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Portrait of a Young Man (1478), by Antonello da Messina

How Renaissance painters brought human presence to the fore.

Vanessa, Philadelphia (2006), by Zoe Strauss

Zoe Strauss has turned the streets of Philadelphia into a museum for her photography.

Novecento (1997), by Maurizio Cattelan

An artist known as a trickster and showman stages a disappearing act at the Guggenheim.

Protest Sign, Savannah Spirit

Does the content of a demonstration always exceed and fall short of its ostensible message?

Untitled (2011), by Ida Ekblad

An obscure dissatisfaction, a sense that no formal solution works for long, is shared by the art of Ida Ekblad and Edvard Munch.

From Line (1977), by Lee Ufan

The aesthetic illusions of a Korean artist.

Still from War After War (2011), directed by Simon Leung

A visit from Warren is a test of hospitality: you don’t take him in, you take him on.

Lucian Freud

Freud made the case through his art that no body type inherently possesses more capacity to compel than another.

“Crystal of Resistance,” by Thomas Hirschhorn

This year's edition of the Venice Biennale sinks under sprawl and overfamiliarity.


A solo Koons exhibition, Danto wrote in 1989, was “a vision of an aesthetic hell.”

September 2, 2014