For the last half of his life "the land of lions and leather" molded Eugene Delacroix's imagination and provided inspiration for more than 100 paintings. No one from France had ever been allowed inside Meknes, the capital of Morroco, when Delacroix's group, complete with bodyguards, accomplished the
The black and white tile piazzas of Italy inspired the work for which Riley is most famous -- an Op Art succession. Caught in a downpour, she noticed how the appearance of the checkerboard tiles shifted and blurred as the water streamed over them. From that point on, she explored the act of looking.
Who was Peter Sellers? The ultimate impersonator, the most accomplished of mimics, he kept his identity a moving target. Take Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove." Sellers played three characters, each with a distinct philosophical viewpoint. As the loudmouthed U.S. president, a British captain, or a mad inve
Huang Yongping is a rebel who playfully rejects cultural dogma. He identifies neither with Asian tradition nor with trends imported from the West -- though he employs both. His work is a perpetual contestation of received ideas, an attempt both to empty cultural space of its ideological clutter and t