Kelly Presutti is assistant professor of art history at Cornell.

The art of showing things as they really are

Hyperrealist sculptors today, and still-life painters of the past, have all tried to trick their viewers into accepting fiction as truth

27 Jan 2023
Un rayon soleil(1873), Celestin Nanteuil. Musée de Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes.

The artists who have managed to see the forest for the trees

People have always been fascinated by forests but, as a show in Lille suggests, seeing them as ideal, untouched places misunderstands their true nature

25 Aug 2022