Thompson’s late work was like a jam session in the Louvre: placing “primitive” roots in a dialectical relation to avant-garde “sophistication.”
Alice Neel is generally thought to be twentieth-century America’s greatest portraitist—an assessment she would likely have rejected as too restrictive.
If a painting is the material expression of an idea and if the ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, […]
Victor Serge was born into exile in 1890 and died in exile 57 years later. The child of Russian radicals who fled to Belgium in […]