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Art and Artifice

Last updated July 10, 2021

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


Winslow Homer Nets detail

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.

Louvre Website

Tate Modern in London

Timed tickets are required for all visitors
OPENING TIMES Monday to Sunday 10.00–18.00

Tate Website

Florence Museum - Italy

The rules for visiting the museum are at their website in a PDF

Forence Museum website


If you ever wanted to own a Da Vinci, here's your chance

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


Italian museums reopening

May 2021: Video report at ABC News


Musee d'Orsay in Paris about to re-open with 5,000 per day limit

Story at Yahoo News


Picasso: Woman Sitting Near a Window (Marie-Therese) sold for $103.4m (£73.5m)

May 14, 2021: Thursday at Christie's auction house in New York.

Story at BBC News


VMFA Museum in Richmond Virginia 2021

VMFA Museum in Richmond Virginia, 2021


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.

More National Gallery of Art


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



Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice - AMAZON Published by Watson-Guptill, 256 pages

Visiting Greece 2021


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