For Collectors of the Fine and Decorative Arts

About John Dorfman

John Dorfman is the Senior Editor of Art & Antiques Magazine.

Features From Previous Issues

Furnishing the Nation

Side chair, Philadelphia, 1810–20, mahogany with mahogany and rosewood veneers and
ebony inlay, brass, 33 1⁄4 x 19 x 23 1/8 inches.

The Kaufman Collection of American antiques, now on view at the National Gallery, chronicles the evolution of taste, technique, and creativity in a young country. Continue reading

The Purist

Tomma Abts, Yet-to-be-titled acrylic and oil on canvas, 2014, 18 7/8 x 15 inches;

Abstractionist Tomma Abts lets her paintings paint themselves, and the results are intricate, challenging, and beautiful. Continue reading

Pile On

Marianne Richter, Granen flatweave carpet, 1949, Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom AB, hand-woven wool, 64 x 95 inches.

Twentieth-century carpets weave strands of modernist geometry and color abstraction into traditional formats, taking textile into the realm of fine art. Continue reading

Good Posture

Yoga Narasimha, Vishnu in His Man-Lion Avatar, India, Tamil Nadu, circa 1250, bronze, 55.2 cm;

From ancient India to the modern West, the practice of yoga has inspired artists, as the first exhibition devoted to the subject makes abundantly clear. Continue reading

The Sun King

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, Valencia Beach: Morning Light, oil on canvas, 1908.

The welcome that the Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida received in the U.S. was as warm as the light in his pictures. Continue reading