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BOSTON — There are so many layers to Marilyn Arsem’s piece at the Museum of Fine Arts that it’s a bit hard to know where to start.

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Comics

Studio Assistance

by Nayland Blake on February 12, 2016

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I said before …

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Galleries

The Dynamic Distortions of a Formal Painter

by John Goodrich on February 11, 2016

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Mernet Larsen claims an unlikely pair of influences: 15th-century Italian painting and the austere abstractions of the Russian modernist El Lissitzky (1890–1941).

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The Myth of Beyoncé and Pop Cultural Liberation

by Seph Rodney on February 11, 2016

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The argument is that Beyoncé’s “Formation” is complexity masquerading as simplicity. But it’s also simplicity pretending to be more complicated.

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Post image for Quiet and Haunting Photographs of Our Modern Ruins

Our fascination with ruins is nothing new.

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Post image for MIT Students Win Design Competition to Help Bring the Hyperloop from Hype to Reality

In 2013, tech billionaire and “real life Iron Man” Elon Musk first proposed his concept for the Hyperloop, a futuristic ground transport system made up of levitating pods hurtling through pressurized tubes at 700mph.

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Post image for An Exhibition Goes in Search of Victor Hugo’s Artistic Libido

PARIS — With Eros Hugo: Between Modesty and Excess, the Maison Victor Hugo offers up a fervent paradox: how can an author lead a bawdy and risqué lifestyle while handling the subject of sex prudishly in his virtuosic writings?

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Post image for Paintings of Roller Derby Butt Bruises as Feminist Badges of Honor

For most people, a nasty bruise is something to cover up.

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Post image for In Cindy Sherman’s Street Style Satire, the Joke’s on Her

Chameleonic photographer Cindy Sherman is featured in March’s Harper’s Bazaar in a send-up of street style Instagrammers that makes both the artist and the magazine look out of date and tone deaf.

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Post image for A Japanese Artist Who Sculpted Rather Than Painted His Canvases

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — All of the frustration and sense of dislocation the Second World War had caused Yoshishige Furukawa was visible in the self-portrait he made after all his works were destroyed in air raids that burned down his parents’ home.

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