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The artist imbues the scene of the darkening piazza with a sense of foreboding.
Exploring how Duchamp's art challenges viewers is essential to understanding his creativity and much of the art of the last century.
A black painter confronts white supremacy amidst the two world wars.
Which one is “true,” the one that tricks the viewer into thinking it is really there, or the one that announces itself as what it is, lines drawn on paper?
African Americans' ongoing fight against racism in the U.S. undermined the sense of victory in both world wars.
Living in peace—predator and prey, and Native Americans and settler colonists—but for how long?
An explosion in a mine kills 111, Shahn captures the devastation of those left behind.
On the eve of the American Revolution, a glimpse of politics in portraiture
A brutal history told for a modern American city, Mexican muralism in New York
How a portrait of an African Muslim came to hang side-by-side with the founding fathers in one of America's earliest museums.
Perspective is the star of this painting. Saenredam expertly widens the viewpoint to create an interior panorama.
Mary cries and falls into John’s arms. Rogier’s precise observations accentuate the emotional impact of this scene.