Painting with Light:

Pride of place in the first room of this exhibition goes to a vast and very odd painting, "The Disruption Portrait", by the 19th-century artist David Octavius Hill. Twenty-three years in the making, it depicts the  ...

A Mapplethorpe weekend

It is a long story, but Los Angeles was able to permanently woo the Mapplethorpe archive away from his home stomping grounds of New York, mounting an extensive exhibition which has engaged the resources of both LACMA  ...

Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective

What do Sarah Jessica Parker, Laura Bush, Taylor Swift, Diana Vreeland, HRH Princess Maria-Chantal of Greece, and Rhianna have in common? Dresses and gowns they have worn are exhibited at the de Young Museum’s super-glam show, “Oscar de la Renta:  ...

Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia

  More than 70 works by the illustrious French post-impressionist artist, Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), now on exhibit at the Legion of Honor Museum, provide a comprehensive view of the artist’s legacy built over his long and distinguished career. It’s  ...

Botticelli Reimagined, London

Peter Ustinov once said that if Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) were alive today, he'd be working for "Vogue." You can see what he was driving at. Around 1485, Botticelli painted "The Birth of Venus," which famously shows the goddess  ...