Rural imagery in precisionist art
The Whitney Museum reappraises the career of Grant Wood
The life and work of Everet Howard, early American silhouette artist.
How John Sloan used the nude as a vehicle for artistic experimentation and political expression.
Barbara Babcock Millhouse answers some question about her grandparent’s home, now the Reynolda House Museum of American Art.
A powerful exhibition looks at World War I through the lens of American Art.
The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia opened on April 19th.
Early nineteenth-century American portraiture includes a number of small profile likenesses in oil, pastel, and watercolor by artists such as C. B. J. F. de St. Mémin, James Sharples, Gerrit Schipper, and Jacob Eichholtz. All follow the European fashion for profiles, namely emulating those on Greek vases and Roman coinage, and are thus fitting for the neoclassical motifs and styles …
from The Magazine ANTIQUES, September/October 2013. The hope of the artist is to resist interpretation. Emerson said that “to be great is to be misunderstood” and, pressed to explain his troubles, Hamlet cried to his interlocutors, “You would pluck out the heart of my mystery.” Among contemporary artists, Jasper Johns has made a creed of reticence, and Edward Hopper was …
When the Museum of Modern Art hosted an exhibition of contemporary unknown artists in 1939 one artist to be discovered was Anna Mary Robertson Moses. Beloved as much for her sweet persona as for her winsome paintings, the self-taught folk artist from Eagle Bridge, New York, was 79 years old at the time. Luckily, for the sake of American art …
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