Tag Archives: Robert Rosenblum


Trends
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The Golden Age of Abstraction: Right Now

Riffing on the past as it comments on our own time, contemporary abstraction evokes landscapes, bodies, signs, buildings, and much more Read More


News Retrospective
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‘The Myth of the Artist Starving’

Looking back at the ’80s market boom and other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More


Market
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Gold Rush

Until a few decades ago, Gustav Klimt was relatively ignored by the art establishment. Now his paintings are among the most expensive ever sold. How did the Viennese painter’s prices rise so high so fast?. Read More


Trends
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Say It with Flowers—or Gourds, Goats, Fur Cups, or Fried Eggs

The interpretation of sexual symbols in art is everywhere. But what we view as erotic often tells us less about the artists than it does about our own sensibilities. Read More


Profiles
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Wyeth’s World

The first retrospective in 30 years devoted to Andrew Wyeth is a sign of increasing interest in the artist on the part of critics and curators. And it may help answer a perennial question: how good a painter is he?. Read More


Profiles
Younger scholars are intrigued by the mix of atomic-age physics and Catholic doctrine in paintings like The Madonna of Port Lligat (first version), 1949. PATRICK AND BEATRICE HAGGERTY MUSEUM OF ART, MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY, MILWAUKEE, GIFT OF MR. AND MRS. IRA HAUPT

The Great Late Salvador Dalí

Dalí’s production after his Surrealist phase, once dismissed by scholars as banal kitsch, is now being celebrated for being so ahead of its time it looks as though it could have been made yesterday. Read More


Features
Inka Essenhigh was surprised by the figures that emerged in her abstractions. Capturing the evolution: Chainlink Fence, 2004. COURTESY 303 GALLERY, NEW YORK, AND VICTORIA MIRO GALLERY, LONDON

Ex-Abs

Committed abstractionists are finding themselves irresistibly drawn to the figure. Read More


Profiles
In Beecroft Beauties, 2001, William Anthony puts a Beavis and Butthead spin on Vanessa Beecroft’s iconic image. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DORFMAN PROJECTS, NEW YORK

Hilarious Shockers

Steve Gianakos and William Anthony are equal-opportunity offenders. Read More


Features

What Makes a Great Painting Great?

Experts on Johns, Warhol, and Richter explain how they evaluate a modern masterpiece. Read More