Art Daily: Michener Art Museum launches revamped Bucks County artists database

Art Daily: Michener Art Museum launches revamped Bucks County artists database. “The Michener Art Museum presents the newly refreshed Bucks County Artists Database, a free online resource celebrating the rich artistic traditions, past and present, of Bucks County. With over 400 artists represented in the database, BCAD is an ever-growing project that strives to represent the regional art scene. It currently contains thousands of pages of information and images, continuing the Michener’s initiative to provide research and educational tools for the community.”

Phys .org: New algorithm helps uncover forgotten figures beneath Da Vinci painting

Phys.org: New algorithm helps uncover forgotten figures beneath Da Vinci painting. “Imperial and National Gallery researchers have used a new algorithm to help visualise hidden drawings beneath Leonardo Da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks. Imperial College London’s Professor Pier Luigi Dragotti and National Gallery’s Dr. Catherine Higgitt used the new algorithm combined with a technique called macro X-ray fluorescence (MA-XRF) scanning, which maps chemical elements within paintings”

The Art Newspaper: Secret papers on famous artists including Gauguin, Renoir and Monet to be revealed

The Art Newspaper: Secret papers on famous artists including Gauguin, Renoir and Monet to be revealed. “The non-profit WPI, founded in 2017, is throwing open the legendary Wildenstein archives accumulated since Georges Wildenstein published the firm’s first catalogue raisonné in 1922…. So, 100 years of annotated sale catalogues, letters and notes are being digitised to be made available to the public for free on the WPI’s platform.”

The Connexion: Paris museum welcomes ‘Instagram artist in residence’

The Connexion: Paris museum welcomes ‘Instagram artist in residence’. “The Musée d’Orsay in Paris is to welcome a French ‘artist in residence’ on its Instagram social media account, who will each week highlight one of the museum’s great artists as if they were still alive today. Artist Jean-Philippe Delhomme, who works in both France and the United States, is best known for his humorous cartoons. They have appeared in publications such as Le Monde, Vanity Fair, GQ, Vogue, and The New Yorker.”

KCUR: All Of Missouri Painter George Caleb Bingham’s Work Will Soon Be Free To The World Online

KCUR: All Of Missouri Painter George Caleb Bingham’s Work Will Soon Be Free To The World Online. “Missouri painter George Caleb Bingham shaped the way the nation saw life on the frontier. His work spanned politics, civil war discord and rowdy riverboatmen, and his genre paintings of 19th century river life are in many major national art collections. Within the next three years, all of Bingham’s nearly 600 known paintings will be accessible online and freely available to the public.”

Deutsche Welle: The influence of social media in art

Deutsche Welle: The influence of social media in art. “Using social media has long become part of many artists’ everyday lives, says curator Anika Meier at the Leipzig Fine Arts Museum. Social media have actually been part of their working lives for quite some time now — as is proven by the approximately 50 video installations, sculptures, photographs and paintings by 35 predominantly young artists at the Leipzig exhibition ‘Link in Bio.'”