Van Gogh’s sketchbook? Or Not?

Two scholars said this Tuesday (November 15th) that they believe that an recently discovered sketchbook containing 65 drawings is an authentic work by Vincent van Gogh, and was created by that Post-Impressionist in Arles, France, where he made many of his famous and beloved paintings. The two scholars who attribute the work to van Gogh are highly...

Maya Line to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedon

On Wednesday November 16th President Barack Obama named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. According to the whitehouse.gov press release, “The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace,...

Monet’s ‘Grainstack’ Sets Record With $81.4 Million at Auction

Yesterday, Wednesday November 16th, Claude Monet’s “Meule” or “Grainstack” set a world record for most expensive Monet painting ever sold! The New York Times reports: “After a 14-minute battle involving five bidders — four on the phone and one in the room — a new auction high was set for the French Impressionist Claude Monet...

Open Access Week October 19-25, featuring new open access art / music resources.

Each day this week, I will feature new open access resources in art and music in recognition of the global initiative, Open Access Week 2015 The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, an online catalogue raisonné is an initiative stemming from the first print catalogue raisonné under the direction of Walter Feilchenfeldt, Jayne Warman and David Nash. The online...