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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Inspires Mystery Over Depiction of Transparent Orb

October 19th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, via The GuardianThe Guardian has a piece this week on the mysterious orb held by Christ in the Leonardo da Vinci painting currently on view at Christie’s. “Solid glass or crystal, whether shaped like an orb or a lens, produces magnified, inverted, and reversed images,” historian Walter Isaacson says of the image. “Instead, Leonardo painted the orb as if it were a hollow glass bubble that does not refract or distort the light passing through it.”
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In Rare Move, Several Florine Stettheimer Works Change Hands this Fall

October 19th, 2017

Florine Stettheimer, New York Liberty, 1918, via Art NewsIn an extremely rare occurrence, two works by Florine Stettheimer have changed hands this year, with one going into the collection of the Whitney Museum, and one going onto the open market.  Stettheimer rarely sold or gave her works away, making one’s appearance, let alone two in the same year, a momentous event. 
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Kader Attia Wins 2017 Joan Miró Prize

October 19th, 2017

Kader Attia, via Art DailyFrench-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been named  winner of the 2017 Joan Miró Prize.  “Attia’s passionate engagement with current affairs and with the shared fate of humanity [which] has close links to Joan Miró’s involvement in the critical episodes that marked his generation, while Attia’s unique take on complex, often traumatic, human relationships across cultures resonates with Miró’s universal aspirations,” the award’s jury said in a statement.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Musee D’ Orsay France

1, rue de la Légion d’honneur
75007 Paris
France
www.musee-orsay.fr/en/

Monday closed
Tuesday 9.30am to 6pm
Wednesday 9.30am to 6pm
Thursday 9.30am to 9.45pm
Friday 9.30am to 6pm
Saturday 9.30am to 6pm
Sunday 9.30am to 6pm

$10 General admission
$8 Adults from 18 to 30 years old
$8 For everyone every Thursday from 6pm
Free under 18
* The Musée d’Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine, housed in the former railway station, the Gare d’Orsay. It holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography, and is probably best known for its extensive collection of impressionist masterpieces by popular painters such as Monet and Renoir. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum’s opening in 1986.

* From Wikipedia.com

Recent and upcoming exhibitions of note:
In-house exhibition
“Decorative artist and art lover”
12 February – 4 May 2008
Exhibition
“Alexandre Charpentier”
22 January – 13 April 2008
Exhibition
“Léon Gimpel”
12 February – 27 April 2008