Since its formation in the 1920s, surrealism has produced works that are unnerving, disturbing—and perversely appealing as well.
Picture books aren’t just for children.
A new biography of the painter sheds light on a little-known period of his life: the time he spent working as an interior designer.
How tea bags, cigarette foil, bedsheets, and more can turn into a masterpiece
I always thought Donald Judd’s work was intimidatingly austere, until I discovered the plenitude at its core.
Twenty-five years after his death, the painter who gave us “happy little trees” is more ubiquitous than ever.
How a pandemic transforms the familiar into the unfamiliar
The conceptual artist, who died yesterday at 84, made constructing quixotic, monumental projects his life’s work.
How to assess an artist who was ruthless—and revealing—in work and life
A new show marks the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death, and reveals some of his innermost thoughts.
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, at London’s National Portrait Gallery, moves female creatives from the margins of a historical era and puts them at the center.
One way to commemorate the late photographer, who pioneered the “snapshot aesthetic,” is to see him the way other artists did.
A controversial film about the band directed by the late photographer is an off-kilter masterpiece that reveals his singular eye.
Joan E. Biren’s images from the ’70s and ’80s—which appear in the new exhibit “Art After Stonewall”—reflect an effort to document and encourage lesbian love.
The 20th-century painter is celebrated in a spectacular London retrospective that exposes the fullness of her career for the first time.
This year’s survey of 75 artists and collectives is quiet and suffused with anxiety.
The artist, inventor, and all-around Renaissance man has been dead for half a millennium, but there’s no end to the wild sleuthing about him and his work.
The once-ubiquitous form of lighting was novel when it first emerged in the early 1900s, though it has since come to represent decline.
The history of sacred structures is defined by ruin and repair.
One year after Kehinde Wiley’s and Amy Sherald’s paintings were unveiled, the director of the National Portrait Gallery reflects on their unprecedented impact.