Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres wasn’t above a little photoshop. Take a closer look at some his famous society portraits to see how he manipulated proportions and anatomy to attempt to create the “perfect” female form.
Michelle Obama’s Portrait
Everyone asks for Michelle.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi
Explore the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a stunning museum and architectural playground that attempts to chart a new direction for the U.A.E.
With Kehinde Wiley’s Portrait of President Obama soon to be released, take a look at the artist’s ground breaking works and style.
Who Bought the $450 Million Da Vinci?
One might ruminate on how this sale illustrates the paradoxical relationship of art and capitalism. Or, we could turn our mental faculties to something juicer: who bought it?Below, a somewhat facetious but sorta probable list of potential buyers:
The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait is the art history equivalent of overanalyzing texts from that cute guy you like.
Shimomura Crossing the Delaware
Part pop art, part Japanese wood print, and part history painting, Roger Shimomura’s Crossing the Delaware represents an American masterpiece in the truest sense.
SFMOMA in Your Mobile
Leave it to the museum at the heart of Silicon Valley to conquer the intersection of technology and art.
Cakes & Pop Art
Wayne Thiebaud’s paintings of cake helped develop American Pop Art in the 1960s.
Bronzeville at Night
Archibald Motley’s style represented a new to complement Alain Locke’s New Negro, and maybe a new, more just America.