"A Clue to van Gogh’s Final Days Is Found in His Last Painting"
In this article about discoveries made by Wouter van der Veen, the scientific director of the Van Gogh Institute, written by Elliott Verdier for The New York Times, new information comes to light about Vincent van Gogh's final painting, and possibly his final days.
"What a Tiny Masterpiece Reveals About Power and Beauty"
For incredibly detailed view of Mughal masterpieces, and other artworks from India and Asia, read this article by Jason Farago in full desktop view. The images are amazing.
"A Picture of Change for a World in Constant Motion"
Also by Jason Farago, this article gives us a detailed look into woodblock prints by Katsushika Hokusai, and connects Hokusai's influence on the contemporary Canadian photographer Jeff Wall.
"Agnes of the Desert’ Joins Modernism’s Pantheon"
In this New York Times article, Roberta Smith reviewed the exhibition, "Agnes Pelton Desert Transcendentalist" from the Whitney Museum.
"How 17 Outsize Portraits Rattled a Small Southern Town" by Audra D.S. Burch
In the town of Newnan, Georgia, photographer Mary Beth Meehan makes a public installation of beautiful compelling portrait photography. Meehan's "portrait installation posed questions about Newnan’s changing identity".
"JR’s Street Gallery Comes Indoors" by Max Lakin
JR's global artworks form the inspiration for the public art project, "Face Diversity, Foster Inclusion" that I initiated on the Slippery Rock University campus. The NYTimes article starts out as a review of the exhibition "JR: Chronicles" and expands into a retrospective appreciation of JR and his worldview. Lakin concludes, "JR insists that his work doesn’t have a particular style, and so avoids a cult of personality. His “Inside Out: The People’s Art Project,” begun in 2011, invites participants to submit self-portraits, which his studio prints poster-sized and sends back for them to paste. It aims to transcend the artist’s hand entirely."
"Frida Kahlo Was a Painter, a Brand Builder, a Survivor. And So Much More." by Rebecca Kleinman
Who cannot love everything Kahlo? Kleiman sums it up, "By the time she died at the age of 47 in 1954, she left behind a public persona that is still being mined well into the 21st century; today she has more than 800,000 Instagram followers."
"She Needed No Camera to Make the First Book of Photographs" by Jason Farago
A review of the exhibition view of “Blue Prints: The Pioneering Photographs of Anna Atkins” at the main branch of the New York Public Library, with details of the life and accomplishments of the photography pioneer Anna Atkins.