Art

Norman Mailer's Secret Hobby Was Trying to Draw Like Picasso
Writing was difficult for the author; drawing was joyful
July 16, 2014

Writing was difficult for the author; drawing was a joyful, spontaneous form of expression.

The Unknown Master of Color Photography
Timeless images from one of the earliest experts
July 01, 2014

These photos look like they were taken yesterday. In fact, they were some of the first color photographs ever taken. 

The Art World Has Stopped Distinguishing Between Greatness and Fraudulence
And it's costing us
June 12, 2014

And it's making a lot of money for the frauds. But it's costing us.

Moving Photographs of Some of the Victorian Era's Greatest Figures
The Metropolitan Museum has released a flood of art—including these beautiful Julia Margaret Cameron photographs
May 20, 2014

You can't see these rapturous photos in the Museum. 

To Save Banksy, We Must Steal Him
Inside one man's mission to takes the street out of street art
May 02, 2014

Art curators aren’t usually the targets of hate mail and death threats.But then Tony Baxter (who has received messages informing him “there's a bullet with your name on it” and whose staff are regularly accused of being thieves who “are going to die

The Charming Doodles of Kurt Vonnegut
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April 18, 2014

Kurt Vonnegut's whimsical, amusing doodles are collected and published for the first time. 

Famous Violinists Can't Tell a Stradivarius from a Newly-Manufactured Violin
April 11, 2014

A researcher tested top musicians. The results were pretty surprising.

A New Matisse Show Gets at the Mysterious Affinity Between San Francisco and Paris
April 08, 2014

Matisse's under-celebrated inwardness is on display in a new show. 

Why Is MoMA Hiding So Many of Its Greatest Pieces?
March 28, 2014

The way the museum hides so much of its collection is a scandal. It's time to explore all those crazy cul-de-sacs of modern art that it too often ignores. 

A Knockout Exhibition from an Iconoclast Sculptor
March 18, 2014

If you are the sort of person who recoils from typecasting and branding, you won’t want to miss “The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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