Clemente

The first Francesco Clemente career retrospective is a whirlwind ride into the prolific artist’s nearly three-decade career. Italian-born Clemente, 47, is the youngest artist to ever receive a full museum show at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.  ...

Bill Viola: A 25-Year Survey

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is presenting an ambitious 25-year survey of the video art of Bill Viola. The retrospective exhibit includes fifteen of Viola’s creations, providing a powerful experience that will be completely new to most  ...

Germaine Krull: Photographer of Modernity

In her 1925 self portrait, photographer Germaine Krull (1897-1985) keeps her face mostly hidden and in soft focus, while her camera dominates the foreground and a cigarette, held between her fingers, provides remarkable balance. It's a complex image in  ...

Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog

Other suggested reading: Black Sun-The Eyes of Four: Roots and Innovation in Japanese Photography (1986), Eikoh Hosoe, Daido Muriyama, et. al. Photography and Beyond in Japan: Space, Time and Memory (1995), Robert Stearns, et. al.  ...

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  ...