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  • THE PLASTIC GRAMMAR OF JOSÉ DE GUIMARÃES

    José Maria Fernandes Marques, known as José de Guimarães, was born in Guimarães, Portugal, in 1939. Guimarães studied engineering, obtaining his degree from the Academia Militar in Lisbon in 1965. At the same time, he independently studied the art of significant modern and historical painters, cultivating his own aesthetic based on the great works ofRead the Rest…

    APRIL 17TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    Did you remember to file your taxes? Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening tonight! The National Museum of Mexican Art‘s exhibition, “The House on Mango Street: Artists Interpret Community.” Narrated in a series of vignettes, the book tells the story ofRead the Rest…

    MARCH 27TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    At the start of this new season, we send our warmest wishes for a bright and happy spring. Here at MIR, we are looking forward to springtime’s longer days, fresh blooms, and sunshine.  Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening this weekend!Read the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 13TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    The daylight is getting longer, but the temperature is getting colder! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening this Sunday, The Art Institute of Chicago, as the first of the newly inaugurated Modern Series, presents “Shatter, Rupture, Break.” This exhibit “unites diverse objects fromRead the Rest…

    APPRAISALS & THE ART OF PROVENANCE RESEARCH

    February 6th, 2014 · 1:15 pm  →  American History Art History Blog Degenerate Art Provenance

    An artwork’s provenance, or history of past ownership, provides important clues to the item’s value and cultural context and is an important part of any appraisal. For works acquired between 1933 and 1945, establishing the item’s provenance is of particular importance because of the large-scale looting and art theft that took place in continental EuropeRead the Rest…

    “Degenerate” Art Rediscovered

    November 14th, 2013 · 10:53 am  →  20th Century art Appraisal Art History Blog Degenerate Art Modern Art Painting

    More than 1,400 works of art were recently discovered by tax investigators in one room of a German apartment.  This artwork is believed to have been classified as “degenerate art” and seized by the Nazis around 1937.  The stash included works by masters such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and Auguste Renoir.  SomeRead the Rest…