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Van Gogh or No?
This painting--Still Life with Carnations--has the experts at the Detroit Institute of Arts puzzled. Is it real...is it fake? Let me know what you think by casting your vote at the Caroline Ashleigh Auction Blog.
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Recently my colleague Anne Igelbrink shared the following enticing new information that has come to light regarding the largest unsolved art heist in history: "I vividly remember waking up as a Wellesley undergraduate in 1990 to hear of the staggering theft of paintings and objects from the Isabella Steward Gardner museum in Boston. It included this seascape by Rembrandt--the only one he is known to have painted--along with two other works as well as those by Vermeer, Degas and Chinese bronzes. Despite many leads and an excellent recent documentary on Netflix (This is a Robbery), nothing has ever been recovered and it remains the world's biggest art heist. However, another tantalizing clue has recently emerged as Robert Calantropo, a Boston area jewelry appraiser and childhood friend of Bobby Donati, one of the key suspects, has confessed that he was shown the Napoleonic eagle finial which was also stolen. Donati was murdered in 1991 but being an eternal optimist, I hope thi
Step onto the trails in The Artist's Path in 500 Walks , which takes readers around the world to the footpaths that inspired classic and contemporary works of art, music, and literature. Each walk is associated with a well-known artist, musician, or writer: the White Cliffs of Dover seen by Matthew Arnold, the landscapes of New Mexico through the eyes of Georgia O’Keeffe, the streets of Vienna once trodden by Beethoven, and many more. Each walk includes a description of the landscape, helpful tips for navigating the route, and insight into how the walk inspired the artist.