Pablo Picasso, Curtain for the Ballet “Le Tricorne,” 1919. Tempera on canvas, ca. 20 x 19 feet. New-York Historical Society, Gift of New York Landmarks Conservancy, Courtesy of Vivendi Universal, 2015.22. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York

New York Historical Society: Picasso, Abe Lincoln & Al Hirschfeld, Oh My!

If you find yourself in Manhattan this summer, be sure to add the New York Historical Society to your itinerary. A stone’s throw from the American Museum of Natural History, New York Historical is currently staging three blockbuster exhibitions, each one revealing the rich history of New York City.

Paul Gauguin, "Alone"

Modern Artist Or Misogynist?

A walk through a popular museum of art or a search on the internet makes it abundantly clear that the portrayal of women is a popular subject in painting. More often than not they are unclothed. This image of a nude woman in painting invites spectatorship.