Category Archives: Kerry Song

Conservation Brings About a New Face

6
Nov
2012
  0 Comments
Post to Twitter  Tweet This
  Post a comment

Art conservation is a painstaking process—just ask Joanna Dunn of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where she works tedious hours wiping a solvent-soaked cotton ball across a canvas. The painting, a portrait of a prominent merchant named … Continue reading  

Gian Lorenzo Bernini at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

5
Nov
2012
  0 Comments
Post to Twitter  Tweet This
  Post a comment

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598 – 1680), the greatest sculptor of the Baroque period, transformed the face of Rome with his spectacular fountains, carvings, sculptures and decorations. It is as if his figures came to life, assuming shapes and forms that … Continue reading  

The History of the Trevi Fountain

5
Nov
2012
  0 Comments
Post to Twitter  Tweet This
  Post a comment

The Fontana di Trevi, or Trevi Fountain, is one of the most recognizable and arguably most beautiful monuments in all of Rome. Every day, hundreds of spectators from all across the world clamor to get a glimpse of the extravagant … Continue reading  

The History of Color

26
Oct
2012
  0 Comments
Post to Twitter  Tweet This
  Post a comment

Some of the greatest discoveries can come about from mistakes. Take William Henry Perkin, a student at the Royal College of Chemistry, for example. While trying to come up with the solution for an anti-malarial drug in a laboratory at … Continue reading  

Ernest Hemingway – An Unlikely Patron

24
Oct
2012
  0 Comments
Post to Twitter  Tweet This
  Post a comment

When Ernest Hemingway comes to mind, most people think of the great American author. They think of his novels, his short stories. They think of In our Time, The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell … Continue reading  

Ai Weiwei’s Message Comes To The U.S.

23
Oct
2012
  0 Comments
Post to Twitter  Tweet This
  Post a comment

Ai Weiwei may just be the world’s most famous living artist, or at least the most controversial. Emerging as an articulate and brazen voice for individual rights, Ai has dedicated his life to speaking the truth about China’s repressive regime … Continue reading  

The Barberini Family

23
Oct
2012
  0 Comments
Post to Twitter  Tweet This
  Post a comment

The Barberini were arguably the most important family in Rome during the Baroque era. Members of this elite family rose to powerful positions within the Catholic Church, whose central administration, the papal curia, held great sway over the majority of … Continue reading  

Controversy Over John Constable’s The Lock

19
Oct
2012
  0 Comments
Post to Twitter  Tweet This
  Post a comment

John Constable’s The Lock has become one of the most expensive British paintings ever sold, fetching $35.2 million just last month when it was auctioned off at Christie’s London. The sale though, has provoked anger and protest, and heaps of … Continue reading  

The Unknown Sculptures of Jackson Pollock

12
Oct
2012
  0 Comments
Post to Twitter  Tweet This
  Post a comment

In certain light, they look like decrepit old pieces of a shipwreck. In others, they take on a morbid, gruesome quality, like the remains of an animal. Or, as the catalog at Matthew Marks Gallery in New York City proposes, … Continue reading  

Alfred Lucas: Science and Red Gold

12
Oct
2012
  0 Comments
Post to Twitter  Tweet This
  Post a comment

He was known as “Egypt’s Sherlock Holmes”—an analytical chemist by training with a talent in forensic science, Alfred Lucas was the ideal candidate to analyze the technical achievements of the ancient Egyptians. Over his career, he published the findings of … Continue reading