Art Deco 1910-1939

Not until the 1960's was the term "Art Deco" coined to describe the style that swept the world in the booming 1920's, continuing on into the Depression until the mid-1930's. While some painters (Leger, Lempicka) and sculptors (Brancusi) both  ...

eRacism

The first thing to confront visitors to the William Pope.L eRacism exhibit at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts is a wall containing 8 � by 11 inch pieces of graph paper, individually framed in standard black- with-gold document  ...

Matisse Picasso

Jealousy, fear, spite, exhilaration, a deep respect – all are evident in the decades-long interaction between Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, now explored in a traveling exhibition at its final stop, the Museum of Modern Art’s temporary home in  ...

Leonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsman

There is only one painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Leonardo da Vinci: Master Draftsman show: "St. Jerome Praying in the Wilderness." It belongs to the Vatican and is unfinished. The exhaustive catalog for the show describes Leonardo’s  ...

Andreas Gursky

Andreas Gursky, Shanghai, 2000; � Andreas Gursky. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, and Monika Spruth Galerie, Cologne Gursky is big. His photographs, more often than not, are very big--99 Cent, pictured at the left,  ...

Lucian Freud

Los Angeles The Museum of Contemporary Art February 9 - May 25, 2003 The Lucian Freud retrospective is a rich display of the artist's accomplishment ranging from his earliest works in the 1940's to  ...

Paris in the Age of Impressionism

At the end of the twentieth century, Paris’ magnificent Gare d’Orsay train station was transformed into a great museum, the Musee d’Orsay. Nearly a century before the d’Orsay was remodeled, the city of Paris was transformed by the Baron  ...

Charles LeDray, Sculpture 1989-2002

San Francisco Yerba Buena Center for the Arts January 25 - April 6, 2003 Charles LeDray, an autodidact, is a sculptor who works in miniature, with a degree of precision and skill that makes the word "awesome" meaningful again.  ...

Before Expressionism: Art in Germany circa 1903

Curatorial intern Adrian Sudhalter has chosen five paintings, mounted in the foyer to the Before Expressionism exhibition, around which she organizes the entire exhibition. Each work contains a mix of aesthetic elements, demonstrating both common basis in and divergence  ...