"Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan," at the National Gallery in London [through Feb. 5], restricts itself to the commissioned esthetic output of the scientific innovator. Nonetheless, the show is full of surprises and accomplishments. Here, specifically, is why Ludovico Sforza, the powerful Duke of Milan, named Leonardo the official artist of the Milanese court.
Veteran PBS and Washington Post foreign correspondent Charles Krause opened his first gallery this past weekend in Washington, D.C., combining his interest in politics with a lifelong passion for art collecting. Charles Krause/Reporting Fine Art will focus primarily on artists whose work reflects social or political events during the 20th and 21st centuries.
Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 kicks off its 10th edition next week. And while, yes, the experience revolves around the main fair at the convention center and the satellite fairs, this is also the time when brands of all varieties assert their art credibility. Here we count four of the more promising projects, resulting in beachside events, shows, and pop-up shops.
FENDI Casa, the Italian brand's home furnishing line, and Beats by Dr. Dre are working together to honor artist Nick Cave and his famed "Soundsuits." Viewers are invited to enter individual sound stations that house videos of figures in Cave's soundsuits, with headphones playing Dr. Dre's beats, to which the figure on-screen dances.
Each year, the Rubell Family Collection, the influential contemporary arts foundation based in Miami, showcases its recent acquisitions timed to Art Basel Miami Beach. This year, "American Exuberance" opens Nov. 30.
Federal land regulators Monday approved artist Christo's long-running proposal for an installation along the Arkansas River in Colorado.
The project, Over the River, was originally drawn up in 1992 in collaboration with the artist's late wife and creative partner, Jeanne-Claude. Plans entail suspending eight panels of silvery, translucent fabric, totaling 5.9 miles, above a 42-mile stretch of the river. It will be displayed for two weeks in August 2014.
Mixed Media, 212 x 66 inches, Courtesy the artist.
Artist Kirstine Roepstorff was born and trained in Denmark, but lives and works in Berli