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Art and Artifice

Last updated May 10, 2021

With the pandemic keeping a lot of museums and galleries closed up, seeing art in person has been quite limited.


Da Vinci drawing of bear going to auction - UK Guardian

NGA to reopen

Whistlers Girl in White at the NGA

National Gallery of Art in Washington DC is finally going to open up (with "timed passes") on May 14.

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Prince Philip final portrait

Prince Philip Final Portrait

THIS IS NOT THE PAINTING, JUST A REPRESENTATION (we don't have the rights to show it), PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE ARTICLE TO SEE IMAGES OF THE ACTUAL ARTWORK

The painting is both a portrait and a documentary on Prince Philip, and the setting makes it seem somewhat ethereal, as if he is standing amid a hall of ghosts from the past.

"On first look, the portrait by Australian-British royal painter Ralph Heimans simply depicts the late Duke of Edinburgh in formal attire standing in a long corridor at Windsor Castle. The duke looks regal yet slightly hunched in posture, surrounded by fine art and busts.

Upon closer inspection, however, the portrait is saturated with hidden references to Philip's family, history, and heritage, and subtle threads that form the fabric of the duke's unique life. According to Heimans, who previously painted Prince Charles and the Queen, these details were intentional - the result of a collaborative effort between himself and Philip."

Article on the painting at MSN News


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Horse attacked by a Tiger

Detail of Antoine-Louis Barye, 1837 Horse attacked by a Tiger, Bronze

Antoine-Louis Barye, 1837 Horse attacked by a Tiger, Bronze


Auguste Rodin

Bust of a Young Girl - Auguste Rodin

August Rodin, 1868, Bust of a Young Girl

Detail of Bust of Young Girl by Auguste Rodin

Profile art by Auguste Rodin - Profile of a Young Girl


The Fortress of Konigstein - The by Bernardo Bellotto, 1756-1758

The Fortress of Konigstein by Bernardo Bellotto, 1756-1758


Bronze of Louise XIV

Louis XIV Bronze by Bernini

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1780 bronze bust of Louise XIV

detail Louise XIV Bronze Bust by Bernini

Profile Louise XIV Bronze Bust by Bernini



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