Muralism in Mexico represents one of the world's great art movements. Sparked partially by a trio of renowned painters in the 1920s, Mexico's vibrant tradition of public art now reaches well beyond its borders -- as seen in a recently…
By Jeffrey Brown, Sam Lane, Susana Seijas, Monica Wise Robles, Sam Weber
When John Singer Sargent was commissioned to paint a series of gods and goddesses at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, he turned for inspiration to Thomas McKeller, a young black model. Little has been known about the pair’s relationship --…
By Jared Bowen, WGBH
Renowned 19th century American artist Winslow Homer began his journey in marine painting with a trip to Europe, following his well-known work documenting the frontlines of the Civil War as an illustrator. But it was back in the U.S., and…
By Jared Bowen, WGBH
“It’s not your grandparents’ Indian artwork,” Oklahoma City-based artist Brent Learned said of his colorful, impressionistic portrayals of the Plains Indian way of life.
By Elizabeth Flock
By Jeffrey Brown
It's a kind of album of family and friends, but the pictures are large paintings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. For a new exhibit called "82 Portraits and One Still Life," renowned artist David Hockney tried to…
By Larisa Epatko
Step inside Nawara Omary Elliott's basement, and it’s a treasure trove of paintings, jewelry, sculptures and other art made by immigrants from around the world.
An exhibition, “Touching the Prado” at the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain, is designed to give the blind or those with limited sight an opportunity to create a mental image of a painting by feeling it. Alison Stewart reports.
By Alexis Cox
Opening Saturday, “Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower” traces the evolution of the floral still life genre from the late 18th century to the early 20th century, in the first major U.S. exhibition of it's kind.
Picasso, Matisse masterpieces uncovered in Munich after 70 years in hiding…
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