Maybe eleven Volvos are equal to one Rolls Royce Silver Coud, but is a work by John Singer Sargent equal to a Claude Monet? Such is the problem in dividing up well-heeled estates like that of Christopher Larson and Julia Calhoun. According to the Seattle Times, the biggest challenge in the recent divorce was dividing up the $102 … Continue reading But How do we Divide the Art?
Philadelphia Museum of Art on an Acquiring Spree
Crystal Bridges isn't the only museum acquiring these days, and some of the art is traveling north. The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced recently it has acquired three important French Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Alfred Sisley, and a pastel by Mary Cassatt, the Pennsylvania native and American expatriate who became famously … Continue reading Philadelphia Museum of Art on an Acquiring Spree
My Ship by George Shearing
I've been collecting images of ships and boats in art over the past six months and have assembled them in a video. The music is by George Shearing. Some of the images are from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum. I hope you enjoy!
The Agile Brush
John Singer Sargent and Claude Monet went together to paint outdoors. Sargent asked Monet if he could borrow some black. Monet replies, "black? I don't have black," to which Sargent replies, "then I can't paint!" I haven't verified the authenticity of this historical change, and it seems like it could have been contrived to convey … Continue reading The Agile Brush