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  • MARCH 20TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Burr! Its still cold out! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Tonight! The Art Institute of Chicago presents the keynote address by author Stella Tillyard delivers the keynote address for the exhibit, “Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840″ which opened Tuesday!Read the Rest…

    MARCH 13TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend! Between the beautiful weather and everyone wearing green, it will feel like Spring has finally arrived! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow! Are you going to the annual parade? For over 40Read the Rest…

    CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS AT MIR: PETER MAX & DAVOOD ROOSTAEI

    March 4th, 2015 · 1:28 pm  →  Appraisal Artist Spotlight Blog Contemporary Art Painting

    Throughout the years, MIR Appraisal has had the opportunity to inspect and research artworks by a number of important contemporary artists, ranging from painter, printmaker, and stage designer David Hockney (British, b. 1937) to photographer Peter Lik (Australian, b. 1959) to street artist Banksy (British, contemporary). Below, we explore the life and works of two contemporaryRead the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 27TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Its finally the last week of February. Soon it will be warm. Soon. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This Saturday! Auditorium Theatre is featuring the world famous Brazilian dance troupe, Grupo Corpo with tickets ranging $25 to $65. Go see it!Read the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 20TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    We hope everyone had a lovely post-Valentine’s week. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Did you know that every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, the Chicago Cultural Center does free tours at 1.15pm? If you’ve never done it, this weekend is the weekendRead the Rest…

    CHANOYU: CERAMICS OF THE JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY

    February 19th, 2015 · 10:54 am  →  Ancient Art Antiques Asian art Blog Ceramics

    The Japanese tea ceremony is a cultural activity that involves a traditional preparation of matcha, or powdered green tea. The term chanoyu, which translates to “hot water for tea”  in English, is the Japanese name for the tea ceremony ritual. (1)  The ritual is a long-standing cultural tradition in Japan that was influenced by the Chinese tea ceremonyRead 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…

    ALFRED EISENSTAEDT AT HOME AND ABROAD

    February 10th, 2015 · 3:00 pm  →  20th Century art American history Appraisal Blog Historical Documents News Photography

    Alfred Eisenstaedt- called ‘Eisie’ by his friends- was one of the most prolific photographers of the 20th century and is often considered the father of American photojournalism. (8) As a staff photographer for LIFE magazine, he chronicled the intimate moments of celebrities and politicians, including Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, the Kennedys and the Clintons. His mostRead the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 6TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    What a snowy and cold week! Supposedly this weekend is going to be warmer, but either way we have snow-related news below. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This weekend is 2nd Floor Rear 2015! It is a 24 hour festival of alternativeRead the Rest…

    CANCELLED PRINTS: AFTERTHOUGHT OR WORK OF ART?

    February 2nd, 2015 · 2:30 pm  →  Appraisal Art History Blog Prints Works on Paper

    Fine art prints, including (but not limited to) etchings, lithographs, woodblock prints, and engravings, are most often produced in multiples. The printmaking process begins with the production of an image on a surface, or “matrix,” from which the image is reproduced on paper in a series of “impressions.” Images created from the same matrix formRead the Rest…