Antonello da Messina and the suffering Christ
From the moment you enter “The World of Khubilai Khan” at the Met, you are in a wholly other world.
“All art worthy of the name,” Henri Matisse once said, “is religious.”
"The Sacred Made Real" at the National Gallery of Art evokes feelings of awe and enchantment.
John LaFarge anticipated the art of the Impressionists in his simplified landscapes and exquisitely painted flower studies.
The Russian-born artist believed his time was one of spiritual crisis. “The nightmare of materialism…[has] turned life into an evil, senseless game.”
A show of biblical prints combines artistic ambition with devotional purposes.
An exhibit of African and Oceanic art at the Metropolitan Museum rejects the presumption that Western standards are the final arbiters of aesthetic achievement. View slide show.