Modern Identity Through Traditional Means

Twenty-seven leading artists of the contemporary realist revival investigate modern character and identity through their own visages during this outstanding group exhibition in New York. Who are they, and where? Details here!

Windows to a Forgotten World

Although it’s been many thousands - if not millions – of years since ancient civilizations and some extinct animal species flourished, their legacies continue to fascinate and live on through the creative vision of artist James Gurney. Welcome to Dinotopia and other lost worlds.

Portrait of the Week: X Marks the Spot

In this occasional series, Fine Art Today delves into the world of portraiture, highlighting historical and contemporary examples of superb quality and skill. This week we consider a famous portrait of an infamous seductress.

Eyewitness Views

We live in a time where images — especially of a documentary nature — abound. At every turn of the head, click of a mouse, or swipe across a screen, we can see spectacular events from around the globe in near real time. What did they do in the 18th century? This.

Pissarro Seized and Returned?

Seventy-three years ago, in 1944, several outstanding works of art belonging to Jewish collector Simon Bauer were confiscated and sold by an art dealer designated by officials from France’s wartime Vichy regime. One of the works, a lovely scene by impressionist master Camille Pissarro, recently turned up.

GÉRÔME

Gallery 19C is — as its name suggests — one of the preeminent destinations for the highest quality paintings and sculptures from the 19th century. Just last week, it announced the release of this...

Now This Is Exciting…

The largest exhibition of paintings by this canonical Renaissance painter ever shown in the United States recently landed at this East Coast institution. Who and where?

BP Portrait Awards 2017

It’s perhaps the most competitive and prestigious portraiture contest in the world, hosted annually by the National Portrait Gallery in London. We’ve got a shortlist of honorees at 2017’s BP Portrait Awards.

Pride of Place for Michelangelo

Even at 18 years old, famed Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti was well on his way to becoming one of the most celebrated artists in Europe. Arguably his first masterpiece — a wooden crucifix — was recently found, restored, and unveiled at a new home.

California in Wyoming

The sudden burst and influx of French Impressionism into the hearts and minds of American artists at the turn of the 20th century is a well documented phenomenon that resulted in several generations of fantastic painters, particularly in California.

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