Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott surveys the work of the pioneering African American painter, whose use of humor and satire radically transgressed ideas surrounding race and gender. This volume—which includes an essay by prolific art historian and curator Lowery Stokes Sims—contextualizes his colorful work from the 1970s to the late ’90s, capturing it inspired generations of artists after him and explaining why …

Figurative Painter Joshua Press’ “Different Bodies” Exhibit at The Fitzrovia Gallery

Studies of form, light and color produced with impeccable precision

For one work in Joshua Press‘ debut solo exhibition Different Bodies, at The Fitzrovia Gallery, the London-based fine artist painted with the tip of a pin. It was the only way the meticulous figurative painter could translate the immensity of his source inspiration into a finished art piece. Antithetical to the selfie stations for social media that define today’s contemporary art scene, Press brings something profoundly …

43,900-Year-Old Cave Art Depicts Ancient Hunting Scene

Predating the next oldest depiction of a human/animal hunting scene by 4,000 years, this 43,900-year-old scene painted on cave walls on Sulawesi (an island in central Indonesia) is now believed to be the oldest—and includes one of the most complex discoveries yet. It reshapes our long-held conceptions about the practice of hunting by depicting therianthropes, predominantly human figures with a distinguishing animal feature. In this …