Toward the end of January, I received an invitation to a press opening for "Manet and the Sea," at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Few of the good things that reward the rising--or risen--young artist have not fallen to John Currin in recent days.
I have always marveled at the way in which Abstract Expressionism was able to transform a disparate group of painters, none of whom had shown any particular promise of artistic greatness, into fi
While filming in Western Australia in May 1999, the critic Robert Hughes
survived--barely--a head-on collision with another car.
In her new book, Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag's
focus is upon theaters of war and the way in which photographers have
interpreted their role in the production of images of
In Plato's Republic, Socrates illustrates his theory of the parts
of the soul with the story of Leontius, who saw some corpses rotting
outside the walls of Athens and was torn between re
I recently returned to dingy England after a road trip in America,
where, as usual, I failed to take any photographs.
Edward Burtynsky's photographs are large, colorful and mostly ravishing,
despite their subjects.
If the idea of monochrome painting occurred to anyone before the
twentieth century, it would have been understood as a picture of a
monochrome reality, and probably taken as a joke.
In 1900 Maurice Denis painted a large canvas titled Hommage à
Cézanne, which shows the esteemed master next to one of his
paintings and surrounded by a crowd of admiring yo