What does it mean for an artist to make a world? Consider the case of George Ault, and more especially of Black Night: Russell’s Corners (Fig. 1), a painting he made in 1943 in Woodstock, New York, where he moved in 1937 and lived until his death eleven years later.
The story of the rise of modern American design has long been told in the same way: first came the arts and crafts movement from Britain and art nouveau from the Continent in the 1890s. Then, in the mid-1920s, spurred by the Paris exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes, Americans embraced the distinctive forms of art moderne.
A passion for gadrooning and elaborately carved dolphins, lions, paws, and claws has led Betty Jo and Jerold Krouse to form a spirited collection of eighteenth-century masterworks and masterpieces in Natchez, Mississippi
The pairing of Victorian photographs with Pre-Raphaelite paintings at the National Gallery of Art puts their natural affinities on view.