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Tom Yost Storm Approaching Painter Ridge, 2016 Oil on linen 30 x 35 inches Signed and dated lower right: Yost 2016

Tom Yost: At the Edge of Truth

Posted: May 02, 2018 10:44 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

Compelling views of an inspiring and life-altering nature so close to home   An Exhibition and Sale May 11–June 2, 2018                                                                         Hours: Monday–Friday 10–6, Saturday 10–5 and by appointment   New York (April 26, 2018) – Questroyal Fine Art is pleased to present its second exhibition of paintings by Tom Yost. A highly respected art conservator practicing in Roxbury, Connecticut, Yost’s experience restoring fine oil paintings from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries has allowed him to translate the techniques of th...


MY 2 CENTS ON MUSEUM DEACCESSIONS

Posted: April 25, 2018 09:26 Last Updated: | Alyssa Rehs

The decisions by the Berkshire Museum and La Salle University to sell off most of their major works of art for financial reasons has caused a real uproar. While I am a firm believer that museums should not sell their works to ‘pay the bills’, I do feel that many museums need to ‘clean house’.  There are so many wonderful works in museum storage areas that will never see the light of day. So, why not do something so people can see and enjoy them? I would love to know when the last time Auguste Bonheur’s Environs of Fontainebleau: Woodland and Cattle (a 105 x 157 inch painting) was on displa...


Traditional rug in a modern home

How to Make Traditional Rugs Work for Your Modern Home

Posted: March 11, 2018 23:09 Last Updated: | Alex Farahan

Traditional rugs may seem old-fashioned to many, but they are actually some of the best and most beautiful rugs you can buy. Many of them have withstood the test of time—both in terms of design and durability—and are still being used in many modern homes today.   Modern collectors, designers, and decorators actually still turn to these luxury pieces when choosing textiles for living spaces. So when you’re looking for rugs to decorate and transform your modern home with, you don’t necessarily have stick to modern carpets. Here’s how you can make those beautiful traditional rugs work for...


Über die Darstellung definiter Formen als Summen von Quadraten

One Hundred Years of De Stijl

Posted: December 28, 2017 20:32 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

More De Stijl-inspired: "Über die Darstellung definiter Formen als Summen von Quadraten" [On the representation of definite forms as sums of squares] 2017, ink on paper, 19 x 22¾ inches "This drawing is dancing in its father's skin" 2017, ink on paper, 22¾ x 20⅞ inches "On nothing and kindred subjects" 2017, ink on paper, 32⅝ x 13¾ inches Dmitry Borshch


A strong dose of myself

One Hundred Years of De Stijl

Posted: December 28, 2017 20:17 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

More De Stijl-inspired: "A strong dose of myself" 2017, ink on paper, 16 x 21½ inches "The past won’t stay behind you" 2017, ink on paper, 13¾ x 32¼ inches "Coherent structures in turbulent flow" 2017, ink on paper, 17 x 32 inches Dmitry Borshch


Naked and Fiery Forms

One Hundred Years of De Stijl

Posted: December 28, 2017 19:47 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

"De Stijl movement was founded in 1917. This year Rietveld and other De Stijl-ers – Mondrian, Van Doesburg, Vilmos Huszár – inspired me to produce a series of abstract drawings and sculptures. Only a few are displayed here: "Naked and Fiery Forms" 2017, hardwood, 22 x 45 x 5 inches "Submerged Symmetry and Surface Chaos" 2017, ink on paper, 21 x 12 inches "Space Filled with Moving" 2017, ink on paper, 21 x 12 inches I favor a compound approach to all visual problems that occupy me. By compound I mean multiform – I present my solution to a given problem in as many forms or through as man...


Au Val Saint-Nicolas près Dieppe, Matin by Claude Monet.  Oil on canvas.  Signed, dated 1897.

Five Important Considerations When Buying Fine Art

Posted: November 06, 2017 12:34 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

The art market is a $45 billion global industry. With so much activity, in galleries, online, at fairs, and elsewhere, the act of collecting can be daunting. Whether you have eclectic taste or are assembling a highly curated collection, the five considerations below will help you build a collection with confidence. Provenance and Literature An artwork’s provenance, or chain of ownership, is crucial in establishing its authenticity and historical importance. It helps to trace the whereabouts of a work over time, backwards to the point it exited an artist’s studio. In addition to buildi...


3rd Annual "Figures & Faces" Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art www.fusionartps.com

3rd Annual "Figures & Faces" Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art

Posted: August 23, 2017 12:56 Last Updated: | Valerie Hoffman

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for the 3rd Annual Figures & Faces international online art exhibition. For this competition, artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best art and photography of the human form - both figures and faces. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and non-representational work. The exhibition will be hosted on Fusion Art’s website during the month of October 2017...


Fusion Art's International Photography Competition is Now Accepting Entries www.fusionartps.com

Fusion Art's International Online Photography Competition is Now Accepting Entries

Posted: August 23, 2017 12:54 Last Updated: | Valerie Hoffman

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its fourth quarterly online juried art competition. The theme for the competition is “Photography” only. The gallery invites photographers, worldwide, to submit their best work using analog, digital, digital manipulation and/or any alternative processes for a group exhibition on the Fusion Art website. For this open (no theme) competition all photographers over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and non-representational digital art and photography. ...


Mher Evoyan, Forgotten, Oil on Canvas, 23.62'' x 19.69''

Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition: The Best of 2017

Posted: August 10, 2017 08:27 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

Agora Gallery is pleased to present the 2017 selected artists of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Now in its 32nd year, the competition has a rich history of recognizing exciting new talent from all over the world. This year's participants display a growing social awareness, an eager curiosity of spatial and tonal questions, and outstanding technical skill. Included are several incisive photographers who document contemporary urban, exurban, and completely wild places with compassion and respect. One selected sculptor gives life to outsized and fantastic shapes. There is a...


Fusion Art's "Black & White" Art Exhibition is Now Open.  www.fusionartps.com

Fusion Art's "Black & White" Art Exhibition Now Open

Posted: August 02, 2017 16:51 Last Updated: | Valerie Hoffman

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the “Black & White” International Online Art Exhibition for the month of August 2017. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website and features awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. For this exhibition artists were encouraged to share their artistic art and photography using black & white & the nuanced shades in between. The artwork could range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit...


Fusion Art Announces the "Skies" International Art Competition.  www.fusionartps,com

Fusion Art Announces "Skies" International Art Competition

Posted: July 25, 2017 14:53 Last Updated: | Valerie Hoffman

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for the Skies international online art exhibition. For this competition, artists are encouraged to submit their best art and photography depicting the sky. The sky is everything that lies above the surface of the Earth, including the atmosphere and outer space. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit. Fusion Art will host the exhibition on its website during the month of September 2017. The g...


Fusion Art Announces the Winners of the "Nude" Art Exhibition www.fusionartps.com

Fusion Art Announces the Winners of the International "Nude" Art Exhibtion

Posted: July 15, 2017 09:20 Last Updated: | Valerie Hoffman

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the “Nude” International Online Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website. For this exhibition, artists worldwide were invited to submit their best art and photography depicting the human figure, with an emphasis on, but not exclusive to, the nude figure. The work could range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit their best representational and nonrepresentational art, and photography. Twenty-eight winne...


Corinne Garese,Fête,Oil on Canvas,46''x32''

Sensorial Realities: Voyages Onward

Posted: June 29, 2017 09:59 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

In Sensorial Realities, Agora Gallery's new group exhibition, every canvas on the wall is a portal to a different world. The ten artists featured here offer some of the most seductive alternative universes a viewer can hope for, whether it's a reinterpretation of Gilded Age portraiture or a compression of twenty-first century concerns into a surreal landscape. They create spaces out of oil, acrylic, stone, ceramic, and mixed media which break down barriers and open up new ideas. Some pieces on display are outright landscapes. There are stripped-down paintings of endless plains, which ...


"The Making of Brothers" 2010, ink on paper, 37 x 42 inches

Gay marriage is two years old

Posted: June 26, 2017 16:00 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

Same-sex marriage is legal in all states, Washington, DC, and all US territories except American Samoa, but not on all Indian lands, since June 26, 2015 when the US Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. The Court ruled that the denial of marriage licenses to same-sex couples and the refusal to recognize such marriages performed in other jurisdictions violate the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.


Jean-Antoine Watteau

Ely Bielutin's Birthday

Posted: June 09, 2017 17:58 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

"I became aware of the drawing technique of three chalks (à trois crayons), employed here by Watteau, when Ely Mikhailovich Bielutin (1925 - 2012) mentioned it to me in 1990. A Soviet Nonconformist who authored "Основы изобразительной грамоты" and co-authored "Педагогическая система Академии художеств XVIII века", among other books, he enjoyed sharing his knowledge with beginners like me. I never joined Bielutin's studio, The New Reality, preferring to study independently, but he guided some of my early artistic efforts." Dmitry Borshch Основы изобразительной грамоты ≈ Fundamentals of Vi...


"Wildbirds Among Branches" 2008, ink on paper, 15 x 20 inches

Inigo Online

Posted: June 09, 2017 17:28 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

https://inigoonline.com/ https://inigoonline.com/2017/04/20/featured-artist-dmitry-borshch/ The drawings belong to two related series, first of which I describe thus, "'Exiled from Truth: Nine Allegories by Dmitry Borshch' is the title under which some allegorical pictures are collected, possibly more than nine: the series continues to develop. They are united by color, style, and technique, so I view them as a homogeneous collection of drawings. Allegory, drawn or written, is a product of that mind which regards truth as existing-in-absence: it does exist yet is absent from our view. A...


Pilgrimage: Ink and White Space

Posted: June 09, 2017 17:06 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

http://archive.is/trz8f A little over three years ago, I attended an ekphrastic workshop at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. It was organized by Letras Latinas and inspired by the exhibit, “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art.” The exhibit and workshop traveled to other cities, letting the poets study, view, and then write poems inspired by the art, which went on to be published in several literary magazines. Fred Arroyo’s “Patio Dreams” is a product of this workshop and the collaborative spirit that brought together different communities and writers across the country. Eve...


Mary DeNeale Morgan (1868 - 1948) "Cypress Trees, Carmel" Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches AVAILABLE NOW

Early California Painters of the Monterey Peninsula

Posted: April 13, 2017 15:08 Last Updated: | The Editorial Staff at William A. Karges Fine Art

By Rob Pierce, Associate Director, William A. Karges Fine Art, Santa Monica Since the beginning of the 20th century, the climactic landscape of the Monterey Peninsula has attracted artists from around the world, eager to try their hand at capturing the spirit of the dramatic shoreline. Over the ensuing century, hundreds of artists produced thousands of works, each a unique interpretation of the region’s natural beauty. After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the region was inundated with musicians, writers, painters and other artists who established an artist colony after th...


Sandra Nitchie,La Catrina, Marilyn Monroe IV,Oil on Canvas,30''x24''

Expanding Expectations: Portal to Enigma, Persistence of Form, and The Fire Within

Posted: April 11, 2017 20:14 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

This spring Agora Gallery presents a trio of exhibitions that elevate tradition. The group exhibition Portal to Enigma takes on abstraction, with participating artists depicting people, nature, and everyday life through various aesthetic lenses. Some play with color, some play with pattern, some even attempt to turn the invisible visible and play with time. There are also pieces that are purely non-representational studies in repetition, brushstroke, and tone contrasts. A smaller collective exhibition, Persistence of Form, seeks to tease more out of the realist style. The featured work run...


COMMENTS ON THE ART MARKET - Volume 196

Posted: April 10, 2017 09:48 Last Updated: | Alyssa Rehs

COMMENTS ON THE ART MARKET April 1, 2017 Volume 196   Upcoming Exhibitions San Francisco Rehs Contemporary will be exhibiting at the 7th edition of Art Market San Francisco.  On view will be a robust selection of work by many of our artists. The VIP preview is: Thursday, April 27 from 6 – 10 pm. General Show hours are: Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 pm. We have several VIP passes … please email us if you would like one, or two! New York City Our gallery exhibition – Skin & Tonic – will open on Thursday, May 4th, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.  ...


Self Portrait with a Laughing Expression,1924-25, etching and drypoint, 11 x 8 1/2 inches

About Chagall

Posted: March 29, 2017 19:06 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

Thirty two years since Marc Chagall's passing… I observed denigration and belittlement of this artist by Soviet officials, which continued even in early post-Soviet times. Based on two prejudices – against his Modernism (meaning non-Socialist-Realism) and Jewishness – this behavior toward him was more apparent in Vitebsk, Belarus, his birthplace, than Moscow, Russia. Some changes have been allowed by the Belarusian government – there is a Chagall Museum in Vitebsk today – but until that government becomes representative, democratic and the country it governs – free, the artist will not be ...


"Bush-Maliki News Conference.  Baghdad, December 2008" 2009, ink on paper, 42 x 26 inches

Literary scholar John Maynard and artist Dmitry Borshch in conversation on art

Posted: March 29, 2017 18:43 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

Scholar of English literature John Maynard, PhD, is the author of Browning's Youth (Harvard University Press, 1976), Charlotte Bronte and Sexuality (Cambridge University Press, 1984), Victorian Discourses on Sexuality and Religion (Cambridge University Press, 1993), Browning Re-Viewed (Peter Lang, 1998), Literary Intention, Literary Interpretation, and Readers (Broadview Press, 2009), and other works. Here are 4 questions and answers from his conversation with Dmitry Borshch: One more on theme: "The Good Arab?" seems to me both a stereotype and an attempt to rethink a stereotype. Do yo...


Sheree Friedman,Dream of the Sabra,UV Matte Plexi-Sandwiched HD Print on Resin Coated Paper of Found Images,Acrylic and Pencil Drawing,40''

Spatial Fluidity and Contemporary Perspectives

Posted: March 19, 2017 19:04 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

This April Agora Gallery embraces the unexpected with a trio of forward-thinking exhibitions. Spatial Fluidity features nine artists who blur the line between two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, be it through introducing new media or using traditional materials in unique ways. There are pieces that experiment with mixed textures, some that use distinctive and asymmetric surfaces, and some that even incorporate light. Contemporary Perspectives is a group exhibition that marries classic subject matter with new styles, such as romantic botanicals portrayed in energized, saturated color...


Keith Plummer - Solo Art Exhibition

Keith Plummer Awarded a Solo Art Exhibition

Posted: March 17, 2017 03:59 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce Keith Plummer has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their site.  Keith and his primitive bone sculptures will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” section of their website. Keith Plummer will also be promoted with 1000+ press releases and throughout the gallery’s social media networks.  In addition, his art will be displayed on the gallery’s Artsy.net page, highlighted on their YouTube channel and with an event postcard.  At the conclusion of the solo art exhibition his ar...


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