In a well-appointed flat, a series of scenes unfolds around the circumference of a room: a man sits on a couch, head resting on his fist as if lost in troubled thoughts; across the room another man crouches over a dark wood chest -- is he doubled over in pain or merely inspecting the valuable antique
Ellsworth Kelly's monochrome canvases redefine the beauty and drama of the single-color process. Color is the actor on this stage, the figure that transfixes the audience's gaze. These colors and shapes become part of the subconscious of the viewer, who feels the reds, blues, and yellows as emotions.
Few artists' careers are as unspectacular and yet as enduringly respected as Richard Diebenkorn's. This is not a disparagement. Straddling the influences of Modernism and Abstract Expressionism, Diebenkorn took off on a steady trajectory of hard work and progress, one unmarked by dramatic incident or
The New York-based Guerrilla Girls (self-styled "conscience of the art world") use humor, renegade tactics, and the element of surprise to spread their indictment of sexism and racism in both the art world and the culture at large. Oh yes, and they wear scary gorilla masks. Founded in 1985, they have