What I found was not only far more complex than I had anticipated, but also challenging to my preconceptions of Edgar Degas as little more than the Maurice Chevalier of painters.
The two friends created works that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also show how presentation is just as important to overall success as is content.
‘Raphael and His Circle,’ which opened recently at the National Gallery of Art, brings together works from the museum’s collections of prints and drawings by the master and his associates.
Nothing riles the cultural relativists and totalitarians more than the classical Western canon. The movement to bring back classical architecture in both Britain and the United States is long overdue.
Classical architecture offers the possibility of restoring beauty to gain respect for the work public buildings do in contributing to the common good.
Two historic women, one old and one young, were the first to welcome and praise the Savior of the world. And two glorious paintings communicate the beauty of these wondrous events.
J.K. Rowling made headlines for tweeting in support of an academic who lost her job at a think tank over tweets affirming the reality of biological sex.
You truly haven’t lived until you’ve seen Cate Blanchett wearing a bicycle helmet being spun around inside a giant clothes dryer as part of an art piece.
‘Comedian,’ the $120,000 piece of ‘banana art,’ reminds us today’s top artists define beauty all wrong. Artists are in this sense responsible for the shallow and ugly world we live in today — and nothing about it is comedic.
The ultimate solution to the problem is not ‘embryo adoption.’ The solution is never creating surplus embryos to begin with. No human being should be in storage.
Swiss-French artist Félix Vallotton (1865-1925) was a member of ‘Les Nabis,’ a group of young artists from the Académie Julian in Paris.
Hopper rarely sheds any light on the subjects in his figural paintings, not even when he shows them in the brightest of sunshine.
Berruguete took the fruits of his Italian education and combined them with the tastes and traditions of Spain, resulting in art that, for the first time, was Renaissance in style but unmistakably Spanish in feeling.
Art today seems to be more of an advertisement for the artists than a medium that conveys any real meaning or matter of its own.
No other well-known work of art claiming to reflect the idea of freedom seems to withstand a real competition with The Night Watch.
A new museum exhibit tells the tale of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, fostering an appreciation for his artistic collaborative efforts and his truly groundbreaking works of architecture and design.
‘Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence’ at the National Gallery of Art is the first comprehensive exhibition dedicated to this artist ever mounted in the United States.
Neither Antifa nor their rivals represent any large constituency in America. They are play acting, and we keep watching. What can we learn from it?
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