Kirsty Templeton Davidge

Kirsty Templeton Davidge is a figurative painter rooted in the practice of noticing details – hands, clothing, body language. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from the University of Alberta in 2015 and was awarded numerous scholarships as well as nominations for both painting and […]

Quick Hits: Art of the Cane

A collection of scrimshaw walking canes sold for a total of $45,110 at a British auction in the last few weeks. Antique marine ivory and baleen canes such as the ones offered by Sworders typically were worked by American and European sailors as gifts for loved ones, or […]

Picasso’s Menagerie

Pablo Picasso’s daughter Paloma once said: ‘We had a menagerie in the house. My father was like St. Francis of Assisi – animals couldn’t resist his aura.’ The Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker and ceramicist had an enduring love of the animal kingdom.

Meredith Woolnough: Textile Art

Textile art is such a specialized talent, and Australian artist Meredith Woolnough is at the top of the rank. Her elegant embroidered traceries capture the delicate beauty of nature in knotted embroidery threads. Through a system of tiny stitches, she creates intricate and complex openwork compositions that have […]

How to Move a Masterpiece

William Bouguereau’s La Jeunesse de Bacchus (The Youth of Bacchus) has been in the French painter’s Paris studio since 1884, and has previously left only three times for exhibition. Now, the painting is going to New York, to be offered by the direct descendants of Bouguereau at Sotheby’s. […]