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  ...

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Vogue 100: A Century of Style has just opened at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and it takes us back in time and shows us how this internationally renowned fashion magazine has got to where it has today. The way  ...

Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art

You get a good idea of the esteem in which Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) was held by later French painters from a small Cézanne, fittingly titled "The Apotheosis of Delacroix." It shows the older artist being borne heavenward by angels, one  ...

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered

Roman Vishniac (1897-1990) was a photographer primarily known for his widely-circulated 1983 book, “A Vanished World,” which contains evocative black and white photographs of Eastern European Jews on the eve of World War II. Yet the breadth and  ...

Electronic Superhighway

    Nowadays it's hard to find anyone who will say that they don't like the internet. Just think about how much has been achieved because of it. "Electronic Superhighway" is a new exhibition currently showing at the  ...