Don’t you love attending a high profile art opening on a Friday night and instead of getting a nice big glass of vino, being handed a plastic cup of imported mineral water? Forget about TGIF. Obviously, we all have to suffer if the artist is in recovery and the legendary bad girl photographer Nan Goldin, now 58 years old, is trying to stay off the stuff.
People Looking At Art
I admit to being a voyeur when I travel to museums. I love to watch people looking at art, trying to figure out what they are seeing, responding to or connecting with when confronted with the objects and ideas in art museums.
A Century Later, Mona Lisa Is Still Here
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre, and the Financial Times observes the occasion with a fascinating feature article that tells the tale of the theft of what was (then as now) the world’s most famous work of art
Louvre’s Men in Yellow
Paris — I’m traveling today, so there may be less posts than usual but I couldn’t resist sharing one of the games I love to play in museums. I choose a theme, topic, color or some other attribute and walk through finding it in the collection.
Inspired by our image-saturated culture, French artist Leo Caillard has reimagined the Louvre as a digital library, while James Elkins has compiled some real stats about how long people actually look at art in museums.