Met Museum Says Painting Is Authentic
Date: 9 Jul 2006 | Views: 7993
The Metropolitan Museum of Art says the Duccio painting it bought last year for $50 million is authentic and denies claims by an art historian that it is a fake. The museum says the painting has been "carefully examined... as a matter of course" and that it had "no reason to doubt" the authenticity of Madonna and Child, attributed to medieval artist Duccio. More...
Spanish Sculptor Juan de Avalos, 94, Dies
Date: 9 Jul 2006 | Views: 10665
Spanish sculptor Juan de Avalos, 94, died in Madrid. He was a member of the prestigious Fine Arts Academy. Francisco Franco chose De Avalos to create colossal statues that were to adorn his vast mausoleum in the Valle de los Caidos, northeast of the capital, eve though being politically opposed to the dictator's extreme right-wing policies. Juan de Avalos was working on a monument to Spain's King Alfonso XIII at the time of his death, in Madrid. More...
Wadsworth Atheneum Acquires Two Major Paintings
Date: 9 Jul 2006 | Views: 11493
Two magnificent and radically divergent depictions of man facing nature have been acquired by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. The Shore at Trouville: Sunset Effect (1866) by Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) is the second work by the French Realist to enter the Wadsworth Atheneum's European painting collection. A gifted painter of seascapes, Courbet spent the summers of 1865 and 1866 in the coastal resort towns of Trouville and Deauville in Normandy, often in the company of the American expatriate artist James McNeill Whistler. This serene sunset view is the largest of the seascapes Courbet produced in that period. More...