Saturday, August 8, 2015

12 Art Works, Our Art Newsletter for August 8, 2015

Il Guercino (1591-1666), ‘Saint Sebastian,’ circa 1632-1634. Image courtesy of Federico Castelluccio

Federico Castelluccio, the actor/artist/collector who recently discovered a Guercino masterpiece half-length Saint Sebastian, circa 1632-1634, will now exhibit the painting at the Princeton University Art Museum as a special installation, this week through late January. This will mark the first time this painting has ever been on public view in the United States. More

Michelle Poler face her fear of judgment.  Photo: courtesy Michelle Poler.
Artist, Michelle Poler, Wears Bikini in the New York Subway in 100 Day Performance Piece. More

No one noticed that a lithograph by Joan Miró, <i>Signes et meteores</i> has gone missing.
Joan Miró, Signes et meteores (1958).

Baden-Württemberg, Germany. A recent analysis carried out by the state's court of audit showed that some 500 public artworks produced as part of the 1950s municipal program are unaccounted for, or missing. Since 2010, the state has purchased artworks for €2 million ($2.2 million).

Alina Kopytsa, Elias Kirsche, "Art Walk with Nude Accent" (2014) (photo by W. Winkler, courtesy Thomas Zollinger)
Alina Kopytsa, Elias Kirsche, “Art Walk with Nude Accent” (2014) (all photos by W. Winkler, courtesy Thomas Zollinger)

On August 21, the world’s first official, naked public performance art festival will occur in the streets of Biel, Switzerland, featuring projects from 18 international artists. More

Lionel Feininger <i>Segelschiffe</i> 1919
Lyonel Feininger Segelschiffe (1919

Among the missing works are important modernist pieces such as the 1958 lithograph Signes et météores (from an edition of 100) by Joan Miró, and a 1919 woodcut by Lyonel Feininger titled Segelschiffe. More

English Heritage's Alice Tate-Harte conserving Titian's Mistress (Credit: English Heritage/Lucy Millson-Watkins

A British art restorer was shocked when an ordinary painting she was cleaning turned out to be the work of the Italian master Titian. Alastair Sooke tells her story. More

Marco Cochrane, "Truth Is Beauty" (2013) (photo by <a href="" target="_blank">torroid/Flickr</a>)
Marco Cochrane, “Truth Is Beauty” (2013) (photo by torroid/Flickr)

A 55-foot-tall steel mesh sculpture of a naked, dancing woman that lights up with 3,000 LED bulbs dazzled Burning Man attendees in 2013, but residents of Bay Area city San Leandro — where it will reside permanently as of next summer — are split on its artistic merits. More

The winner of the 4th annual Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize is Julian ForrestMore
Perceptual Disorders (after Keret)
oil on canvas
two panels at 72x60 inches

Conversation 16
Conversation 16
oil on canvas
60x72 inches

A Gulf So Dark
A Gulf So Dark 2013
Oil on canvas
60 x 60 inches

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The Vatican is now closer to home with the arrival of “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition” to the Montreal convention centre, where it kicks off a three-month run this week. Vancouver and Toronto are next on the list of cities in what is planned as a 10-year tour around the world. More

Fading beauty of Matisse and van Gogh's masterpieces: Chemical reaction is turning famous paintings BROWN

The discovery was made by the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility. They found that the cadmium yellow pigment is reacting with sunlight. This causes it to degrade to another compound that is beige. Shown is Matisse's The Joy of Life painting before (left) and after (right) the effect. More

In the article, the team calls for the development of an international protocol to identify and help preserve 'at risk' paintings. More

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