A selection of the 14,000 works in the Government Art Collection will be on show
Source: UK government plans gallery for its off-duty art
Experts believe that prints in the album show the artist, his mistress and a ship’s doctor
Source: Images of Gauguin in Tahiti discovered in photo album
Emmanuel Gottlieb Leutze, Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851, oil on canvas.VIA THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART/LICENSED UNDER CC0 1.0 As part of a new
Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 375,000 Public-Domain Images in Creative Commons | ARTnews
Tim Steiner has a work of art inked on him, but he’s only the “temporary frame”. He was tattooed a decade ago by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye – know for his controversial work on pigs – the design on his back he volunteered to be the canvas for involving a haloed Madonna, a Mexican-style skull, swallows, rose, joe fish and children frolicking among lotus flowers and taking 40 hours to complete. In 2008, the work, entitled TIM, was sold to German art collector Rik Reinking, with Steiner getting a third of the sum.
Source: Man sells his tattooed skin to art collector who will have him flayed when he dies | The Independent
The accelerating development of virtual reality technology – which lets yu escape into another world through a blackout headset – is finally rumbling the art world, always more skeptical than cinema and television about new technologies. A new generation of artists is beginning to produce virtual-realty artworks – some for display in galleries, others freely accessible online – that plunge viewers into fully articulated spaces. Forget contemplative distance; say goodbye to Brechtian alienation. In these works, immersion is all.
The latest technologies promise to uproot artistic conventions, but we’ve heard that before.
Source: Virtual Reality Has Arrived in the Art World. Now What? – The New York Times
Donation comes from a familiar source, Peter and Paula Lunder, collectors with strong ties to Maine and the college.
Source: Picasso, LeWitt and 1,150 works are part of more than $100 million gift to Colby art museum – The Washington Post
This colorful show at the New-York Historical Society explores the city’s long fascination with skin as canvas and the art of self-presentation.
Source: ‘Tattooed New York’: Mohawk Chiefs, Bowery Denizens, Inking Artists – The New York Times
Contemplate the past year’s architecture, interiors, fashion, and art.
Source: Photo Essay: 47 of the Year’s Most Jaw-Dropping Moments
Florence museum’s director expands the canon—with a little help from the Guerrilla Girls
Source: Uffizi to show more female artists