The Bulldog Behind the Easel Churchill’s Canvases
A new book explores the artwork of Winston Churchill, and finds surprising resonances between his artistic legacy and his political one.
Reframing Gauguin The Skeletons in the Gallery
How should audiences—and art institutions—grapple with the immoral legacies of great artists?
Art and Truth The Faces of Cézanne
The portraits of the master, collected for the first time since his death, offer an antidote to preoccupations with our self-images.
Opera for a Shattered World All’s Atonal on the Western Front
This year’s Salzburg Festival performance of Alban Berg’s 1925 opera Wozzeck captures the essence of World War I and the violent potential of mankind’s dehumanizing tendencies.
Uncivil Society Shooting the Messenger
Courteous behavior faces a structural disadvantage on social media—to our cost.
Portrait of the Artist Caillebotte, Patron Saint of the Outcasts
Thanks to an exhibition hosted by the National Gallery of Art, museumgoers are getting an uncensored, rich, and occasionally rough-around-the-edges view of a key Impressionist in his formative stages.
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