints. His rich and beautiful style is part Gothic and part Renaissance, with more than a hint of Byzantine icon painting.
Medieval Europeans were pretty serious about astrology. The belief that that stars and planets influenced daily life was fundamental to the medieval calendar and cycle of seasons. For this reason, zodiac signs appear all over medieval art and architecture, often in unexpected places. Check out some examples in my article for DailyArt Magazine.
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!
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.
This is my experience viewing TEFAF Online. This art fair has a little bit of everything, as well as the unique twist of only showing one object per gallery.