Leonardo da Vinci and the Splendor of Poland

Ginevra de' Benci, Lisa Giocondo, and Cecilia Gallerani are all major stars: they are the subjects of the three extant portraits of women by Leonardo da Vinci. All three women, needless to say, were from the upper classes--who else  ...

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  ...

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  ...

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  ...

Degas to Picasso

Degas to Picasso, Painters, Sculptors, and the Camera covers the period from 1885 to 1915 and contains 364 paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and photographs. The exhibition was organized by Dorothy Kosinski, the Dallas Museum of Art’s Barbara Thomas Lemmon Curator  ...

Magritte

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