Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

All photos taken for this article by the writer, geraldbecerra Ever since the Italian Renaissance, artists the world over have gone to Florence to admire its treasures and study the work of its masters. Within the walls of the Uffizi, you can view many of the masterpieces of  ...

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 Trinity students are Catholics rather than Anglicans; the sun has  ...

Tom Friedman: A Survey of Recent Work

Gallery openings are, more often than not, events where social and imbibational interests tend to eclipse the ostensible purpose of unveiling a new exhibition. Seldom will you see a crowd so completely engaged in the art as it was at the Tom Friedman debut at the Yerba Buena Center  ...

Edward Steichen

Talk to most any professional photographer today and Edward Steichen (1879-1973) is acknowledged as an influence and respected for his pioneering work that helped establish the medium as fine art. He bucked conventional standards as he experimented with filters and manipulation of images, using techniques considered to be radical  ...

Gerardo Suter: Labyrinth of Memory

Gerardo Suter: Labyrinth of Memory, an exhibition of the work of one of Latin America's leading photographers, draws together pre-Columbian images, human figures and primal themes, providing a unique and thought provoking visual experience. The exhibition covers several periods of the artist’s work, grouped by theme and time.  ...

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  ...