Tag Archives: Arts & Culture

The Arts: Rembrandt And The History Of Mahogany

In the inaugural episode of “Where in the World?,” Curator Aimee Ng explores the history of mahogany, a material hidden beneath the surface of a Rembrandt portrait and sourced oceans away from the famed artist’s homeland.

The Frick’s temporary move to Frick Madison has prompted new ways of looking at our works of art. The reframing of the collection sheds light on the fact that the Frick’s art, although predominantly European, is undeniably linked to the world beyond Europe. In this series, we’re exploring some of these stories, asking “where in the world” we can find new connections to familiar objects.

To view the Rembrandt painting in detail, please visit our website: https://www.frick.org/rembrandtruts

Art Profile: Wall Writing Artist ‘Prime’ (Getty Video)

Prime is considered one of the most influential artists in the history of Los Angeles wall writing. He uses unorthodox methods for graffiti painting, incorporating rollers, brushes, and experimental materials while combining traditional graffiti and gang-styled writing with calligraphy.

Writing on walls has existed in many forms since ancient times, with examples of graffiti dating back to ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Discover the work of Prime, one of Los Angeles’s most influential street artists, and explore the artist’s practice and his interplay of words and images, a tradition that began thousands of years ago.

Learn more about this artist and the program “Writing on the Wall” https://www.getty.edu/museum/programs…

Los Angeles Views: Getty Center & Museum Reopens

Welcome back to the Getty Center. There’s something for everyone! Come enjoy art, modern design, unique gardens, and spectacular city views.

The Getty Center, in Los Angeles, California, is a campus of the Getty Museum and other programs of the Getty Trust. The $1.3 billion Center opened to the public on December 16, 1997 and is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. 

INTERNATIONAL ART: ‘APOLLO MAGAZINE – MAY 2021’

INSIDE THE ISSUE
 
FEATURES | Michael Rakowitz interviewed by Daniel TrillingJon Day on smell and the visual arts; Susan Moore catches up with art collector and former Louvre director Pierre Rosenberg; Oliver Cox on country-house exhibitions in museums; Debika Ray assesses Narendra Modi’s architectural shake-up of New Delhi
REVIEWS | Kitty Hauser on new Australian art in Sydney; Matt Stromberg evaluates LACMA’s experimental rehang; Tom Fleming on the life of John Craxton; Clare Bucknell on a study of women’s self-portraits; Glenn Adamson on a history of Western ceramics; Mark Francis on Richard Hamilton, Pop pioneer
 
MARKET | Stephen OngpinThomas Dane and François Chantala consider the future of London’s galleries and fairs; and the latest art market columns from Susan MooreEmma Crichton-Miller and Samuel Reilly
 
PLUS | Xavier F. Salomon finds a lost Valadier masterpiece in Nicaragua; Isabella Smith visits imperial China through her TV screen; Samuel Reilly on Joan Eardley in GlasgowCharles Holland on the post-war buildings of Raymond Erith; Thomas Marks on Daniel Spoerri’s tableaux of tables; and Robert O’Byrne picks over Apollo’s wartime diet

Arts & Culture: ‘The Azulejos’ – Portugal’s Colored Tiles (Video)

Anyone who has ever been to Portugal will probably know them: the small, mostly blue square ceramic tiles, the so-called ‘azulejos’. Especially in the capital of Lisbon they decorate many houses. Even today, the decorative tiles are still made by hand. The word azulejos does not come from the Portuguese word “azul” for blue – as one might think. It comes from Arabic and means something like “polished little stone”.

The Arts: ‘Technology & The Future of Theatre’

Art and technology are often seen as distinct disciplines. But combining them results in magic. Sarah Ellis, the Director of Digital Development at the Royal Shakespeare Company, teaches us how technology is reimagining the experience of theatre, taking it beyond the stage and into our living rooms. As an award-winning producer, Sarah Ellis currently works as Director of Digital Development for the Royal Shakespeare Company to explore new artistic initiatives and partnerships.

International Art: ‘Apollo Magazine – March 2021’

FEATURES | Stephen Patience explores the glamourous world of Noël Coward; Gillian Wearing interviewed by Martin HerbertDaisy Hildyard on the beasts of Francis Bacon; Kirsten Tambling on Queen Mary’s contributions to the Royal Collection; Phillip Prodger considers the merits of colourising early photographs and film

REVIEWS | Linda Wolk-Simon on a new look for the Met’s Old Masters; Mark Pimlott on a survey of post-war museum design in Rotterdam; Morgan Falconer on Soviet ad men at MoMA; Peter Parker on 18th-century paintings of Udaipur; David Ekserdjian on five centuries of Raphael; Tanya Harrod on the letter-cutting of Ralph Beyer; Thomas Marks watches the Uffizi’s new cooking show
 
MARKET | Susan Moore previews March sales in London and New York and looks back at the winter season; Emma Crichton-Miller on collecting Judaica; Jo Lawson-Tancred on Art Dubai and other events not to miss
 
PLUS | Ed Vaizey and Charlotte Higgins on whether the government should be doing more for the arts; Sophie Barling visits the tent-tomb of Richard and Isabel BurtonTimothy Brittain-Catlin on Louis Kahn’s concrete castles; Dora Thornton on the golden age of brooch design; Robert O’Byrne on Georgian waxworks

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Culture & Covid: How Artists & Institutions Are Coping In France (Video)

As cultural institutions struggle to return to a semblance of normality, some spaces are drawing on all sorts of resources to keep fulfilling their role in society. FRANCE 24’s Renaud Lefort took a walk around the French capital, meeting its artists and artisans to see how they’re dealing with these unprecedented circumstances.

Ancient Arts: ‘Lost-Wax Bronze Casting’ (Video)

See the process involved in casting a bronze figure – from the creation of a wax model through to the final sculpture. Find out more about sculpture: https://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/scu…

Arts & Culture: ‘Paris Vs London – A Tale Of Two Capitals’ (Sotheby’s Video)

Pick your favourite between Paris and London as we pit Europe’s premier art capitals against each other in a tongue-in-cheek battle. Compare and contrast the allure of each location as we build-up to our marquee evening auctions on Modernités/Contemporary (21 October | Paris/London).

Discover some of defining moments of the 20th and 21st centuries by the greatest artists working in Europe and beyond. From the birth of the avant-garde and modernism, to seminal contemporary works, the artists represented all forged a distinct path.