New Book Canvasses Contemporary Artists


Vanished Drawings


Martín Ramírez (1895-1963): Who’s He?

Rossetti identified the subject of his Lady Lilith painting as Adam's first wife—"the witch he loved before the gift of Eve." The work (1866-68) was altered in 1872-73 to please patron Frederick Leyland. The original model was Rossetti's lover Fanny Cornforth.

Incurably Romantic

For much of the 20th century, Britain's Pre-Raphaelite were dismissed as overly sentimental. A new exhibition shows why they're back in favor

Cornell's 1946 construction, an homage to the ballerina Tamara Toumanova, incorporated feathers from her costumes.

Pas de Deux

Joseph Cornell turned his obsession with a prima ballerina into art

Sculptors and artists designed lifelike masks for gravely wounded soldiers.

Faces of War

Amid the horrors of World War I, a corps of artists brought hope to soldiers disfigured in the trenches


The Art of the Audition

An Interview with Stephanie Dickey, author of "Rembrandt at 400"

Stephanie Dickey discusses Rembrandt's ambition and what it was like to see the paintings in person


An Interview with Amei Wallach, author of "Fabric of Their Lives"

Amy Crawford spoke with Amei about the quilters of Gee's Bend and the artwork of quilting

Thomas Allen Harris with his family in the Bronx, NY (circa, 1977).

Interview with Thomas Allen Harris

Director of "Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela"


Let There Be Light

From dark and cavernous to room for everybody


Interview on the Legacy of Andrew Wyeth

Henry Adams, author of "Wyeth's World," speaks with the artist about his early work, influences and technique


35 Who Made a Difference: Steven Spielberg

A renowned director contemplates the lessons of history

35 Who Made a Difference: Andy Goldsworthy

Using nature as his canvas, the artist creates works of transcendent beauty

Central Park

Christo Does Central Park

After a quarter century's effort, the wrap artist and his wife, Jeanne-Claude, blaze a saffron trail in New York City

Trumpeter Swan, John James Audubon, 1838.

John James Audubon: America's Rare Bird

The foreign-born frontiersman became one of the 19th century's greatest wildlife artists and a hero of the ecology movement

For the 2005 Festival of China, artist Cai Guo-Qiang created a fireworks display over  the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.

Art That Goes Boom

The works of Cai Guo-Qiang, director of visual effects for the opening ceremonies at the Beijing Olympic Games, truly sizzle


Lee Bontecou's Brave New World

A star of the 1960s art scene returns with a triumphant exhibition of futuristic works

Back to Nature

Artist Steve Tobin turns organic forms into sculpture


The Mad Potter of Biloxi

George E. Ohr's wild, wonderful pots gathered dust in a garage for half a century. Now architect Frank Gehry is designing a museum dedicated to the artist

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