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As the days grow shorter and temperatures drop, artwork like Lane Farnham's can really brighten up a room. A Los Angeles resident for over 15 years now, his sparkling photographs often portray the vibrant warmth of the California coast.
If you're a fan of the great outdoors, wild animals, or simply incredible photography, you're in for a treat.
Berlin native Melanie Viola has been crowned ArtistBe.com's April Artist of the Month. Her unique vision, photographic talent, and continual experimentation make for bold and dynamic images. of some of the world's most beloved sights.
A newly surfaced photo begs the question, “Is this Van Gogh as an adult artist?” The photo, which dates back to 1887, was set to be sold at the Brussels auction house Romantic Agony on June 20th. Supposedly featuring Van Gogh (along with a group of men, including Paul Gauguin), the tin type was taken in Paris by Jules Antoine. With a pre-auction sales estimate of between $136,000 and $170,000, the photograph failed to sell at all.Why would such an impressive photograph fail at sale? The would-be rarity may not actually feature the famed artist. Well-known for shirking photographs, there are no known authenticated images of the adult artist (aside from paintings). Purchased at an estate sale, the buyers brought the photograph to French photo expert Serge Plantureux. The owners thought that they recognized the post-Impressionist artists in the photo as Van Gogh, Gauguin and Emile Bernard.After researching the photo and its origins Plantureux was convinced about the authenticity of it. That said, not everyone else in the art/photography world is as game to agree. The only authenticated photographs of Van Gogh are from his childhood or shot from behind (i.e., not revealing the artist’s face). A photography expert...
Following suit with other major art institutions, the Musee d'Orsay lifted its ban on photography this spring. With roughly 3.5 million visitors in 2014 alone, the museum features a world class collection that includes some of the most well-known Impressionist paintings along with a range of sculptures, photographs and architectural drawings. Starting in 2009, the museum put a ban on all photography. While many other famed art institutions allow visitors to take pictures of their works, the museum held fast in its policy. That is until French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin snapped a pic of a Pierre Bonnard canvas.Despite the tight photo policy that the museum held, the culture ministry’s charter on the subject is much more lax – recommending that visitors use their own common sense and don’t endanger any artworks in the process.How did the world discover Pellerin’s photos? The Culture Minister posted the pictures on Instagram, setting off a social media flurry. The Internet exploded with very public outcries, citing that Pellerin was given special consideration due to her position. In response, the Musee d’Orsay rebuffed the idea that museum photography is only for a select few and immediately dropped their previous ban.Superbe exposition Bonnard au...