Articles by Stanley Meisler

Portrait of Salvador Dalí, Paris

Catalonia

The Surreal World of Salvador Dalí

Genius or madman? A new exhibition may help you decide

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Of Majesty and Mayhem

An exhibition of ancient Maya art points up the opulence and violence of the great Mesoamerican civilization

Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind: Architect at Ground Zero

From his Jewish Museum in Berlin to his proposal for the World Trade Center site, Daniel Libeskind designs buildings that reach out to history and humanity

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Mischief Maker

A new exhibit showcases the neglected, playful sculptures of artist Joan Miró

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Man in the Middle

Travels with Kofi Annan

Gaudí's most ambitious and controversial project, the boldly innovative, unfinished Sagrada Família church, has become a beacon for tourists and a symbol of Barcelona.

Catalonia

Gaudí's Gift

In Barcelona, a yearlong celebration spotlights architecture's playful genius the audacious and eccentric Antoni Gaudí

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Goya and His Women

An exhibition at Washington's National Gallery of Art takes a fresh look at one of Spain's most celebrated artists and the women he painted

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Points of View

Artist Paul Signac steps out of the shadow of his celebrated colleague, pointillist Georges Seurat, to star in a new exhibition at the Met

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The Painter and the President

Gilbert Stuart and the Creation of an Icon

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William Merritt Chase

Praised by critics, admired by colleagues and respected by students, the distinguished 19th-century artist produced paintings and pastels of gentle beauty

At the Moulin Rouge (1895), a painting by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec that captures the vibrant and decadent spirit of society during the fin de siècle.

Art Nouveau

The exuberant fin de siècle style is celebrated in a sweeping exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington

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The Poetic Vision of Eduardo Chillida

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Splendors of Topkapi

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A Masterpiece Born of Saint Anthony's Fire

Matthias Grünewald's 16th-century Isenheim Altarpiece glorified suffering and offered comfort to those afflicted with a dread disease

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Sculpture Blossoms in a New Garden on the Mall

The National Gallery of Art has given the people a park for all seasons and all ages

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John Singer Sargent

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Pierre Bonnard

The masterful modernist manipulated light, form and focus to create color-strewn scenes of everyday life

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The Case of the Disappearing Frescoes

Or how a mustachioed Barcelona artist foiled an elaborate plot to spirit Catalonia's priceless Romanesque paintings away from their homeland

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The House that Art Built

Money is no object for the Getty Trust, as it builds its collections and does good works around the globe. Now it has a new home overlooking Los Angeles

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Ahead of the Curve: the Art of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

With his wife, Margaret, he changed the face of Glasgow; now the city is celebrating them by sending a major exhibition across the pond