Works of Art
From Shelley Esaak, former About.com Guide
Pictures from Special Exhibitions
The bad news is that we can't always physically attend special exhibitions at art museums and galleries, no matter how much we may wish to. The good news is that venues know this and often accommodate us with lovely high-resolution pictures. For your viewing pleasure, here is a selection of annotated galleries of art images from special exhibitions.
- Americans in Paris, 1860-1900
- Cézanne to Picasso: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avant-Garde
- The Changing Face of Childhood: British Children's Portraits
- Dada at MoMA
Images by Artist
Of course, there are times that one prefers to look at a specific artists' works, exclusively. Here you'll find one artist shows and noteworthy compilations by artist.
- Leonardo da Vinci - The Paintings
- Annie Leibovitz: American Music
- The Bloch-Bauer Klimts
- Helene Schjerfbeck
- Mentor Huebner: One Artist Show
- Raphael: The Colonna Altarpiece
- Robert Rauschenberg: Combines
- Tezuka:The Marvel of Manga
- Veronese's Allegories: Virtue, Love, and Exploration in Renaissance Venice
The Story Behind the Work
Knowing why we're seeing that which we see in a given work adds much to the viewing experience. Conversely, many popular misconceptions surround some supremely famous pieces of art, and this mythology detracts from the viewing experience. Let's explore who was influenced to create what s/he did, when s/he did, and why fiction is often not nearly as entertaining as fact.