Friday Links: Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, and more butter sculpture
Some stories we’ve been reading this week:
- Here’s an inspiring three-minute film from 1915 in which the 74-year-old Renoir paints despite suffering severe rheumatoid arthritis.
- Is this a photo of Van Gogh hanging out with Paul Gauguin and Emile Bernard?
- Two for the price of one: Art dealer discovers unknown Monet pastel taped to another work.
- Another challenging art quiz: Can you name these portraits from just one eye? (In case you were wondering, we identified 11 of 13.)
- Robert Rauschenberg famously said he wanted to bridge the gap between art and life. Apparently these two artists managed it: An installation by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm received a parking ticket and New York City sculptor Jim Osman’s bench was trashed by a maintenance worker.
- Last month we told you about a butter sculptor, and now NPR dives deeper into the topic (warning: includes a photo of a butter cow riding a motorcycle).
- Author says that many art forgers are doing it as a “sort of passive-aggressive revenge” against an art world that was not interested in their original work.
- Stockholm’s Medelhavsmuseet is offering museum visitors the chance to unwrap a mummy (virtually!).
- Century-old murals by renowned painter Francis Davis Millet, who died in the sinking of the Titanic, were discovered in a vault.