Latin American art — neglected and under-valued

A Philadelphia Art Museum exhibition of Colonial Art — specifically, the South American colonies of Spain — spotlights an area that’s been neglected by most museums. Rather than coming from the familiar sources in Europe, these paintings, sculptures and decorative objects originated in Latin America and parts of Asia that have been unexplored by the art community.

Paintings from Cusco, …

Winslow Homer and the power of the ocean

One painting can epitomize the romantic era and simultaneously connect with our own time. A single artistic creation may be able to meld adventure, tragedy and romance, and present all that within a two-foot by four-foot frame.

Look at Winslow Homer’s The Life Line, the centerpiece in an exhibition called “Shipwreck” at the Philadelphia Art Museum. .

Tragedy at …

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