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The colorful, stained-glass effect decor items produced by Tiffany Studios represent some of the most beautiful and quintessential specimens of pre-war design such as the Oriental Poppy lamp, which sold for $1.1 million at Sotheby’s in New York this past May. As a painter, Louis Comfort Tiffany was fascinated with the interplay of light and color, and using opalescent glass as his canvas, created masterful renderings of nature — such as flowers or landscape scenes — and decorative geometric patterns in lampshades and leaded-glass windows that popped with color and texture.

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Inverleith House, Edinburgh presents the first exhibition in a UK public gallery by the great American artist John Chamberlain (1927-2011). One of the pioneers of post-war American art, Chamberlain was a key figure in the vibrant New York art scene of the 1950s and ‘60s; his innovative work in sculpture, painting and film spans six decades.

Chamberlain represents a unique link between the vivid colour palettes and frenetic energy of Abstract Expressionist painting and the truthfulness to material found in Minimalist sculpture.

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On Saturday the Bruce Museum opens up to “Walls of Color – The Murals of  Hans Hofmann,” marking the first exhibition to focus on the artist’s varied and under-appreciated public mural projects.

Hans Hofmann is famed for his dynamic approach to color,” says the show’s curator Dr. Kenneth Silver, New York University Professor of Modern Art as well as an Adjunct Curator of Art at the Bruce Museum. “He was a towering figure among New York School painters. He was also the most important teacher and theoretician of the Abstract Expressionist movement.”

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In this age of texts and e-mails, why not depart from the norm and send a handwritten missive franked with a fantastic work of art?

On March 26, the U.S. Postal Service releases five stamps celebrating the acclaimed Mexican-American outsider artist Martín Ramírez (1895–1963).

Confined to mental institutions for decades, Ramírez, a former railroad worker diagnosed with schizophrenia, created finely crafted drawings, collages, and multimedia paintings distinguished by biographical symbols—train tracks and the like—as well as religious iconography, architectural structures, and a delicate sense of color.

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From February 8 to June 28, Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland, is to exhibit the works of artist Paul Gauguin.

Around 50 masterpieces by the artist will be displayed at this exhibition, having been lent from leading international museums and private collections. Gauguin’s paintings are characterised by their luminous colors and elementary forms and have been incredibly influential in Modern art.

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On Friday, January 2, 2015, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, a contemporary gallery in Palm Desert, California, will present the newest body of work from painter Richard Baker. “Desert Scenes” features sun-drenched canvases depicting popular leisure activities among desert dwellers, including horseback riding, golf, and tennis.

Baker, who studied painting at the University of Pennsylvania under the celebrated British-born realist painter Rackstraw Downes, is highly influenced by cinematography, which stems from his professional experience as a leading film and television producer. Employing dramatic compositions, heavy brushstrokes, and exaggerated colors, Baker adds a surreal quality to everyday scenes, creating paintings that toe the line between realism and material abstraction.

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Thursday, 06 November 2014 12:03

Cornell University Restores WPA Murals

Cornell University and its conservators faced a lot of challenges rescuing three rare 7-by-50-foot murals from the Goldwater Memorial Hospital on Roosevelt Island.

The first challenge was finding two of them.

“We didn’t even know what colors they were, because no one had seen them since they were painted over,” said Andrew C. Winters, the director of capital projects and planning for Cornell Tech, the home of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute.

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Many artists are perfectly content to present their viewers with forms and figures, sometimes explicitly, sometimes couched in abstraction. Their work is about aesthetic value: composition, balance, dynamism, color, expression, often imbued with, or evocative of, human emotion.

But some artists use their pictures as a language that describes something unrelated to pure aesthetics.

The art is put in the service of cultural or political commentary.

Two such artists, both rebels in their distinctive ways, will be presented by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art from May 22-July 12 in what is certain to be remembered as one of the most significant shows the venue has organized.

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On April 6, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts will present the exhibition ‘Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection.’ The show will feature 60 quilts from the renowned Pilgrim/Roy collection, which was assembled by two trained artists, Paul Pilgrim and Gerald Roy, over five decades. Pilgrim and Roy favored bold and striking designs that echoed the work of mid-20th century Abstract Expressionists and optical artists.

The exhibition’s opening sections will begin with the brightly colored works that first caught the collectors’ attention and sparked their life-long passion for quilts. This portion will explore the principles of color theory and the use of color vibrations, mixtures, gradations and harmonies in quilts from the 19th to early 20th century. The exhibition will also touch on traditional designs, the effect of color and pattern, and artists who worked outside of standard patterns and design.

‘Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection’ will be complemented by a number of events at the Museum of Fine Arts including discussions led by collector Gerald Roy and a live quilt making demonstration.

The exhibition will remain on view through July 27.

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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 18:25

Amazon Launches Online Art Gallery

The online retailer Amazon launched “Amazon Art,” a website that will be used to market works from galleries across the United States, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Canada. The site currently features over 40,000 works from more than 150 galleries and dealers. Offerings range from modest $44 canvases to Norman Rockwell’s Willie Gillis: Package from Home, which carries a price tag of $4.85 million.

Amazon Art’s slogan, “from gallery walls to your walls,” communicates the site’s mission – to make collecting easy and accessible to all. Consumers can search the site by medium, subject, style, size, frame and color. The majority of the galleries involved with Amazon Art are not high end and most of the artworks offered range in price from $100 to $5,000.

Peter Faricy, vice president for the Amazon Marketplace, which is overseeing the art site’s launch, said, “Amazon Art gives galleries a way to bring their passion and expertise about the artists they represent to our millions of customers.”

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