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What contemporary artists like Jasper Johns does is what great artists have always done. Those that do not will not last. A century from now they will be forgotten by all but historians.
History and the politics of the moment never trumps self-knowledge and self-reference as the 'sine qua non' of art
The more you try to see what others can't, the more you'll see
Great Masterpieces of Western ArtArt loved by all
This painting which depicts Rembrandt crucifying Christ is an excellent example of the alternative way to read art, not viewing it as an illustration but as poetry.
A little knowledge of studios goes a long way to understanding art
Edouard Manet's MasterpiecesManet's the man who taught me everything
Once you know what to look for, Manet's tricks are obvious
See how smoke and mirrors turn the outside of Manet's studio into the inside
Pablo Picasso's MasterpiecesWho better to learn from than a modern master?
See how Picasso in "copying" a portrait changes it into an image of his own thought process
Hear how Karen Kleinfelder interprets Picasso's scene
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