Looking behind Walls

In January it was reported that in Paris, this aristocratic oil painting (10 by 20 foot) was found behind a wall during the demolition for a new boutique. Turned out to have been painted in 1674 by Arnould de Vuez. Is valuable both from a historical viewpoint as as well as an artistic one. (Venessa…

Sirens: Looking for Intimacy

Sirens have been a theme in my work for well over three years. In this case, a mirror will be incorporated in the piece where the observer can connect to a particular siren labeled in gold. The equations on the glass of the frame signify the attraction of the unique siren — thus incorporating the…

Pirens

We now have Pirens, males who entice and enchant women attracted to power and money. Some of these stories are also fables! See Hooked on Sirens. (Adapted from a comment from a female text friend.) JDS, 30 October 2017.

Hooked on Sirens

Ulysses and the Sirens, by Herbert James Draper, c. 1909 Historically man has been attracted to the unknown. Over the Summer of 2017, on the Island of Prince Edward in Canada, I have been intrigued by the history and the imagery of sirens. Man has continually been enticed by this myth because in real life he is…

Spot the Horse

Imaging technology reveals hidden secrets of Dutch Golden Age paintings New algorithm, developed by scientists at the National Gallery of Art, precisely aligns layered images to reveal compositional differences The Dutch Golden Age artist Pieter Jansz Saenredam (1597-1665) had a Medieval tale about a knight, a magical horse, a tyrannical emperor, brotherly love and the…

Confessed Thief in 1997 Gustav Klimt Heist Claims Canvas Will Soon Be Returned

The police have new leads in the nearly 20-year-old case. Article by: Sarah Cascone, December 9, 2016   |   Via: Artnet news An unsolved art heist, nearly two decades old, may have a happy ending in sight, reports the BBC. The case is that of Gustav Klimt‘s The Lady, from the collection of the Ricci-Oddi gallery in Piacenza, Italy….