Edouard Manet’s notion of beauty changed starkly near the end of his life. Who determines what is or isn’t beautiful? And why are we so drawn to it?
How close, really, is the link between art and society?
An exhibition at Paris’s Musée d’Orsay centers on a black model named Laure in Édouard Manet’s Olympia and reinterrogates the role of black people in art history.
An exhibition at the British Library in London questions the future of writing.
What does Jean-Léon Gérôme’s 1866 painting ‘Slave Market’ say about today’s extremist politics?
A review of Sally Rooney’s Normal People
An exhibition at the Institut du Monde Arab in Paris explores a century of shifting Arab power through the lens of soccer.