Alexander Calder (1897-1976)

It seems that in most every major city one visits there is a Calder stabile on display in a park or a plaza. Every self-respecting art museum with any pretension to covering 20th century art has Calder pieces in  ...

The Book of Kells and the Long Room

Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university, established by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592. Its founding might be seen as an act of British social and religious colonialism since only Protestants were admitted for nearly three centuries. Today the majority of  ...

Common Man, Mythic Vision: The Paintings of Ben Shahn

Italian Landscape II: Europa, 1944, Tempera on board; Collection of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama. The Blount Collection Approximately 50 works, including paintings, photographs and theatrical masks have been gathered together  ...

National Gallery of Ireland – Dublin

The National Gallery of Ireland was founded in 1854, neither particularly early nor late in the history of museums - the Louvre dates to 1793, the Prado to 1819, London's National Gallery to 1824, the Metropolitan - a latecomer  ...

Magritte

Les Valeurs Personnelles (Personal Values) 1952 La Chambre d'�coute (The Listening Room) 1952 L'Empire des Lumieres Buy it at Art.com  ...