Visual Art

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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The Craft That Serves the Art

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

A chance Google search leads to a nearly 600-mile drive to see the details in Lilian Broca's mosaics....

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The Artist’s Home Undone

Ebook, Feature, Visual Art

A collaborative image threatens the relationship between artist and muse.

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Seventeen Ways of Looking at the Mona Lisa

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

We asked writers and artists to show us what the ‘Mona Lisa’ means in today’s selfie-seeking, Kardashianized world....

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Stuffed

Commentary, In-Depth, Visual Art

As taxidermy moves from the natural history museum to the art gallery, how should an artist handle the political dilemma of the animal as...

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There Was This Clock

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

A musician chases Time through art history.

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Final Touch

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

Remembering Mirella Bentivoglio, who left a legacy of art and personal conversations....

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What If Our Ideal Is Shot With Rust?

Essay, First Person, Poetry, Visual Art

A poet wanders cultural Paris before and after a terror attack....

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Heaven and Hell in Venice

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

Overwhelmed by history, a traveler connects to the present via Hieronymus Bosch.

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