As top collectors pour into town for spring art auctions that may total nearly $1 billion, Chelsea galleries put out their best wares. This season features a slew of fantasy images, works by women artists and one museum-style, Impressionist-art blockbuster.
Here, from downtown north, is a stroll through some of our favorite Read More
Half a century ago, when the Abstract Expressionist painters of the New York School were in their ascendancy, there was a good deal of debate-among the artists as well as the critics-about the ways in which the New American Painting, as it was also called, differed from its contemporary counterpart in Paris. At the legendary Read More
It is one of the curiosities of art history that John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was once thought to be an Impressionist. He was characterized as such by Henry James in an essay published in Harper’s Magazine in 1887, and it was not meant to be a compliment. (James later modified his judgment of Impressionism, but Read More
Of the mounting of exhibitions devoted to the masters of Impressionism there appears to be no end. Hardly a season is now allowed to pass without some show or other drawn from the capacious oeuvres of Impressionism’s Big Four-Claude Monet (1840-1926), Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Edgar Degas (1834-1917) and Camille Pissarro (1830-1906)-or otherwise based on Read More
In the summer of 1918, after receiving a medical discharge from the French army in which he served in World War I-he had recently been diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis-Fernand Léger visited the home of Claude Monet at Giverny. The younger artist, already a confirmed votary of the Cubist school that was in revolt against Impressionism-Paul Read More