Art and Artifice
Last updated Aug 7, 2021
Most museums are back on their feet after long closure due to the pandemic. Whether this will be maintained in the face of restrictions being "fine-tuned" and added to as the impact of mutation variants are felt, remains to be seen. Full-on masking (regardless of vaccination status) has been implemented at the National Gallery in Washington DC, for example.
"Invisible sculpture" by Italian artist Salvatore Garau sells for $18K
It is literally invisible. Story at Protothema
Detail from A Light in the Sea, 1897. Winslow Homer, oil on canvas.
Museums open list:
Louvre Museum - Paris
All visitors aged 11 and up must wear a mask. All visitors, including those entitled to free admission, must book a time slot.
Tate Modern in London
Timed tickets are required for all visitors
OPENING TIMES Monday to Sunday 10.00–18.00
Florence Museum - Italy
The rules for visiting the museum are at their website in a PDF
Rijksmuseum Museum – Amsterdam, Netherlands
"Home of the Dutch Masters"
If you ever wanted to own a Da Vinci, here's your chance
July 8, 2021: Leonardo da Vinci's drawing of "Head of a Bear" will sell in London on Thursday.
Article about Da Vinci "Bear" – NBC News
Auction page at Christies
More art pages in the Archives
Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice - AMAZON Published by Watson-Guptill, 256 pages