James McGarrell on Jan Vermeer

Jan Vermeer, The Artist in His Studio, 1665-1670, Oil on canvas, 52 x 44 inches, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna For a long time in my early development as a painter I regretted that the medium did not arm its practitioners to control movement in time as the...

And then the Real Nature Showed Up: Emilie Clark on Rubens

Last week I went to the Met to pick out a painting to write about for Painters on Painting. I had initially thought that I would write about a contemporary work, always feeling that I need to broaden my knowledge of contemporary painting. But then the election happened and I wanted to be in the Met.

Raoul Middleman on Rembrandt

The most puzzling aspect of the The Night Watch is the figure of the small girl, the so-called mascot of the civic guard…

John Bowman on Gian Antonio Fumiani

Venice has a surfeit of amazing examples of painting, and one is reluctant to choose a favorite from the stunning array of this kind of art on view.