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The Disrobing of Draupadi

Technical examination uncovers the creative process of a work attributed to the Indian painter Nainsukh.

people in village with boats and a colorful landscape

Collioure in Color

Over the course of a single summer, Henri Matisse and André Derain collaborated with Amélie Matisse to create new forms of sensory expression.

Painting that depicts six women pursuing the arts of painting, sculpture and drawing in a skylit studio with a seventh student entering the space with a portfolio in hand

Women in the Studio

Louis Lang’s Art Students presents an intriguing window into the professionalization of women’s art education in the United States during the nineteenth century.

The Paradox of the Fool

Unpack the peculiar ways the jester challenged the medieval social order

Cubist painting of a violin, sheet music, newspaper, wine bottle, and glasses in blue, black, tan, and white tones

The Visual Games of Juan Gris

How the artist’s unorthodox techniques fool and delight the eye

The God from the Black Water

Maya artists mined a rich body of mythological lore to visualize their gods in imaginative ways.

Iron map of The Death of Socrates

The Death of Socrates: New Discoveries

Technical examination of Jacques Louis David’s masterpiece reveals that the refinements seen in the artist’s preparatory drawings didn’t end when he began painting—rather, they continued through all stages of its execution.

A painting of the philosopher Socrates speaking before a crowd

Prisons Real and Imagined

In Jacques Louis David’s The Death of Socrates (1787), a parable of principle on the eve of the French Revolution.

A painting of three women in an 18th-century art studio

Great Women Artists

Three painters radically reenvision the role of women artists around the time of the French Revolution.

The Rinpa Experience of Nature

How painters in Edo-period Japan reinvigorated artistic traditions and idealized the past.

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