Out of Many, One

 

What appears to be a single face, made from soil and sand across five acres, is a composite of 50 men between the ages of 18 and 24.

Earlier this year, one of our favorite museums in the world — the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery — commissioned Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada, a Cuban-American artist, to […]

From London, Gallery of Miniatures at the V&A

The dimly lit miniaturist’s gallery in the Victoria & Albert Museum enthralls us with its tiny likenesses, painted by artists called “miniaturists.” When viewed with a magnifying glass, these miraculously detailed masterpieces achieve a breathtaking three-dimensional quality. Viewing people from the past in such an intimate way magically transports the viewer into the past, when […]