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Northview, 2000. 
The arrangement of noncommunicative figures reflects the influence of Vuillard.
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Strange Bedfellows

From Fairfield Porter to David Park to Lisa Yuskavage and Peter Doig, contemporary artists have been riffing on Vuillard Read More

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18th Century Fox

Thomas Gainsborough painted songstress Elizabeth Linley not as a frivolous flower but as a new kind of woman Read More

Tiki, 19th century, from the Marquesas Islands.
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The Polynesian Connection?

Polynesian objects were given equal status with Gauguin’s work in a groundbreaking and subversive exhibition Read More

An installation view of “Miss You”
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Twin Peaks

Os Gêmeos bring street-art savvy to Brazilian folk tradition Read More

Cézanne’s The Large Bathers, 1906, devoid of slick finish and slick emotion, is rife with contradictions.
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Bathers But Not Beauties

Cézanne’s nude figures in a landscape are meant to disturb rather than delight us Read More

Olson House, 2010. James Welling photographed the Maine house that appears in Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World, 1948. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK
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Wyeth Redux

James Welling shoots sites in Wyeth’s world. Read More

The Fool,  a self-portrait  by Francesco Clemente.
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Playing the Fool

Francesco Clemente takes on the Tarot card, using friends Brice Marden, Philip Glass, Diane von Furstenberg–and himself— as models Read More

Esther Hamerman, Polish Village, ca. 1950s.
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All in the Family

An exhibition pairs artworks by New York painter Nicole Eisenman and her great-grandmother, Esther Hamerman, a Polish-born folk artist Read More

Justin Mortimer's painting The Queen, 1998
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Addressing the Queen

A show explores changing images of the British monarch Read More

Nicholson didn’t glorify the officers he portrayed in Canadian Headquarters Staff, commissioned in 1917.
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Command Performance

William Nicholson’s group portrait of Canadian generals during World War I is an unusual and haunting war tableau Read More

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Turning Over a New Leaf

When the Ming succumbed to the Qing, many rebel scholar-artist-officials became landscape painters who forged new, singular styles Read More

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Object Lessons

Wayne Thiebaud on Morandi, light, color, shadows, and more
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The Cubists & the Tubist

In ‘The Three Musicians,’ Léger plays off his relationship to Picasso and Braque Read More

The fan-shaped birchwood "radius" work Curve XXI, 1978-80, appears to hover midair.
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Ahead of the Curve

Ellsworth Kelly’s sculpture, subject of a show at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, makes the complex simple and the simple complex Read More