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
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 Jeffrey Brown
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…
Philanthropist Leonard A. Lauder, heir to the Estee Lauder estate, is giving New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art 78 signature Cubist paintings, drawings and sculptures valued at more than $1 billion. Here are highlights of the gift.
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