More Benjamin Blyth portraits in oils
An exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art charts the influence of critic and collector Félix Fénéon through the work of the early modern artists he championed
“Ask me to paint your gates, your fences, your barns, which I should gladly do, but not the human face,” wrote the great portraitist John Singer Sargent in 1907.
Though his fashion and textile designer son of the same name has more cachet today, the Spanish artist Mariano Fortuny was one of the most acclaimed and influential painters of the nineteenth century.
Henrietta Johnston’s portraits of Colonel John Moore and his wife, Frances Lambert Moore
Touted as the first exhibition of its kind, Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now features historical silhouettes alongside analogous work by contemporary artists.
Folding screen with the Siege of Belgrade (front), Mexican, c. 1697–1701. Oil on wood, inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Brooklyn Museum, gift of Lilla Brown in memory of her husband, John W. Brown, by exchange. Objects in gold and silver, inlaid and gilded furniture, sumptuous fabrics, Asian porcelains, dazzling portraits-the Spanish colonial elite had it all, and flaunted it proudly within the …
Readers who enjoyed William Nathaniel Banks’s article about Madison, Georgia, in our April issue now have another reason to visit that historic and beautiful town, which is celebrating its bicentennial this year. The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center is presenting an exhibition entitled The Many Faces of Madison: A History of Portrait Painting in the Piedmont, which includes thirty-five likenesses dating from …