Jenny Saville is a painter whose work is a dark reflection of contemporary fashion, depicting bodies that live outside the standard boundaries of attractiveness. Her feminist view of the female body shapes offers a valuable contrast to the mass media’s presentation of the perfectibility of the huma
Bernard Williams was born in Chicago and grew up on the south side of the city. He received a BFA degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and an MFA from Northwestern University. In 1990, he began teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Williams records in his pai
The famously disheveled self-portrait -- chest hairs threatening to tickle his chin, two eyebrows merging into one atop dark-rimmed glasses, an emphatically bulbous nose and its own unkempt follicles protruding beneath -- could not be further at odds with the obsessively methodical, every-last-millim
Vincent Van Gogh's life was one of tragedy, pain, loneliness, and misunderstanding. But it also contained a deep sense of compassion for others, powerful feelings of love, ecstatic reactions to nature, and an abiding passion for beauty. Although he was unacknowledged during his lifetime, very few peo