Solitary Pursuit

In the modern museum, moments of solitude and deep contemplation are rare. But when we find one, it is worth savoring.

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Our Apples, Ourselves

Cézanne set out to astonish Paris with an apple. In a new exhibition of his still lifes at the Barnes Foundation, we see that he was also grasping for the infinite.

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Into the Black

Until an illness drove him mad, Goya was simply a Spanish court painter. But in his portraits of the Altamira family, had the darkness already begun to stir?

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No Regrets

Jasper Johns' latest show at MoMA reminds us that sometimes with art, the meaning is found in the making.

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In the Buff

The naked woman in art isn’t unusual, but we have trouble viewing the male body as a sexual, or artistic, object.

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City Views

Forget what Léger can offer the city; what can the city offer the painter?

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