Spirit Country: Australian Aboriginal Art

. Spirit Country: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Gantner Myer Collection Art lovers are familiar with the Paleolithic cave paintings of animals and hunters in Lascaux France, which are thought to have been created ten to fifteen thousand years ago. Even older, though not as widely known,  ...

The Art of Craft: Contemporary Works from the Saxe Collection

While contemporary American painting seems rather mired down in recent years, in a directionless, fragmented period more market oriented than aesthetically productive, the world of contemporary crafts, in contrast, is flourishing with master artists growing, exploring, and, with unprecedented productivity, turning out works of breathtaking beauty and inventiveness.  ...

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  ...