Art in Context

What Makes a Masterpiece?

A masterpiece hinges on the artist's pure interaction with the subject.

What Makes a Masterpiece?

This seventeenth-century woman seems so completely connected with her surroundings and the present moment that a very ordinary scene begins to be elevated to a whole new level.

Educating an Artist?

The world of the university art department is another creature altogether from the independent art school.

My Oil Painting Palette

There is no such thing as a correct or neutral palette. Every palette has an agenda; it aids and even encourages you to paint a certain way.

Staying Power

The G.I. Bill created the circumstances that provoked searching questions about where and how best to educate artists.