A round-up of stories and comment from the Muse Room. This week, we pay tribute to Maria Lassnig and Sturtevant.
The current appetite for merging food and art is nothing new…
Apparently the Angel of the North likes a fresh, cheap baguette
Art isn’t therapy. Museums need to diversify. Photography needs a change. A few of the discussions on the blog this week.
Why would one of the most painterly of contemporary painters decide to start issuing screenprints?
Start off with some light Vermeer. Ten reps. Feel you can manage more? Consider moving on to the Dürer
Photographers should produce poetry, not satire
Print collecting, digital catalogues and curator chic… some of the discussions on the blog this week
A curator’s work is all about looking, and being looked at
Apollo’s April Forum asks whether art market hype affects emerging artists
How should we look at art? A round-up of discussions on the blog this week
Christian art can never be straightforwardly representational
Connoisseurship is still valuable, and many art historians know it
Have we forgotten how to look properly at art?
Antiquities, etiquette and Easter eggs: a round-up of discussions on the blog this week. We also pay tribute to the painter Alan Davie.
A response to Christos Tsirogiannis’ post of 2 April on this site about possibly looted antiquities appearing in the London salerooms
Of course we want museums to be accessible, friendly and interesting, but we also have an imperative to protect and preserve
Tiny, fragile, and immensely valuable: the Meiyintang ‘Chicken Cup’ broke auction records at Sotheby’s yesterday
Maria Miller has resigned as UK culture secretary. Perhaps it’s now time to rethink the DCMS entirely.
Starr Figura on the overlooked brilliance of Gauguin’s prints and transfer drawings
Why have art and science particularly come together in a glorious synergy of exhibitions in 2014?
Francesco Vezzoli’s plans to rebuild a 19th-century Calabrese church at New York’s MoMA PS1 have been abandoned
Could the art world do more to address the issue of looted and stolen art?
Items from the Tate, V&A and Ashmolean museum are being investigated by the Spoliation Advisory Panel: what is the panel, and what do they do?