Tag Archives: Art

Ken's Korner: Picasso’s daughter disputes Costco art

Ken’s Korner: Picasso’s daughter disputes Costco art – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 Maya Widmaier-Picasso, the 70-year-old daughter of iconic artist Pablo Picasso, has called into question three works of art either sold or being offered for sale through Costco she says are fakes. Ms. Widmaier-Picasso, who looks remarkably like her […]

European Portrait Painting on Porcelain

European Portrait Painting on Porcelain The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2005 by Frederick Glauser A portrait is an accurate portrayal of the subject’s anatomic and physiognomic features conferring recognition to the observer. Implicit in this definition is the artist’s ability to elicit the subject’s ‘inner presence’ or ‘character.’ This definition, which has […]

Rockwell Kent: The Mythic and the Modern

Rockwell Kent: The Mythic and the Modern – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2005 A Major Exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art The most comprehensive exhibition of its kind, Rockwell Kent: The Mythic and the Modern will be on view at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, through October 16, 2005. […]

American Folk Art: Returning to A Simpler Time

American Folk Art: Returning to A Simpler Time – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2005 By Ken Hall with Helaine Fendelman Of all the collecting categories in the art market today – and that would include furniture, paintings, jewelry and vintage clothing, just to name a few – American folk art is probably […]

Virtual Aviary – Audubon Watercolors come to Life at New-York Historical Society

Virtual Aviary: Audubon Watercolors come to Life at New-York Historical Society – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2005 For the first time ever the sounds of birds will accompany an exhibit of original Audubon watercolors when the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) creates a “virtual aviary” with its exhibition, Audubon’s Aviary, open thru March […]

Art Nouveau versus Arts & Crafts Jewelry

Art Nouveau versus Arts & Crafts Jewelry – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – October 2004 by Elyse Zorn Karlin We usually hear about the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements in the decorative arts as two distinctly separate design movements, which occurred at approximately the same time. (The Arts and Crafts movement began […]

Art Deco 1909 to 1939: Groundbreaking Exhibit's Final Stop at MFA Boston

Art Deco 1909 to 1939: Groundbreaking Exhibit’s Final Stop at MFA Boston – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2004 A groundbreaking exhibition in its final U.S. venue at Boston’s MFA by Tony Fusco One of the reasons the Art Deco style is so difficult to define is that it really is not a […]

The Art of Maxfield Parrish: Full of Beauty, Imagination, & Fanciful Worlds

Photography and the Smithsonian: the Wonder and Power of the Photographic Image – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2004 Maxfield Parrish’s  Art is full of Beauty, Imagination, & Fanciful Worlds…and is Still as Desirable as Ever. Maxfield Parrish’s art caught imagination – it was a combination of beautiful colors, skillful drawings, fanciful worlds and […]

Artistic Detective Work: Finding the elusive work of Giddings Hyde Ballou

Artistic Detective Work: Finding the elusive work of Giddings Hyde Ballou – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2003 By: C. L. Sebrell Until Ellen St. Sure became an art sleuth, the portraits of Giddings Hyde Ballou were a mystery. Ballou never signed his works, and his paintings were never catalogued. His work […]