Man Ray and Fashion

Rag Trade to Riches

December 2, 2020 | By Heidi Ellison | Exhibitions

Man Ray was Surrealism’s jokester and jack-of-all-arts. The impish-looking American was a painter (not a very successful one, though he saw it as his primary talent), photographer (known for his pioneering photograms, or “rayograms,” and many iconic images, such as … Read More

Les Tudors

February 7, 2010 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

The True Story BehindA Royal Soap Opera “Elizabeth I” (detail, c. 1600), by an English artist. © National Portrait Gallery, London, England The Musée du Luxembourg is holding another one of its enjoyably didactic biographical-historical exhibitions, similar to last year’s … Read More

Chagall: Between War and Peace

February 7, 2010 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Flying in the Face of Chagall-mania ”Au-dessus de Vitebsk” (1915-20). © ADAGP, Paris 2013/CHAGALL ® © The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence Like Salvador Dalí, Marc Chagall (1887-1985) is a painter beloved by all, or so it would … Read More