“succeeds in providing documentation for how thinking is changing, debating, and making ideological accommodations over time, as understandings deepen, and relationships are strengthened.”
“there was courage and conviction in his decision to eschew the title of abstraction that so many of his peers pursued in favor of a lifelong commitment to the tradition of representational
To say that Christopher Wood’s A History of Art History is erudite would be a serious understatement.
After Leonardo Di Vinci there was Rembrandt and before Picasso there was Rembrandt.
“A $450 million price tag. And what of that? Was it 500 years of history that warranted that exorbitant amount? Or was it the spiritual aura?”
“Ward wants to break down any veil of time, any patina of history, and to confront these art works, to argue and quarrel with them.
“No matter whom Jones treats, he tells the tale of each artist with verve.”
“Paint[s] an engaging picture of an artistic master who, for a figurative painter, was as generous with precise detail, symbolism and personal motives, as he was with color, while never dis
“Edvard Munch: Love and Angst is clear and deliberate in its scope and raises awareness of a highly prolific, yet mostly hidden side of the artist, ultimately just
Jean-Michel Basquiat was a cryptic figure in the 1980s art scene, and he remains enigmatic 30 years after his death from an accidental overdose in 1988.
So much about Iraq has been destroyed over the last few decades. The country has suffered great indignities. Rampage, war, revolution, and still, to this day, misunderstanding on a global scale.
“Awaken is a gem for students and practitioners of art, meditation, Buddhism, and/or Asian culture.”
“Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art tells many wild and rowdy stories about legendary artists and their work, and the gallery owners t
There are books about art that are just about art, and there are books that, rather than ignore the mixed media elephant in the room, frame the art they feature in whatever social, geographic, poli
“through the lens of the women they depicted in their work, women as warriors, as workers, as prostitutes, as mothers, as lovers, ever present even in absence, every work shining a light on
“a solid choice for a novice Leonardo enthusiast, curated by a seasoned Renaissance specialist.”
“Beautifully produced, Van Gogh and Britain adds greatly to our appreciation of the artist who created such universally beloved paintings, over 800, in just 10 years.”
“This exhibition is surely a testament to the longevity and influence of Hockney himself. . . .
Every year, more than six million people visit the Louvre Museum in Paris to view Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa for an estimated average of 15 seconds.
The Last Days of Mankind (Die letzten Tage der Menschheit) was written by the Austrian critic and philosopher Karl Kraus. The play’s notoriety lay in its unwieldy length and run time.
“Throughout these tumultuous decades, artists have sought to express themselves in harrowing circumstances. John J.
“How did a sickly kid from a poor family in Pittsburgh become Andy Warhol, the cultural superstar?”
“‘Florence received its greatest gift with the birth of Leonardo, and lost infinitely more with his death.’ Da Vinci was so much more than an artist; he brought sophistication and reverie t
“The Short Story of Modern Art will allow the reader to feel more at ease, more confident, and more educated about the world of art.”
“In a clean, straightforward manner, Raud spins a darling story. The message is clear, but not preachy or imparted from a moral high ground.