The grotesquely large phallus belongs to the fertility god Priapus, a tragic figure in Roman mythology.
Nothing was shaped or glazed by Fontana without his consideration of how light could interact, animate, or even mystify form.
Bill Viola’s installation at a Naples church misses the spiritual mark.
Pope Francis called the works’ repatriation a “donation.”
The exhibition sold the highest number of tickets in its 127-year history.
Conservators are working to “virtually restore” a Gentileschi painting whose nude figure was covered with draping and veils in the interest of modesty.
The “Loophole of Retreat” symposium at the Venice Biennale demonstrated that the personal is not only political; it’s also where most of humanity lives.
The 65-year-old man was reportedly angry that he was not granted a meeting with the Pope.
An art attorney contacted the FBI on behalf of an anonymous client who was in possession of a mosaic of Medusa.
Two activists from the group Ultima Generazione glued their hands to the base of the ancient Roman statue “Laocoön and His Sons,” dubbed as a “prototypical icon of human agony.”
The unorthodox bodies that Donatello sculpted seem intertwined with the unorthodox relationship he developed between his own body and the bodies of other queer men.
The protest at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence was the most recent in a string of actions involving activists attaching themselves to artworks.