ed.ted.comWhy is this painting so captivating? - James Earle and Christina BozsikOn first glance, the painting “Las Meninas” (“The Maids of Honor”) might not seem terribly special, but it’s actually one of the most analyzed pieces in the history of art. Why is this painting by Diego Velazquez so captivating? James Earle and Christina Bozsik share the context and complexity behind this work of art.14
forbes.comHow Dominique Lévy Built An International Art GalleryDominique Lévy opened her eponymous art gallery in New York in 2013 before opening a second gallery in London a year later. In 2017, Dominique Lévy partnered with Brett Gorvy to create Lévy Gorvy. We spoke about her career path, collecting art and why it's critical to remain curious.
openculture.comThe Iconic Urinal & Work of Art, “Fountain,” Wasn’t Created by Marcel Duchamp But by the Pioneering Dada Artist Elsa von Freytag-LoringhovenIn the introduction to her book Broad Strokes, writer and art history scholar Bridget Quinn describes her discovery of Lee Krasner, accomplished abstract expressionist painter who just happened to have been married to Jackson Pollock.44
openculture.comFrida Kahlo Writes a Personal Letter to Georgia O’Keeffe After O’Keeffe’s Nervous Breakdown (1933)Click for larger image Important twentieth-century painters, as every student of art history learns, didn't tend to sail smoothly through existence. Those even a little interested in famed Mexican self-portraitist Frida Kahlo have heard much about the travails both romantic and physical she endured in her short life.187