Art History

Moreby Hall

Originally published in the Freer | Sackler Galleries’ Whistler in Watercolor digital exhibition catalogue. ◊◊ In the early 1880s, James McNeill Whistler was a house guest at Moreby Hall, located south of York in Yorkshire, where he encountered the scene that fills this watercolor. The manor house, built between 1818 […]

Phaidon and Friends Defining Contemporary Art

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Originally published in Artlog. ◊◊ Defining Contemporary Art: 25 Years in 200 Pivotal Artworks takes an innovative approach to surveying the art of the last quarter century, which is notoriously difficult to periodize or define. Eschewing grand narratives, Phaidon asked for individual artwork selections from eight of today’s most influential curators: […]