Category: Arts & Entertainment

Iron Age Britons May Have Sported Mullets, Suggests Newly Unearthed Figurine

A tiny figurine unearthed in Cambridgeshire has provided a rare—and surprising—insight into the popular fashion of the Roman-era Briton: many may have worn a clipped mustache and neat mullet. The little copper alloy statue, almost two inches tall, was first discovered in 2018 during excavation work on the National Trust’s

The Best Painting Grounds for Readying Your Surfaces

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. To properly prepare your painting surface, you need to cover it with some type of ground, depending on your medium of choice. The correct ground creates an ideal surface

Bernini, Coecke Set Records in $26.7 M. Hester Diamond Collection Sale

Following the record-breaking $92 million sale of a rare Botticelli portrait in New York, Sotheby’s ended the first segment of its Master Week with the sale of works from the collection of Hester Diamond, a late New York arts patron, dealer, and designer. The Diamond sale was slated with a

After Pandemic’s Rapid Change, Sotheby’s Has 8 Predictions for 2021

Livestreamed Art: A Sotheby’s auctioneer, based in London, taking virtual bids from specialists in London, New York, and Hong Kong, during an evening sale on June 29. Sotheby’s In 2019, when Charles Stwart was named CEO of Sotheby’s, he knew 2020 was going to be a year of big changes.

Essentially Invisible: Black Labor After the Siege on Capitol Hill

Not long after an insurrectionist mob of Trump supporters wreaked havoc in the United States Capitol Building, a group of curators and conservators was dispatched to survey the damage done to the cultural patrimony on display there. But before they could take stock of the situation—mere moments after the violent,

Nick Quijano’s Intimate Paintings Showcase Everyday Scenes of Puerto Rico

Epic scenes of the kind featured in paintings of battles, coronations, and other major historical events are not the specialty of Nick Quijano, an artist based in Puerto Rico, with an online exhibition hosted by Fort Gansevoort devoted to works geared toward intimate scenes of everyday life around his home

Christopher le Brun and Stephen Deuchar Have Been Knighted

The Queen’s New Year UK Honors list for 2021 has been released, revealing which British individuals have been honored for their services to the arts. Stephen Deuchar, former director of Tate Britain who served at the helm of the UK’s Art Fund  for ten years, has been knighted by Queen

The Best Tie Dye Kits for Creating Exciting Designs All Year Round

UPDATED (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JUNE 8, 2020 4:17 PM) If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. A popular activity at birthday parties, tie-dyeing is an approachable craft for all ages that results in fun, wearable art. While

The Best Brushes for Faux Finishes Showcase the Illusory Power of Painting

UPDATED (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 2:47 PM) If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. Don’t knock a knock-off until you’ve tried it. Faux decorative finishes might not carry the same pedigree as genuine marble, wood,

The Best Brush-Cleaning Solutions for Painters of All Skill Levels

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. Professional and amateur painters alike know the power of a good brush-cleaning solution. Especially if you have spent a fair amount of money on your brushes, the last thing

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