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A visit to “Photography and the American Civil War,” on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through September 2, 2013, is a moving experience. From the exhibition entryway (designed to resemble the interior of a battlefield tent) through several...
A visit to “Photography and the American Civil War,” on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through September 2, 2013, is a moving experience. From the exhibition entryway (designed to resemble the interior of a battlefield tent) through several... Read full entry
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” examines the ways in which fashion, culture, and punk rock have informed each other over the years.The Met upheld its reputation for detailed atmospheres, appealing to the senses with...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” examines the ways in which fashion, culture, and punk rock have informed each other over the years.The Met upheld its reputation for detailed atmospheres, appealing to the senses with... Read full entry
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The lure of Sicily comes partly from nature—a temperate climate, abundant crops and a bounty of seafood—and partly from its strategic importance. Situated in the Mediterranean at the crossroads of Greece, Italy and North Africa, the island has attracted...
The lure of Sicily comes partly from nature—a temperate climate, abundant crops and a bounty of seafood—and partly from its strategic importance. Situated in the Mediterranean at the crossroads of Greece, Italy and North Africa, the island has attracted... Read full entry
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What could be more natural than a landscape? And yet the word landscape—commonly used to describe not just a picture but any view of mountains, fields and woods—originates in seventeenth-century art terminology. (Used as a verb, landscape even more...
What could be more natural than a landscape? And yet the word landscape—commonly used to describe not just a picture but any view of mountains, fields and woods—originates in seventeenth-century art terminology. (Used as a verb, landscape even more... Read full entry
Think of it as a riddle. What’s the difference between an artist who lines up identical piles of sand on the floor of a former Philadelphia warehouse and another artist who builds towers out of chicken bones?Before you try to answer, here’s yet another...
Think of it as a riddle. What’s the difference between an artist who lines up identical piles of sand on the floor of a former Philadelphia warehouse and another artist who builds towers out of chicken bones?Before you try to answer, here’s yet another... Read full entry
Caravaggio is the greatest of the Counter Reformation artists, combining intense religious experience with a realism of startling immediacy. His short life (he died at 38), disorderly and often violent, has fascinated modern commentators almost as much as...
Caravaggio is the greatest of the Counter Reformation artists, combining intense religious experience with a realism of startling immediacy. His short life (he died at 38), disorderly and often violent, has fascinated modern commentators almost as much as... Read full entry
How effective can a work of art be when it’s smaller than your hand? Tremendously so, if “Single Fare 3”—the third-annual exhibition of works created exclusively on New York City subway MetroCards—is any indication. The show, at RH Gallery, was up for...
How effective can a work of art be when it’s smaller than your hand? Tremendously so, if “Single Fare 3”—the third-annual exhibition of works created exclusively on New York City subway MetroCards—is any indication. The show, at RH Gallery, was up for... Read full entry
The Met's bulletin of recent acqusitions shows us what we all will soon be viewingThe curators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art have gone shopping. Just as most of us are were devising our holiday wish list last December, the directors of the museum’s...
The Met's bulletin of recent acqusitions shows us what we all will soon be viewingThe curators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art have gone shopping. Just as most of us are were devising our holiday wish list last December, the directors of the museum’s... Read full entry
“Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters,” which was recently on view at the Morgan Library, centered on the many letters that Potter wrote to children of her acquaintance in the years before she became a celebrated author (the famous Tale of Peter...
“Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters,” which was recently on view at the Morgan Library, centered on the many letters that Potter wrote to children of her acquaintance in the years before she became a celebrated author (the famous Tale of Peter... Read full entry
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If you didn’t happen to be in Amsterdam or Helsinki early last year, when the exhibition “Illusions of Reality: Naturalist Painting, Photography, Theater, and Cinema, 1875–1918” was on view at theVan Gogh Museum and the Ateneum Art Museum, then a mournful...
If you didn’t happen to be in Amsterdam or Helsinki early last year, when the exhibition “Illusions of Reality: Naturalist Painting, Photography, Theater, and Cinema, 1875–1918” was on view at theVan Gogh Museum and the Ateneum Art Museum, then a mournful... Read full entry
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