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Month: February 2010

MODELING DEVOTION

MODELING DEVOTION

There was a time, not too long ago, when ripping off other people was a lot easier … and a lot more rewarding. We’re not talking about bad rap or tween country rock stars, we’re talking about actual artists: the talented liars, the meticulous copycats—the forgers. With an eye for detail and stunning ability to trick even the buffest history buffs, they sold popular Renaissance busts and paintings to unsuspecting buyers, even our very own Isabella Stewart Gardner. Instead of…

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Art of darkness | Arts Features

Art of darkness | Arts Features

A decade ago, when the Montana native took note of his young son’s paint-by-numbers kit, a light went on. He took the idea of the design and created his own system. “I’d gotten really bored with the way I was making paintings,” he says. “I found that systematizing gave me this whole new lease on life with painting. It freed me up to sort of not have to make subjective decisions.” Williams outlines his paintings in advance, breaking them up…

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India’s Gem, Jewelry Exports Gain 55% in February, Council Says

India’s Gem, Jewelry Exports Gain 55% in February, Council Says

Exports of gems and jewelry from India, the world’s largest supplier, advanced 55 percent in February to $2.3 billion, an industry group said. Shipments rose from $1.5 billion in the same period a year earlier, according to preliminary data published by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council on its Web site. Exports in the April-February period climbed to $25 billion, 10 percent more than the previous period.

Last chance to see Belsay Hall sculpture

Last chance to see Belsay Hall sculpture

Art fans have just a few weeks left to see a celebrated sculpture before it leaves Northumberland next month. Stella McCartney’s stunning three metre high leaping horse Lucky Spot is to be removed from display at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens on April 18. The sculpture made from more than 8000 Swarovski crystals was created by the internationally renowned fashion designer specifically for the Grade I historic site in 2004 as part of Fashion at Belsay. One of the venue’s…

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