This is the apt title of a book by James David Draper and Edouard Papet, inspired by and documenting the 2014 retrospective exhibition of the same name at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Musée d’Orsay.
We have drained and secularized the word “passion.” The classical Latin word meant “suffering” and in Medieval Latin... More »
The inaugural opening at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, a 113,000 square-foot gallery, located in Los Angeles, is an important, monumental, museum-size exhibition of one hundred abstract sculptures created by thirty-four well-known contemporary women artists during the last seventy years.
Why, the reader might ask, does this... More »
On the day when a statue is finished, its life, in a certain sense, begins.
In the title essay from her collection That Mighty Sculptor, Time, Marguerite Yourcenar traces the life of an art work—after an artist has brought it “into human shape... More »
One of the handsomest architectural interiors at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut, is at the Yale Center for British Art. Designed by Louis I. Kahn (1901–74), its staid, box-like stone façade makes a striking contrast to the soaring, curved interior galleries and research facilities. The... More »