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Art requires skill?

Sometimes I’ve heard people say that some art doesn’t require ANY skill at all.  No ability, no skill, no technique, nothing.

But technical skill is necessary in some degree in every artistic context and by every definition of art that I’ve come across so far.   817 more words




         I have a certain fondness for art forgery, and while I’ve never passed my own efforts off as the real thing, I am a fairly good painter. 783 more words


A Visit with Scotland Yard

Fortunately, I wasn’t under arrest when my fellow appraiser Ellen Epstein and I spent the morning in Scotland Yard last week.  We were in London for the Arts and Antiques PG Board Meeting, for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and were visiting Scotland Yard on official appraisal business. 408 more words

Art Market

Stolen Skye by Nina Loard

(Cover picture courtesy of Goodreads.)

It’s been years since the car accident, but with every disappointment Evelyn finds herself wondering about her forgotten days in London.

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Book Review

A Guercino Masterpiece: Stolen on August 10, 2014

At some point during the night of Sunday August 10, 2014, a well-known work by Guercino was stolen from the Church of San Vincenzo in Modena, Italy. 216 more words

Eggs over easy

What’s the chance two books would have EGG in the title? Excellent, apparently.

Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire, is a romp through Tsarist Russia. 335 more words


“La Femme à l'Éventail” by Amedeo Modigliani: Stolen on May 20, 2010

The Painting:

La Femme à l’Éventail or Woman with a Fan was painted in 1919, and is a prime example of Modigliani’s technique. The typically elongated portrait depicts Lunia Czechowska, a Polish woman whose husband was a friend of Modigliani’s dealer Leopold Zborowski. 378 more words