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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

Not Made by Hands

Amethyst, La Sopressa Mine, Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico, 5 inches tall.

Wrested from the depths of the earth but possessing a beauty that seems almost unearthly, fine mineral specimens are now being collected as natural works of art. Continue reading

Keeping It Real

Richard Merkin, Gertrude and George, 1979, pastel;

Works from the Sara Roby Foundation Collection, now on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, broaden the definition of American realism. Continue reading