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  • Manifest Destiny, in art

    Manifest Destiny, in art
    In 1861 Carleton Watkins took the definitive picture of Yosemite Valley from the aptly named Inspiration Point. The sheer granite wall of El Capitan, as sharp as if cut with a cleaver, fills one side of the photo. A rising tier of rock monoliths marches up the other, with a slender waterfall cascading off the side. If someone painted a picture of the scene, you wouldn't believe such a place could really exist.
  • Thomas Kinkade's artistic legacy up for grabs

    The death of popular artist Thomas Kinkade is certain to ignite controversy regarding the painter’s legacy. Known for his renderings of luminous landscapes and street scenes, often captured at twilight, the so-called painter of light, a Christian...

    Art review: Joan Nelson at Michael Kohn Gallery

     
    Christopher Knight reviews Joan Nelson's landscape paintings at Michael Kohn Gallery

    Art review: 'Chris Barnard: Toward Trinity' at Luis de Jesus

     
    Christopher Knight reviews Chris Barnard's new paintings at Luis de Jesus Gallery

    "The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn" by Nathaniel Philbrick

    "The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn" by Nathaniel Philbrick
    "The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn" By Nathaniel Philbrick Viking, 451 pages, $29.95 It has not gone unremarked that Albert Bierstadt and other painters of the West turned to purveying panoramic treatments of pure...