In March 1990, robbers stole 19 invaluable works of art worth $500 million from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston - including a legendary Vermeer - and disappeared forever. Thirty years on, art lovers are still guessing as to what happened to those artworks, and the FBI is offering a whopping $10 million for … Continue reading The Largest Art Property Theft in History?
The second episode of my vlog series Revisiting Favorite Artists examines the main ingredients that made John Singer Sargent a successful artist. As a commercially savvy, market aware painter and socialite, his entrepreneurial skills and ability to adapt remind me of Rembrandt, and make him a natural choice that builds on my first episode in … Continue reading John Singer Sargent – an Artist, a Socialite, and … an Entrepreneur?
As everything is changing in the world around us, it is important for me that my content is as engaging as possible, and therefore I decided to launch a series of video blogs to make it easier for you to receive my posts on-the-go, irrespective of where you are. I hope that this first video … Continue reading Introducing Anders Zorn
Last month we visited Hong Kong, where we had a chance to enjoy a classical Chinese music concert, attended the annual Cantonese opera festival, and explored a painting exhibition that introduced us to the art of Lo Ching Yuan. Hong Kong can be translated as “the fragrant harbor”, and is a fascinating, very vibrant city … Continue reading Exploring Art in Hong Kong
Last month I spent a fantastic time in Florence, taking part in the professional artist workshop that is offered every summer by the legendary Florence Academy of Art. Established and guided by American born artist and educator Daniel Graves in 1991, the Academy is one of the leading providers of classical art education, and accordingly … Continue reading Summer Studies at Florence Academy of Art
The Frick Collection is breaking all rules with its new installation of Edmund de Waal’s works in the museum. In a bold move, the curators of the museum superimpose de Waal’s intricate sculptures in front of traditional paintings from its collection. Ingres, Vermeer, and Rembrandt can now be seen behind, through, and in a relationship … Continue reading Edmund de Waal at the Frick Collection
Last weekend I had the pleasure of enjoying invigorating art historical presentations at the annual art symposium organized by the Frick Collection and the Institute of Fine Arts. The Frick is always such a great place to visit, as art and beauty meet here and are amplified manifold in its beautiful surroundings. The Frick Collection, … Continue reading A Thought-Provoking Art Symposium Hits New York
March has just started, and I am already feeling very lucky! Last weekend, the jury of the Beaux-Arts exhibition and competition that took place at Bronxville Women's Club has awarded the prestigious third place to one of my oil paintings, Giselle: Giselle at the Bronxville Women's Club Beaux Arts Exhibition 2019 The award-winning work is … Continue reading Two Reasons to Celebrate
Yesterday we went to Brooklyn Museum to see the exhibition on Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving that opened in early February. The exhibition explores a number of thought-provoking themes related to this German-Mexican artist and displays items borrowed from Frida Kahlo's house in Mexico City, La Casa Azul (the Blue House), which has been converted into a museum … Continue reading Frida Kahlo: No Pain No Gain?
We have just returned from our first trip to Japan and it was such a wonderful experience, for me as an artist and as a person interested in exploring other cultures. The Japanese philosophy of life permeates not only its arts, literature architecture, fashion, gardens and city planning, but also manifests itself very distinctly in … Continue reading Inspired in Japan