The unfortunate restoration of a Bartolomé Esteban Murillo painting has prompted the conservation community to call for stricter regulation.
The Dorotheum auction house will sell the Baroque painter’s “Lucretia,” heavily advertising the artists traumatic past as a 17th-century woman.
Baroque Spanish sculpture was long considered gaudy and secondary to the paintings of the same era but that is changing.
Next month, the doors of an Italian mob boss’s former home will open to the public, thanks in part to the Uffizi Gallery.
PARIS — In these paintings, you’ll find wine and drunken excess, along with all the accompanying decadent behavior: insult, turbulence, transgression, sacrilege, and provocation.
You can bet most tourists (and some persuaded New Yorkers) will be gawking at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree this holiday season, but the tree at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has always been one of my personal favorites of decorated evergreens that spring up around the city for the holidays. Tucked away in the museum’s Medieval Sculpture Hall on the ground floor, the tree is a 20-foot blue spruce this year adorned with its traditional decor of 18th-century Neapolitan angels and cherubs.