How Herman Melville worked from home

The novelist found nautical inspiration in this modest farmhouse far from the sea, where he wrote Moby-Dick, its whale inspired by the snowy curves of Mount Greylock

Herman Melville’s Arrowhead Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA; image courtesy of Berkshire Historical Society. As reproduced in Life Meets Art

How Philip Johnson and America saved Anni and Josef Albers

Our new book describes how a chance meeting in the street and the invention of Black Mountain College helped the couple escape Nazi Germany

Drawing of planned campus building overlooking Eden Lake at Black Mountain College in Asheville, North Carolina (1938) Architectural design by Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius (artist anonymous) Photograph with collage, ink, and gouache, on woven paper Scanned from exhibit at Harvard Art Museums

Cecily Brown takes on English country life in her new Blenheim Palace show

The artist retains a love for her homeland, though she admits, Britain is going through a traumatic time with Brexit right now

Cecily Brown Hunt with Nature Morte and Blenheim Spaniel, 2019Installation view of ‘Cecily Brown at Blenheim Palace’, Blenheim Palace, 2020. Photograph by Tom Lindboe. Courtesy of Blenheim Art Foundation.

Magnus Nilsson's Momentous Moments: The day he met Joel Meyerowitz

A walk with New York’s greatest street photographer taught Magnus Nilsson something crucial about craft, as he recalls in Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End

Magnus Nilsson

All you need to know about Flower

Take a trip across continents and cultures to discover how artists and image makers have employed floral motifs throughout history

Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom

The school that changed Anni and Josef Albers forever

The Bauhaus had a crucial influence on both their careers, though Josef had a slightly easier time than Anni. . .

View from the Prellerhaus balcony, including Anni Albers (top center) with Ursula Schneider, Grete Reichardt, Gunta Stölzl, Max Bill, Bruno Streiff, Shlomoh Ben-David (Georg Gross), and Gerda Marx, 1927. Bauhaus, Dessau. © Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

How a boyhood bike purchase inspired Paul Smith to find beauty in the details

In our book Paul describes how a teenage cycle upgrade led him to appreciate simple design finesse

A seat pillar by Campagnolo, as featured in our Paul Smith book

The love that drove Anni and Josef Albers

Our new book, Anni & Josef Albers, describes the couple’s courtship, honeymoon and their romantic challenges

Josef and Anni Albers, c. 1935. Courtesy and copyright © 2020 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London

Sir Terence Conran on the founding of the Design Museum

The great designer and entrepreneur, who died at the weekend, said the museum was the single most rewarding achievement of his long and illustrious career

Sir Terence Conran. Image courtesy of the Design Museum

How Charlie Chaplin worked from home

The film star edited films, created music and wrote his autobiography at his home on the shore of Lake Geneva

Manoir de Ban, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, Charlie Chaplin's final home. Image courtesy of Roy Export Company Limited

How Jony Ive inspired Paul Smith to be curious

The tech designer met Smith before joining Apple, and the two have remained mutual admirers ever since

An Apple iMac, as featured in Paul Smith. Photography by Matthew Donaldson

Mark Bradford on the lockdown, LA and how his latest paintings ended up in a grain silo

The Los Angeles artist tells the New York Times that Covid-19 has pushed him into survival mode


Join Jeanne Gang and Jane Hall at RIBA this Monday!

The Studio Gang founder is in conversation with Breaking Ground author Jane Hall and you're invited

Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang

How Jean Cocteau worked from home

The French artist mixed business with pleasure when he painted the walls of this Mediterranean villa

Jean Cocteau - Villa Santo Sospir, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France. Poet, painter, sculptor, novelist, essayist, playwright, librettist, screenwriter, film director, actor. Photo by Marina Melia, Courtesy of Villa Santo Sospir © DACS/Comité Cocteau, Paris 2020

How Yves Saint Laurent inspired Paul Smith to show his love

In our book Paul describes commissioning perhaps the last, genuine YSL tuxedo for his supportive, loving wife

Pauline Smith wearing her Le Smoking by Yves Saint Laurent. Courtesy and copyright © Paul Smith. As reproduced in Paul Smith

Does the new Xbox owe a debt to Dieter Rams?

Er, yes! Commentators point out the similarities between Microsoft’s next-gen gaming console and Dieter's 20th century classics

Microsoft's new Xbox Series S. Image courtesy of Xbox

Eater loves our new Fäviken book

The authoritative food and fine dining site praises Magnus Nilsson’s new book for its passionate but measured take on modern gastronomy

Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End by Magnus Nilsson

All you need to know about Nonstop

We're proud to publish world-famous children’s author Tomi Ungerer's final book this season. It is, without doubt, a masterpiece

Non Stop

Adam Pendleton helps save Nina Simone’s home

The contemporary artist has helped preserve the singer’s childhood home

Nina Simone's childhood home in Tryon, North Carolina. Photo courtesy of Nancy Pierce, National Trust for Historic Preservation

How Dieter Rams inspired Paul Smith to be brave

The British designer admires the way the German minimalist managed to resist the allure of decoration

T 3, 1958, Pocket radio, Dieter Rams, HfG Ulm, Braun. 8.2 × 18.8 × 4 cm (3¼ × 7½ × 1½ in) 0.45 kg (1 lb), plastic, DM 120. photography Andreas Kugel / © copyright Dieter Rams Archive. As featured in Dieter Rams: The Complete Works

How René Magritte worked from home

A simple Belgian apartment was all the great surrealist needed to create some of his best-known works, as our new book explains


How Christo and Jeanne-Claude inspired Paul Smith to believe in the unbelievable

The art duo’s audacious, site-specific works left a big impression on the British designer, as he explains in our new book

The Reichstag wrapped by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Photograph by Oscar Wagenmans, April 1995. Creative Commons licence

All you need to know about Cecily Brown

Our vital new book is the first to truly chart the rise of one of the most influential painters of our time

Cecily Brown

Try this tasty, child-friendly Labor Day recipe

Get that end-of-summer flavor without the leaping flames, courtesy of our kids' cookbook, United Tastes of America

Slow-cooker pork shoulder, from United Tastes of America

How Elvis Presley worked from home

Graceland might be better suited to play rather than work, but the singer still recorded his last two albums here

The living room and music room at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Open to the public. Singer, actor. Courtesy of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc

All you need to know about Adam Pendleton

Appreciate and understand the work of this groundbreaking American artist in his first all-encompassing publication

Adam Pendleton

Five things we learned from Snacky Tunes' Frieze Sessions

The podcast hosts and Phaidon authors tell Frieze’s publisher how they put their hit show on the printed page

Greg Bresnitz, Darin Bresnitz and Rebecca Ann Siegel discussing Snacky Tunes, as part of the Frieze Sessions

Okwui Enwezor on art, race and school uniform

As the late curator and Phaidon author is awarded a Special Golden Lion, we look back at his radical life and work

Okwui Enwezor

All you need to know about Flower Color Theory

Get the ultimate flower arrangement reference book from the greatest contemporary floral design studio

Flower Color Theory

All you need to know about Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End

Magnus Nilsson lifts the lid on what it was really like to run one of the world's most successful restaurants, in this wonderfully detailed cookbook and memoir

Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End

How Anni and Josef Albers holidayed

Newly unearthed vacation photographs from the artist couple prove that they were inveterate explorers

Josef Albers, Photographs of Hawaii, 1954. © 2020 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ARS, NY/DACS.

Philip Johnson’s religious side

Our new book highlights the American architect’s surprising enthusiasm for houses of worship


8 Martinis with a twist

Yes of course you should never really drink more than two, but, as our book Spirited makes clear, there’s a lot of great variations on this classic to sample

The Martini. All images from Spirited

Yoshitomo Nara on his worst studio, his favourite chocolate, and why his forthcoming LA show will be a class reunion

The painter shares his thoughts on his art, diet and well-known works with the New York Times

M.I.A., 2011, acrylic and pencil on canvas, 18 1/16 × 14 15/16 in. (45.8 × 38 cm). Artwork courtesy and © Yoshitomo Nara / photo: Kei Okano

How JR and Yayoi Kusama are guiding gallery goers towards a new type of art

Pace’s new public art venture focuses more on the ticket-buying public and less on rich patrons

JR's Louvre installation from 2019, as featured in the revised and expanded edition of JR: Can Art Change the World?

Cocktail makers get mobile in New York and London

Is this the way we should be enjoying our mixed drinks during the pandemic? Or would a copy of our new book Spirited make things a little easier?

A mojito, as featured in Spirited

All you need to know about The Best of Nest

The beautiful, much-loved, much-missed interiors magazine, Nest, is brought back to life in this lavish overview of exciting and unusual home décor

The Best of Nest

All you need to know about Coveted: Art and Innovation in High Jewelry

The first comprehensive book on jewelry as an art form shows the beauty, and explores the craft, behind some of today’s most precious creations

Coveted: Art and Innovation in High Jewelry

Dreaming of entertaining again?

In this clip the floral designer and Phaidon author Michael Putnam shows how a display can become an interactive experience for every guest

Michael Putnam creates a table centerpiece arrangement. Image courtesy of @putnamflowers Instagram

How Gianni Versace worked from home

Versace’s place in Miami Beach managed to combine Old World motifs with a New World easiness

The Villa Casa Casuarina at the former Versace Mansion, Miami Beach, Florida, USA. Open to the public. Fashion designer. Photo by Ken Hayden, Courtesy of The Villa Casa Casuarina/Victor Hotels

Annie Leibovitz curates Henri Cartier-Bresson

It was Cartier-Bresson’s photobook that made the photographer pick up a camera. Now she repays the debt by co-curating a new show of his work

Henri Cartier-Bresson Dimanche sur les bords de Seine [Sunday on the banks of the Seine], France, 1938, épreuve gélatino-argentique de 1973 © Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

Betak stages the perfect pandemic fashion show

The fashion show master moved everything to a field outside Paris, in a beautifully simple response to Covid-19

A still from Bureau Betak's video of its recent  Jacquemus’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection show

All you need to know about Anni & Josef Albers

A moving, Modernist life story told with wit, precision and beauty, our new book is a fitting tribute to these two Bauhaus pioneers

Anni & Josef Albers

How Eliel Saarinen worked from home

The Finnish architect was born on this day, 20 August. His studio home, on the shores of Lake Vitträsk, is a masterpiece of early 20th century architecture

Gesellius, Lindgren, & Saarinen. Hvitträsk, Luoma, Finland. Open to the public. Architect (Herman Gesellius, 1874-1916); architect, painter (Armas Lindgren, 1874-1929); architect, painter (Eliel Saarinen, 1873-1950).  Finnish Heritage Agency and The National Museum of Finland

All you need to know about In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials

Our new book looks at some of the most beautiful, moving and thoughtful memorials of the past four decades

In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials

All you need to know about Snacky Tunes

Discover the delicious and unexpected interplay between stove and stereo in this tasty new overview of great chefs and their love of music

Snacky Tunes

A Phaidon guide to New York’s museum reopenings

Heading out to admire art in Manhattan again? Then pack these books alongside a face mask and hand sanitizer

The Metropolitan Museum of Art © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

How our Casa Mi Casa co-author wants to change the restaurant business

In a New York Times profile Daniela Soto-Innes explains why she wants to make restaurants kinder, less gruelling, places to work post-Covid

Daniela Soto-Innes, co-author of Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook, winner of the elit™ Vodka World's Best Female Chef 2019, and one of the New York Times' 15 Creative Women for Our Time

Wolfgang Tillmans and Olafur Eliasson reopen Berghain

They are among 80 Berlin artists taking part in a new show housed inside the city's cavernous techno club

Love (Hands in Air), 1989 by Wolfgang Tillmans

Take a look at the beautiful NY summer house where our new writer lives and works

Simon Doonan and husband Jonathan Adler have been in their Shelter Island summer house since March, and they just gave the NY Times a tour

Simon Doonan (right) and Jonathan Adler in their Shelter Island home

Snacky Tunes talk food and music with Frieze next week

Darin and Greg Bresnitz, hosts of the hit podcast, will chat with Frieze’s publisher, Rebecca Ann Siegel, about the cultural significance of our listening and eating habits

Frieze's advertisement for their Snacky Tunes Session

The best thing to spin on a Dieter Rams record player

Brian Eno is releasing his Dieter Rams documentary soundtrack on a suitably minimal, limited edition, vinyl LP to mark Record Store Day

Brian Eno's Rams soundtrack LP, featuring a simple portrait of Rams. Image courtesy of Rams documentary director Gary Hustwit's Instagram (@gary_hustwit)

All you need to know about Paul Smith

In this bright new monograph, the legendary designer selects 50 objects that have influenced his 50-year-old brand

Our winning Paul Smith book designed by Julia Hasting

Martin Creed’s new work welcomes post-lockdown visitors to The Fife Arms

The Glasgow-raised artist has some neon reassurance for the Scottish fine art hotel’s well-heeled clientele

'Work No. 3435: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT' by Martin Creed, beside Braemar Castle, close to The Fife Arms, Scotland. Image courtesy of Hauser & Wirth

Designers should be optimists, Bruce Mau tells Monocle Radio

The designer, author and educator says he doesn’t have the luxury of cynicism, and his profession is a noble calling

Bruce Mau

All you need to know about How to Be Yourself

Simon Doonan, author and Creative Ambassador-at-Large for Barneys has figured it all out and has a solution for all of life’s challenges

How to Be Yourself

Grace Coddington and Fabien Baron on fashion after Covid

Two hugely influential figures believe fashion will change, and that, in someways, a little lockdown can do some good

Grace Coddington. Photograph: Fabien Baron. Courtesy Condé Nast Publications

Studio Gang win big at the Architizer A+ Awards

The Chicago practice receives four awards for three of its innovative new buildings

Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History by Studio Gang. All images taken from Studio Gang: Architecture

All you need to know about Open Studio

KAWS, Marina Abramovic, George Condo, Mickalene Thomas and more invite you into their studios to share artworks you can recreate at home

Open Studio

When Philip Johnson joined the protest marchers

In 1963 the great American modernist took to the streets of New York, becoming an unlikely voice against the destruction of a Beaux-Arts landmark

Philip Johnson (far right) picketing Penn Station to protest the building’s demolition, New York, 1963. From Philip Johnson: A Visual Biography

Here's how to make a Putnam & Putnam floral display

In this clip, Michael Putnam builds up a beautifully coordinated display, on location at Rose Story Farm in California

Michael Putnam puts together a floral display at Rose Story Farm, California

Brutalism catches up with the Kardashians

'I’ve finally made it,' says This Brutal World’s author, as he spies his book in Kylie Jenner’s home

Kylie Jenner's post, featuring This Brutal World

The true tales behind the world's greatest cocktails

Spirited: Cocktails from Around the World reveals the fascinating origins of the drinks we enjoy today

The Martini. All images from Spirited

All you need to know about Life Meets Art

Our new interiors title delivers a peerless tour of the homes of some of the most inspiring, extraordinary and creative people to have ever lived, from Elvis Presley to Leonardo da Vinci, Herman Melville to Moby

Life Meets Art

Pile on! It's the last few days to get Wolfgang Tillmans' fine art posters, and help save the world's nightlife

You've got one week to secure works by Tillmans, Andreas Gursky, Jeff Koons and others, and help struggling venues

Melanie Bonajo, Night Soil – Economy of Love, 2015. As featured in 2020Solidarity

Mikey and Darroch Putnam make lockdown work for them

Beyoncé, Bougainvillea and some good books become part of the happily married couple's new LA lifestyle

Darroch and Mikey Putnam in LA, 2020. Image courtesy of their Instagram

Ready for retail therapy again? Peter Marino's new Dior store in Paris is a beautiful place to start!

The architect and collector has overseen Dior’s huge new, art-filled retail space on rue Saint-Honoré in the French capital

The new Dior store at rue Saint-Honoré. Image courtesy of Dior

The message behind Kerry James Marshall’s new avian art

The American painter draws on the work of John James Audubon when creating his own American birds series

Black and part Black Birds in America: (Crow, Goldfinch) 2020, by Kerry James Marshall

All you need to know about Spirited - Cocktails from Around the World

Our authoritative, global overview of cocktail recipes, from the classic to the cutting-edge, is a deeply satisfying mix

Spirited

Great Woman Artist Ruth Asawa gets her own set of stamps

The 2020 set of 10 postage stamp designs showcases the wiry work of the American sculptor

The new Ruth Asawa stamps. Image courtesy of USPS.com

What happened when Aaron Bertelsen tried Stephen Harris’s ice cream recipe?

The Great Dixter gardener and cook goes from pot to plate, courtesy of a recipe from The Sportsman chef

Aaron Bertelsen's redcurrant ice cream, made following Stephen Harris's recipe. Image courtesy of Bertelsen's Instagram

How Philip Johnson looked back, as well as forward

Take a look at the other New Canaan house that proves the acclaimed architect was more than a Mies-inspired Modernist

Philip Johnson in the Brick House, 1966, as reproduced in our new book Philip Johnson: A Visual Biography.

Jenny Holzer on the creation of the New York City AIDS Memorial

'Love, and lovely words overflowing, ardent unashamed people abounding.' The artist is 70 today - here she remembers one of her most important works

A close up of Walt Whitman's Song Of Myself as used in Jenny Holzer's AIDS Memorial - photo by John Moore, Circular Space Photography

Marc Jacobs remembers his friend Kansai Yamamoto

Jacobs recalls the fortuitous, early commission he received from the late, great Japanese fashion designer

“This drawing is of me in my favorite bubble-gum-pink Comme des Garçons polo-shirt dress and my Pilgrim-inspired shoes, with Neville draped over my shoulders.” Marc Jacobs by Grace Coddington, from Marc Jacobs Illustrated

The Korean war may have split the country - but it helped shape its two art scenes

On the anniversary of the armistice, we examine how conflict and military influence changed North and South Korean art

Proud by Kim Kuk Po, 2002. Courtesy Nicholas Bonner. As reproduced in Printed in North Korea: The Art of Everyday Life in the DPRK

The motherly ambition that spurred on Philip Johnson

Philip was the vehicle for achieving his mother’s cultural aspirations, and she poured all of her knowledge and energy into his intellectual formation

Portrait of Philip and his sister, Theodate, likely in their childhood home, New London, Ohio, as reproduced in Philip Johnson: A Visual Biography

Bruce Mau Know How - Draw a Stick Man To Unlock a Big Idea

In Bruce Mau: MC24, the designer, thinker and educator argues that everyone can improve their thought processes through a simple sketch

Stick men drawings. As reproduced in Bruce Mau: MC24

Pentagram turns The High Line dotty to help fight Covid-19

Paula Scher oversees a new visual identity to aid social distancing following the park’s reopening

Pentagram's new environmental graphics for the High Line. All photographs courtesy of Pentagram

Ana Roš : 'Globalisation didn't touch us and it's helped the food'

'Slovenia might not have had a high-class dining culture, but whatever it lacks in haute cuisine, it more than makes up for in ingredients and tradition' she says in new interview

Ana Roš. All photographs by Suzan Gabrija

Here's Bruce Mau to tell you about his new book!

MC24 is the book we need right now to change our lives, change how we work and change our futures. Watch the legendary designer explain

Bruce Mau

The New York restaurant where Philip Johnson held court

Did Johnson’s gossipy nature, often indulged at the Four Seasons restaurant help improve architecture in America?

Interior view of the Pool Room in the Four Seasons restaurant in the Seagram Building. As reproduced in Philip Johnson: A Visual Biography Photo by Jennifer Calais Smith
(jennifercalais.com)

Art = Faith

Our new book Art = doesn’t just explore 6,000 years of art history via 800 works from The Met’s collection. Its glossary is also filled with fascinating facts and connections. We consider the religious roots of so much artistic creation

Paul Manship, Bellerophon and Pegasus, 1930, bronze, gilt, lapis lazuli.

The struggle for NASA's moon photographs

51 years on from Apollo 11's moon landing, we look at how those now iconic photos of the moon reached their audience

Full Moon: Southern Lunar Hemisphere, Homebound; Photographed by Alfred Worden, Apollo 15, July 26-August 7, 1971 Digital c-print; 48

Bruce Mau Know How - To Truly Challenge Yourself, Crunch the Numbers

To really seize the day you really need to seize the data - even if you're 'not a numbers person'

Pages from Bruce Mau: MC24 featuring Nicholas Felton's images from personal annual reports

10 Questions for Met Museum Director Max Hollein

The art world legend tells us why Art = is the most innovative look at art history ever, how being taken to galleries not the beach as a kid inspired him, and what it’s like to roam The Met’s empty corridors right now


Take a look at what Phaidon chefs are cooking up after lockdown

Massimo reaches for a classic album; Ana Roš heads for the river; and Stephen Harris digs into British baking

Massimo and his Osteria Francescana brigade announce their new Beatles-inspired menu, With a Little Help from My Friends

Rob Pruitt releases limited edition print in 'A Message of Solidarity'

"'Stronger Together' means being there for one another. We are experiencing a long overdue awareness of human rights issues like race, gender, and sexual orientation," he says in exclusive Artspace interview

Rob Pruitt - Stronger Together, 2020. Edition of 50. 20

Have you seen Martin Parr’s new Vogue cover?

The photographer’s landscape image is one of sixteen covers which highlight the steadying force of nature

Martin Parr's August 2020 cover for British Vogue

How Rembrandt made his name

On the Dutch master’s birthday, we look at how, like Kanye and Madonna, he became a single-named star

Self-Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar (1659) by Rembrandt

Bruce Mau Know How - How Getting Lost Can Help You Find Your Way

Mau’s childhood experiences of getting lost in the forest has helped him find new pathways for life

A spread from MC24 by Bruce Mau

On Bastille Day, Joel Meyerowitz recalls a moment of French nonchalance

France's revolutionary spirit lives on, as Joel's photograph of a deeply disrupted pavement cafe shows!

Paris, France, 1967, by Joel Meyerowitz

Viktor&Rolf's new collection requires social distancing

The fashion house's clothes for A/W 2020 have some extraordinary detailing to suit our extraordinary times

A pink asymmetric coat from Viktor&Rolf's Autumn/Winter 2020 collection

The author of Breakfast: The Cookbook creates the first female cereal mascots

Could Dash and Zombie, a couple of very different cereal-box characters, change the way you start your day?

Dash and Zombie cereals. Image courtesy of Off Limits

Destination Food – Puglia

Transport your taste buds with some simple snacks and ambitious dishes inspired by southern Italy’s unique and delicious combination of culture and ingredients

Matera in Puglia, southern Italy. As featured in our book Puglia

The Putnams share their interior design tips with InStyle

That textile centrepiece in Michael Putnam’s Brooklyn apartment? It’s a gift from his loving husband

Michael and Darroch Putnam in Michael's Brooklyn apartment, InStyle magazine

Hosting a virtual event? Read Bronson van Wyck’s advice first

The author of Born to Party, Forced to Work, has some great tips if you're planning a special occasion Zoom get together

Bronson Van Wyck preparing the Jimmy Choo ICONS Collection Dinner, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY, USA, 2011. From Born to Party, Forced to Work

See Modena with Massimo or Peru with Virgilio (and help save the future of eating out)

Big name chefs donate priceless prizes to The World’s 50 Best Bid for Recovery Auction, aiding restaurants across the globe

Virgilio Martínez on his incredible Latin American Cookbook journey - photography by Daniel Silva

'My job was to go treasure hunting!' Author Ian Volner on his revealing Philip Johnson visual biography

On Johnson’s birthday, the author of Philip Johnson: A Visual Biography discusses his new publication with Hilary Lewis, Chief Curator and Creative Director of The Glass House

Philip celebrating his ninetieth birthday at the Four Seasons with a number of architecture’s luminaries, New York, 9 July 1996. The guest list included Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki, Jeffrey Kipnis, Rem Koolhaas, Phyllis Lambert, and Robert A. M. Stern

Art = Technique

Our new book Art = doesn’t just explore 6,000 years of art history via 800 works from The Met’s collection, its glossary is also filled with fascinating information. In our new series, we lay out the facts behind some familiar art-making techniques

Max Weber, Slide Lecture at the Metropolitan Museum, 1916, pastel on paper. From the pastel entry in Art =

Frida Kahlo, divided

On her birth anniversary, we look at the painting that captured the two, conflicted sides of a Great Woman Artist

The Two Fridas, (1939) by Frida Kahlo. As reproduced in Great Women Artists