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  ...

Milton Avery – Master of American Modernism

At the beginning of his career, when he lived in Connecticut, Milton Avery (1885-1965) was influenced by American Impressionists--Inness, Lawson and Twachtman. But when he moved to New York in 1925 he was exposed to a wider variety of  ...

Perfect Acts of Architecture

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art March 2 - May 26 After the dismal years and mostly pastiche products of post-modern architecture, public interest has soared in response to genuinely visionary, strikingly original, and esthetically thrilling work that has  ...