Art in Context

Back to Basics

Mixed-media artist Mariano del Rosario praises the simple, quotidian tools he uses to make art.

Take Five

In celebration of the Metropolitan Museum's encyclopedic holdings, "Take Five" is a series of posts where artists describe the lessons that any five works in the collection have taught them about their craft or life as an artist.

Tools of the Trade

Painter Sharon Sprung discusses the tools she uses to make art.

In New York City This Month, Orange is the New Black

Painter Jerry Weiss isn't so sure Flaming June is the best picture in the room at the Frick Collection.

What Makes a Masterpiece?

Where and how we see art affects the quality of our experience. When we see art in a church that has been prayed in for centuries, something magical occurs, as if the art is spiritually alive.