Every December we share some of our favorite artworks throughout the year. These 11 artworks and objects kept our entire team engaged and excited about the art world, and the daily work of covering it for our dear readers in 2022.
Portraits intend to be reflections of their subjects’ character, placing William Orpen’s self-portraits in the extraordinary position of being extensions of his identity.
If your tastes in art run toward the intricately detailed, you’ll find a lot to like in the Guggenheim’s retrospective of Nick Cave, an artist whose sculptures and reliefs are forested with trinkets, beads, figurines, and other bric-a-brac reclaimed from life’s lost and found.
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are legendary sculptural and architectural splendors as well as historic testaments to human ingenuity and accomplishment. First century BCE Greek historian Diodorus Siculus wrote the first known list of wonders, starting the trend of creating lists of must-see places for Hellenistic tourists.
The story of the Last Supper is a pivotal one in the Bible and Christians view it as the basis for the Holy Communion rite. Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco adorns a wall of the refectory at Santa Maria delle Grazie, in Milan. Despite immense damage sustained over the years, the work attracts hundreds of thousands of viewers each year.
The figure of Lucretia persists as equal parts myth and reality.
In 1962, a new hire for WED Enterprises, later known as the Disney Imagineers, was given her first task: to create and design over one hundred and fifty costumes for a new ride and project called it’s a small
Jeffrey Deitch is rapidly becoming a fan favorite at Art Basel Miami Beach where last year he showed works by Rammellzee, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, and Walter Robinson.
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.