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Artist Alice Neel chose unconventional subjects for her paintings. A collection of her works is currently on display at the Guggenheim in Bilbao. (Photo by Elizabeth Crawford)

Alice Neel’s sublime portraiture

Alice Neel brings Harlem to the Guggenheim.
Elizabeth Crawford, Contributing Writer Oct 8, 2021

“I like to paint people that have been ruined by the rat race in New York City,” Alice Neel once told Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. Yes, a painter on a late night talk...

Moments are witnessed through people-watching at the Parc-de-Montsouris in Paris. (Photo by Andi Aguilar)

The art of people-watching: A dispatch from Paris

Andi Aguilar reflects on the vibrant sights of the Paris streets.
Andi Aguilar, Staff Writer Sep 13, 2021

Some of the world’s most beautiful moments may be taking place right in front of you — you just have to find them. As you enter Cité Universitaire in the 14th division...

Tourists flock to Florence every year to explore its renowned art galleries. While on the street, they should take note of the street art that dominates the city in Italy. (Photo by Annie Hosch)

Painting and politics: A look at Florentine streets

Beyond Florence’s many galleries and museums, political street art serves as a reminder of the city’s longstanding political consciousness and staunch DIY activism.
Annie Hosch, Staff Writer Sep 10, 2021

FLORENCE, Italy — Every year thousands make the journey to Florence’s great galleries and museums. They crane their necks to admire the magnificent height of the Florence Cathedral,...