Intimisms

Intimisms

Intimism is a genre of art (and occasionally literature) depicting close, confined, intimate scenes, often with emotional weight and implied story, often of the domestic sort. “The Bedroom” by Van Gogh would be an example, though he would not have identified it as...
The Coolest Airbnb: van Gogh’s Bedroom

The Coolest Airbnb: van Gogh’s Bedroom

It turns out that life really does imitate art. The Art Institute of Chicago has created an exhibit called van Gogh’s Bedrooms, and for ten bucks a night, visitors can rent a real-life replica of Van Gogh’s famous painting of his bedroom in Arles, France. The bedroom...
Museum and Private Collection Heists Shock the Art World

Museum and Private Collection Heists Shock the Art World

Although the elaborate heists of priceless artistic pieces seems like a scene fit for a spy film, the theft of paintings and other artistic works is a very real problem for museums and private collectors. It’s also apparently a problem for Catherine Hutin-Blay, the...
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