The technique of reverse-painting was introduced to China in the late 1600s by its European trading partners
A new documentary tells Bill Traylor’s story on film for the first time
The Association of Art Museum Directors killed something of a sacred cow last year
More popular than the Bible: that’s what the richly illustrated volumes known as books of hours
Only nine times in his seventy-eight years did Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot paint on anything other than canvas, paper, and panel
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Winter Show exhibitors Daniel Crouch (Daniel Crouch Rare Books), Carrie Imberman (Kentshire), and Keegan Goepfert (Les Enluminures) joined host Ben Miller for a cocktail hour Zoom chat about alcohol-friendly antiques at the this year’s (virtual) edition of the Winter Show, the year’s premier antiques fair.
Bright young antiques dealers Pippa Biddle and Benjamin Davidson come on the pod to talk treasure—specifically, a homely wooden box that punches above its weight, thanks to its curious Revolutionary War provenance and a Herman Melville connection
This month, Ben learns how two women painters made their way during a time when the art world was still male-dominated