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. […]

St. Paul the Hermit Has Arrived at Notre Dame University

A quick study: Who was Jusepe de Ribera? Who was St. Paul the First Hermit? And why did the artist paint the saint? The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, has recently received an exciting long-term loan — from the Cummins Family Collection — of the painting St. Paul […]

Manet and Modern Beauty: The Artist’s Last Years

Best known today for large-scale paintings that were provocative in the early 1860s, Manet shifted his focus and produced a different, though no less radical, body of work In the late 1870s and early 1880s. A major exhibitin at the Getty looks at these later years. […]

Praising Sacred Icons as Art

If your exposure has been primarily to Western art, it can be difficult to fully appreciate the artistry of icons. Knowing something about the underlying iconography and typologies, and putting aside expectations of artistic originality and realism, will make these deeply symbolic images more accessible. […]

T. C. Cannon: One Who Stands in the Sun

T.C. Cannon combined contemporary Western art influences with native traditions, making astute social and political statements with wry humor. He did not want his art to be pigeon-holed as native. He was an artist, period. […]