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Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting

John Seed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Although I am used to looking at contemporary art -- which often broadcasts its messages with great immediacy -- I found myself slowing down and scanning the 15-century works on view in their entirety, hoping for more subtle moments.

82nd & Fifth: NOISE by Maryan W. Ainsworth

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Van Eyck's "Crucifixion" and "The Last Judgment" depict scenes filled with wild details--shifting winds, the Virgin collapsing, torture in hell--that ...

Family Secrets Get Surreal

Posted 05.23.2012 | Arts

Margo Selski's paintings -- with ball gowns made of eyes, braids of hair with agency of their own and the pointiest feet you've ever seen -- look like...

Israeli Photographer Takes Classic Paintings For A Spin

Posted 04.05.2012 | Arts

Israeli photographer Tamir Sher decided to use his old record player to remix the classics. Except instead of taking an old Zeppelin LP for a spin, he...

Invisible Self Portraits

Posted 03.19.2012 | Arts

From Jan Van Eyck's "Arnolfini Portrait" to Edouard Manet's "A Bar at the Folies-Bergere", the mirror has continued to enchant art lovers. Jonathan Ho...

PHOTOS: New Museum Rocks The Netherlands

Posted 10.16.2011 | Arts

In organizing an exhibition of "Five centuries of imagery in Antwerp," the Museum Aan de Stroom (MAS) had its work cut out for it. In a region with su...

PHOTOS: Guess The Artist: Answer Revealed!

Posted 08.27.2011 | Arts

Less than a third of you correctly guessed the artist of the painting we showed you yesterday. Interestingly, nearly half of you incorrectly guessed J...

Guess The Artist (The Answer May Surprise You)

Posted 08.26.2011 | Arts

This Northern Renaissance oil painting is not only well-known in art history, but also to the greater public as it is referenced in the opening credit...

The Ten Best Love Poems Ever Written In Honor Of Valentine's Day 2011

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

Mindful of Paul Valery's painfully true contention that "Love is being stupid together," how about ten poems and ten paintings that celebrate the art of being stupid together? Come on, just this once.

PHOTOS: The Madness Of Photorealism: Pedro Campos' Bright And Shining World

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Hyperrealist artist Pedro Campos at his easel The paintings of Madrid based hyperrealist Pedro Campos, 44, present a world that shines. His sub...