The artist’s depictions of bumbling “hoods” lure viewers into considering the proximity of evil.
Fifty years after its debut, Ways of Seeing still offers valuable lessons for how to explore—and question—the visual world around us.
Chauncey Hare captured the drudgery of office life in order to protest it.
In a new exhibit, Winslow Homer, once seen as the oracle of the nation’s innocence, is recast as a poet of conflict.
The curator Sarah Meister on the distinct and meaningful response that war photography can provoke
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.