A decelerated and aware contemplation. A slow introspection that arises in response to a meticulously wrought aesthetic object. Walter Pater asked, "What is this song or picture, this engaging personality presented in life or in a book, to me?" To discover Hiroshi Sugimoto is to answer that question
Chagall was born into a tradition-steeped Russian household, which inspired in him a love of Russian-Jewish folktales and a deep reverence for the Jewish religion. From these elements he created the fantastical, personal paintings that relate a sense of fairytale atemporality -- in short, a poetic
Mariko Mori is the most glamorous sort of alien. In her identity-probing, time-traveling photographs, sculptures, and 3-D videos, this young artist takes on roles that fuse the ancient and the futuristic, natural elements and high-tech artifice. In her sleek, seamless pieces, Mori explores the "insta
Alfred Stieglitz spent his life pushing for the acknowledgement of photography as a valid art form. In 1923, when the Museum of Fine Arts hosted some of Stieglitz's photographs, it marked the first time that the American public saw photography in a major American museum.
Stieglitz was born in New J