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Scholar Claims Leonardo's $450 Million Painting Was Largely Done by Another Artist

Scholar Claims Leonardo's $450 Million Painting Was Largely Done by Another Artist

In a newly revised book titled "Leonardo da Vinci," due out next month, a scholar makes his case for the world's most expensive painting to be not solely created by the master himself, but by another hand. From CNN: Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi," the world's most expensive painting, may have been not just the work of the Renaissance master, but mostly of his assistant, according to an Oxford University academic. Art historian and Leonardo scholar, Matthew Landrus, claims…

Paul Allen, Microsoft Cofounder and Art Collector, Remembered

Paul Allen, Microsoft Cofounder and Art Collector, Remembered

Paul Allen, the multibillionaire technology entrepreneur and art collector, died on Monday at age 65. The cause was complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to his family. With his vast fortune built from cofounding Microsoft and investments, Allen was known for his philanthropy and varied interests. He quietly amassed an incredible art collection that spanned from Old Masters to contemporary art. One of the first public glimpses of works from Allen's collection was the ...

An Important Book of Botanical Drawings Is Rediscovered in New York After Nearly 200 Years

An Important Book of Botanical Drawings Is Rediscovered in New York After Nearly 200 Years

A book of exquisitely-rendered scientific drawings depicting Cuban botany was thought to be "lost" until one intrepid researcher rediscovered it in a New York library. Specimens of the Plants & Fruits of the Island of Cuba by Mrs. A.K. Wollstonecraft was tucked away in Cornell University's library. Simply bound in marbled covers, the book contains 121 illustrated plates showing both common and unusual plants in Cuba in minute detail, along with 220 pages of English-language ...

Chrysler Museum of Art to Explore the Architectural Design Practices and Conflicting Ideals of Thomas Jefferson

Chrysler Museum of Art to Explore the Architectural Design Practices and Conflicting Ideals of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was Governor of Virginia, Secretary of State, President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence. The most important architectural ...

Smithsonian Names Woman to Lead National Museum of American History

Smithsonian Names Woman to Lead National Museum of American History

Anthea M. Hartig, currently executive director and CEO of the California Historical Society, has been named the Elizabeth MacMillan Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of ...

Poppies' enduring impact in Britain a century on from WWI

Poppies' enduring impact in Britain a century on from WWI

In a London factory, military veterans have spent all year making the artificial red poppies that millions will wear in their lapels as Britain marks

Brandywine Featured in New PBS Documentary on Andrew Wyeth

Brandywine Featured in New PBS Documentary on Andrew Wyeth

In a brand-new Andrew Wyeth documentary coming soon to PBS American Masters, go behind the scenes of the Brandywine River Museum of Art, its historic Wyeth properties and collections, and ...

Eighteenth-Century Weapons of War Are the Focus of a New Exhibition Opening in April 2019 at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

Eighteenth-Century Weapons of War Are the Focus of a New Exhibition Opening in April 2019 at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

Warfare is complex and sophisticated today, but in the 1700s, during the French and Indian and Revolutionary wars, weaponry and combat was far less so. The arms used by the combatants on ...

MARC STRAUS opens a solo exhibition of works by Italian artist Sandro Chia

MARC STRAUS opens a solo exhibition of works by Italian artist Sandro Chia

a href= http://www.marcstraus.com target= _blank MARC STRAUS /a presents its second solo exhibition of works by Italian artist, Sandro Chia. Ch

'They told me to leave New York to the men’ - Georgia O’Keeffe's Bold Artistic Response Goes on Public View in Santa Fe

'They told me to leave New York to the men’ - Georgia O’Keeffe's Bold Artistic Response Goes on Public View in Santa Fe

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe this week announced the newest addition to its permanent collection, Georgia O’Keeffe’s 1928 oil painting, Ritz Tower. Created during her rise to art world stardom, the work captures the iconic building at night. The slender painting is one ...

Chrysler Museum Celebrates the Brilliance of American Watercolors  in Upcoming Exhibition

Chrysler Museum Celebrates the Brilliance of American Watercolors in Upcoming Exhibition

The Chrysler Museum of Art will explore the heights of the American watercolor movement in Watercolor: An American Medium. On view Feb. 21–June 23, 2019, the exhibition features ...

Phyllis Wyeth, Noted Philanthropist, Conservationist and Arts Supporter, Remembered

Phyllis Wyeth, Noted Philanthropist, Conservationist and Arts Supporter, Remembered

It is with great sadness that the trustees of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art announce the death of Phyllis Mills Wyeth on January 14, 2019. Mrs. Wyeth was an early ...

Over a Year After Hurricane Devastation, Houston's Pearl Fincher Museum Reopens With A Top-Tier Collection of American Art On View

Over a Year After Hurricane Devastation, Houston's Pearl Fincher Museum Reopens With A Top-Tier Collection of American Art On View

In Houston, the 10-year-old Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, which closed for renovation after Hurricane Harvey flooded its building in late August 2017, has reopened. The revamped museum is now showing new gifts along with more than 50 outstanding works from a private collection of American art, through Feb. 6, 2019. An American View Revisited: The Hosek Collection of American Art is the second time the museum has showcased the extensive collection of Howard (Chip) Hosek, Jr. ...

Explore 21st century notions of the sublime in exhibition of contemporary paintings

Explore 21st century notions of the sublime in exhibition of contemporary paintings

a href= http://www.chrysler.org target= _blank The Chrysler Museum of Art /a is presenting a sweeping survey of contemporary art from around the w

Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow

Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow

In the world of self-taught art, Chicago is renowned as a center for the recognition of this genre. In fact, the emergence of self-taught and outsider art in the United States is closely ...