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Barcelona Journal IV: Picasso

Francis Levy | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
Francis Levy

Picasso was born in Malaga in 1881 and in l895 arrived in Barcelona, as a young art student. If you'd seen his work for sale on a street corner would you have snapped it up?

Las Meninas a Day at a Time

Francis Levy | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Why go to the trouble of cultivating sensibility if there's no possibility for transcendence? The diarist takes his daily dump and let's out a sigh of satisfaction as he releases his log.

Daniel Maidman and Noah Becker in Conversation: Next Topic

Daniel Maidman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Noah Becker and Daniel Maidman both make figurative paintings and write about art. Their ongoing conversation, conducted by email, illustrates two people with profoundly different outlooks on their many points of commonality working towards a shared vocabulary for talking about art.

Democratizing Art

Ben Rosen | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Ben Rosen

So, the best music in the world performed by the best performers can be easily and inexpensively enjoyed and owned by anyone anywhere. Not so in the visual arts.

Happy Birthday, Diego Velazquez!

Posted 06.06.2013 | Arts

In honor of Diego Velazquez's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today we would...


J Henry Fair | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
J Henry Fair

It's often been observed that one must leave the country of birth to see it more clearly, a truism that applies to politics, but also to art. The exhibit of Walker Evans at Die Photographische Sammlung in Köln is a perfect case in point.

Happy Birthday, Diego Velazquez!

Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts

Today we would like to celebrate the birthday of famed portrait artist and friend of Spanish royalty Diego Velazquez. The painter, who The Metropolita...

Interview: Eve Sussman - On The Making Of Her Film, Rape Of The Sabine Women

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Spread ArtCulture

By Kisa Lala "Production Still, Rape of the Sabine Women, Marilisa on the Floor Photo by Eve Sussman & Ricoh Gerbl, Courtesy of Eve Sussman and R...

TECHNOLOGY IN ART: Clicking Michelangelo's Ceiling

Alicia Anstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Alicia Anstead

Not long ago, I posted a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel on my Facebook page. This isn't an online slide show or video guide through a Rome museum ...