Santa Claus hasn’t always been the jolly, red-suited, rotund, grandfatherly gift-giver with a reindeer-drawn sleigh we all know. Here’s a look at how art has reflected the changing face (and waistline) of Santa over time influenced by stories about St. Nicholas, Sinterklaas, and Father Christmas.
One of the greatest artists of the medieval Northern Renaissance, iconoclastic Netherlander Hieronymus Bosch created highly detailed surrealistic works centered around religious themes.
New York City will always be a global art center with institutions, public projects, museums, and galleries that offer a breadth of artists and artworks that changes constantly. This December, there are so many fun and exciting exhibitions open, and we’ve rounded up the must-see shows to check out this holiday season.
While summarizing a career as varied and complex as Theaster Gates’s runs the risk of diminishing it, you could say that the Chicago artist’s work—which comprises sculpture, assemblage, installation, ceramics, architecture, video, and music—lies somewhere in the intersection
These eight artists bent the rules when branding themselves. Although they worked across two centuries, all chose to adopt their mother’s family names instead of abiding by the traditional patriarchy, and—quite often—made the change at a point when they were making breakthroughs in the studio.
Even though Dostoevsky’s drawings feel like a byproduct of his writing process and Plath’s more like an independent form of expression, both still seem linked to an abundance of creativity and the works generated feel like art. Can anyone who makes art truly be called a non-artist?
For its twentieth edition, Art Basel Miami Beach has nearly 300 galleries participating from all over the world, including twenty-six first-time participants. It will be the largest showing to date.
Fundamental to the art of William Kentridge is charcoal, a simple prehistoric medium that has long anchored his multi-disciplined, intellectually epic body of work.
There are many concerns and issues that surround the use of genuine ancient coins in commercial retail. For one, there is the issue of availability and authenticity. Ancient coins tend to be found either as sporadic discoveries on archaeological sites or in large caches, called hoards. Hoards can contain thousands of coins at once and have produced no small percentage of the coins we have today.
The title of sculptor Mel Kendrick’s exhibition “Seeing Things in Things” at the Parrish Museum in Water Mill, New York is particularly apt. At 73 years old, Kendrick is famous for taking things apart, reassembling the fragments, and then reapplying them to create composite sculptures, letting his materials be his guide. He is what he does.