Looking at art leads to thinking about life
Walter Martin sings about art history in his new album Arts and Leisure and makes music for your eyes.
Artists such as Glenn Ligon still look to comedian Richard Pryor to make sense of the African-American experience.
Chinese activist Ai Weiwei is the most political artist on Earth. Did he just sell his soul to a department store?
These American artists once challenged the art world with epic land art. Where are today’s troublemakers?
Mark Rothko’s suicide colored how we’ve seen his art ever since. His son’s book paints a brighter, richer picture.
Resolved to be more cultured in 2016? Try these art and music pairings to learn to savor more of both.
Don’t know Ellsworth Kelly or his art? Now’s your chance — he’s dead.
Freud was much more than the Id and Oedipus, and he may be the answer to today’s problems.
Before there was Cruise, Stallone, and Schwarzenegger, there was Douglas Fairbanks.
Always wanted the Zen, but without the meditation? Maybe drawing is your path to mindfulness.
If all the rational arguments argue against American gun culture, then the irrational (sometimes creepy) ones must be to blame for our fatal firearms attraction.
Was Jackson Pollock more than just “Jack the Dripper”?
The New York Times and other media make war too pretty for our own good.
No national museum captures its country’s greatness as perfectly as Russia’s Hermitage.
Let the French flag fly on Facebook. It flies for us all. It flies for life.
Turn on, tune in, drop out, but read on about how Hippies and Hippie Modernism might rise again.
Roll over, Picasso, and tell Kandinsky the news.
American stuff is the stuff of American history, as recorded in still life painting.
Think your interior decorator is evil? Imagine Hitler’s.
Rubens’ Prometheus literally flips Michelangelo’s Christ on his head to look at art and gods in a whole new way.