Henry Moore: Sculpting the 20th Century

Celebrating Moore: Works from the Collection of the Henry Moore Foundation (1998), David Mitchinson, editor Art must be seen in the flesh, as it were. The best digital photos online don't give the viewer a clue  ...

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza – Madrid

Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza was one of the heirs to the great Thyssen steel fortune and is a canny capitalist in his own right. (The Thyssen company was merged into the Krupp industrial empire in 1999.) The Baron is  ...

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao – Frank O. Gehry

Driving in from the airport, topping a rise, central Bilbao comes into view, nestled in a valley on the River Nervion, which isn't a river actually, but an estuary wending in from the Atlantic coast. What captures the attention  ...

Museo Nacional del Prado – Madrid

an outstanding catalogue of the painting collection, published by the museum Mythology & History in the Great Paintings of the Prado (1998), Rosa Lopez Torrijos The main building that houses the  ...

The Graphic Works of Ed Ruscha

The Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, a lively component of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, has scored a coup with a major acquisition: the complete (now and future) graphic archive of American artist Ed Ruscha (say Rew-Shay).  ...

Hiroshi Sugimoto – Portraits

The initial impact of Hiroshi Sugimoto's exhibition of a dozen black-and-white "portraits" at San Francisco's Fraenkel Gallery derives from sheer size (the photographs are uniformly about five by four feet) and from dramatic lighting--his figures are posed under strong  ...

Musee Jacquemart-Andre – Paris

Pier Francesco Fiorentino, Virgin Mary and Child with John the Baptist, Angels and The Holy Father 15the century photo credit: Jacquemart-Andre Collection When the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay are on strike or closed for a  ...