Even as august an institution as the Museum of Modern Art has been known to make mistakes: Henri Matisse’s Le Bateau was displayed upside-down for 46 days in 1961 before a visitor to the museum noticed the error and it was fixed.
The world’s most-visited museum might be the Louvre, but the world’s largest is the National Museum of China; a recent renovation project tripled the Beijing museum’s exhibition space to 2.07 million square feet, more than three times that of the Louvre (650,000 square feet).
Pablo Picasso’s full name is Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso. Try signing that on a canvas.
The most expensive piece of art ever sold is Paul Cézanne’s The Card Players, bought by the nation of Qatar for $250 million in 2011.
Staying up-to-date on industry trends and personalities is an essential part of being an artist. As such, podcasts can be an invaluable part of your toolkit. The artists, gallery owners, curators and marketing experts of the world want to share their knowledge with you… and you should be listening. To help get you started, we’ve […]
While some people spend a lifetime seeking out their one true passion, others are lucky enough to discover their calling early in life and while away the years perfecting it. Artist Danny Galieote (whose oil on canvas portrait At Play surely grabbed your attention on our cover) falls firmly into the latter category. “I was […]
Ah, vacation. That magical week (or, dare we dream, more) of the year when it’s perfectly acceptable to shed your day-to-day persona and become a totally different person. A totally relaxed person. A person who throws caution to the wind. A person to whom the normal weekday rules do not apply. The person you’ve always […]
You don’t need us to tell you about the current state of the economy. With all the turmoil the financial system has been embroiled in over the past few years, enterprising entrepreneurs have found that banks aren’t nearly as accommodating as they used to be at issuing loans. But when it comes to securing a […]
Museums. Collectors. Art shows. They’re all staples of the art world. And while comic books might not be the first medium that springs to mind when someone says “fine arts,” the stigma of comics as being the sole province of sci-fi fanboys and the under-12 set has been dissolving for years. The fact that comics […]
For many artists, the idea of self-promotion is something to dread, comparable to public speaking on the list of tasks they’d rather avoid. Many artists fear that too much self-promotion could cause them to lose credibility as a serious artist. Those artists couldn’t be more wrong. An artist’s success is directly related to actively getting […]