Picasso’s conflict, experiment and change

Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change. Columbus Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.
Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change. Scala Arts Publishers.

 

This exhibit and book explode the conventional notion that Picasso‚Äôs career was divided into distinct periods such as blue, pink and cubist. During the stress of the …

American Still Life on exhibit

Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life. Philadelphia Museum of Art through January 2016.
The Art of American Still Life Audubon to Warhol. Edited by Mark D. Mitchell. Yale University Press, 2015.


When you think of Still Life as an art form, you usually think of fruit on a table. A major new …

Columbus’s four voyages. Yes, four.

Columbus: The Four Voyages by Laurence Bergreen. Viking Press, New York.

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Columbus Day is in trouble. Three of the United States do not observe it, and California is debating changing it to a celebration of America’s native tribes.

What’s the problem? Why the shift of tides against honoring the man?

First, let’s explore why October 12 became a holiday …

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