Archive for the ‘decoration’ Category

By Emily Waldorf Have you ever felt intimidated by hanging artwork yourself and thought that you needed to hire a professional installer?  It is actually surprisingly straight-forward to hang your own artwork as long as you do your homework beforehand and use extra special care.  Plus, there is no time like a recession to learn […]


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 […]


By Emily Waldorf If you are an art history student or simply an aficionado of Chinese art, there is no time like the present to brush up on the basics, particularly in the area of Chinese painting, where memorizing the rich history, artist names, and iconic scroll paintings is crucial for a more critical understanding.  […]


by Emily Waldorf Sterile glass and concrete cubes are the first thing that come to mind when thinking of typical spaces for exhibiting contemporary art.  This is not the case in Paris, where contemporary art exhibitions are often displayed in classical hôtels particuliers alongside paintings and sculpture that spans the centuries.  A hôtel particulier is […]


New Yorker Cover Art, Painted with an iPhone (NY Times) Art Review:  If Paintings Had Voices, Francis Bacon’s Would Shriek (NY Times) Peter M. Brant Displays A Taste For the Moderns in Greenwich (NY Times) At Paris’ Pompidou Center, the year of the Women (LA Times) Hirst’s Pills, Twombly Squiggles Boost $67 Million New Museum […]


Previously published on ForYourArt By Emily Waldorf A Benefit for P.S. Arts Organized by the Antiques Dealers Association of California (ADAC), the Los Angeles Antiques Show opened on Wednesday, April 22 for a star-studded collector’s preview and party benefiting P.S. Arts. The event was held at Santa Monica’s Barker Hanger and was attended by a mix of art and antique […]


Previously published on Decorati.com By Emily Waldorf The Getty just unveiled two exciting complementary exhibitions on March 31st: Made for Manufacture and Taking Shape:  Finding Sculpture in the Decorative Arts.  The two shows highlight some of the gems of the Getty permanent collection as well a few never before seen pieces on loan from historic Temple Newsam House […]