December 2022 Art News

In the past year, artificial intelligence (AI) has not only become more powerful, it has become highly accessible. One recent online trend, made possible by the AI-based phone app Lensa AI, has led to a wave of "original" portraits being shared across social media.

Pioneering pointillist and founding Neo-Impressionist Georges Seurat (1859-1891) painted one of the most recognizable and reproduced paintings in the world: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

To the casual observer, Rome is not a medieval city.

Considered a founder of Impressionism, Edgar Degas actually disliked the label, preferring Realist or Independent. Best known for his paintings and bronze sculptures, Degas was also a printmaker and photographer.
For many, the term “printmaking” may conjure images of Enlightenment-era political cartoons or perhaps a Renaissance printing press, but printmaking is one of the oldest human art forms.

Portraits intend to be reflections of their subjects’ character, placing William Orpen’s self-portraits in the extraordinary position of being extensions of his identity.

If your tastes in art run toward the intricately detailed, you’ll find a lot to like in the Guggenheim’s retrospective of Nick Cave, an artist whose sculptures and reliefs are forested with trinkets, beads, figurines, and other bric-a-brac reclaimed from life’s lost and found.

The story of the Last Supper is a pivotal one in the Bible and Christians view it as the basis for the Holy Communion rite. Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco adorns a wall of the refectory at Santa Maria delle Grazie, in Milan. Despite immense damage sustained over the years, the work attracts hundreds of thousands of viewers each year.

The figure of Lucretia persists as equal parts myth and reality.

In 1962, a new hire for WED Enterprises, later known as the Disney Imagineers, was given her first task: to create and design over one hundred and fifty costumes for a new ride and project called it’s a small

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