November 2023 Art News

The Heart of Zen, which is on view at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, presents, for the first time in the United States, two of the most important paintings in Asian art.
Archaeologists have discovered a funerary stone that could completely change how we understand gender roles in ancient Iberian society.

"Join Dita Amory, Robert Lehman Curator in Charge, and Ann Dumas, Consulting Curator of European Art at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to virtually explore Vertigo of Color: Matisse, Derain, and the Origins of Fauvism. Over an intense nine weeks in the summer of 1905 in the modest fishing village of Collioure on the French Mediterranean, Henri Matisse and André Derain embarked on a partnership that led to a wholly new, radical artistic language later known as Fauvism.

One of Napoleon Bonaparte's black bicorne hats sold at an auction in Fontainebleau, France for €1.9 million ($2.1 million), and is among just 20 others that are said to exist.
Italian painter Marco Almaviva began his career in the late 1950s in Milan while in close contact with the artists working in the Spatialism movement, and aimed to bring art and science together to create 'new ideas of art.'
Colombia’s president, Gustavo Petro, has made the recovery of the San Jose, a shipwreck from 1708 laden with billions of dollars worth of treasure, a priority for his administration.
The entire selection committee of the prestigious exhibition, documenta, which happens every five years, has resigned over disputes related to the Israel-Hamas conflict putting the 2027 edition of the show in jeopardy.


Tracey Emin Makes History as the First Woman Artist Appointed a Trustee of the British Museum

Paris’s Louvre Museum is looking for donations in its bid to acquire a still life of strawberries by French painter Jean Siméon Chardin, which was bought by the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas at an Artcurial auction in March 2022 for a record-breaking €24.4 million ($26.8 million).

The much-awaited Grand Egyptian Museum has taken twenty years to build and an estimated $1 billion, and is finally coming to fruition, with an estimated opening date slated for spring 2024. 

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