Just where the artist took inspiration for The Last Judgment's nude figures has become a matter of debate. Read More
The Path to the Sistine
By John T. Spike
Vendome Press, 272 pages, $27.95 Read More
Robert De Niro keeps his late father's studio the way it was left in 1993 and has just established an annual award to midcareer artists . Read More
Starting with cheerful spills of industrial materials, Lynda Benglis has teased the limits of taste, eroticism, and the male-dominated art world. Read More
Everyone agrees that portion sizes in depictions of the Last Supper have grown. Not everyone agrees why. Read More
How the Met and the Whitney came to share an iconic Warhol. Read More
Chuck Close: Life
By Christopher Finch
Prestel, 352 pages, $34.95 Read More
Museums are finding ingenious ways to connect visitors with the artist’s interior world. Read More
Seeing Out Louder
By Jerry Saltz
Hard Press Editions/Hudson Hills Press,
420 pages, $40
An exhibition explores Picasso's seven-decade obsession with a man he saw as not only an artistic predecessor but also a father figure. Read More
Jeffrey Deitch explains why his career change from dealer to museum director makes sense. Read More
Researchers in the evolving field of neuroesthetics seek to determine what happens in the cerebral cortex when we see art—and, in the process, figure out what makes great works so mesmerizing. Read More
As a marble sculpture of a boy makes its debut at the Met, experts continue to debate whether it is an early Michelangelo . Read More
In the decades since van Gogh sliced off a portion of his left earlobe, the event has given rise to theories, pranks, merchandise, and a host of references in culture high and low. Read More
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