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And the Last Shall Be First

Francis Levy | Posted 06.04.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Think about all auspicious personalities whose last names are typical first names. At the top of the list you have Anne Frank and Pope Francis. But th...

How Left-Wing Politics Changed The Way We Make Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.07.2014 | Arts

Progressive ideas associated with the underground, the anti-establishment and the alternative have long wound their way into the canvases of the world...

Bodies in Space: Leah Yerpe's Very Large Drawings

Daniel Maidman | Posted 11.17.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I've been a fan of Yerpe's extremely cool -- one might say icily cool -- work since I first saw it in 2009. For me, a lot of what makes art good is the degree of interesting thinking I have in response to viewing it.

Art Runs in the Family

MutualArt | Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts
MutualArt

Artistic genes ran in the family of many iconic artists, although we hardly speak of the artwork of the lesser-known relatives who often provided great influence.

WATCH: Floating Opera

Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts

Powdered wig-wearing patriots bounce on an inflatable mountaintop. Mermaids twirl while suspended in thin air. A battle breaks out on top of a giant, ...

The French Revolution As You've Never Seen It -- As a Graphic Novel

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 06.04.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The Sky Over the Louvre, by esteemed cartoonist Bernar Yslaire, demonstrates understanding -- even mastery -- of a fascinating historical episode, and is a powerful aesthetic experience.

Using Google Art To Explore Famous, Unfinished Paintings

James Elkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Elkins

I have been writing about looking slowly, taking the time to see the visual world. My first column was about a Mondrian painting, and it included some...