COVID-19 has us all thinking about public health, but looking back, there have been many pandemics before, and we persist in spite of them.
‘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.
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.
‘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.
In this single work, Tintoretto manages to demonstrate his astonishing artistic skill, while simultaneously evoking the wealth and power of the Venetian Republic.
The first major exhibition dedicated to Giovanni Battista Moroni’s work ever mounted in the United States opened recently at the Frick Collection in New York.
So is Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ worth $450 million? I don’t think that’s the real question—or at least, it’s not the ultimate one.
A review of history indicates that both men and women accomplished a lot more when everybody was naked—at least in art.
Criticizing ‘Batman v Superman’ is like criticizing Donald Trump: the target audience doesn’t really care if any of it makes sense.
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