Hogarth and his contemporaries agreed that human life was a stinking and dirty business once you had skimmed the froth off the top.
Sentimentality would creep into the artist’s late evocations of remembered childhood scenes, as would idealization.
Anicka Yi’s In Love with the World is an attempt to break down the distinctions we make between plants, animals, micro-organisms, and technology.
In a meeting in London, the Greek Prime Minister reiterated an offer to loan other artworks to the British institution in exchange for the priceless marbles.
Quite a bit of wildness hides beneath the artist’s cloak of scholarship and respectability.
A new report by the museum names the “art collectors, connoisseurs, donors, and founders of museums and galleries across Britain” who benefitted from enslavement.
I soon discovered that this gentle, wary, vulnerable man of 75 possessed a will of steel.
Each piece is a record of the artist’s position, movements, and sensations during artmaking, from aches and temperature shifts to the rise and fall of his chest with each passing breath.
“Everybody in Mesopotamia, as far as I understand it, believed in ghosts,” said Irving Finkel, a curator of the British Museum’s Middle Eastern department.
Poussin and the Dance is a valiant attempt to break into Poussin’s staunchly academic oeuvre and provide a relatable point of entry, highlighting the exciting elements of revelry and movement despite impenetrable and unemotional rendering.
The sale confirmed predictions that the painting’s unconventional backstory would only increase its value.
So many of us have seen this painting too often in reproduction, without perhaps ever having really seen it at all.