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Star-Studded Prints at Swann

An impressive lot of seminal works from the dawn of printmaking in Europe is headed to the auction block via Swann Galleries late this fall. Find the iconic highlights here! Don’t drag your feet, however.

Mortality and Art in Renaissance Europe

Death. It can be a frightening concept for some, a liberating one for others. The Egyptians were consumed by it, and most of their art and architecture that survives was in service of death. A fascinating new exhibition in Maine that delves into mortality — and morality — in Renaissance Europe may shake you to your core.

Portrait of the Week: Anno Domini, 1500

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 one of the most important self-portraits ever created.

Thinking About Lines

There’s a reason many describe line as the most basic and important of the visual elements. Lines are infinitely variable in their expression of time, movement, emotion, and intensity — qualities that are directly translated to artworks made only from lines: drawings. How did some of art history’s greatest minds employ line? Find out here.

Portrait of the Week: Gustave Courbet, “The Desperate Man”

In this highlight, view a historical and contemporary example of superb quality and skill: Gustave Courbet, “The Desperate Man.”

Old Masters Dominate Upcoming Print Auction

Swann Galleries will soon auction an impressive lineup of gorgeous prints, many by art history’s greatest printmakers, during its Spring Prints sale. For fine art collectors and print enthusiasts, this is one auction not to miss. The highlights?

The Clark Looks North and South

The 16th and 17th centuries were important periods of artistic exchange in Europe, especially with regard to prints and drawings. A captivating exhibition opened last week on the East Coast that delves into these mediums, from the Netherlands to Naples. Learn more here!

Budapest Masterworks on the Move

The Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest and the Hungarian National Gallery have graciously loaned a number of artworks for an exhibition you’ll be disappointed to miss. Details here.

How Well Do Art and Natural Science Mix?

A number of outstanding historical artworks that examine the world of natural science will be presented alongside works by contemporary artists during a great show in New York.

Conservation through Art

Activist and wildlife artist Patricia Traub is overjoyed to present her first solo exhibition in New York at Gallery Henoch this month. Majestic and statuesque, her subjects are sure to invite discussion on multiple fronts.

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