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Hiding on her finger. On a hard break for fans Johannes VermeerThe National Gallery of Art And Friday said, after a high technical study, that she identified that painting The girl with the flute (about 1669/1675) is not work The Dutch in the seventeenth century, as previously thought, little zachary Reports in The New York Times . While closed during the pandemic, the Washington, D.C. Foundation examined the image using “microscopic dye analysis and advanced imaging technology,” according to the timesas part of the Vermeer Gallery (Recently viewed by ARTnews) that just opened. The work maker may be someone close to Vermeer, NGA Marjorie E. Wiseman . said timesbut even if their identity is unknown, critic Philip Kennicott argue in Washington Postwhich – which Doesn’t make it a bad painting. There may be “as many great paintings and sculptures without attribution as great works so strongly attributed to well-known artists,” he writes.

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Johannes Vermeer The Milkmaid, 1657–1658, examined by a Macro-XRPD scanner.

Grace GluckAnd the Leading journalist and art critic The New York Timesshe has Died at the age of 96Paper reports. Glock started its business in times In 1951, in the 1960s, he began writing a column called “Art People” which he wrote about in the art world up close, setting the fast-growing industry as a dedicated cadence to first-time publishing. Art patron: ‘She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind or tell the truth’ Agnes Gund He told The Times. She applied this approach to influence her employer, when she became part of a class action lawsuit in 1974 that accused her of gender discrimination. In a 1978 settlement, the organization agreed to hire more women in jobs at various levels. Gluck was also a critic and wrote New York: The Painted Citya 1992 volume that examines how artists portray a city that has spent decades documenting its creative landscape.


Billy Bengstone“The painter whose unclassified abstract likeness made him a central figure in the post-war Los Angeles art scene,” died Saturday of natural causes, Alex Greenberger reports. He was 88 years old. [ARTnews]

Silk Auto Knappwho created mesmerizing landscapes and portraits by applying layers of watercolor to canvas, has died at the age of 52, after a battle with ovarian cancer. [ARTnews]

a fire Easter Islandit was reported that he provoked her Rano Raraku The volcano has damaged the famous stone-carved Moai statues beyond repair, according to an official who leads Rapa Nui National Parkwhich includes objects. [CNN]

As the labor strike continues, Philadelphia Museum of Arta spokesperson for the museum said it is planning a highly anticipated opening Henri Matisse Show “On Time” October 20th. [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

Two climate activists in Victoria National Gallery glued to themselves Pablo Picasso1951 plate massacre in korea Sunday. They have been arrested. [Sky News]

An 11.15 carat pink diamond is sold at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong the equivalent of about $49.9 million, which is a record carat for a diamond on the block and more than double its estimate of $21 million. The result proves “the resilience of the best diamonds in a fragile economy”, the diamond expert Tobias Kormend He said. [The Associated Press/Bloomberg]


due diligence. In the The New York Timesjournalist Sam Roberts Marking what would have been the 141st birthday, on Saturday, from Vincenzo Perugiawho stole Mona Lisa From Louvre Museum In 1911, with An interesting retelling of this strange story. One of the highlights: the head of the National Museums of France, Jean Théophile Humol , was on vacation at the time and refused to believe that the painting had actually been taken, believing that it must somehow be out of place. (which also looks bad). “You might also pretend that one can steal towers Notre DameIt was abandoned, Perugia was eventually arrested in Italy, and of course the painting was recovered and returned to the Louvre. [NYT]

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