Sebastian Smee

Smee, an art critic for the Globe, was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. He previously wrote for a number of publications in London and Sydney. Smee is the author of five books on Lucian Freud, and one on Matisse and Picasso.

Smee’s Frame by Frame columns

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An encounter with beauty — and ourselves — at the MFA

By , Globe Staff

Images of wealth and poverty from the “Class Distinctions” show at the Museum of Fine Arts can make the conscience flinch.

The ticket: Art

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Sebastian Smee’s picks for noteworthy art exhibitions on view this week in Boston and the surrounding area.

Frame by Frame

Intimacy of attention paid in close-up

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How do you make a great work of art? One answer: You throw everything you have into it.

Art Review

In Alberto Burri’s art, desperation and inspiration

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Burri envisioned a ruined world in chaotically precise assemblages and rent surfaces.