In perusing a recent copy of the online publication Common-place we came across a delightful article titled “House of Cards: The Politics of Calling Card Etiquette in Nineteenth-Century Washington,” detailing the ins and outs of what might be considered an early form of social media—one that could influence politics, society, and even foreign policy.
A dealer, a disease, and self-discovery.
Edgar Degas and the Paris millinery trade.
A new exhibition explores the influence of the French master on American art.
Formed by a group of vanguard modern artists—including Marcel Duchamp, John Sloan, and William Glackens, among others—the association sought to provide artists—little known and renowned, figurative and abstract—the opportunity to present their paintings in annual exhibitions.
This year, to mark the centenary of Rodin’s death, the Legion of Honor will present approximately fifty of the nearly one hundred Rodin artworks it owns in new gallery installations that will, says the curator, Martin Chapman, “look at the whole of Rodin’s career and the major themes of his life and art.”
Few artists have as deep an association with the world of music as Marc Chagall (1887–1985), and perhaps no other painter’s work evokes such a palpable sense of rhythm and harmony—his colors resonate; his compositions soar.
A new show looks at Josef and Anni Albers as collectors of ancient artifacts.
As the Great Depression took hold of the country, artists were placed in a unique position to respond, interpret, and illuminate the turbulent changes of the time—both by necessity and by choice.
In the mature decades of their artistic careers, when Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera sought to create the new they turned to the ancient.