Articles from NPR - photography

Versatile, Smudgy, Suitable For Women? Exhibition Traces The History Of Pastels

<img src=’’ alt=’William Merritt Chase’s 1888 Study of Flesh Color and Gold, pastel on paper coated with mauve-gray grit’/>

Pastels are fragile and therefore difficult to put on public display. But an exhibition in Washington, D.C., has 64 artworks on view, and celebrates centuries of artists working in the chalky medium.

(Image credit: National Gallery of Art)

Constructing Jazz Inside Fine Art, And Vice-Versa

<img src=’’ alt=’Jason Moran, Slugs’ Saloon, 2018.’/>

The jazz pianist has pulled the curtain off his polymathic abilities, bringing his fine art exhibition — which includes video, installations and performance — home to New York.

(Image credit: Farzad Owrang/Courtesy of Jason Moran and Luhring Augustine)

PHOTOS: Comedy Wildlife Finalists Offer Ode To Silly Serendipity

<img src=’’ alt=’This Japanese macaque is one of 40 images still in the running for this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photo Award. The winner will be announced in mid-November.’/>

The 2019 finalists for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards demonstrate the joys of the happy accident — from a deadpan Japanese macaque to a squirrel wishing on a dandelion.