Anglicans invite artists back to church

by Marisa Martin -- "The Baptism of Christ," sculpture by Rosalind Hore In recent months strikes, violence and political threats have rocked Britain like naughty Corgis bashing the dickens out of the more…

Please don't fondle the centerpieces

by Marisa Martin -- Marina Abramovic Nudity in museum art is a time-honored, classical tradition that would hardly raise a pulse anywhere – except when it's live and is part of your more…

Can art redeem decrepit Detroit?

by Marisa Martin -- When Tyree Guyton returned home from a stint in the army 1985, he expected at the very least a change of scenery. Instead his childhood neighborhood in Detroit more…

Is this the Spanish Mona Lisa?

by Marisa Martin -- "Portrait of a Woman," Julio Romero de Torres, 1930 The "Spanish Mona Lisa," Christ clawing at magnetic neon sunbursts of atomic fission, the work of "the master of more…

Occupy Wall Street art: Cirque d'Silly

by Marisa Martin -- You may have never heard the names Noah Fischer, Paddy Johnson or Kalle Lasn, but they are very occupied with Wall Street just now. As the spectacle known more…

Doom, hell and destruction visit museum

by Marisa Martin -- The Tate Museum in London currently spotlights hell, destruction, anguish and Armageddon. These events are portrayed through the works of John Martin, as famous for his vast paintings more…

Rembrandt paints the face of Jesus

by Marisa Martin -- "Christ with Folded Arms," Rembrandt One of my earliest memories of a museum was with Rembrandt. Not the man, of course, but his beautiful work hanging in San more…

From holy days to hipsters

by Marisa Martin -- Igal Fedida This is the time Jewish people observe the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. While Israel fights for its existence in the United more…