Katie Hornstein — Powerful rulers have always relied on visual images to bolster their standing and seek public support for their military endeavors. While these sorts of images can be broadly understood as propaganda, the question of their effectiveness as art in the service of power is anything but assured,
David Francis Taylor— In 2004 Morten Morland published a cartoon in the Times that took aim at Anglo-American attempts to broker peace between Israel and Palestine. He did so by adapting a much older image: James Gillray’s “Sin, Death, and the Devil” of 1792. Gillray’s caricature responded to the sacking
Drawing serves as a vital thread connecting artist Pablo Picasso’s entire body of work. Christopher Lloyd – former Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures in the British Royal Collection – talks to George Miller about Picasso’s drawings, tracing the artist’s lifelong achievement as a draughtsman. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Soundcloud
This June, we will publish a new book by the eminent art historian Jonathan Brown. Entitled In the Shadow of Velázquez: A Life in Art History, it blends personal history and art history to show the interrelationship between the two in a life devoted to the study of Spanish art.
Summer may be winding down, but there’s still plenty of time to take advantage of the plethora of seasonal art exhibitions and festivals, through both the world-at-large and the world of books. At Yale University Press, we’re proud to publish and disseminate the importance of these iconic cultural works and
When flipping through Caribbean: Art at the Crossroads, the reader will encounter Arnaldo Roche Rabell’s We Have to Dream in Blue. The image is arresting: a dark figure in jungle covering appears from the brush, watching with bright, blue eyes. Whether man or woman; European, African, or Caribbean indigent; the uncommonly
Follow @yaleARTbooks When we’re asked to envision pop art, we tend to think of an art form that draws its objects and ideas from commercial culture: advertising, celebrity, mass production, etc. What we don’t tend to associate this particular movement with is the painterly. After all, one of the proclaimed