Tag: Painting

‘The lady without legs or arms’: how an artist shattered Victorian ideas about disability | Painting

She was born without arms and legs to a farming family in 1784 and, measuring just 37 inches in height as an adult, was put on show in touring fairground attractions. Billed as The Limbless Wonder, Sarah Biffin painted, wrote and sewed with her mouth and shoulder, alongside prize fighters, wild animals and other sideshow “curiosities” that drew paying spectators.But she overcame life’s adversities, ...

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Marilyn Minter and Jenna Gribbon Talk the Show ‘Women Painting Women’ – ARTnews.com

Few institutional shows have dwelled on the question of what happens to the convention of the muse when both an artist and their subject are women. “Women Painting Women” at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is among the exceptions to explore that potent alchemy of talent, gender identity, and insight. Conceived by chief curated by Andrea Karnes, it features some 50 female-identifying ...

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Painting traded for a cheese sandwich in 1973 sold at auction for C$350,000 | Art

A Canadian painting that was swapped 50 years ago for a grilled cheese sandwich has sold at auction for an “astounding” C$350,000 (US$272,000).Black Truck by the folk artist Maud Lewis sold for 10 times its assessed value, setting a new high mark for a painter whose popularity has surged in recent years.“In a time of great turmoil and change the art world lived vicariously ...

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Missing Picasso painting resurfaces during Philippines president-elect’s celebratory visit with his mother, Imelda Marcos

For those left wondering what the election of Ferdinand Marcos Jr as president of the Philippines would mean for the hunt to track down his family’s ill-gotten wealth, the answer seemed clear when the new leader visited his mother Imelda Marcos to celebrate his victory: the Marcos clan will probably get to hang on to the billions in art and jewels they acquired during ...

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Court Dismisses Heirs Claim to Recover Bellotto Painting from MFA Houston – ARTnews.com

A federal judge has ruled in favor of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, allowing the Texas institution to keep an 18th-century painting that was being contested in a suit by the heirs of its original German Jewish owner. The work in question, Marketplace at Pirna (ca. 1764) by Italian painter Bernardo Bellotto, was once owned by the German department store magnate Max J. Emden, ...

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Latest News in Black Art: LACMA Acquires Beauford Delaney Painting, First-Ever New York Art Week, Installations by Fred Wilson and Rashid Johnson at LaGuardia & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   BEAUFORD DELANEY, “Negro Man (Claude McKay),” 1944 ( oil on canvas, 19.12 x 16.25 inches / 48.6 x 41.3 cm). | Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of the 2022 Collectors Committee with additional funds provided by the Robert H. Halff Endowment, the ...

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Danish Artist Vandalizes Iconic Asger Jorn Painting of a Duckling – ARTnews.com

Danish artist Ibi-Pippi Orup Hedegaard was arrested Friday in connection with the vandalization of a famed painting by Asger Jorn, one of the most famous Danish artists of the past century. Experts at the Museum Jorn in Silkeborg, Denmark, where the painting is permanently housed, are currently assessing damage to the work. The vandalism began to circulate widely on social media Sunday because some ...

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‘The Duke’ Tells Little-Known Story of the Heist of Goya Painting – ARTnews.com

As the story goes, in 1969, Kempton Bunton, a 61-year-old taxi driver, snuck into the National Gallery in London and removed Francisco de Goya’s portrait The Duke of Wellington (1814), before creeping away into the night. The theft became national news and Britain mobilized to hunt down the thief, who was assumed to be an expert, criminal mastermind. Bunton evaded the police for some four ...

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Artist Wendy Red Star Revises John Gast’s ‘American Progress’ Painting – ARTnews.com

Artist Wendy Red Star was usually a sleepy freshman during her 9 a.m. intro to art history class at Montana State University during the early 2000s. But one morning, her professor projected a slide of John Gast’s American Progress (1872) onto the lecture hall’s massive screen. It jolted her awake. The iconic painting is meant to promote the idea of Manifest Destiny, centering on ...

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Supreme Court Revives Case of Nazi-looted Pissarro Painting – ARTnews.com

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday to revive a years-long lawsuit over the rightful ownership of a painting by French impressionist Camille Pissarro surrendered to the Nazis in 1939. The court’s ruling opens an opportunity for the heirs of Lilly Cassirer, the painting’s original owner, to reclaim it from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, where it has been on display for decades. The ...

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