Great video about the new Met’s exhibition on Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio, and it is always nice to see met’s European wing curator Keith Christiansen, one of my favorite curator! Going to this exhibition this Saturday! Excited!
I have received some emails asking my opinion on women in the art world, someone even mentioned the controversial Guerrilla Girls add “Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?” Here is the most common question:
Is the Art World sexism?
(my answer – short version)
I would say “including” the Art World; since the beginning of times the world has been biased against women, and the arts (which is a part of this world) were no different, not only for the “unpopular” and “submissive” women’s part in the society, but also for intellectual reasons, since women were not allowed an education. However this status has changed, nowadays there are lots of women artists, curators, educators and they are gaining respectable grounds. So I would say, since we cannot change the past lets focus on the future, and enjoy the feminine attributes we (as women) are bringing (and changing) the art world.
I’m really loving this clever social media work done by LACMA ( Los Angeles County Museum of Art). Now they’ve teamed up with Disney to retell Beauty and the Beast through their own paintings, using their Snapchat account. More: LACMA & DISNEY.
Whoever says Donald Trump has no cultural value, certainly did not see his unlikely appearance in Rubens’ c. 1616 Atalanta and Meleager (display at the Metropolitan Museum)
You show them, Trump!
Really impressed with this video from the National Gallery(London) introducing their new exhibition “Beyond Caravaggio.”
Sotheby’s confirmed to the Antiques Trade Gazette that they had indeed reimbursed the buyer of “Unknown Man” by Frans Hals because it was a forgery. Does it mean we have a master forger on the loose? If so he/she is really good, the best I’ve ever seen! Let’s stay tuned…