Goya captioned a drawing of a couple suspended in the air 'joy'—but the true meaning of the picture is not so certain. Read More
Everyone agrees that portion sizes in depictions of the Last Supper have grown. Not everyone agrees why. Read More
Deaccessioned twice and the subject of multiple interpretations, a provocative Eakins sporting picture takes its place in a new collection and a new show. Read More
The first major survey of Matisse's output during World War I uses cutting-edge technology and old-fashioned connoisseurship to reveal his radical system of scraping, scratching, and repainting. Read More
How a 500-year-old portrait sculpture made in what is now Nigeria changed the way people think about African art. Read More
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
In her portrait of the Gruen family, Alice Neel tempers her penchant for the grotesque with a touch of the sublime. Read More
Two shows shed light on the story behind the iconic photograph. Read More
Minding his A’s and E’s: How Saul Steinberg defined aesthetics in a nutshell. Read More
His two Concerts show Titian imitating—and then turning away from—Giorgione. Read More
The Mets portrait of Caracalla is a consummate example of art as propaganda Read More
When Barnett Newman painted The Wild in 1950, he challenged current standards not only of how a painting could look but of what a painting could be. Read More
In a photo recalling an ancient sculpture, he transformed a female nude into a timeless fertility goddess. Read More
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