Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

ArtNews - Miami Recap: Is There a Global Art Esthetic? - posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Miami Recap: Is There a Global Art Esthetic?
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A roundup of favorites from 8 fairs, 3 museums, 3 private collections, and 2 public projects

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This is a good recap of Basel week with some interesting questions raise and great links included.  Enjoy, GL

Friday, January 3, 2014

The Monuments Men - posted by Florida Fine Art

 The Monuments Men opens in Theaters February 7th.  I'm looking forward to this movie.  A war movie with art, what could be better.  And a great cast to boot!  GL

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements. From director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Film meets Art – Chris Nolan inspired by Francis Bacon - posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

This is a fascinating talk by Chris Nolan who explains how he draws inspiration from his favorite artist Francis Bacon and how, in particular, Heath Ledgers Joker makeup in the movie Batman was referenced from Bacon's distorted faces.  GL