Marlene Dumas Has Made Illustrations for the Illustrious Gods!
The South African-born figurative painter’s show includes works commissioned for a new translation of Shakespeare’s poem “Venus and Adonis.”
Symbolism in a Time of Literal Disaster
In the late nineteenth century, Symbolism gave rise to the bizarre and baroque imaginings of artists in revolt against a world dehumanized by technology and hurtling toward war. Today’s New Symbolist moment carries intriguing similarities.