Mitchell B. Merback exploits the cryptic nature of Albrecht Dürer's Melencolia I in order to encourage deeper speculation into one's self and the manner in which one engages with the world through the oft-misunderstood condition of melancholy.
Filmmaker and writer Lisa Immordino Vreeland's Love, Cecil captures the stylized glamor Cecil Beaton's work and provides a deeper picture of this remarkable 20th century artist.
In this beautiful excerpt from Lorna Simpson Collages, Chronicle books shares with PopMatters readers' selections from the renowned artist's collection and a poignant introduction by award-winning poet, Elizabeth Alexander.
As Splendor and Misery in the Weimar Republic conveys, Expressionism seems to proclaim, we feel alike; whereas New Objectivity doesn't attempt to express alienation -- it induces it.
Things get hazy with drugs and bloody with violence, but hipster Hannah remains happy.
Madam and Eve embraces creativity and individuality while encouraging readers to discover the work of women artists.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner knew that melancholy arises from our longing to connect with the world and our knowledge that it continually slips from our embrace.
Robert Capa: A Graphic Biography and Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide offer insights into the challenges of 20th century photography.
There's really nothing quite like this in other collections of "primitive" art, or even in the grand narrative painting from the European tradition.
Remember the pre-CGI visual beauty of Fantasia? Fischinger, who also worked with Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, among others, invented the "lumigraph" (a machine for "playing" colors on screen). This guy should be put on a stamp.
No matter where you are on the wokeness spectrum, the Black Power era has yet to stop informing.
This unusual rotoscope film captures Vincent van Gogh's art beautifully. But does it capture the mysterious van Gogh himself?
Prize-winning historian Jane Kaminsky's Revolution in Color paints the era of the American Revolution with beguiling precision; John Singleton Copley, a man who resisted what we regard as the inevitable outcome of the era, emerges sharp and distinct.
Pamela Bannos has written a careful, touching, delicate biography that escorts Maier out of the shadows and into the light without risking overexposure.
American Witness anecdotally demonstrates Frank's far reaching influence. RJ Smith's skills as a storyteller make this an engaging journey.