The food paintings of the seventeenth-century Dutch artist Clara Peeters helped bring the still life into maturity as a genre.
The most intriguing and inscrutable of the Dutch Old Masters is the subject of a can’t-miss exhibition in Amsterdam.
Looking at the Statue of Liberty not as a symbol, but as a work of art
A pair of recent exhibitions prompts a new look at the eminent French postimpressionist
James Gardner retells and retraces the evolution of one of the world’s most complex architectural palimpsests with elegance, economy, and wit.
Celebrating a Venetian Institution, Caffè Florian at 300.
A forthcoming exhibition and its catalog examine the art of the Old Masters in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Genoa.
Notes on Photographs by Larry Silver, 1949–1955 at the New-York Historical Society. Precisely because photography is thought to be the most objective of all mediums, it acquires over the course of years, and seemingly in spite of itself, a haunted quality that no other product of visual culture can claim to the same degree. Fig. 9. Leaving Penn Station, 1952. …
The man who, more than any other, gave visual expression to American life during the Great Depression was not a painter, but a photographer who originally wanted to be a writer. As surely as Aubrey Beardsley’s graphic mastery defined London in the mauve nineties, Walker Evans’s stark photographs remain the most powerful and enduring images of America in its time …
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun was the most sought-after portraitist of the ancien régime.