The dazzling paintings of Matthew Wong
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by Digby Warde-Aldam
2d ago
Born in Toronto in 1984, Matthew Wong grew up mainly in Hong Kong and spent his adult life moving between continents, eventually settling in Edmonton, Alberta, in his early thirties. He wanted first to become a banker, then a photographer, then settled on painting, producing pictures at a prodigious rate and destroying much of the work he made. He loved the poetry of William Carlos Williams… Source ..read more
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Four things to see: Cars
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by Apollo
2d ago
‘Four things to see’ is sponsored by Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. Bloomberg Connects lets you access museums, galleries and cultural spaces around the world on demand. Download the app here to access digital guides and explore a variety of content. Each week we bring you four of the most interesting objects from the world’s museums, galleries and art institutions… Source ..read more
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Who should we believe about the British Empire?
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by William Carruthers
4d ago
Who counted in the British Empire, and what are the consequences of such hierarchies today? ‘Paper Cuts’ at the Peltz Gallery at Birkbeck, University of London, asks these questions by contrasting a colonial visual archive with contemporary artistic interventions. Subtitled ‘Art, Bureaucracy, and Silenced Histories in Colonial India’, the exhibition, curated by Surya Bower… Source ..read more
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Rembrandt & the World
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by Apollo
1w ago
Rembrandt may not have been much of a globetrotter – unlike many of his countrymen he never left the Netherlands – but you wouldn’t be able to tell from his etchings, which confidently depict the clothing, architecture and animals of foreign lands. (There may have been some projection involved: one self-portrait features Rembrandt holding what he imagined to be an Indonesian sword. Source ..read more
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Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co.
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by Apollo
1w ago
Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s (and the film adaptation) would have needed a different title if the jewellery firm had stuck to its roots. Tiffany & Co began as a stationery company in 1837; it also sold ‘fancy goods’ and, from the 1850s onwards, jewellery. In 1868, it hired the silversmith Edward C. Moore as its chief silver designer, a post he held until his death nearly a quarter of a… Source ..read more
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Rembrandt & the World
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by Apollo
1w ago
Rembrandt may not have been much of a globetrotter – unlike many of his countrymen he never left the Netherlands – but you wouldn’t be able to tell from his etchings, which confidently depict the clothing, architecture and animals of foreign lands. (There may have been some projection involved: one self-portrait features Rembrandt holding what he imagined to be an Indonesian sword. Source ..read more
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William Blake’s Universe
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by Apollo
1w ago
Those who attended this exhibition when it was at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge earlier this year may have noticed that many of the artworks on display were on loan from Hamburg. This collaboration between the institutions places the work and ideas of William Blake amid the birth of European – especially German – Romanticism, and examines how revolutionary movements in France and North… Source ..read more
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The Book of Marvels: Wonder and Fear in the Middle Ages
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by Apollo
1w ago
Bulls, mules and arable farmers are in the company of devils, dragons and unicorns in The Book of the Marvels of the World, an illuminated manuscript made in France in the 1460s. Weaving together medieval tales, ancient history and ‘eyewitness’ accounts, the book was designed to offer glimpses of faraway lands such as Iceland, Syria and Sri Lanka. It may come as no surprise that the further away… Source ..read more
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Why London’s auction houses are feeling so flat
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by Edward Behrens
1w ago
This June has so far not been a balmy month for the two main auction houses, Christie’s and Sotheby’s. The first omen came when Christie’s announced that there would be no June evening sales in Impressionist, 20th-century or contemporary art. It was presented as a new normal, a necessary part of calendar reshaping to allow the company to ‘better serve the needs of our clients, in particular by re… Source ..read more
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Four things to see: Heavy weather
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by Apollo
1w ago
‘Four things to see’ is sponsored by Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. Bloomberg Connects lets you access museums, galleries and cultural spaces around the world on demand. Download the app here to access digital guides and explore a variety of content. Each week we bring you four of the most interesting objects from the world’s museums, galleries and art institutions… Source ..read more
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