Friday Links: “new” Rembrandt, “new” Caravaggio, new space alien
Some stories we’ve been reading this week:
- Oh-oh. Computer paints “new Rembrandt” after detailed analysis of the artist’s oeuvre.
- Call us old fashioned, but we’re more comfortable with this recently discovered Judith Beheading Holofernes, which may be a “new” Caravaggio original.
- Introducing Judith Leyster and the overlooked women painters of the Dutch Golden Age.
- “[W]hile drawing I am watching and simultaneously recording myself looking, discovering things that on the one hand are staring me in the face and on the other I have not yet really seen.” Legendary Op-Art painter Bridget Riley on drawing.
- A man creates rock art in his backyard to attract aliens. In California, of course.
- And speaking of, why do we love bad art?
- Just in time for the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, a surprise in Scotland: a previously unknown First Folio.
- Enjoy this fascinating peek at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s hidden passages.
- A seldom-seen piece of history: the women of World War I in photographs
- Photographs of Palmyra show what remains of its archaeological treasures after almost a year of control by ISIS.