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

Sincerity, joy reflected in Liotard’s ‘Mirror’

By , Globe Staff

Painting a girl singing to her reflection, Jean-Etienne Liotard expresses a sincerity, a joy, and a lack of self-censure that are altogether remarkable.

Critic’s picks: 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

Leonardo’s drawings at center of MFA show

By , Globe Staff

If you’re even remotely susceptible to great art, you’ll want to see this Leonardo da Vinc show — but be aware of what it is, and what it is not.


Jim Shaw’s subconscious runs amok at Mass MoCA

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At the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Shaw takes on faith — and doubt — in a body of work exhibited in what may prove to be the show of the summer.