Visual Art

Between Parlors and Oceans

Art and Mind, Blogging Fellows, Feature, Visual Art

Edward Hopper’s ‘Rooms by the Sea’ captures the psychic tension resulting from conflicting states of mind. The visible ambivalence of the painting is particularly relatable during Covid.

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What Does Platonic Form Have to Do with Art?

Blogging Fellows, Feature, The Art of Thinking, Visual Art

Photographs stage a confrontation between the idea of an object and its representation, and demonstrate how Form overwhelms aesthetic...

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Agnes Martin in Coenties Slip

Blogging Fellows, In Residence, In-Depth, Visual Art

“The work is so far from perfection because we ourselves are so far from perfection … That is why art work is so very hard. It is a...

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Graphite Insomnia

Appreciation, First Person, Visual Art

“A deep black square can be an object or an opening. Sometimes you can get a surface so deep, rich, and black that it begins to contain an immense amount of space and light. Your perception begins to equivocate, reading it as both object and void.”

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A Woman’s Work

Ebook, Visual Art

Our latest Artwork Biography is from writer Noelle Nicholson. In 'A Woman's Work' Noelle shares her investigation into Grace Carpenter...

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How a 19th-Century Idea Could Rescue 21st-Century Art

Commentary, Reported, Visual Art

The American Art-Union offers a model for supporting artists with direct engagement from the American public. For an art world struggling...

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Walls Covered in Basquiat

First Person, Visual Art

“What might be if he lived? What does it mean that his image is defined and further commoditized without his consent, by the same gatekeepers who contributed to the turbulence in his short life? And under these circumstances: who is art for?”

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Drop Out. Tune In. Start a Revolution.

Far Out, Reported, Visual Art

Mario Torero on leaving art school, his place in the Chicano art movement, and fifty years of bringing color to the streets....

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An Itch for Things Remote

Essay, First Person, Literature, Visual Art

From ‘Moby Dick’ to Frank Stella, a writer looks to art of the sea for inspiration....

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Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

Lessons from a master in living with beauty: Georgia O’Keeffe’s home beckons for a 15-hour drive across the American Southwest.

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