The Art World
August 2, 2021 Issue
The Photographs That Women Took
“The New Woman Behind the Camera,” at the Met, is dizzying in its scope, acting as an index of female photographers between the nineteen-twenties and the fifties.
By Peter SchjeldahlJuly 26, 2021
July 26, 2021 Issue
Have You Heard of Nikolai Astrup?
The Norwegian artist, a younger contemporary of Munch, is largely unknown outside Norway’s borders. That should change.
By Peter SchjeldahlJuly 19, 2021
July 12 & 19, 2021 Issue
The Medici as Artists Saw Them
The guileful Medici family advanced humanism in all the arts in Florence, and most of the city’s painters fell into line, flattering the dynasty with masterly portraiture.
By Peter SchjeldahlJuly 5, 2021
June 28, 2021 Issue
My Struggle with Cézanne
Some of us don’t like the inarguably great artist as much as we know we should.
By Peter SchjeldahlJune 21, 2021
May 24, 2021 Issue
The Return of the Art Fair
Three things made the late-pandemic Frieze New York a tonic: the joy of seeing works in person, the smaller number of galleries, and face masks.
By Peter SchjeldahlMay 17, 2021
April 26 & May 3, 2021 Issue
Alice Neel’s Portraits of Difference
A retrospective at the Met shows the artist’s deep feeling for all that she is not.
By Hilton AlsApril 19, 2021
April 5, 2021 Issue
The Pioneering Feminism of Niki de Saint Phalle
The avant-garde artist was one of the late twentieth century’s great creative personalities, with traits that once shadowed and now halo her importance.
By Peter SchjeldahlMarch 29, 2021
March 15, 2021 Issue
The X-ed Out World of KAWS
Using cartoons such as “The Simpsons” or characters of his own devising, the artist KAWS makes work that sails beyond kitsch into a wild blue yonder of self-cannibalizing motifs.
By Peter SchjeldahlMarch 8, 2021
March 1, 2021 Issue
Sorrows of Black America
A show of leading Black artists at the New Museum powerfully channels emotional tenors that are true to the history—and the future—of race in this country.
By Peter SchjeldahlFebruary 22, 2021
February 15 & 22, 2021 Issue
When a Museum Feels Like Home
As a tyro critic in the nineteen-sixties, I fell for the works in the Frick one by one, learning from my response to the art before knowing much about it.
By Peter SchjeldahlFebruary 8, 2021
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