Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco

Ellsworth Kelly stands in the top tier of twentieth century American artists, but beyond the broad label of "modernist," he doesn't fit easily into any one category. He's a maverick who found his own way to express his vision  ...

Willem de Kooning: Tracing the Figure

Willem de Kooning: Artist VHS Documentary traces the artist's life, career and influence; features rare film interviews with de Kooning Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) was a giant of 20th century art. Along  ...

Michael Sweerts, 1618-1664

Online references on Michael Sweerts Think of Flemish master painters of the 17th century; Rubens and Van Dyke quickly come to mind. But Michael Sweerts? Sweerts was born Flemish and so is labeled  ...

Joan Miro: A Retrospective (1934-1976)

Even casual visitors to art museums easily recognize works by Joan Miro (1893-1983). An early Surrealist who also experimented with Cubist techniques, Miro's abstractions almost always have recognizable figurative elements--birds, insects, animals, humans--and they are characterized by whimsical charm,  ...

The Passion for Drawing

Collectors and art dealers for over thirty years, Jan and Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski have specialized in works on paper. A selection of nearly 200 drawings from their collection, spanning five centuries of European art, has been exhibited in various venues  ...

Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art

The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering (2001), Norman G. Finkelstein Caught by History: Holocaust Effects in Contemporary Art, Literature, and Theory (1997), Ernest Van Alphen  ...