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Giovanni Boldini at the Petit Palais, May 26th

Late in the afternoon on May 26th I visited the Giovanni Boldini exhibit at the Petit Palais in Paris. I heard about the exhibit a few weeks prior and when I glanced the exhibit webpage I found his work to be very similar to a favorite artist of mine. From my Boston days – where…More

Auction Highlight – Charles II wassail bowl

Very interesting, especially to those of us who have partaken in wassail festivities Among the highlights of the first day of Woolley & Wallis’ Furniture and Works of Art sale on July 6-7 was this wassail bowl and cover. A textbook Charles II example made in lignum vitae c.1660-70, it came for sale from the…More

Underwater With Julie Ross (Archives) – Feb 01, 2011

I recently stopped by the Emerging Art Scene Gallery in Castleberry Hill. Gallery owner Denise Leitch Jackson represents the artist Julie Ross, and here some of her newest paintings adorned the wall. Struck with surprise and wonder at the large pieces depicting artful terrains and whimsical semblance, I took a deeper look into her work. In a…More

Uffizi Sells Michelangelo Masterpieces as NFTs

This is one of the best values for dollars I have seen in the NFT collection marketplace since it’s popularity began. – HA Looking to recoup losses resulting from the pandemic, the Uffizi Galleries in Florence is offering its most famous artworks for sale as NFTs. The first encrypted work available, Michelangelo’s painting Doni Tondo…More

The Cerne Abbas Giant – Anglo-Saxon Tribes Afterall?

Likely an anglo-saxon creation… The U.K.’s largest chalk hill figure was also likely an Anglo Saxon creation, according to new research. Archaeologists have made remarkable new discoveries about the mysterious Cerne Abbas Giant, the U.K.’s largest chalk hill figure. Perhaps most notably, they have determined that the 180-foot-tall naked man may have originally been wearing pants.…More