Edward Hopper

The Online Photographer

Geoff Dyer, <i>The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand</i>. University of Texas Press, 240 pages, $60. (<i>links to other Amazons at the bottom of this …

Street Photography

Why a decaying skeleton has been left at a bus stop in Miami

We take a walk with artist Urs Fischer around Miami’s luxury Design District to talk about his latest work, his thoughts on art for social media’s sake, and how he’s channelling Edward Hopper<p>17January 2018<p>Walk past the Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton stores into the brand new shiny Paradise Plaza …

Art

Denis Johnson and the Ghost of Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley was born to a death. His twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley, was delivered first, didn’t live at all, and everything that happened next …

New York City

Top 5 Homes of the Week With Remarkable Reading Nooks

One of our New Year's resolutions? To read more. If we had reading nooks like these in our homes, our noses would be buried in a book until spring. Browse some of our editor's top picks of homes with tiny getaways where you can finish that stack of books on your nightstand.<p><b>Want a chance to be</b> …

Artists

Learning with a Nobel laureate

Ever wanted to take a class taught by a Nobel laureate? Now's your chance.<p>January 11, 2018<p>Frank Wilczek offering new interdisciplinary, four-week …

Education

Terra Foundation re-emerges with Art Design Chicago event

As the millennium turned in Chicago, the Terra Museum of American Art was on many people’s lists of favorite little places, an oasis of culture on crass North Michigan Avenue roughly in the space the Harley-Davidson store now occupies.<p>But that compact gem, home to an inspiring permanent collection …

Museums

Revealed: Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year shortlist for 2018

The shortlist was announced this evening for the £5,000 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year (edwardstanfordawards.com). The seven titles include two on the topical subject of borders and one on small islands off Britain, a portrait of Pakistan and one of Kolkata, a book driven by the wind and …

Books

9 Works the Met Should Sell Right Now to Avoid Charging Tourists Forever

Art World<p>Two writers engage in an outlandish thought experiment.<p>& ,<p>The Metropolitan Museum of Art touched off a wave of outrage last week when it …

Edgar Degas

Laurie Tisch, Collecting the Giants, of New York and Modern Art

Laurie M. Tisch’s apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan has spectacular views of Central Park. Reflecting her passions and role as a trustee at the Whitney Museum of American Art, it is filled with classic paintings by the country’s renowned modernists, including Edward Hopper, Milton …

Art

3 Poetry Activities for Middle School Students

Introduce students to the term "ekphrasis." Explain that an ekphrastic poem is a poem inspired by a work of art.<p>Read an example of an ekphrastic poem …

Education

Ultracity: the luxury travel guide to Chicago

There’s a moment, on my helicopter flight above Chicago, when it all falls into place. We’re flying north, following the route of Lake Shore Drive. To the right, the blue haze of Lake Michigan; to the left, the thicket of skyscrapers that forms one of the world’s great skylines. As we turn back …

Aer Lingus

10 Artists Whose Work Entered the Public Domain in 2018 (But Not in America)

A new year means new art entering into the public domain—in most countries. For countries that abide by the copyright law of “life plus 70 years,” which are members of the European Union, Israel, Russia, Turkey, and Brazil, among others, as well as countries that go by “life plus 50 years”—Canada, …

Art History

Capturing Instagram’s Backstage from My Downtown Window

A parade of mystery visitors on the rooftop outside my office reveals the power of social media.

Pokémon Go

Rob and Nick Carter: The art of innovation

They're the visionary duo known for using creative technologies to reinvent age-old traditions. Their pioneering work is collected by everyone from …

Art

Stupid and easily avoidable consumer mistakes I made in 2017

One little dot can make all the difference. In my case, the dot is a decimal point. And when I paid a bill online last week, I, Mr. Watchdog, put the …

Opinion

'I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter' lays out a real and raw world

At times, this blistering YA book is as messy and unlikable as its protagonist. But it’s also authentic and deeply moving.<p>December 29, 2017 —Julia …

Books

New Hampshire home that inspired artist hits market

PLAINFIELD, N.H. — Maxfield Parrish, considered one of the most prominent painters and illustrators of the 20th century, came to this rural town in …

Artists

Red and Green Composition Color Theory For Photographers

If you want more bold colors, integrate both red <i>and</i> green into your pictures.<p>According to the “opponent theory” for colors, the opposing colors, when …

Eric Kim

My best winter photograph

A polar limousine, ice skyscrapers in China, a New York snowstorm, Sitting Bull’s descendant at a pipeline protest, and a flying figure-skater … top photographers pick their coolest shot<p>‘There were more dogs than people’<p><i>Naoki Ishikawa</i><p>I took this one Christmas 15 years ago, in the port town of …

Art

New York's Greenwich Village in the '60s: The Photos

Greenwich Village

What Were The Best Exhibitions Of 2017?

<i>What were the best exhibitions of 2017. Read on and see what captivated us this past year in another great year of exhibitions for London - if you</i> …

London

Famous paintings inspire colorful stories by famed mystery writers

A theory: All else being equal, the narrower an anthology’s theme, the richer the work in it will be.<p>Last year’s wonderful <i>In Sunlight or In Shadow</i> was a vivid argument for the idea, a collection of mystery stories each based on a different painting by Edward Hopper. Edited by the legendary Lawrence …

Entertainment

The Alien Feeling Of Watching ‘The Twilight Zone’ On Stage

‘The Twilight Zone’ has been reimagined as a play, which just premiered in London. It feels a lot messier than the pristinely scary and alarming TV …

TV

‘Wonder Wheel’ Production Designer On The Artist Who Has Breathed New Life Into Woody Allen’s Films

Having worked with the prolific Woody Allen on over 30 films since 1980’s <i>Stardust Memories</i>, three-time Oscar-nominated production designer Santo …

Coney Island

Vogue's new editor and a typeface for pride: a look back at April 2017

In April, MTV scrapped their best actor and actress categories at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, opting instead for one gender-neutral acting category …

Prince Harry

5 Watercolor Techniques You Can Learn from Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, J.M.W. Turner and Other Famous Watercolor Artists

Learn the watercolor techniques — for composition, design elements and focal point — of famous watercolor artists such as Winslow Homer, Andrew …

Artists

9 Schwifty 'Rick and Morty' Gifts for the Morty in Your Life

Happy holidays you little — burp — piece of shit.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Adult Swim, Amazon, Board Games & Cosplay<p>The revolution will not be televised. …

Pop Culture

What Role Does Neon Play in Contemporary Culture?

From Las Vegas’ blinking strip to Dan Flavin’s vibrant sculptures, neon has long held a precious place in modern society’s consumerist core, writes …

Art

Laura Cumming’s best art of 2017

There was revolutionary fervour from Russia, dazzling critiques of the American dream, and unforgettable faces…<p>• Observer critics’ reviews of the year in full<p>The highest price for the ugliest painting: that was the supposed Leonardo sold for $450m last month. Does anyone really want to look at this …

Art

From a Surprise ‘Salvator Mundi’ to Tears for Trump: 8 Star-Making Turns at NADA Miami Beach

Art Fairs<p>As usual, there was a slew of weird and attention-grabbing art on offer at the indie art fair, now back at Miami's Ice Palace.<p>& ,<p>Back at the …

Art