The Seljuqs (1038-1307), swept out of Central Asia to establish a vast empire in West Asia. Seljuq rule witnessed a cultural cross fertilization, exchange and synthesis of traditions from today's Turkmenistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey.
What gets lost in our obsession with fixing bodies that appear different from the norm? One answer to this question can be found in the work of Mattias Buchinger, the Enlightenment-era artist whose drawings are on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through April 11.
New York City's chilly winter temperatures can make it a challenge to stage a photo shoot outdoors, and renting indoor studio space can get expensive. Galleries and museums with tolerant photography policies provide an amazing, creative option.
In the art world, it seems 2015 was the year of the underdog. In and among the blockbusters and biennials, there were a great number of retrospectives devoted to artists who have long been under-rated, under-valued, and under-recognized for their achievements.