Focus on Art

Focus on Art

Egon Schiele: Portrait of the Composer Arnold Schönberg (1917)

Greta Berman

In his short life, Expressionist painter Egon Schiele’s work evolved from traditional to controversial and finally more acceptable. more
Norman Lewis: Twilight Sounds (detail)

Greta Berman

Pairing work by “outsider” Abstract Expressionists, one a woman, the other black, reveals how powerful their paintings were... more
Toulouse-Lautrec's Jane Avril

Greta Berman

The lively Museum of Modern Art Toulouse-Lautrec show made me feel i had walked into fin-de-siècle Paris. more
Henri Matisse: The Parakeet and the Mermaid (1952)

Greta Berman

Check out Laturec and Matisse at MoMA (free for Juilliard students!), El Greco at the Frick and the... more
Benedetta Cappa Marinetti, Synthesis of Aerial Communications (Sintesi delle comunicazioni aeree)

Greta Berman

An exhibit on Futurism at the Guggenheim begins with great excitement and then becomes blander... more
Top of the rue Champlain

Greta Berman

Charles Marville allows the viewer to regret the loss of old Paris while still welcoming the innovations. more
Relationship (Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, 2008)
To celebrate Women’s History Month, The Journal is featuring shows by women artists at museums and galleries around... more
Henri Matisse, Blue Nude (1907)

Greta Berman

The New-York Historical Society celebrates a milestone with The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution. more
Obsession (1943)

Greta Berman

We are accustomed to seeing the joyous Chagall, but few are aware of his artistic responses to suffering... more
Ardeshir Mohassess

Greta Berman

The Asia Soceity’s Iran Modern show illustrates how Iranian artists integrated Persian miniatures, Pre-Islam imagery, imagination, ingenuity, and... more
The Parting of Lancelot and Guinevere (1874)

Greta Berman

The Julia Margaret Cameron exhibit at the Met Museum evokes a world abundant in Romantic poetry, high drama,... more
Klimt’s famous 1902 Beethoven frieze

Greta Berman

I’m writing about my visits to European art museums, cathedrals, and palaces this summer... more
The Pursuit of Happiness

Greta Berman

Harlem Hospital has re-restored its Works Progress Administration murals and administrators say they’ll soon be open to the... more
Child in Blue With Dog

Greta Berman

The superb American Folk Art Museum’s exhibition on enigmatic 19th-century painter William Matthew Prior has garnered much praise. more
Wassily Kandinsky

Greta Berman

MoMA’s current show “Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925” is almost tailor-made for Juilliard performers and composers, as well as those... more
African Art Mask

Greta Berman

Everyone with the slightest interest in modern art knows how powerfully African art impacted Picasso, Braque, Brancusi, Modigliani,... more

Greta Berman

At a conference sponsored by the organization Art Beyond Sight and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the writer... more
Head of a Bodhisattva Attendant of Maitreya

Greta Berman

Paradoxically, the current exhibition of sixth-century Chinese Buddhist cave sculpture at the N.Y.U. Institute for the Study of... more
Rinpa Irises

Greta Berman

“Designing Nature: the Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art,” a quirky, ultimately triumphant show, is at the Met Museum. more

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