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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?

A Look at High Art in the 21st Century: Pictures at a Museum's Shop.

Jura Margulis | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Jura Margulis

We created abundance in the civilized world and cherish the history of our culture and the culture of our history, or so we say, and that last room before the museum's shop exhibits the best we can do in and with the visual arts sector?

Paris Journal VIII: Felix Vallotton

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Francis Levy

If you've never heard of Felix Vallotton, think Manet and Ingres, Edvard Munch, Strindberg (who he recalls in a succession of woodcuts devoted to sce...

Talking "Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity" With the Art Institute's Gloria Groom

Mark Bazer | Posted 08.27.2013 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

"Were the Impressionists fashionistas? And what role did fashion play in their goal to paint modern life with a 'modern style?" Those were the questio...

Old Bones, New Flesh: Sonnabend's Twomblys

Daniel Maidman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Twombly does not exist outside of visual art, like pure Dada, which is essentially conceptual. He subscribes to the visual tradition. This gives him the affinity and perspective to pull a Korine with it, to scrape off the flesh until the bones of grammar emerge.

Which Impressionist Painter Had A Lovechild With His Piano Teacher?

Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts

Today marks the 180th Birthday of Edouard Manet, the outspoken artist synonymous with forward-thinking movements such as Impressionism and Realism. Ma...

UK's Desperate Plan To Keep Manet Painting

Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

Do you have a couple million pounds to spare? The UK is currently on the lookout for someone to pitch in £28m to keep Édouard Manet's unfinished mas...

PHOTOS: Pepper-Spraying Cop Makes His Way Throughout Art History

Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

If you haven't seen it yet, the disturbing footage of a policeman pepper spraying UC Davis students holding a peaceful protest has gone viral and laun...

PHOTOS: Curate Your Own Art Exhibition

Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts

In an age where we can use the internet to become DJ's, composers, directors and human encyclopedias, it makes sense we should get a chance to try out...

QUIZ: Who Painted That Pup?

Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts

Long before LOLCats graced the world with its presence, people looking to get a good laugh at a furry animal had to get their hands on one the old fas...

PHOTOS: Top 10 Artists' Muses and Mistresses

Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts

The old saying tells us that "Behind every great man there is a great woman," but oftentimes artists keep their beauties right where they can see them...

Must-See Exhibitions This Spring

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Spring is on our steps, so it's time to pack for either a short trip to Long Island or a longer trip to Europe in search of the most appealing ...

Paris: A Feast of Contemporary Art?

Rebecca Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rebecca Taylor

Is contemporary art welcome in the city of lights? The art world has descended upon Paris in search of an answer to that question, with all eyes on a major contemporary art fair.

Paul Gauguin, In Search of the Primitive: Jacques Jouet's Savage

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Savage is highly successful, morally anchored experimental fiction. Jouet provokes fundamental rethinking of the permanent questions about the West's relation to its "savage" other.

The Art of the Steal: Betraying Dr. Albert Barnes and Future Generations

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Celebrated among aesthetes, the Barnes Foundation comprises a private collection groaning with manifold treasures among which are found African sculptures, Asian prints and Native American ceramics.