Sebastian Smee

Sebastian Smee WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

23 ENTRIES Sebastian Smee is the art critic for The Washington Post and winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He is the author of The Art of Rivalry, and a forthcoming book on Berthe Morisot and Édouard Manet.



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Close-up of two crude plaster figurines of young men

Culture

Terracotta worriers: Linda Marrinon

The Australian artist’s brilliant, cack-handed plaster and terracotta figurines recall ancient Greek statuettes, and possess a similar aura of inauthenticity

Wee Ian (1967–68), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Gift of an anonymous donor through the Australian government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2010

Culture

The influences of Gareth Sansom

What Francis Bacon inspired in Australia’s great avant-garde painter

Image of Claude Monet, ‘Poppy field in a hollow near Giverny’, 1885

Culture

Boston and Japan: ‘French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’

What connects Boston’s peerless collections of French Impressionism and historic Japanese art and design?

‘Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age’

Culture

‘Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age’

Treasures from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Image of Gerhard Richter, September (Ed. 139)

Culture

Arresting time

Gerhard Richter’s GOMA exhibition finds beauty in banality, meaning in the arbitrary

Reko Rennie, ‘OA_RR’ (detail), 2017

Culture

Wonder, invention, anger and dejection

‘Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial’ at Canberra’s National Gallery of Australia

Sweeping us up

Culture

Sweeping us up

Jennifer Peedom’s ‘Mountain’ is a meditation on the allure of the climb

Image of ‘Snow-covered Field with a Harrow (After Millet)’

Culture

Sensory cycles

‘Van Gogh and the Seasons’ at the National Gallery of Victoria

Image by Bill Henson

Culture

Art walks a tightrope

Bill Henson exhibits recent photographic work at the National Gallery of Victoria

Image of PixCell-Double Deer#4 (2010), by Kohei Nawa

Culture

Sweet celebration

‘Sugar Spin’ at GOMA aims to please and to challenge

Everything else was sacrificed

Culture

Everything else was sacrificed

Puzzling out the singular Degas at the National Gallery of Victoria

'Self Portrait' (1973), Francis Bacon. © The Estate of Francis Bacon. Image courtesy of the Art Gallery of NSW.

A room with no view

Francis Bacon

No script, no storyboard

arts

No script, no storyboard

William Kentridge

'What’s in a Face? Aspects of Portrait Photography', Art Gallery of NSW - 24 September 2011 to 5 February 2012

arts

What’s in a face? Aspects of portrait photography

Art Gallery of NSW - 24 September 2011 to 5 February 2012

George Grosz, 'Suicide', 1916. Oil on canvas.© George Grosz/VG Bild-Kunst. Image courtesy of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Culture

Republic of art

‘The Mad Square: Modernity in German Art 1910–37’

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