Art In America

Tentacle Erotica

Picasso’s abstracted, erotically charged images of his mistress, Marie-Thérèse Walter, are not unlike the sexual drama unfolding in Jean Painlevé’s 1920s film documentaries on marine biology.

The Da Vinci Clone

Here we publish an article from our archives by Susan Tallman, who uses Peter Greenaway’s work as a starting point to reflect on the aura of the original and the role of copies in museums’ display practices.

True Colors: Seurat and “La Grande Jatte”

Urban park art was this summer's theme in Chicago. With Frank Gehry's bandshell adding sparkle and flutter to the city's lakeside skyline, Millennium Park opened in July as a downtown magnet for outdoor public relaxation. Only weeks before, the...

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