Archive for the ‘modern art’ Category

An aquatint is a type of etching that mimics the appearance of watercolor and ink washes through the use of a tone process.  The technique is used to create shaded areas that range from light to dark and is most common in landscapes, portraits, and figure studies to give a sense of depth and realism. The […]


Degas Pastel is Highlight of a Tepid Christie’s Sale (NY Times) On the Block:  Traditional Offerings, Bargain Prices (NY Times) Van Gogh’s Personal Letters Debut Online in English (LA Times) New Street Signage Coming for Downtown LA Galleries (LA Times) Psychoanalyzing Twitter at the Rubin Museum of Art (WSJ) Asian Art Worth $26 Million Lures […]


At MoMa, ‘Permanent’ Learns to Be Flexible (NY Times) Prints that Shine Anew:  Cassavetes, Bergmann, and More at MoMa (NY Times) Banks Hoard Troves of Art (NY Times) John Singer Sargent’s Sea Fever at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (WSJ) Timothy Corrigan Says it’s a Great Time for Wallpaper (WSJ) Kinky Dolls, Glass Tears Adorn […]


A Bold and Modern White House (NY Times) Luring Artists to Lend Life to Empty Storefronts   (NY Times) Tomi Ungerer:  A Perpetual Outsider with a Museum of his Own (NY Times) Freehand Gallery Clears Space for a Craft Study Center (LA Times) Charles Burchfield: A Master of American Modernist Watercolor (LA Times) Cezanne’s Influence Over […]


America, Captured in a Flash by Robert Frank (NY Times) Art Among Friends is Up for Sale (NY Times) The Angel in the Architecture:  Kandisky at the Guggenheim (NY Times) Behind Duchamp’s Door at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (WSJ) Hockney, Wolfe, Mailer Draw Themselves in Quirky Portraits Sale (Bloomberg) Kapoor Fires Canon, Makes Mess […]


By Meg Emmitt I realized the other day why I love art museums.  For me, they are an escape from the daily rigors of life.  Specifically, from the ramblings of my inner voice that is constantly going a hundred miles a minute.  Like everyone else, I suppose, my mind is consumed with trivialities such as […]


ArtsÉtoile is delighted to introduce summer intern Meg Emmitt, an art history M.A. candidate, who will be reporting from Spain this summer while she researches Catalan identity in Spanish art and architecture.  If you liked Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona, you will surely enjoy Meg’s scholarly contributions and photo-blogging – stay tuned for weekly updates! Graduate Summer […]



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