This week, a newly donated tiny Seurat, Eli Valley on the use of art to fight anti-semitism, reviewing The Irishman, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s freedom stories, the kinds of Spanish in the US, and more.
Even on Swift’s most dramatic songs there’s an underlying calm to Lover, a sense of gratitude and relief at having made it this far.
Paula Rego, John Ruskin, Donald Judd, Lucian Freud, Hokusai, and, yes, Leonardo da Vinci.
Ruskin was captivated with more than just art and architecture. He wrote at some length on geology, mythology, crystallography, ornithology, herpetology — and who knows what else.
Joe Coleman is a hyper-realist who crams every picture with data, producing an image of all-over intensity that is at once a scrumptious meal and hard to stomach.
By the mid-1970s, critic Thomas Hess acknowledged the critical favoritism shown to postwar male artists when he singled out the women of the Ninth Street Show as “sparkling Amazons.”
While Tatsumi Hijikata and Eikoh Hosoe reflected the countercultural mood of Japan’s postwar avant-garde, the trauma of World War II is inscribed in both artists’ aesthetics.
Sarah Amos’s work may be labor-intensive, yet it conveys neither labor nor the consumption of time, but a meditative joy.
Everest Pipkin has made public their “Big Artist Opportunities List” — a collection of over 400 opportunities for artists across the globe.
Some of the best films at the Montreal International Documentary Festival explored themes of wasted potential and the relationship between humanity and the planet.
The artist — still brilliant and brimming with artistic talent — will celebrate his 86th birthday on November 30.
Also, protests about women’s rights take center stage in Mexico, a 3D-scanned bust of Nefertiti has entered the public domain, and more.