In a bloody ritual, priests flayed victims and wore their skins as a tribute to the god of renewal and rebirth.
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By Contributor on January 4, 2019
This Italian team has restored two Caravaggio masterpieces. Now you can visit their lab and watch them at work.
The post See Inside the All-Female Conservation Studio Dedicated to Saving Renaissance Treasures From the Ravages of Time appeared first on artnet News.
The artist’s advocates remember her as a steely, determined force of nature.
The post Nicola L., an Overlooked Female Pioneer of the Pop Art Movement, Has Died at 81 appeared first on artnet News.
By Contributor on January 3, 2019
The play looks at the artist’s conflicted relationships and the preparations that went into his performances.
The post Chris Burden’s Shocking Performances Come Back to Life in a New York Stage Play appeared first on artnet News.
By Contributor on January 2, 2019
All 19 Smithsonian museums are shuttered. The National Gallery follows suit tomorrow.
The post The Smithsonian Museums Have Fallen Victim to the Government Shutdown, Closing Until Further Notice appeared first on artnet News.
An excerpt from Nancy Princenthal’s biography on the artist ‘Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art.’
The post Art ‘Requires a Relaxation of Control’: How Agnes Martin Gave Up Intellectualism to Harness Her Inspiration appeared first on artnet News.
By Contributor on January 1, 2019
As we look back on 2018, here are a few new terms, concepts, and trends that resonated with the art world this year.
The post Here Are 6 Big Ideas That Gripped the Art World in 2018, From ‘Platform Capitalism’ to ‘Chthulucene’ appeared first on artnet News.
By Contributor on December 28, 2018
From resistance to the Met’s new admission policy to outrage over museum funding, these were the biggest debates of 2018.
The post These Are The 12 Biggest Controversies That Rocked the Art World in 2018 appeared first on artnet News.
From tombs in ancient Egypt to the “holy grail” of sunken treasures, it was a big year for cultural discoveries.
The post This Year, Archaeologists Discovered How the Egyptians Built the Pyramids. Here Are 16 Other Amazing Discoveries of 2018 appeared first on artnet News.
By Contributor on December 27, 2018
It’s a great time to kick back and enjoy a movie. Let us help you avoid endless browsing.
The post 7 Gripping Art Documentaries and Movies to Stream Over the Holidays appeared first on artnet News.
By Contributor on December 25, 2018
From tales of great but irate artists to a mini compendium of teeny-tiny artworks, these books will thrill on the beach or by the fireside.
The post 9 Surprising, Macabre, and Illuminating Books for Art Lovers to Read Over the Holidays appeared first on artnet News.
By Contributor on December 23, 2018
Many wonder if Ralf Beil’s fossil fuel-focused exhibition was a problem for the museum’s sole sponsor, Volkswagen.
The post A Museum Director Planned a Show About Art and Oil. Just One Problem: His Institution Is Funded by Volkswagen appeared first on artnet News.
By Contributor on December 21, 2018
This could become the most expensive Venice painting by the famed Impressionist.
The post An Ethereal Painting of the Doge’s Palace by Claude Monet Could Sell for $35 Million at Sotheby’s appeared first on artnet News.
The influential feminist artist on institutional failures, what she wishes critics knew about textile arts, and why there’s some work she’s not ready to sell.
The post ‘A Long-Held Wish Come True’: With an Overdue Museum Survey Under Her Belt, Judy Chicago Plans Her Legacy appeared first on artnet News.
As support for repatriation grows, the Ivory Coast is asking France to return 148 works.
The post The Ivory Coast Drafts a Long List of the Colonial-Era Works It Wants Back From France appeared first on artnet News.
By Contributor on December 20, 2018
Arlene Shechet wants to change the way you think about porcelain.
The post How a Residency at a Toilet and Sink Factory Inspired Arlene Shechet’s New Public Art Project at Madison Square Park appeared first on artnet News.
The accusations are the latest from an anonymous Instagram account targeting prominent figures in the Indian art world.
The post Artist Subodh Gupta Steps Down as Co-Curator of the Goa Arts Festival Amid Allegations of Sexual Harassment appeared first on artnet News.
By Contributor on December 19, 2018
She plans to use the money to open a Museum of Resilience to honor the neighborhood’s large population of black single mothers.
The post Artist Vanessa German Needed Money to Repair Her Steps in Pittsburgh. Then She Won $200,000 From the Crystal Bridges Museum appeared first on artnet News.
By Contributor on December 18, 2018