Give the gift of ART – Part 1

As we do every year, we’ve looked back over the past 12 months to make a selection of newly-published art books, representing a broad range of subjects. We’ve found so many great titles that we’re splitting the list into two parts. Browse through this first list of twelve, and we think you’ll find a perfect […]

Emil Hoppé: Photographs from the Ballets Russes

The names of two men — both sons of considerable wealth, born in the 1870s, and both culturally- and creatively-inclined — were widely recognized in the early years of the 20th century. Their celebrity was well-deserved at the time — and deserves to live on. Sergei Diaghilev (1872 – 1929) was a Russian art critic, […]

The Art of Rube Goldberg

Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg is not a name everyone would recognize. But drop half the letters and it becomes an adjective in the dictionary! Every English dictionary has a “Rube Goldberg” entry. Ours says, “ingeniously or unnecessarily complicated in design or construction.“ You know his name, you know his whacky contraption illustrations, you may even […]

John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal

John Singer Sargent, Double Self-Portrait, 1902

This is the first major exhibition since 1925 to explore Sargent’s expressive drawings in charcoal, illuminating the magnitude of his abilities as a portrait draftsman. The drawings in the John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum represent an important yet often overlooked part of Sargent’s practice. John Singer Sargent […]

Félix Vallotton: Painter of Disquiet

Félix Edouard Vallotton (1865–1925) self portrait

In graphically spare prints and startlingly realistic portraits, darkly suggestive interiors, luscious still lifes and brooding landscape paintings, Félix Edouard Vallotton was a highly original Early Modernist artist. On view in an exhibition of some 80 works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC, through Jan 26, 2020. […]