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.
Ivanka Vacuuming, a performance piece by Jennifer Rubell, combines striking visuals with a muddled message.
Just as cells are the building blocks of the human body, a painting’s points, lines, colors, and tensions are the building blocks of its life.
What a new retrospective reveals about the artist, and about our swerve away from humanism
Portrait of an Artist (Pool With Two Figures) is an unquestionable masterpiece. It just shattered the previous world record for a work sold at auction by a living artist.