North American Art

Review

Gio Swaby’s First Solo Show on Tour Through the States

Women and people of color are severely underrepresented as artists in the Western art tradition. Praised masterpieces hang on the walls of major...

James W Singer 25 August 2022

Echave Ibía. Baltasar de Echave Ibía, The Inmaculate Conception (detail), 1620, Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico. Artist Stories

Baltasar de Echave Ibía and Masterpieces in Blue

Baltasar de Echave Ibía was a renowned Novohispanic painter from the 17th century. In fact, he belonged to an artistic dynasty. Yet, he managed to...

Jimena Escoto 23 August 2022

North American Art

Robert S. Duncanson: African-American Painter in the Spotlight

African-American landscape painter Robert S. Duncanson made headlines in January 2021. This happened when his Landscape with Rainbow was featured...

Alexandra Kiely 17 August 2022

Alice Neel Georgie Arce Women Artists

Alice Neel: Collector of Souls

In 1950s America Alice Neel painted portraits of one of her neighbours, Georgie Arce, from childhood to adolescence.

Candy Bedworth 13 August 2022

Pop art

Jackie Kennedy – Andy Warhol’s Modern Madonna

Read about the most famous (and controversial) series by Andy Warhol featuring the photographs of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, the First Lady, who was...

Magda Michalska 11 August 2022

Abstract Expressionism

Lee Krasner and the Art of Starting Over

Lee Krasner’s name has become much more widely known in recent years, but unfortunately, she is often referred to as the wife of Jackson Pollock.

Candy Bedworth 27 July 2022

Video

Watch Edward Hopper in Rare Studio Footage

This rare documentary footage shows artist Edward Hopper painting in his studio on Washington Square North in New York in 1965, two years before he...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 July 2022

Philip Guston, Riding Around, 1969, Private collection. Review

Philip Guston Now – A Controversial Exhibition

In May 2022 the long-awaited exhibition on Philip Guston titled Philip Guston Now finally opened at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The show was...

Jimena Escoto 18 July 2022

Contemporary Art

Leon Golub and the Fact of Brutality

Leon Golub (1922-2004) was a history painter, even in his portraits. It has been claimed that in the 20th century, history painting became an otiose...

Guest Profile 11 July 2022

Review

Vivian Maier: The Self-Portrait and Its Double in Brussels

For the first time in Belgium, Bozar presents an exhibition on the work of Vivian Maier. Unknown in her lifetime, she is now recognized as one of the...

Tommy Thiange 23 June 2022

Artist Stories

More Than Fifty Shades of Grey in the Grey Life of Romaine Brooks

The story of Romaine Brooks could have been a story of success, luxury, and the easy life since she was born into a very wealthy American family (her...

Magda Michalska 23 June 2022

Book cover Review

Book Review: A History of the World (In Dingbats)

A History of the World (In Dingbats), David Byrne’s new book of illustrations, is a charming and hopeful look at the past, present, and possible...

Louisa Mahoney 20 June 2022