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  ...

Peter Hujar

Peter Hujar (1934-1987) paid his dues in commercial photography--magazines, fashion, advertising--on his way to developing his own voice, his own art which is striking in its directness, its disciplined focus and its astringent avoidance of extraneous elements. His milieu  ...

Nan Goldin – Recent Work

There is nothing unexpected in Fraenkel Gallery's exhibit of recent works by photographer Nan Goldin. The "Goldin look" dominates--artificially lit portraiture in large Cibachrome prints that are saturated with color, the subjects often enveloped in an intensely golden glow.  ...