Jackson Pollock

"Jackson broke the ice", said Willem de Kooning, about rival Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock. The Museum of Modern Art has mounted the first United States retrospective of Pollock's work in thirty years, an almost exhaustive review of over 150 paintings, works on paper and sculptures spanning the  ...

Judith Rothschild

Although her paintings are in the collections of many of the world's leading art museums, Judith Rothschild's is not exactly a household name. In part this might be attributed to the pervasive cultural slight long the bane of women artists, but perhaps also it stems from the lack of dramatic  ...

Picasso and the War Years: 1937-1945

Picasso was surely the greatest artist of the 20th century and, arguably, Guernica, his 1937 mural-sized painting, is the single greatest war painting of all time. Alas, Guernica, after years of giving us pleasure at New York's Museum of Modern Art, is now lodged in Madrid and is not  ...

Magritte

Les Valeurs Personnelles (Personal Values) 1952 La Chambre d'�coute (The Listening Room) 1952 L'Empire des Lumieres Buy it at Art.com The paintings of Rene Magritte (1898-1967), often  ...

Peggy Guggenheim Collection – Venice

Should you choose to approach Venice’s Collezione Peggy Guggenheim by gondola—the Peggy Guggenheim museum, is located, like so much else in Venice, on the Grand Canal—the first work of art you would see would be Marino Marini’s 1948 sculpture, "The Angel of the City." A man mounted on a  ...

Georgia O’Keeffe: The Poetry of Things

It's a shame, really, that Georgia O'Keeffe and her work have been co-opted for so many agendas other than an unfettered appreciation of her great art. Feminists have politicized her history (perfectly legitimate for them to do, of course, though O'Keeffe kept her distance in later years) and the  ...