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Justin Mortimer's painting The Queen, 1998

Addressing the Queen

A show explores changing images of the British monarch Read More


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

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


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

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


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I’m with the Band

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Piper Brett's steel sculpture Big Bow, 2009.  MATT HOLLERBUSH

Pop Goes Minimalism

From gift bows to gold chains, Piper Brett’s blown-up sculptures are elegant and over the top. Read More


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Tord Boontje, Table Stories Dinnerware Plate, 2005, porcelain, underglaze blue. From "Blue and White: A Ceramic Journey."  DENVER ART MUSEUM, GIFT OF JILL A. WILTSE AND H. KIRK BROWN III

The Clay’s the Thing

At the Denver Art Museum, mud is ‘marvelous’. Read More


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Anselm Kiefer's installation La Berceuse (for Van Gogh), 2010, was in a room devoted to Rembrandt's The Night Watch, 1642.  MYRA MAY

Kiefer on Night Watch

The German artist does Rembrandt, by way of van Gogh. Read More


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Pushing the Boundaries of Drawing

Richard Serra on sketching, mapping, rolling, stapling, cutting, and the other techniques he used to make the works in his Met drawings retrospective. Read More


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Slow Down, You Look Too Fast

The organizers of Slow Art Day ask museumgoers to take their time. Read More


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Where Arte Povera Meets Tarzan

The jungle connection animates Pino Pascali's steel-wool bridge and chimpanzee imagery. Read More


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The Sitter Depicts the Artist

In a new book, Martin Gayford recalls what it's like to be painted by Lucian Freud. Read More