Don’t look away
Photography came of age amid the wars and atrocities, as well as the humanitarian aspirations, of the modern world
Imagination is ancient
Our imaginative life today has access to the pre-linguistic, ancestral mind: rich in imagery, emotions and associations
Has art ended again?
Ever since Hegel, artists and critics alike have been claiming that art is finished. But what could that actually mean?
Show me the Monet
How wealthy Americans grew to appreciate the French Impressionist painter – as an artist but also as a financial asset
Here’s looking at you
Filmmakers have tapped laws of perception still unexplored by neuroscience to create a visual feast in the brain
It is and it isn’t
Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ is not just a radical kind of art. It’s a philosophical dialetheia: a contradiction that is true
Why people collect art
Collectors drive the art world, but what drives art collectors? It’s less about aesthetics than self-identification