The Metropolitan Museum of Art has just acquired the rare painting, which depicts the Dutch artist at work surrounded by her signature flora.
Rubens Painting, Lost for Centuries, Heads to the Auction Block
The work, whose whereabouts were unknown until a French family discovered it in their collection, could sell for up to $35 million.
Longing to Know More About David Bomberg, Who Blazed Like a Comet Through London’s Stuffy Art Scene
Young Bomberg and the Old Masters, presented in a finite form, could have been so much bigger, more ambitious, and more intellectually adventurous.
A Sotheby’s Partnership Brings Together Old Master Paintings and Streetwear
The limited-edition collaboration between the auction house and streetwear site Highsnobiety brands t-shirts and hoodies with Old Master paintings from Sotheby’s upcoming Masters Week 2020.
What Happened When a Long-Lost Michelina Wautier Painting Failed to Sell at Christie’s
A recently discovered work by a long-overlooked Baroque painter didn’t attract the interest that Christie’s prestigious Old Masters auction seemed to expect.
Victoria Beckham Spices Up Her Mayfair Boutique with Old Masters from Sotheby’s
Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham’s London shop is hosting an art display of paintings from Sotheby’s Old Master sale.
Forgotten Old Master Painting Rediscovered in Iowa Storeroom
An unusual detail helped scholars attribute the painting to Otto van Veen: “The rosy cheeks on the model … And not the cheeks on the face.”
Beyoncé’s Pregnancy Photos Cast Her as a Venus for the Black Diaspora
Embracing and reinterpreting cultural traditions from which black people have historically been excluded, Awol Erizku reimagines Beyoncé into an idealization that has typically been reserved for white women.
Express Your Feelings with Emoji Characters from Old Master Paintings
If you can’t say it with words, you can now say it with expressions from Old Masters paintings.
Lessons from the Unfolding Old Masters Forgery Scandal
The authenticity of recently “discovered” works purported to be by Frans Hals, Lucas Cranach the Elder, and Orazio Gentileschi has been called into question, and they might only be the tip of the iceberg.
The Artist Statements of the Old Masters
“If the great European artists of the past were alive today, what kinds of statements would they need to write to explain and justify their work?”
The Merits of Old Masters’ B-Sides, at the Frick
Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery, on view in the East Gallery of the Frick Collection, is a gathering of ten paintings analogous to the cohort of masterpieces in the Frick’s adjacent West Gallery. Visitors are left free to consider each as representing a unique, if not significant moment in each artist’s career.