The Avengers: Character Art
Jul25

The Avengers: Character Art

well, comic-con is over. Let this Avengers artwork of the entire cast sooth the transition back into the real world. (click to...

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Rockin’ Trafalgar Square
Jan14

Rockin’ Trafalgar Square

The statue of Horatio Nelson in London’s Trafalgar Square will soon be getting some new company… a boy on a rocking horse and a giant blue rooster. The next two artworks will fill the square’s empty “fourth plinth,” one of the city’s major showcases for public art. Mayor Boris Johnson: “The witty and enigmatic creations underline London’s position as one of the most exciting cities for...

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Giovanni Boldini in Impressionist Paris
Jan14

Giovanni Boldini in Impressionist Paris

Yale University Press In shops on 19 January Add to cart Boldini - also known as the most amazing impressionist you’ve never heard of. I often fancy myself to be quite the smarty-pants when it comes to art history considering all the classes I had to take in college. But if Boldini was on the syllabus, then I was at IHOP, I guess. This artist, who would become known as the “Parisian from Italy” can really deliver the...

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Leonardo da Vinci’s Fingerprint Is Worth A Lot of Money
Oct13

Leonardo da Vinci’s Fingerprint Is Worth A Lot of Money

Martin Kemp, a Professor of History of Art at Oxford University who bought this chalk portrait in 2007 for $19,000 may soon find it worth as much as $100 million after finding what experts believe is Leonardo da Vinci‘s fingerprint in it. Peter Paul Biro, the Montreal-based forensic art expert, examined the multispectral images and found a fingerprint near the top left of the work, corresponding to the tip of the index or...

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The Class: Review

Sony Pictures Classics Opens in NY on 12 December Opens in LA on 25 December sonyclassics.com/theclass/ The Palme d’Or is the greatest thing a filmmaker can hope for at Cannes. Winning it, however, does not necessarily mean that your film is going to do big business in mainstream America. Since the award was conceived in 1955, many stateside directors have received the honor, including Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, the Cohen...

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