Rather than focusing on death and suffering, a clichéd reality in Jewish culture, Peter Krasnow chose to paint vibrant, light-filled compositions.
David Bailly’s Puzzle of a Painting
The longer I looked at Bailly’s “Vanitas Still Life with Portrait of a Young Painter” the more puzzled I became by it.
What’s Broken Heals Better
Max Hooper Schneider’s Falling Angels at François Ghebaly evokes both ecological destruction and resurrection, decay and regeneration.
Art History’s Most Controversial Nudes
The nude figure as a subject has been a battleground issue for as long as it’s been a staple of fine art.
Four NYC Open Studios to Visit in June
Across the boroughs, artists are opening their studios for some much-needed creative collaboration as the summer vibes ramp up.
The Ineffable Charm of an Artist’s Sketchbook
After 17 years and a catastrophic fire, the beloved Brooklyn Art Library has shuttered, but the thousands of unique sketchbooks contributed by artists live on.
A Pioneering Feminist of Japanese Modernism
Whether she’s depicting herself or something else, the act of making a picture clearly brought Yuki Ogura a sense of completion and even joy.
Memes to Help You Mourn the End of Succession
The finale may be near, but the Waystar Royco empire will live on in memes and TikToks that immortalize the show’s most memorable moments.
This week, the art of garden making, Hollywood’s obsession with cannibals, discarded coffee cups of New York City, and why are Orcas trying to sink boats?
Art Problems: How to Work With Terrible People?
There’s no shortage of difficult people in the art world. Paddy Johnson offers tips on how to successfully deal with them.
Rina Banerjee Confronts the Orientalizing Gaze
Recurring throughout Banerjee’s work and in her latest exhibition are the threads of power, cultural reproduction, and imperial afterlives.
Liu Xiaodong’s Empathetic Eye
One of the underlying commonalities among the sites Liu has painted is the deleterious consequences of modernization on a traditional society or group.