Archive for August, 2009

Frescoes 101

28Aug09

by Emily Waldorf In light of the fascinating current Pompeii exhibition at LACMA, Pompeii and the Roman Villa, I thought it would be interesting to delve into frescoes.  Many people know what frescoes look like but few know how they are made. There is a common misconception that frescoes are made with oil-based paint when […]


Previously published on ForYourArt.com by Emily Waldorf After taking in European 18th century painters at the Wallace Collection and Impressionist and Modern masters at the Courtauld Gallery, walking into the Saatchi Gallery’s current exhibition, Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture, is a breath of fresh air. Housed in the Duke of York’s building on the […]


Iranians Shine, Assisted by Expatriate Art Dealer (NY Times) In the Hamptons, A Painting Season and More (NY Times) Creative Views of the Muslim Head Scarf (NY Times) A Gift for Every State:  The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection (WSJ) Madoff Investor’s Art Dealer Got $26.5 Million in Rothko Sale (Bloomberg) Behind Michael Govan’s Almost […]


By Emily Waldorf When I was a little girl living in Boston, I used to watch Julia Child’s television show, The French Chef, and giggle at her unusual voice, Big Birdesque stature, and her theatrical demeanor.  Since I didn’t have any cooking experience at the time, I couldn’t appreciate Ms. Child’s culinary genius and expert […]


T. C Boyle sat down with the editor of the The New York Times Book Review, Sam Tanenhaus, to discuss “The Women,” his new novel about Frank Lloyd Wright, told from the point of view of the women who loved him.  Mr. Boyle has authored more than twenty works of fiction and lives in a […]


At Louvre Many Stop to Snap but Few Stay to Focus (NY Times) For Annie Leibovitz, a Funny Financial Picture (NY Times) Auction Houses and Their Taboos (NY Times) Summer Reading:  Secrets of the Art Experts (WSJ) Whose Art Is It Anyway? (WSJ) D’Orsay Comes to De Young (ARTINFO) Robert Fontenot on Recycling LACMA (ARTINFO) […]