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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Frame by Frame

A colorful view of a vanished empire

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Until you see it, you can’t begin to grasp the beauty of the colors in this mid-16th-century dish.

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.

Art Review

Beguiling images from a little-known French painter

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Less well known than peers and admirers such as Renoir and Monet, painter Gustave Caillebotte is the subject of a major exhibition on view in Fort Worth, Texas.

An encounter with beauty — and ourselves — at the MFA

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