| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:07 PM
NEW YORK -- When the popular magician and entertainer Penn Jillette walked into the offices of Hollywood executives several years ago to pitch a documentary about the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, he was met with skepticism. After all, Jillette and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:49 PM
In the paintings of German artist Thomas Hartmann, columns of tiny people walk on massive landscapes like marching arts.
Curating director Daniella Sforza, of the Rosenbaum Contemporary gallery, compares them to "Where's Waldo?" illustrations.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Members of the public are invited to pack the Aliso Creek Golf Course on Oct. 17.
They'll just have to leave their golf clubs at home.
For the first time, Aliso Creek Inn will host the 15th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, which...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:06 PM
We are just rounding the corner of the second week of October and there's scarcely a colored leaf in sight.
Last Sunday I was admiring the beautiful cirrus clouds that were lightly streaking across the sky and was amazed to a see a short but straight...
| Feb 7, 2013
Father Maur van Doorslaer lived a kind of double life.
For decades, the Benedictine monk spent half the year working in a studio at an abbey in Belgium, painting abstract art in varying shades of white. For the other half, he took in the High Desert...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:39 AM
More than six of the primary self-taught Florida Highwaymen artists, known for their stylistic Florida landscape paintings, will be in Mount Dora this weekend for the 11th Highwaymen Art Show, Sale and Benefit.
The event is at the Donnelly Park...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn was born on this day in 1606 in Leiden in what is now the Netherlands. A prolific artist, he created many self-portraits during his career -- one of which serves as the inspiration for Monday's Google Doodle birthday...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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The British government is once more trying to frustrate a major art purchase by the J. Paul Getty Museum, this time “Rembrandt Laughing,” a self-portrait from around 1628 in which...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 10:34 AM
The West End Art Festival in La Grange beckons visitors to walk around in the fresh air as summer fades and fall begins while enjoying the imaginations and talents of more than 60 jury-selected artists.
"Festivals are very important to artists because...
| Nov 8, 2012
For many in Chicago's Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods, Wednesday was a day to celebrate.
There would be another time to worry about the fragile economy, the loss of jobs and the escalating violence in neighborhoods farther south.
Many had stayed...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Few sights are as mesmerizing as a flock of starlings in fall — those great clouds of birds that rise up into the sky, swarming and shifting as if they're tangled up in gusty winds. Peggy Macnamara, artist-in-residence for the Field Museum, captures...