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Posted: Tuesday, 27-07-2010

Alphonse Maria Mucha, (1860-1939), was an incredibly talented Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist. His 150th birthday was being celebrated this week with a gift from Google: a Google Doodle. 

Mucha was most known for his distinct style of paintings, illustrations, advertisements, and designs; mostly of women. 

Posted: Monday, 26-07-2010

ARTKABINETT collectors have been visiting Paris' musée Maillol to view the splendors of the Medici collection.

Yesterday, we explored works from the family's beginnings as pharmacist traders. Now... we take a look at their artistic pursuits during the high Renaissance.

Posted: Sunday, 25-07-2010

It was that personal and modern taste for new spaces, whether in the world of decorative arts, in painting, in music, in science or in poetry, that the exhibition "Trésor des Médicis", emphasizes by regrouping nearly 150 works and objects, all of which were seen, coveted or touched by the magnificent Florentines, since all of them come from the Medici collections.

Posted: Friday, 23-07-2010

Daniel Schlier is a french painter who can be describe as an icon painter in the historical sense of the term. Respectful of the classical rules of paintings his main goal is to achieve by a precise technic to create a magical and disturbed universe.

ARTKABINETT savvy collectors are watching the growing recognition of his instantly recognizable works.

Posted: Thursday, 22-07-2010

NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Society showcases the work of photographer and mountaineer David Breashears who, with Glacier Research Imaging Project (GRIP), has retraced the steps of renowned mountain photographers of the past century to recapture images of the Himalayan mountains and glaciers from exactly the same vantage points.

Posted: Wednesday, 21-07-2010

PARIS.- How did Leonardo Da Vinci manage to paint such perfect faces? For the first time a quantitative chemical analysis has been done on seven paintings from the Louvre Museum (including the Mona Lisa) without extracting any samples.

Posted: Monday, 19-07-2010

BEIJING -- Shares in China's first art portfolio to be listed on the Shenzhen Culture Assets and Equity Exchange (SCAEE) sold on their first day of issue earlier this month, for a total 2.4 million yuan ($354,480), creating what the share issuers predict to be a new trend in the art-trading field.

Some sophisticated members of ARTKABINETT may understand the concept.

Posted: Saturday, 17-07-2010

Thomas Eakins, one of the most famous American painters of the 19th century, is best known today as a portraitist.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) looks to challenge this categorisation with an exhibition that focuses on his paintings of athletic activities, which first helped him establish a reputation as a realist.

Posted: Thursday, 15-07-2010

In the drab suburb of Arcueil, four miles south of Paris, stands an undistinguished building with a partly frosted glass window through which may be glimpsed a plaster angel negligently hung upside down.

Posted: Wednesday, 14-07-2010

ARTKABINETT social network celebrates Bastille Day with a brief overview of art in the time of the French Revolution... a time when noble collectors easily lost their heads!

Posted: Tuesday, 13-07-2010

In the 19th century, the middle classes filled their homes with bronze sculptures - miniature reproductions of the famous works that thrilled the artistic elite of Paris. Produced using an industrial process, and sold through catalogues by numerous art foundries, these editions provided a good income for artists.

Posted: Sunday, 11-07-2010

One of the world’s largest and most famous collections of historic automobiles is on public display in the new Louwman Museum in The Hague.

The museum building, which was designed by American architect Michael Graves, not only houses over 230 historic cars, but is also home to the world’s largest collection of automotive art.

Posted: Saturday, 10-07-2010

The third cycle of the Prix Pictet launches at Les Rencontres d’Arles, the world's foremost photography festival, on 8 July 2010.

The new cycle will be announced at the Théâtre Antique, Arles, with a special presentation of work by the four Prix Pictet laureates to date. Benoit Aquin's 2010 Haiti project is among the new work to be featured.

Posted: Friday, 09-07-2010

On June 12th 1990, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Egon Schiele, the town of Tulln set up a worthy memorial to its greatest son in opening the Egon Schiele-Museum. The museum is situated directly on the banks of the Danube in Tulln, in the former district prison.

Posted: Thursday, 08-07-2010

Rudolf Leopold, one of Austriaís most prestigious and controversial art collectors, died last month at the age of 85.

Today, in commemoration, ARTKABINETT social network examines the methods and personality of this world class independent collector.

Posted: Wednesday, 07-07-2010

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a museum of American art currently under construction in Bentonville, Arkansas, U.S..

An opening date has not been set. It is expected to employ approximately 75 people, and will be within walking distance of downtown Bentonville.

Posted: Tuesday, 06-07-2010

BENTONVILLE, ARK.- 21c Museum Hotels will build a new combination boutique hotel and contemporary art museum in downtown Bentonville, announced Steve Wilson, Founder and Chairman of 21c Museum Hotels.

This should be a a requisite overnight stop for ARTKABINETT collector members who visit the hometown of Walmart.

Posted: Monday, 05-07-2010

After a long day of gallery hopping and museum going, fine arts enthusiasts often crave a strong cup of coffee and inexpensive meal. Edward Hopper's iconic diner would certainly "fit the bill".

In honor of our national holiday weekend, the ARTKABINETT collectors social network offers a glimpse into "the diner" -- a unique slice of americana.

Posted: Sunday, 04-07-2010

A copy of the first US census sold rececntly for $122,500 at Sotheby's. Signed by Thomas Jefferson in 1791, it was auctioned this past April in New York City.

The 56-page document lists the population for the nation's 13 states and Southwest Territory.

Posted: Saturday, 03-07-2010

It was in the nineties when Marilyn Manson (born in 1969) became well known as a shock rocker combining brutally hammering industrial sounds with thick theater make-up and controversial texts about serial killers and Satanism to a garish spectacle. 

Collector members of ARTKABINETT social network can now view an exhibition of his artworks on display in Vienna.

Posted: Friday, 02-07-2010

Italian researchers said last Friday that they may be close to identifying the remains of Caravaggio, the great Italian painter whose death 400 years ago is shrouded in mystery.

The researchers have dug up and studied bones found in a Tuscan town where Caravaggio died 400 years ago in 1610.

Posted: Thursday, 01-07-2010

What in effect Caravaggio is doing systematically and deliberately, for the first time in the history of art, is destroying the space between the event in the painting and the people looking at it...

Posted: Wednesday, 30-06-2010

A Caravaggio painting stolen from a museum in Odessa in the Ukraine two years ago was recovered by police as four men tried to sell it in Berlin, official said Monday.

ARTKABINETT collector members will now have the opportunity to view this important work as it returns to its rightful home in Odessa, Ukraine

Posted: Tuesday, 29-06-2010

An original subject for this new exhibition at the museum of Parisian history: photos of what life was really like in the city’s prisons, with shots mostly from the 19th and 20th centuries that will put shivers down your spine…

Posted: Monday, 28-06-2010

The chaotically charming Hôtel Drouot in Paris’ IXth arrondissement is the epicenter of the French auction house world, where dealers, collectors and the simply curious flock to daily public auctions featuring fine art in all styles, furniture, jewelry, books, silver, china, wine, and objets d’art. 

Posted: Sunday, 27-06-2010

Traditionally London and New York host the so-called "prestige" sales that generate the world's most spectacular art auction results whereas 89% of the art auction lots sold in France fetch less than $10,000.

Nevertheless, from time to time some impressionist, modern and contemporary works offered at French sales generate results on a par with Anglo-American results.

Posted: Saturday, 26-06-2010

Jonathan Prince, a sculptor whose recent works were the subject of a solo exhibition at Cynthia-Reeves in Chelsea, has placed a key sculpture, Light Box, in the noted collection of 20th- and 21st-century art of Julie and Edward J. Minskoff.

Posted: Friday, 25-06-2010

The Art of the Brick, an exhibition of New York-based artist, Nathan Sawaya's, will be on view from June 16 through September 5 at the Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts. 

Posted: Thursday, 24-06-2010

If you build it, they will come. And New York artist Nathan Sawaya has built some amazing sculptures out of common LEGO building bricks.

The Art of the Brick, an exhibition of Sawaya's work, will be on view from June 16 through September 5 at the Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts at the Quadrangle in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Posted: Wednesday, 23-06-2010

Swedish conceptual artist, Lars Vilks is the subject of an international Muslim denunciation for his artistic depictions. Known previously for large abstract sculptural pieces, more recently he has delved into some Islamic confrontational art which is clearly costing him his safety.