This compact documentary presents a poignant picture of the intersection of segregation, enlightenment, and failure.
Though acknowledged as one of the half-dozen or so key figures in Latin American modern art, Wilfredo Lam’s status in the modernist canon is unclear.
A wide swath of Belgian and American artists became interested in Courbet’s attention to the humble subject and his distinctive handling of paint. Mapping Realism examines how and whom.
The enduring aspect of Paul Klee’s art is its playfulness, which bubbles up even out of this viscous curatorial treatment.
By J. R. Carroll The academic calendar winds down in May, but jazz in New England just begins the transition to summer in a month packed with tributes and celebrations. Substitute vodka for cachaça and you get a caipiroska; mix three Russians and two South Americans and you get Tridos, an intoxicating twist on Latin […]
By Peter Walsh Luis Meléndez: Master of the Spanish Still Life, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA through May 9. Locked into a low-status, unprofitable niche, talented Spanish still-life painter Luis Meléndez (1716–1780) made little money and achieved even less fame during his lifetime. He is said to have complained to the king, who never […]