Art in Context

An Ode to the Shoreline

Five American painters and their visions of the shoreline in summertime.

What Makes a Masterpiece?

Can modern work be assessed in the same way as the Old Masters?

On Educated Guesses and a Velázquez
in New Haven

Deattributions often go unnoticed, in large part because nobody wants to publicize them. Conversely, it’s news when an artwork is promoted to the canon of a master.

Ready for Your Artist Residency?

Some practical lists of what to bring for your artist residency.

Who Decides What Is a Masterpiece?

I think art is a personal experience that cannot be labeled by the keeper of the gate.