Marty Graham 8:30 a.m., Jan. 16
Southern California art exhibits
The poses matter.
Essaydi’s women don’t “present” to the viewer: each has an inner life made visible but unavailable to us.
Nature as roughhouse theater
JMW Turner: Painting Set Free at the Getty through May 24.
An enormous crowd pushes against an advancing tank, as if to deny its force.
20th Century icons from an old art museum in Buffalo are at the Museum of Art.
“I have always liked hot music. There’s something wrong with an American who doesn’t.”
It makes San Diego look appealing.
I’m standing in Terminal 2 at the San Diego International Airport on a Monday morning in early July. My escort, Constance White, the airport art program manager, leads me through the new food-court atrium, past ...
Inside Marsden Hartley’s head and heart
Rilke announced in a poem the arrival of the great war god who would renew humanity.
Ensor in his own cranky temperament
The Scandalous Art of James Ensor explores the art of the Great Distruber.
Art for life's sake
“The stroke is just like the artist at the time he makes it.” Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain, on view at the San Diego Museum of Art until September 9.
I haven’t owned a camera for 30 years and don’t yet have a smartphone. I’ve been writing about photography for 30 years, and when I was very young it shaped my sensibility in ways I’m ...
“Small paintings whisper to you. They tell a secret to you and you only.”
One of the great movie gangsters was also a smart, discriminating art collector. As Rico Bandello in Little Caesar (“Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Rico?”), Edward G. Robinson, born Emmanuel Goldenberg in ...