The Magazine Antiques - Most Recent Articles The most recent articles from The Magazine Antiques. http://www.themagazineantiques.com Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:15:18 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Ahead of the curve: The Newark Museum now and then http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/ahead-of-the-curve-newark-museum/ <p>In a better world we would all be thronging the doors of the Newark Museum; in the best of worlds Ulysses Grant Dietz would be there to meet us, taking us through the galleries with fellow curators Christa Clarke and Katherine Anne Paul</p> By Ulysses Grant Dietz Mon, 20 Jan 5012 00:00:00 +0100 On high seas: Jack London's photography on the cruise of the Snark http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/jack-london-snark/ <p>Jack London died young, at the age of forty, yet in some ways it is amazing that he lived as long as he did. To anyone who happened to see the thirty-one-year-old London and five other inexperienced sailors cruising through San Francisco's Golden Gate on April 23, 1907, his survival would have seemed nothing short of miraculous</p> By Phillip Prodger Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Prince Demah Barnes: Portraitist and slave in colonial Boston http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/prince-demah-barnes-1/ <p>At first glance, the small oil portrait of a handsome man in a flowered dressing gown looked somewhat unprepossessing. Hanging on the wall of a dealer&rsquo;s booth at an antiques show in 2010, it had a &ldquo;folksy&rdquo; appeal, but wasn&rsquo;t an obvious candidate for acquisition by the Metropolitan Museum of Art</p> By Amelia Peck and Paula M. Bagger Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Habsburg flash and filigree http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/habsburg-flash-and-filigree/ <p>The splendor of the house of Habsburg was always inversely proportionate to its prowess on the field of battle. Under Maximilian I of Austria and his grandson Charles V of Spain, the dynasty waged continuous battles from Cuzco to Constantinople and from Scandinavia to the shores of Africa</p> By James Gardner Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Looking both ways: A Pennsylvania collection keeps present and past in constant touch http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/looking-both-ways-pennsylvania/ <p>"My husband said the house screamed for antique furniture--but I have a hard time with sameness." This candid recollection by a lively collector provides a partial explanation of how and why she and her late husband joined their appetite for antique furniture and folk art with abstract expressionist art and contemporary sculpture. The rest of the explanation lies in the couple's openness to visual experience and their sense of adventure</p> By Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Invisible Artistry: The restoration of a late seventeenth-century London town house http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/invisible-artistry-london/ <p>When a client asked the London antiques dealer Robert Young to visit his newly acquired house he could not have known that this visit would be the start of an odyssey of some four years of architectural and design transformation</p> By Carolin C. Young Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Living with Thomas Jayne http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/living-with-thomas-jayne/ <p>Objects, textures, and curios both ancient and modern are on speaking terms in the loft that the master&nbsp;decorator and design historian shares with Richmond Ellis</p> By Jane Lear Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 More than a treasure box http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/more-than-a-treasure-box/ <p>The newly opened Cooper Hewitt points the way for the immersive, participatory, digitally enhanced museum of the twenty-first century</p> By Frank Rose Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Thomas Cole's Hat http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/thomas-coles-hat/ <p>or What is it to be an artist?</p> By Alexander Nemerov Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 In praise of ornament http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/in-praise-of-ornament/ <p>Although her work will be familiar to many, the once famous mosaicist, muralist, and sculptor Hildreth&nbsp;Mei&egrave;re has been unjustly forgotten along with the glories of architectural adornment</p> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 The Natural: Bill Rauhauser http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/bill-rauhauser/ <p>From his earliest scenes of Detroit in the 1950s Bill Rauhauser was a poet of the streets</p> By Jason Edward Kaufman Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 George Caleb Bingham: A landscape discovery http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/bingham-discovery/ <p><em>Rocky Mountains</em>&nbsp;dates to about 1872, when Bingham returned to landscape painting after abandoning the genre for most of the previous decade</p> By Paul A. Kossey Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 How southern is it? http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/how-southern-is-it/ <p>With one thousand works inspired by the American South, the Johnson Collection of Spartanburg, South Carolina, has staged a quiet art historical revolution. Through exhibitions, loans, publications, and institutional partnerships the collec&shy;tion has redefined, elevated, and greatly expanded the meaning of regional&nbsp;</p> By Lauren Brunk Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 William H. Johnson in the Johnson Collection http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/william-h-johnson-in-the-johnson-collection/ <p>Finding a modern African-American voice</p> By Martha R. Severens Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 A tale of two sofas http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/a-tale-of-two-sofas/ <p>The rare duo by John Henry Belter, now restored and on display at the VMFA, were well suited to their long and glamorous role in Washington's social scene&nbsp;</p> By Elizabeth L. O Leary and Kathy Z. Gillis Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 They all slept here http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/they-all-slept-here/ <p>An eighteenth-century house and its collections in Kinderhook, New York</p> By Judith Gura Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Palaces regained http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/palaces-regained/ <p>Of the many Lobkowicz palaces occupied by the Nazis and seized by the Communists during the past century, four have now been restored and opened to the public&nbsp;</p> By Paula Deitz Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 The democratization of glamour http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/democratization-of-glamour/ <p>The Mu&shy;seum of Fine Arts, Boston's glittering exhibition <em>Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen </em>documents this shift in American style and stylishness in the 1930s and 1940s<!--[if gte mso 10]> <mce:style><!/* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-par >< >< ><--></p> By Janet Zapata Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Lost (and found) illusions http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/esterly-illusions/ <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Inspired by the visual pleasures of letter-rack paintings, a master carver creates his own versions in three dimensions</p> By David Esterly Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Uncommon women and the art of the common man http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/uncommon-women-and-art-of-the-common-man/ <p>The role of women in the discovery, promotion, and collecting of American folk art</p> By Avis Berman Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100