Van Gogh’s hidden self-portrait discovered on back of earlier painting – National

In a wondrous discovery, curators at the National Galleries of Scotland have unearthed a never-before-seen self-portrait of one of the most important and influential Western artists of all time, Vincent Van Gogh. According to the National Galleries, the portrait was discovered Friday on the back of an existing Van Gogh painting. head of a peasant … Read more

Meta’s Make-A-Scene AI blends human and computer imaginations into algorithmic art

Text-to-image generation is the algorithmic process of the moment, with OpenAI’s Craiyon (formerly DALL-E mini) and Google’s Imagen AI’s unleashing tidal waves of wonderfully weird, procedurally generated art synthesized from the imaginations of humans and computers. On Tuesday, Meta announced that they too have developed an AI imaging engine that they hope will help build … Read more

24 things you won’t know about homeownership until after you’ve bought your own home, as discussed in this viral thread

An old saying goes that in a lifetime a person must build a house, plant a tree and raise a child. Modernity makes its own adjustments – for example, the position of childlessness is very respected today, and planting trees is very correct from an ecological point of view. The house stays – and everything … Read more

Curators discover a rare Chinese “magic mirror” – one of only three known in the West – in the depths of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s storage

Curators at the Cincinnati Art Museum have discovered that an unassuming bronze disk in the museum’s 100,000-strong collection is actually an extremely rare magic mirror. Magic mirrors, also known as transparent or light-penetrating mirrors, were first made in China during the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD), according to the museum. “When light is … Read more

Felipe Pantone’s manipulable works reflect the digital revolution at Tokyo’s Common gallery

Felipe Pantones exhibition ‘MANIPULABLE’ in the COMMON gallery From June 3 to July 17, 2022, Tokyo-based Gallery Common will present Felipe Pantone’s Solo exhibition Manipulatablewith new kinetic works in one complete interactive installation Place. marking the Argentine-Spanish artist As the first major exhibition in Japan since 2014, the show reflects on themes of dynamism, transformation … Read more

Miniature monuments by an artist for great memories

As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and nobody embodies that sentiment more than sculptor and filmmaker Lydia Ricci. From a pile of junk and everyday rubbish that has accumulated over the past 30 years, Ricci crafts imperfectly perfect recreations of everyday moments and objects. “I’ve been collecting my family’s scraps … Read more

Van Gogh self-portrait hidden behind another painting found

Written by Amarachi Orie, CNNLondon A hidden self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh was discovered behind one of his paintings, covered by layers of glue and cardboard for more than a century. The image was found when art conservators took an X-ray of Van Gogh’s 1885 painting Head of a Peasant Woman ahead of an upcoming … Read more

New revelations about support for the anti-Israel BDS campaign put pressure on the besieged German arts festival

A banner of the Indonesian artist collective Taring Padi is wrapped at the Documenta arts festival in Kassel, Germany, June 20, 2022. Photo: IMAGO/Hartenfelser via Reuters Connect Germany’s flagship contemporary art festival, Documenta, is facing the withdrawal of federal funding after fresh allegations of anti-Semitism among its curators and exhibiting artists surfaced on Wednesday. Controversy … Read more

How and why galleries are hacked

art market Josie Thaddeus-Johns In January 2020, the Rijksmuseum Twenthe museum in Enschede, the Netherlands, was on the verge of purchasing an 1824 painting by John Constable from London dealer Simon Dickinson. In the middle of the negotiations, however, something went wrong: hackers managed to convince the museum to transfer the money to another bank … Read more